Can iPad connect to iTunes server?

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  1. magoomba

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    I have the D-Link DNS-323 with the iTunes server feature enabled.
    I never used the feature before. My understanding is that a PC/Mac running iTunes can see the media on the server.

    However, can the iPad connect to it and access the media over WIFI streaming? Do I need to buy an app or something?
     
  2. figmo10

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    What is the iTunes server feature and where can an Ipad user find it to install?
     
  3. magoomba

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    The iTunes server feature is supposed to share all your media with any computer running iTunes.
    It is part of the feature set of my NAS (network attached storage).
    However, I want to know if the iPad can access it as it doesn't technically run iTunes.
     
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    Wow, 100s of views and nobody knows anything?
     
  5. iVan

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    iTunes will access any database connected to your computer when you tell it. If you have media data stored somewhere and want it to be in iTunes you do the add file or add folder command it will promt you to show the location to where it is and add it to th collection.
    Just as any hard disk, external, internal of wifi connected.
     
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    I want to stream music files to my ipad/iphone. Do you know of any app (other than air video) that will do that? I want to be able to stream over my network and from outside my local network.

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  7. magoomba

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    Yes I understand that a PC or a Mac running iTunes can access any library of media content.
    I think you're talking about iTunes accessing a network library and then syncing it to the iPad
    My question is specifically for streaming on the iPad (on the fly).

    So far only Air Video app seems to fit the bill.
    But you need to install the server component on a desktop/laptop.
     
  8. Yoshiki UK

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    I'm not sure if this is the kind of thing you are looking for, but streamtome will stream your music from your PC/Mac to the iPad.

    Projects With Love: StreamToMe

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streamtome/id325327899?mt=8
     
  9. pallentx

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    I would highly recommend Stream to Me. It can be bit tricky to setup with your router for access outside your own wifi network, but it can be done and it works great. It plays lots of formats - even Windows Media Center recorded TV shows. I get very good quality inside my wifi network.
     
  10. iVan

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    StreamToMe supports file systems. That's a great feature. But it's limited to video and music.
    Great little app...
     

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