Itunes server in 600 seconds…

For the last few weeks I have been getting fustrated trying to access my music from my powermac and macbook pro to my ubuntu linux laptop. After some research via google, I found that linux had several itunes compatiable software that will run under linux. I decided on firefly media server Firefly media server is available for all flavours of unix, and had the most development and user base installed. Under Debian firefly had a package that I could just install, then just run the web interface. Here is the sequence of how I setup the itunes music server.

Ubuntu:
1. Install the itunes music server software

# apt-get install mt-daapd

2. Lets configure the mt-daapd configuration file.

# cd /etc

# vi mt-daapd.conf

The parts I edited are the location of where the music files are located.

mp3_dir = /storage/music

I also changed the password of the login.

admin_pw = mt-daapd

3. Now we need to restart the firefly server so the changes we made to the configuration file take effect.

# /etc/init.d/mt-daapd restart

4. Your can log into the web interface of the firefly music server. The location url will be http://machine:3689, enter your username and password. You can change any settings instead of editing your mt-daapd.conf on your server. 5. Within your supported application the itunes server with your music stored should now show up. If you have any issues make you can ping port 3689 of the server firefly is installed upon. Also check your firewall software. Now go ahead and enjoy streaming music across your network.