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Authored by: imagine on Apr 15, '04 05:43:13PM
I agree. daap'ing your own music is dumb. I tried it a few months ago. It's dumb because the music is not in your library so you can't do any fun stuff like ratings and smart playlists.

Run NFS on the Linux machine and use the iTunes Library Manager script to switch between your Network-library when at home and your laptop's library when traveling.

I come home, hit Cmd-K and double click my Mp3 share. Good to go. I even use mDNS on the Linux machine so I can use a Rendezvous name for the NFS share. With Panther I don't have to necessarily worry about unmounting the share. When I'm out of my home, it times out and lets you autodisconnect the dead share after 30 seconds or whatever.

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Authored by: boostdave on Sep 05, '04 01:04:58PM

Unfortunately my wife's iBook had some problems reading files over a wireless Samba connection without glitching (I realize NFS is supposed to be better, but I have to serve to windows machines too and it looks like I'm having a hard time getting NFS going anyway).

It seems, from what I've been reading, like there are some real limitations with the DAAP approach, like for example that you can't sync parts of your library to an iPod attached to a client machine being served these files.

If I keep the files on a shared disk it seems to me that I'm going to be losing the buffering capability that would help smooth out network bandwidth issues, right? Also, IIUC there's some facility for "pushing" library index updates from the server to clients -- is that right? I guess I'd lose that, too.

Or does it make sense to use both approaches in tandem so that I can sync an iPod, too? I'm a little vague on iTunes' library management capabilities; I don't know if this can be done sanely.

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