I’m confused: couldn’t I use iTunes as a client for Firefly

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  • #1950
    Anonymous
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    I’m pretty new to this so please forgive me my ignorance 🙂

    I’m reading that Firefly is compatible with iTunes, so doesn’t that mean that I can use it as a client to connect to my Firefly server?
    If so: how? I can’t seem to find it. I’m using iTunes for Windows.

    #14478
    rpedde
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    @Franc wrote:

    I’m pretty new to this so please forgive me my ignorance 🙂

    I’m reading that Firefly is compatible with iTunes, so doesn’t that mean that I can use it as a client to connect to my Firefly server?
    If so: how? I can’t seem to find it. I’m using iTunes for Windows.

    Correct. Verify that you have “search for shared music” turned on in your iTunes preferences. That should be about it.

    — Ron

    #14479
    sonichouse
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    Think of firefly as an “itunes Server”.

    When firefly is running, your itunes running on windows can see firefly as a shared library.

    #14480
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’ve turned on the search for shared…
    Then what? Do I force some kind of update?

    #14481
    rpedde
    Participant

    @Franc wrote:

    I’ve turned on the search for shared…
    Then what? Do I force some kind of update?

    That’s in your iTunes preferences. On the client. In the “sharing” tab, there is a checkbox called “Look for shared libraries”. Check that box, and that should be it.

    — Ron

    #14482
    sonichouse
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    @Franc wrote:

    I’ve turned on the search for shared…
    Then what? Do I force some kind of update?

    itunes will not find shared music on the same machine as the client AFAIK.

    You need to run firefly on a different machine to your itunes for it to be seen.

    #14483
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    yeah, done that.
    I have fireflye on my media machine.
    Working fine with FlashDAAP.
    Running iTunes on a client.
    Using bogus local Library as all my music is on my media machine.
    Checked the box next to ‘search for…’ but no music

    #14484
    sonichouse
    Participant

    Check out this discussion thread http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?t=6825

    if that doesn’t work, you may be firewalled on your pc.

    #14485
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks!

    I was looking in the wrong place for the music to show up 😳

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