With apologies in advance, because I know this kind of query must be answered about five times a day; I just can’t quite get my head round it.
Can I just clarify how iTunes works with Sonos and NAS?
As I understand it, I can move my iTunes library to the NAS, making sure I don’t kill iTunes on the PC (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1364
I assume the advantage of that (as opposed to just moving or copying the raw files and letting Sonos index them) is that Sonos can use the iTunes XML file to see my playlists, which are dynamically updated (i.e. when I fiddle about in iTunes, the new playlist structure will be visible next time Sonos checks the folder?)
Am I correct in that assumption? Is that what ‘using Sonos with iTunes’ means?
You don’t have to have the PC switched on with the music actually being served through iTunes in order to gain any advantage, do you? That’s probably a stupid question, as otherwise what would be the point of putting the iTunes library on the NAS!? But as I said, I just haven’t quite got my head around it.
Final question, since I’m here. I’m buying a NAS today. Lots of people seem to have WD My Book Live 1 or 2TB drives. I’ll probably go for one of those, unless that’s a terrible idea?
Thanks again, forum, for your help.
I set up my brand new system last night – a Bridge and two Play 3s as a starting point – and it just blew me away. The ease and simplicity of setup, the sound quality, and the integration of my own files with my Spotify and Last fM subscriptions is just brilliant.