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Arrigo Benedetti
2004-08-04, 23:50
Recently I bought an Apple powerbook and I am wondering what is the best
setup
to use it with a Slimp3 and a Linux server (a PC from hush Technologies)
.. I would like to keep all the music files
on the Linux server and use iTunes to manage the music collection.
As far as I have seen there are several possibilities:

1) Use an NFS share from the Linux box to iTunes
2) Use a Samba share on the Linux box.
3) Use a daapd server on the Linux box.

According to a comment I have found, since daapd has been designed for
streaming music from the
beginning, it would be more appropriate than NFS or Samba.

Any other comments/suggetions?

Thanks much

-Arrigo

James Stansfield
2004-08-05, 06:07
Hey there, I've a similar situation and here's how I've managed it:

1. Slimserver on my Linux Box (CentOS 3)
2. /data/My Music/iTunes is shared (SMB)
3. My PC is set to hook to that share and use it for every user's
Music folder. (W2K3 Server)
4. I use iTunes on the PC to import/manage the music collection. Works
like a charm.

Next I will point my Powerbook's iTunes to use the same share for it's
Library via a 3rd party tool, or just continue to use Softsqueeze since
I'm already using that to get my music remotely...

//James
On 5-Aug-04, at 2:50 AM, Arrigo Benedetti wrote:

> Recently I bought an Apple powerbook and I am wondering what is the
> best setup
> to use it with a Slimp3 and a Linux server (a PC from hush
> Technologies) . I would like to keep all the music files
> on the Linux server and use iTunes to manage the music collection.
> As far as I have seen there are several possibilities:
>
> 1) Use an NFS share from the Linux box to iTunes
> 2) Use a Samba share on the Linux box.
> 3) Use a daapd server on the Linux box.
>
> According to a comment I have found, since daapd has been designed for
> streaming music from the
> beginning, it would be more appropriate than NFS or Samba.
>
> Any other comments/suggetions?
>
> Thanks much
>
> -Arrigo
>