Simplest possible means of listening to music files stored in an external hard drive?
June 27, 2010 9:00 PM Subscribe
What I want to do is this: play music stored on an external hard. What is the easiest way to do that?
posted by The Pantless Wonder to technology (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a tremendous amount of music stored on a 500 GB usb external hard drive. Forgive me for being a sort of Luddite. Questions:
1) Is there any way to play music from this drive without having to go through a computer interface (at any stage)? e.g. is it possible to somehow have itunes on the thing and play a random shuffle selection?
2) Because I think the answer to 1) is probably no(?), what is the simplest (edit: most portable, most affordable, using the least sophisticated technology along the way) way to play music off the drive? Do I just have to get an ipod and load random selections manually onto it through itunes on the laptop? And switch the selection around every now and again? I don't want to store it all on my computer, is the thing.