1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Managing music without iTunes

Discussion in 'iPad FAQ' started by Freshman, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Freshman
    Offline

    Freshman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi all, I know this question has been asked before, but I can't believe there's no solution. I don't want to use iTunes because it just a pain in the bum to manage big libraries on different local network devices like a NAS. It frequently hangs or freezes and the sync just never works correctly.
    On my PC I've been using Winamp for years and was always happy with it. I can even manage the music on my Android and my wife's Ipod. Unfortunately it doesn't work with the iPad.
    I've tried Mediamonkey 4.0 beta, but it somehow get's screwed when iTunes pops up (even when disabling the automatic music sync).
    So the bottom line is - how are you people able to manage the music on your iPad?
    As an additional question: is there really no app to comfortably access a music library on a NAS? By comfortably I mean, indexing the library on the iPad, using filters and all those things... I've tried Buzz Player, but you really have to click every single song to play it. Again - how are you doing it?
    Thanks for your help, a very frustrated first-time-apple-user,
    Freshman
  2. DefBref
    Offline

    DefBref iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    979
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Egremont
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    I know you don't want to hear it, but if you did use itunes, you could use homesharing to access your NAS from the ipad over your network to stream the music instead of copying (although it would require the MAC/PC with itunes to be on as well).
  3. Freshman
    Offline

    Freshman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    How can I setup homesharing on a NAS? Although it's running a small Linux the only thing I could setup is Firefly and I think that it's not recognized anymore by Apple software (e.g. the iPod on the iPad - gee, sounds great :))
    Thanks for the answer, though.
  4. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,935
    Thanks Received:
    1,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +1,912 / 1
    If the computer can read the NAS then it should be possible to set iTunes up to reference the file instead of copying them when it imports. Those setting are all in the preferences. So you could create a new iTunes library, even on the NAS, (choosing the library location can also be done in Preferences), then import the music folders that way. Since the is no actual file copying, just the database being created, it shouldn't take terribly long.

    I have no idea how well this would work, but it should be worth trying. You can always just delete the new iTunes library filed and point iTunes back to the original directory if it does not.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can i manage music on ipod without itunes
,
can i manage my ipad without itunes
,
how do you manage songs on your ipad without a pc
,
how to put music on ipad without itunes and put it in original music player
,
ipad app to manage music on nas
,
ipad managing without itunes
,

ipad music without itunes

,

manage ipad without itunes

,
manage music ipad without itunes
,
manage music on ipad
,

manage music on ipad without itunes

,

manage music without itunes

,
managing ipad without itunes
,
managing iphone music without itunes
,
managing music on ipad without itunes
,
managing music without itunes