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How do I stream music over Wi-Fi from a Time Capsule to iTunes on my MacBook Air?

Asked by fortune425 (58points) April 4th, 2008
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klaas4's avatar

Download AirFoil and install on both Macs. You can then set the Macbook Air to listen to another Mac’s audio in your network.

I first wanted to say it can’t, because Time Capsule doesn’t have AirTunes, but you didn’t mention you wanted to stream to speakers, of course. :-)


fortune425's avatar

@klaas4 maybe I wasn’t clear. I’m using the Time Capsule to store all my music because the hard drive on my MacBook Air is too small. I want to be able to listen to the music on my MacBook Air without copying it first (streaming).

I can’t install and run AirFoil on the Time Capsule because it’s just a hard drive (not a computer)—but it’s also a Wi-Fi router, so I don’t see why I can’t stream audio from the hard drive to connected computers.

klaas4's avatar

DAMN! My response is gone! Stupid thing? WHY?!?! It was so long! No I have to type it again!

jrpowell's avatar

fortune. If you are comfortable with the terminal would you mind running the command “ls -a /Volumes” without the quotes. I would like to see the output. I don’t have a Time Capsule so I can’t check myself.

Sample terminal session:

Last login: Fri Apr 4 11:45:19 on ttys000
Macintosh:~ johnryanpowell$ ls -a /Volumes
. .DS_Store Macintosh HD
.. Clone of HD Media
Macintosh:~ johnryanpowell$

fortune425's avatar

$ ls -1AFHGh /Volumes/
Macintosh HD@
Time Capsule/

@johnpowell why do you ask?

jrpowell's avatar

I want to know if it is mounted as a drive or a networked device. It looks like it is mounted as a Volume. You might be able to point iTunes at the back-up. Without having one this would be really tedious to do. I’m going to have to bow out now.

wilhel1812's avatar

can’t you point your itunes library to the one on your time capsule?

theloveprophet's avatar

You can do this easily through iTunes.

First set your iTunes preferences so that files are NOT copied when you add them to your library. Then find the files over the network and add them to your library. They won’t play unless iTunes can detect your Time Capsule. It’s really not too complicated.

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