I just downloaded the trial version of Audirvana on my Mac mini M1.
The hard drive on this machine is rather small, so my iTunes library is on another Mac. This is no problem when using the Music app, it connects easily with the foreign library using Home Sharing.
When I tell Audirvana to sync with iTunes, it doesn’t ask me to locate the library file, it just automatically connects to the local library in my music folder. But there are no tracks in that library.
On the other hand, if I try adding the foreign music folder to Monitored folders, I can sync all my tracks, but playlists and some album art are missing. Also I wonder about authentication. Does Audirvana have any way to remember the password to access the drive on the other machine? I am afraid that when I reboot I will have to manually mount the drive again before Audirvana can sync.
I tried music legacy integrated mode but that seems really dumb. All it seems to do is create an extra window to control Music and it plays through the Music app.
Why would I want to buy an expensive program like AudirVanna just to play music through the music app? It can’t change bit rates automatically when a Hi-Res track is played which is one of the reasons I want to use Audirvana.
Am I missing something? There should be an easy way to connect to a library on another machine.