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  • #2051

    ak.

    Hi,

    I would find it very cool if it would be able to extend Firefly to be able to to stream to Apple Airport stations. A section in the userinterface where you can select the Airport discovered using mDNSClient and then stream it using raop_play with an option to pause, rewind in playlists….

    http://raop-play.sourceforge.net/

    Regards,

    ak.

    #15330

    sonichouse
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    For this to work, you would have to be able to associate a client with the airport.

    My firefly serves 3 or 4 clients, but I like the idea of saying that music streamed to device A also streams to the airport.

    I would even consider buying an airport if this feature was added ๐Ÿ˜€

    #15331

    rpedde
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    @ak. wrote:

    Hi,

    I would find it very cool if it would be able to extend Firefly to be able to to stream to Apple Airport stations. A section in the userinterface where you can select the Airport discovered using mDNSClient and then stream it using raop_play with an option to pause, rewind in playlists….

    http://raop-play.sourceforge.net/

    Regards,

    ak.

    A daap client with a raop_play backend? But then you’ll want full playlist management on the server side, including queueing and client management.

    It sounds like what you *really* want is slimserver. That’s a server-based playlist manager with dumb clients, rather then the obverse, which is what firefly/iTunes is. Firefly isn’t really suited to that sort of thing, as it doesn’t suit it’s model well.

    To do it right, you’d have a daap client with a web interface from which to manage play orders and stuff. But that would be a lot of work, and would essentially just be re-writing slimserver to use daap as a file system rather than the local file system. Which doesn’t make sense if you can just run slimserver.

    Not sure if that makes sense, but were I to spend an afternoon hacking to achieve this, I’d certainly start with slimserver as a basis.

    #15332

    fizze
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    Hm, what about the very nice FirePlay Flash client?
    That pretty much has all the features for playlist management, etc.

    You’d just need to send it’s stream to raop-play too/instead.

    #15333

    rpedde
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    @fizze wrote:

    Hm, what about the very nice FirePlay Flash client?
    That pretty much has all the features for playlist management, etc.

    You’d just need to send it’s stream to raop-play too/instead.

    That’s true… but you’d need to come up with an alac-encoder and encryption routines in ecmascript. That might be the challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

    — Ron

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