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  • #2417

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am using Firefly and it works fine. But due to the fact that I a having a quit better sound system on my Firefly Server, I just want to control what the Firefly plays with the sound system connected to the Firefly with my client (a Macbook).

    In other words: I just want to control, not to hear the songs on my client. The server should play the songs with my sound system connected to it.

    Is this possible or just another feature to request for?

    #16944

    Anonymous

    What media renderer are you running?

    #16945

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    I think you misunderstood the role Firefly plays.

    Firefly server “serves” songs to clients who request it.
    Firefly is multithreaded, which means multiple songs from multiple clients can be requested.

    So if you want to control a client to play something else, you’d have to remotely control the client to pick another song. You can’t tell firefly it has to send a different song to some client.

    #16946

    Anonymous

    EVILRipper, you missunderstood me, sorry.

    I wanted that I can control with iTunes (client) wich songs are played by my server (firefly) with the servers “sound system”.

    #16947

    stretch
    Participant

    Firefly can’t control what the client is playing, it’s not that smart.

    What are you using to play the music?

    #16948

    Anonymous

    Once again:

    Situation as following:

    server:

    – all my music
    – my sound system
    – firefly installed

    client:

    – only iTunes

    I just want to control with iTunes wich songs are played ON the server WITH the soundsystem connected TO the server. Nothing more.

    #16949

    andersB
    Participant

    Firefly is not able to play anything. It only serves songs to another program that plays it. You would need a program that can play songs on your server.

    If you could tell us what kind of server you are running windows, os x, linux, nas etc I’m sure someone would be able to recommend a suitable player.

    #16950

    Anonymous

    >Once again:

    And once again for you: what media renderer are you using?

    #16951

    Anonymous

    @rregent wrote:

    >Once again:

    And once again for you: what media renderer are you using?

    None. As the case may be my Macbook?

    #16952

    stretch
    Participant

    better sound system on my Firefly Server

    What is your server?
    Is it a PC / Mac, a ready made server, something you put together yourself?
    What operating system is it running?

    #16953

    Anonymous

    The Server is a regular x86 PC with a Creative Audigy and a common speaker sound system.
    It`s connected with 3.5 mm audio cable.

    #16954

    stretch
    Participant

    A quick Google search of the web http://itunes-remote-control.qarchive.org/

    #16955

    Anonymous

    @stretch wrote:

    A quick Google search of the web http://itunes-remote-control.qarchive.org/

    No, iTunes isn’t and should not running on the (Fedora 8) server. iTunes is running on the client.

    I just want, that the music files are played on the server where they are physically located, but I don’t want to be physically in front of the server to change, skip, mute, fast-forward or rewind the songs, thats why I tried to use Firefly.

    Roughly speaking, my Apple Macbook should be an overpriced remote control.

    But as far as understand Firefly is just for playing songs on a clients hardware -> streaming, not for remote control of a servers music.

    Any suggestions?

    #16956

    stretch
    Participant

    So, you need a music player that runs on Fedora & can be remotely controlled…. (you didn’t mention it was running Fedora so I assumed Windoze which could have iTunes installed on it)

    Try Googling it 8)
    It took all of 30 seconds to find the iTunes remote & a version that controls WMP & WinAmp

    Firefly is just a server, there are music players that can be added to it but their web based
    Your other option would be to buy a SoundBridge & shove the server somewhere out of the way 😉

    #16957

    fizze
    Participant

    If you’re talking Linux here, then there are a ton of options how to shove an audio stream across a network.
    You can use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPD_%28Music_Player%29 for instance.

    What you are maybe interested is having something like an AirPort, which can be remote controlled thru iTunes.

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