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Apple So I bought and IPod touch (4gen)...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hepath, 16 Dec 2010.

  1. Hepath

    Hepath Minimodder

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    ...for my wife!

    Now I know literally nothing about music/storage and less about iTunes and iTunes server; My wife is technically challenged, and, as as fast as a slug on prozac when it comes to patience with technology...

    So my question:
    She wants to be able upload music to/from her IPod without the PC being turned on (her requirements). I have a wireless router and as I understand it, if I bought an NAS Filer similar to WD My Book Live 2TB NAS Drive(http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245542) which has an ITunes server in it - it should be possible to achieve this (both being turned on 24/7.) The Ipod will sit in a docking station and we're only talking music (not video etc.)

    Obviously in my naivety I'm missing something - but what ....

    I'm sure you guys will tell me... Please!
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    itunes server from what i can tell does not perform this function

    it simply shares your music collection over the network not allowing her ipod to sync wirelessly without her PC been on.
     
  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    no, ipod/iphone doesn't work with itunes server NAS.

    if you buy a Synology NAS, however, Synology have an app on Appstore for streaming music from the NAS's shared music folder. that should allow you to dock and play your whole music library.
     
  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    good idea but obvisouly would only work while your at home
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    works anywhere, i can listen to my whole music collection when there's stable 3G on my iphone 4.

    but it does require a bit of setting up with DDNS and port forwarding to achieve it. easy if you follow the NAS onscreen pages.
     
  6. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    cool although i dont like the idea of using 3G to stream !
     
  7. Hepath

    Hepath Minimodder

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    Ack - this differs from what someone else told me ... she could set up play lists and synch those.

    Is that not anlagous to uploading to the IPod?
     
  8. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    next time buy her a Vac or an iron and get her to do some domestics ..
     
  9. ilikesimple

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    No its not. To sync an ipod you must have the pc with your music turned on. However you can do the sync over a network if you jailbreak
     
  10. Hepath

    Hepath Minimodder

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    Jailbreak??? wossat then?

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    /em googles....
    ahah! .... I understand what it means now.

    So err what app would allow me to do this on the IPod?
     
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    its what they do to avoid ironing and vac'ing ..
     
  12. Hepath

    Hepath Minimodder

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    ROFL!
    too true!
     
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