Hi I’ve purchased a new Mac Mini with M1 and Big Sur. I keep all my music on an external HDD. This worked fine on my old Mac Pro running High Sierra (and still does).
In Big Sur on the M1 Mini :
- iTunes uses the music library in ~\Users\[User Name]\Music\Music\Music Library.musiclibrary
- My actual music files are in \Volumes\Data\iTunes\Music, which is an external HDD titled “Data”.
In the Sonos app, I added “My Music Folder” in “Music Library Settings”. Seems to work, but when I attempt to play a playlist I get the following type of error message when I look into the console app:
//Mini Server/Music/Volumes/Data/iTunes/Music/Artist/Album/Song.mp3 failed. Error (404, 0x80000002)
As you can see, there appears an error in the file name as it appears to concatenate the file location of the iTunes music library “//Mini Server/Music” and the actual location of the file “Volumes/Data/iTunes/Music/Artist/Album/Song.mp3”. Naturally, there is no such path. This issue does not exist when running under the OS “High Sierra”, only on “Big Sur”.
If I put some songs in the standard music folder which iTunes normally uses, that is:
- “~\Users\[User Name]\Music\Music\iTunes\Media\Artist\Album\Song.mp3”
Then the Music Library accesses it as:
- “//Mini Server/Music/iTunes/Media/Artist/Album/Song.mp3”
In this instance, the file path makes sense. But not when you use an external drive.
P.S. I believe //Mini Server/Music is an alias for “~\Users\[User Name]\Music\Music” or some such magic.
Best answer by James L.View original