I run iTunes on a Mac Book Pro. I have a few other devices (iPad & iPhone) which I like to use to control the media on the MacBook and stream it to Apple TV to play music through my AV system. It all works really well.... when the Mac is on...
When the Mac is off I still want to be able to stream music to the Apple TV to the AV using my iPad or iPhone. I have been told that a WD My Book Live can be used to store my media files so that they are always accessable. I am also told it has a built in itunes server.
I am not very technical, so do not understand the ins and outs of this yet. Can anyone out there, with real experience, explain how this works in reality? I thought the 'library' files have to stay on the Mac hard drive even if the media is on an external drive. If this is true, how would I access the media on the WD drive via my iPad if all the playlists etc are off line (on my Mac which is 'off')?
Can you move the library files too? or would this 'mess up' the Mac access?