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Using Rinse Real Networks with Synology NAS iTunes Media Server

Posted on 2014-01-01
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I am trying to use Rinse Real Networks application to clean duplicate songs, etc. from my music library. I have already moved all my songs to my Synology NAS (DSM 4.3) and I'm using that as my iTunes Media Server.

In order for "rinse" to work correctly, you need to browse to the appropriate "iTunes Library.xml" and this file is no where to be found on the NAS.

How do I get "Rinse" to work with Synology NAS iTunes Server?

Thanks!
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iTunes Library.xml is stored on your PC's hard drive in the iTunes folder, even when the music is stored on the NAS.  In Windows XP, it would be in c:\documents and settings\[Your Login Name]\My Documents\My Music\iTunes .

But it's only going to know about the songs listed in the iTunes library on THAT PC...not necessarily the same set of songs as are being served by the NAS.   In fact, the library on the PC may well be empty.

So I suppose what you could do is:

In iTunes on the PC, go into Edit/Preferences, and click on the Advanced tab.  Make absolutely certain that "keep itunes media folder organized" and "copy all files to itunes media folder" are NOT checked.

Now, go to File/Add Folder to Library, and browse to the Folder on the NAS that has all your iTunes music.  By adding this folder to your library, you are creating an "iTunes Library.xml" file on your PC's hard drive that is aware of and pointing to the music on the NAS.

Now you could run Rinse and point Rinse at the iTunes Library.xml file on your local drive.
Rinse would then know about the songs stored on the NAS.

When Rinse is done, you could delete the list of music in the library in iTunes, making sure not to delete the files (you would make sure to select "Keep Files"), as you no longer need that library...you're returning to using the NAS as the iTunes server.
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that is a nice idea, and it seems to populate the .xml nicely

However, I only see a "Add to File to Library" in iTunes and my music on the NAS is all in separate folders. So I wouldn't be able to select all of my music at once, which doesn't make this option feasible.

I am beginning to think the only way to do this is to 'cut' all my music to my local drive, run rinse and then paste back into the NAS.
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What version of iTunes are you using?
Here's the menu I'm seeing.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for work_hard_play_hard's comment #a39750295

for the following reason:

This appears to be the only workaround available regarding the latest version of iTunes.
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That's nonsense.  I am running the latest version of iTunes.
Hit the Alt key in iTunes to see the complete menu, including "Add folder to library."
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