iTunes / Linux compatibility?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tag, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    Alright, so I'm pondering about which laptop to get, a Dell 700m(linux) or a 12" powerbook, and I had a thought. The only real reason I'm leaning towards the powerbook is because of iTunes.

    Now on linux, I have found that you can Share your local music using iTunes protocol by setting up a DAAP server, and let others using iTunes see you on the network and connect to your laptop, just as if you were using and sharing from iTunes.

    I also found you can control a remote computer via the web/network if you set up apache and a simple control panel via a web browser.

    The only problem is I haven't been able to solve is listening to shared music from other people using iTunes. Now I probably won't be able to listen to just anyone's iTunes library, but I'm hoping to find a way to set up my iMac to be able to stream whatever music it is currently playing, over a network, though the stream must be able to be accessed without the use of iTunes. Then I can control whatever is playing via the web browser remote control.

    Honestly I already have an iMac, and as much as I'd like a powerbook, I would rather not have to spend quite that much cash if I don't have to. So if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    (linux n00b so i prolly dont know what im talking about) couldnt you run itunes in wine or something like that? :eek:
  3. tag thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    Well I don't currently have a linux machine to test, my last linux laptop died like 5 months ago, but I gave it a shot trying to get iTunes working that way, but never had any success with it working at all. I read somewhere it has something to do with the way it accesses windows drivers or something, and how it integrated with quicktime I think?

    I haven't heard of anyone who has gotten it working off hand, but maybe that has changed in the last couple months? Id be happy to hear about it.

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