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NAS 165

Introduction to iTunes Server

Learn how to stream music from your ASUSTOR NAS using iTunes

2017-11-17

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Have a basic understanding of iTunes Server

2. Be able to stream music from your ASUSTOR NAS using iTunes


PREREQUISITES
Course Prerequisites:
None
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:

iTunes


OUTLINE
1. Introduction to iTunes Server
1.1 Introduction to iTunes Server
2. Using iTunes Server
2.1 Playing music using iTunes Server




1. Introduction to iTunes Server

1.1 Introduction to iTunes Server
The iTunes Server App can turn your NAS into your home’s audio and video streaming center. It allows you to share music and movies from your NAS with computers in the same network environment.
The file formats supported by iTunes Server are as follows:
Audio: AIF, M4A (AAC & Apple Lossless), M4P, M4R, MP3, WAV
Playlist: M3U, WPL

Video: M4V, MOV, MP4


2. Using iTunes Server

2.1 Playing music using iTunes Server
In the following example we will show you how to use iTunes Server to stream music from the ASUSTOR NAS.


STEP 1

Install the iTunes Server App from App Central.




STEP 2

Add music to the [Music] shared folder on the ASUSTOR NAS.




STEP 3

Open iTunes on your PC or Mac. You will choose your ASUSTOR NAS under the “Music” heading in the top left hand panel of the iTunes window. Move the cursor to the pulldown menu named Music, click on it and select your NAS which should appear in that menu. 










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