iTunes server SUCCESS!! Here are my notes
bob at fxp.org
Tue Jan 4 17:45:33 PST 2005
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On Jan 4, 2005, at 7:41 PM, Timothy Luoma wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2005, at 2:10 PM, Alvaro J. Gurdián wrote:
>> This sounds very interesting. But I am not sure I understand very
>> well what exactly is the task you were trying to accomplish. Are you
>> controlling iTunes (and all it's music library) on your Mac from a
>> FreeBSD box somewhere on the net, and playing it on the FreeBSD box?
>> Because that sounds like something I might be interested in doing
> It's mostly about impressing women, but there are more practical
> purposes as well :-)
> iTunes is on my Mac, playing music which is stored on my FreeBSD
> machine. They are both on the same private subnet.
> The practical aspect of this is that I can remove my MP3 collection
> from my Powerbook and just keep it on the FreeBSD server.
> If the FreeBSD machine were not behind a firewall, yes I could play my
> iTunes collection anywhere on the internet (and I suppose with some
> tweaking of my firewall, I still could) but that would be dealing with
> much smaller bandwidth.
> If there were others on my subnet, yes, they too would be able to play
> music from the same collection.
I just setup a Samba server, and setup a directory that holds my music,
Hymn (playfair) to convert m4p to mp4, then lame and some other tools
to convert to mp3, and share the music across the network. I tried
using Netatalk, but
ran into some problems with file name lengths, and samba works just
bob at bomar.us
FreeBSD: The Power To Serve
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