iPad air new user I need help to link my mp3 music files in my home network

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  1. Matthewsjones

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    I want to be able to access all my music that's on my home server network net gear readynas 4 drives so that in iTunes I can see all my music. Please can someone help me. Thank you so much. Matt
     
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    I am ok with skipping iTunes, and understand I could play the media using an app that supports DLNA or that can access the it over FTP, HTTP, or CIFS - giving up on the built in music and video player player.


    Does anyone know such an app or a way to do this please


    Thank you
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I'm not really up on all this but have a look at this thread....I hope it helps you
    http://www.ipadforums.net/network-attached-storage-nas/75895-what-nas-what-can-do-you.html

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    Can the location of your music files be accessed as a folder in Windows from one of your PCs?
     
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    Welcome aboard Matt...
     
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    Yes. I can use RAIDar or simply the network drop down on PC windows explorer. Issue is trying to get iTunes to look to that directory and therefore 'import' or 'reference' that latGe music store on my network drive music.

    Help!!!!!!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Sorry, not sure if I understand what you are saying. Are you using special software to get to your nas or can you navigate to it directly via windows explorer? If the latter, why can you not simply direct iTunes to the folder on your network that contains the files? Just tell iTunes were to find the music. If your PC can see the network folder without additional app, then iTunes should see it too. If not, well, then your nas is hard to use.
     
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    OP might want to clarify.

    iTunes on your PC or iTunes (or music player) on your iPad?

    In the second post you were asking about third party apps etc. to access the mp3 files on your NAS. NPlayer could be good for that. Has great DLNA connectivity and plays just about any video and audio format.
     
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    Thank you and nplayer picks up over my wifi at home on iPad and I can play that way. My real hope was to get iTunes on my iPad linked to my nas drive at home so once synced hopefully I can access all music that way. I just don't know how to point my pic iTunes at the right place - where on iTunes can I say goto the nas folder......
     

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