I have 500 GB of music in MP3 format on an external hard drive and I only have a 100 GB hard drive on my computer. Can I listen to that music through Windows Media Player in the location its in without copying it to my computer due to lack of space...if so how? Can I copy some of the music into my Itunes so I can upload songs to an Ipod? If so how? Thanks
Windows Media Player / Itunes(19 posts)
I've been waiting for you to respond. Thanks
I did that and it does work but I have over 60 playlists that I want to listen to without having
to select "a" song. Is that possible? Do I copy Windows Media Player to the hard drive to do that?
Sorry new to all this music stuff as you can see! ;)
Hey WHS did I lose you? I know this isn't a very hot topic with computer geeks...but you seem to be
the one who has answered the most questions with music on this site...Can I use both Windows Media Player and Itunes? I'm confused and need your help pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
Playlists will play as usual - the whole thing. I also just found one lone MP3 song that I once downloaded from Amazon to my external disk. That one worked too. For better contol I suggest you enable Media Player on the toolbar. Right click on the toolbar > Toolbars > click "Windows Media player". Now start Media player and minimize it. You will then see the contols in the toolbar - very handy.
Tricia, you did not loose me. I am just slow. Before I give you an answer I always double check that it really works - just to make sure. And that takes time. I know nothing about itunes. Sorry but I cannot answer you question regarding that. Why do you want to play with itunes rather than media player?
When I start Windows Media Player this is the message I get
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is on another computer, verify that you are connected to the network. If you typed a path, verify that it is correct. If the problem persists, the server might not be available.
If I go to my E: drive directly and double click a song it plays???
Coates719: Thanks for the article it was very helpful. Instead of importing all of my music into Itunes I just have Itunes pointing to my external drive so that it doesn't copy and/or convert my MP3 formats and I can still play the songs in Itunes. The way I did this was by reinstalling Itunes and deselecting Copy files to Itunes Music when adding to library. I now have over 180,000+ songs available to me in Itunes without using up my computers hard drive space. Thanks
P.S. to WHS: I learned alot from you to especially the minimizing of the media player that was really helpful! Thanks
This is an awesome site I'm glad I found it! And I'm sure I'll be back with more silly questions...keep up the good advise!
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