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2nd May 2008 at 2:21 pm #2417
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?2nd May 2008 at 2:54 pm #16944
What media renderer are you running?2nd May 2008 at 3:13 pm #16945
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.2nd May 2008 at 3:19 pm #16946
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”.2nd May 2008 at 9:57 pm #16947
Firefly can’t control what the client is playing, it’s not that smart.
What are you using to play the music?2nd May 2008 at 11:51 pm #16948
Situation as following:
– all my music
– my sound system
– firefly installed
– 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.3rd May 2008 at 1:39 am #16949
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.3rd May 2008 at 6:05 am #16950
And once again for you: what media renderer are you using?3rd May 2008 at 7:30 am #16951
And once again for you: what media renderer are you using?
None. As the case may be my Macbook?3rd May 2008 at 8:23 am #16952
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?3rd May 2008 at 8:25 am #16953
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.3rd May 2008 at 8:35 am #169543rd May 2008 at 8:46 am #16955
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?3rd May 2008 at 9:31 am #16956
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 😉3rd May 2008 at 10:31 am #16957
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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