I've yet to find a media player that is supported well by the ones behind it's issuance. For that matter Ive found little erstwhile support from any PC apart from Dell, and they aint no picnic to deal with either. The only resources are the other users predominately, and thats a sad story if you ask me. Even for those media players you are forced to purchase if you want the advanced feature set the upscale version offers, you simply cant rely upon them.
Its like, Pay me, have fun, hope it works for you.
To apple/iTunes credit they did help me one time. Couple years ago I had a drive fail and lost a significant amount of tracks I had purchased from them. Several thousand in fact. Some were no longer available, but following a few emails, one lady on the Apple support team enabled me to re-download all they had on file for me. That amounted to close to two thousand tracks. Whew! I was grateful for that and had the idea of buying more digital acreage for backing up burned into me once and for all.
. When experimenting with pointing to folders, importing, etc. Just do one folder
an album for instance
when first trying to get things situated. Wasting time to sit and watch itnes import files it wont track back to or play outright is not helpful. Once one artist/album is successfully imported, THEN go get the balance of the library.
If the drive is mapped properly itunes will play it. If not mapped, firewalls, permissions and such need be setup right. XP Pro is mighty picky
way more than XP Home.
YOUR NAS DRIV E should have a setup menu wherein you can map a folder directly to the Pro pc
and itll be seen as another drive. Browse to whatever folder you seek to add to itunes that way. Wx. If the nas folder containing the music = tunes
and tunes shows up as tunes on nas Z:
look for that folder outright
and not in your workgroup.
that has to be done if some other media player is used to play itunes protected files
and definitely on my xp pro box.
If you tick the Make itunes the default player box in Preffs, Windows Explorer will show it in the right click menu when browsing and playing files from there.
If a mistake is made just delete the *.itl file from the itunes folder in My Music, (default location) and start over. They should put a clear library option in the player, but have not yet. Deleting that file will also delete your playlists, but leave the files alone. Make sure too, not to tick the box saying copy files to the itunes library folder when importing or adding files. That is a problematic selection!