Re: Pulling my hair out : NSLU2 + MT-DAAPD
- Can someone explain to me why this hack is necessary for music
sharing? And why people are so excited about mt-daapd and itunes via
I don't own an nslu2 yet, but it was my impression that I could just
buy one, plug in a drive, dump my music on it - and instantly start
sharing music through all computers on my network?
Do I really need to install itunes and go through this hack to share
music? Is there an advantage that I'm missing?
Don't get me wrong - I love hacks, and will eventually explore them.
But right out of the box I want some core functionality and I'll
explore the hacks when I have some spare time...
p.s. while I have someone's attention: I read that the nslu2 has its
own file system. To backup my music from a non-networked computer,
can I just install some sort of driver on that computer, plug in my
usb drive and dump the music onto it. Then put the usb drive back on
the nslu2? (thought it'd be faster than setting up a router and
creating a mini network for the sole purpose of backing up that
--- In email@example.com, janne <janne@s...> wrote:
> happy hacking :)
> >fired up iTunes on my Mac and sure enough there it was !
> >How satisfying is that ?
- Dear JR,
> Can someone explain to me why this hack is necessary for music sharing?Of course it isn't. I have xbox with XBMC and use Samba sharing for video
and music - it is way better than stream servers (except for non-US
characters - for that you need Samba 3, which is an Unslung package). The
same goes for PC's. If you have an Apple device for streaming iTunes music
playback, the situation might be different.
In general: If you want to play back on something non-standard, you have to
conform to whatever protocols your device knows how to deal with - be it
some strange streaming protocol or whatever. For "normal" devices, Samba is
ok and that's in the standard firmware.
> And why people are so excited about mt-daapd and itunes via nslu2?I have no clue. People are excited about what they think of as important, I
> I don't own an nslu2 yet, but it was my impression that I could just buyone,
> plug in a drive, dump my music on it - and instantly start sharing musicYou can, but that is not streaming, it is network file sharing. In many
> through all computers on my network?
cases, that will do the job, though.