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MrSalty
Sep 9, 2007, 11:59 AM
Hello folks, is it possible to control itunes remotely via the ipod touch, using wifi? If not, why have apple not incorporated this feature?

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Markleshark
Sep 9, 2007, 12:00 PM
It could be possible, or it could be an update in the future. We wont really know until they ship and people have their hands on them.

It's not a feature thats been announced anyway.

Pressure
Sep 9, 2007, 12:49 PM
It would be really cool if it could detect AirPort Express with AirTunes and play music wireless to the stereo.

Cleverboy
Sep 9, 2007, 01:15 PM
Apple really shouldn't bother.

This is iPod Touch compatible and entirely open source.

http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/
http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/wiki/CreatingApplications

Features:

Stream music and videos from your computer learn how
Screen capture with mouse click and basic typing support
Simple iTunes Remote control
Browse your files
Run applescript remotely
iSight image capture
Basic Spotlight search
Easily create and add more apps
The iTunes remote works great by the way. It's very queer to use a remote that operates no matter which room in the house you are, on a device you're not looking at. Which is to say "Pretty Nifty".

~ CB

rbroady
Sep 9, 2007, 01:18 PM
Apple really shouldn't bother. This is entirely open source.

http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/
http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/wiki/CreatingApplications

Features:

Stream music and videos from your computer learn how
Screen capture with mouse click and basic typing support
Simple iTunes Remote control
Browse your files
Run applescript remotely
iSight image capture
Basic Spotlight search
Easily create and add more apps
The iTunes remote works great by the way. It's very queer to use a remote that operates no matter which room in the house you are, on a device you're not looking at. Which is to say "Pretty Nifty".

~ CB

how about actually syncing of your music over wifi from your home computer, streaming is nice but it would be awesome to actually sync all your music anytime you want, adding/removing songs on the go

Cleverboy
Sep 9, 2007, 01:38 PM
how about actually syncing of your music over wifi from your home computer, streaming is nice but it would be awesome to actually sync all your music anytime you want, adding/removing songs on the goUnfortunately, I don't see Apple ever doing that. As soon as "syncing" communication happens over an open network, there is an unacceptably high level of security risk. If its done over secure connections, the speed penalty I think could become prohibitive given the massive amount of data syncing involves.

My original thought assumed the idea of actually purchasing things remotely, so that the computer's storage could be used to, for instance, download a TV Show, and then the iPhone/iPod could then stream the resulting show like a portable Apple TV. I think that would be much cooler and likely than "syncing" over WiFi. I think Apple filed a patent on this too. I think "syncing" over Bluetooth is different though, possibly more secure, but still much slower than Apple might think practical, even at 2.0 speeds. But I don't have the figures on that to say either way.

~ CB