Web & Audio Server Advice Sought

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Thu Sep 7 03:15:34 UTC 2006

"Brian McKee" <brian.mckee at gmail.com> writes:

> On 06/09/06, David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com> wrote:
>> "Todd Slater" <dontodd at gmail.com> writes:
>> > Mt-daapd/firefly is an iTunes-like server.
>> A few questions:
>> * If I set that up, can my wife use an iTunes client for playback?
> Yes - that's the only way we use it

Excellent; she has too much invested in iTunes to switch.

>> * Does it have an Apple Lossless transcoder (I have lots of music
>> encoded that way already).
> erm - I'm not sure - I don't think you'd need to transcode it if you
> are using an iTunes client...

Makes sense.

> I'd have to read some docs or just test it

If you could find out fairly easily, I'd be indebted.

>> * Can I export music to an iPod?
> Nope - AFAIK - iTunes won't let you copy remote music to your iPod,
> just things in your local library

Yes that's true.  But when I'm serving iTunes from iTunes, the server
has a local library, so I can sync iPods there.

> Probably only way would be to export your collection via NFS or
> similar so if you wanted to add to your iPod you could drag and drop
> it into your iTunes local library.

That really doesn't work out too well in my experience, especially if,
like my wife, you like to edit the "info" for tracks and albums.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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