Web & Audio Server Advice Sought
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...
> 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.
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