- Mac essentials
I don’t know what your iTunes problems are.
Where to start:
1) It’s fat and resource hungryPosted 4 years ago
2) No native FLAC support
3) “Oh, it’s just a windows thing, it’s much better on the mac” – No, it’s not.
4) An ability to lose music from its library for no apparent reason
5) An equal ability to generate duplicates
6) An ability to completely corrupt the library on your iPhone
All MP3 stored on an external drive/NAS (as the MBPs don’t have big hard drives). Took me hours to transfer them all, and they all worked previously. Now has an asterisk against all the songs and “cannot locate” message comes up. Happened loads of times on the old PC. Thought a mac would be better.Posted 4 years ago
Here is a good guide if you have an old Airport Express you want to include in a Mavericks based network.
Downloaded this today and followed the instructions. Works a treat.Posted 4 years ago
I have an airport express, and really don’t know what it’s capable of. It’s currently plugged into a stereo for music streaming but I seem to have to use a wifi meaning that I can’t connect to internetz when I’m streaming.Posted 4 years ago
Can anyone recommend a guide for numpties please?mattstreetSubscriber
@wrecker – I think you’ve set it up wrong (possibly as per @mattstreet above). You should be able to stream to AirPort Express as well as browse that there internet on your computer. The Airport should be setup to receive the house wifi, i.e. just with wifi network name and password, then your computer just sees it as another device, basically it’s like being able to print wirelessly and browse the webPosted 4 years ago
@Wrecker, I assume the HiFi is in a different room to the Mac?
Umm. It was set up when I had a PC in an upstairs room(which is now a nersery). The MBP can go anywhere.
@Wrecker – sounds like you’ve got it set up to provide a new wifi network, rather than extending an existing wifi one….? If so, head into Airport Utility and set it to extend your ‘internet’ wifi, then you should be able to send Airtunes to it whilst using just the one network.
Airport utility won’t find it. I think I need to plug it in?Posted 4 years ago
Great information though, thanks very much.brassneckSubscriber
Plex is worth adding, to house your library of err.. non iTunes movie files that you can’t be bothered to convert. Streams to a Roku nicely too – the Sky Now box for 9.99 is a Roku, but I don’t know if they’ve crippled it to stop you adding a Plex channel – could be a cheap way to add streaming to your house.Posted 4 years ago
@wrecker – if you are bold you should do a reset (instructions on apple website, use a paper clip etc), start again from scratch with Airport Utility. “Plug it in” I believe there is no way to connect AirPort Express with a wire to your computer, it’s all done via wireless. BTW I assume you have plugged the Airport into the mains 8)Posted 4 years ago
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