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I don’t know if anyone’s had experience with Xbox media center (XBMC), but I’ve been playing with it recently. One of its capabilities is streaming from an iTunes DAAP. I tried having it connect with Firefly and found that it took several minutes for it to read the library (~10,000 songs). Roku Soundbridge and the FirePlay flash player take only a few seconds to load. Why might XBMC be taking so long?
xbmc fetches all metadata for the whole library as soon as it connects. Including the metadta for all items in all playlists.
That takes a while. Fireplay and the soundbridge fetch smaller subsets and only when needed.