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I have a bunch of music in .flac format on my pc. I would like to put that music on an external drive which I can access from both my Mac and PC at work.

I have the drive formatted in NTFS using MacFUSE and NTFS-3G drivers. Through Finder I write to the drive fine. If I go to Show Info I see that I have custom access.

I am trying to use Songbird to play said .flac files. I have Folder Management turned on. When I try to import to Library it errors out and says make sure drive exists and is writable. This seems like a permissions issue but I do not see how I could change them.

If anyone knows of a good .flac player for the mac that also organizes folder structures like iTunes please let me know. This and the ability to write to a NTFS drive is what I am looking for.

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Players do not "write to NTFS drives". Only the operating system (OS X) does. – grawity Oct 30 '11 at 18:09

Have you tried running songbird from the terminal with sudo? It may be that songbird doesn't have permission to write to the hard drive.

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You mean just launching songbird from terminal using sudo? – CT. Dec 16 '09 at 14:28
    
Yeah, I've had similar problems with songbird in Linux, and launching it with sudo solved them. I don't know if it will work for you, but it's worth a try. – Wilduck Dec 16 '09 at 20:18

For write support of NFTS on OS X you have to install FUSE to mount the filesystem properly.

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