I have a NAS system that I use to store music that is commonly accessed by a number of domestic PCs. We have also just bought a Mac using OS X Lion.
On the PCs I have mapped a drive letter to the NAS, so the music folder for all PC's is "Z/music" - and the various libraries in iTunes all use the network address with a the drive letter – so if I update the drive with new music from a PC and update that PC's Library file, I just copy that file to each of the other PC's and they are all updated too, since the music folder address is common.
However, although I can add the drive to the Mac and it can see the music file, it has its own network address and thus when I copy the new library file to the Mac – it does not understand the address. I know iTunes can do home sharing etc – but I really do not want to create a single iTunes account for the whole family – life is complicated enough with two teenagers and wife with their own Apple gadgets without trying to make them all conform to one apple account!
Any suggestions on how I could solve this?