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  • #1932

    eschoeller
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    I have found so many articles regarding streaming music FROM the iphone. While that’s great, I’d like to stream music from mt-daapd to the iphone. Is anyone doing this?

    Thanks!

    #14374

    Mr.Gil
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    I also wanna know if this is possible, with the current media player on iphone ?

    #14375

    rpedde
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    @Mr.Gil wrote:

    I also wanna know if this is possible, with the current media player on iphone ?

    Telekinesis is the only app right now that I know that does anything like that.

    — Ron

    #14376

    Anonymous

    The built-in music player on the iPhone/touch doesn’t look for “Shared Libraries” (via the DAAP protocol) like the iTunes desktop app does. Hopefully that’s something Apple will add in the near future. If/when that ever happens, our devices should be able to stream from a sharing iTunes or Firefly or whatever. Maybe someone will write a homebrew app for jailbroken devices in the meantime. Or maybe when Apple releases their developer SDK next year someone will get working on it.

    There are quite a few strategies to access your music though, all of which involve running a webserver on the computer, then you connect to that from MobileSafari on the iPhone/touch. So it’s certainly possible… it really comes down to how nicely the webpage is displayed, and if it’s pages are customized for MobileSafari on the iPhone/touch display.

    telekinesis – iPhone remote is one, as mentioned above.
    http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/

    Here are other “homebrew” tips, activating it yourself via Web sharing:
    http://embraceware.com/blog/2007/09/21/out-of-the-box-itunes-streaming-to-your-iphone/
    http://pixelcity.com/iphone-streaming-music/

    The free SlimServer has an iPhone/touch skin on the way that’s looking great.
    http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=245729#post245729

    There is also the (now) free dotTunes, along with it’s free artwork plugin. But to get the iPhone or iPod touch-friendly skin, you’ve got to shell out $20 for one of the plug-ins.
    http://www.dottunes.net/

    Wired blog article about it:
    http://blog.wired.com/music/2007/08/stream-your-itu.html

    Those last two are probably the slickest current solutions for iPhoners.

    Here are more, similar solutions:
    http://tversity.com/home/ (Windows only)
    http://www.simplifymedia.com/download.html (Cross Platform)
    http://www.mediamaster.com/ (Cross platform)
    …but I’m not sure how well their output displays on an iPhone/touch.

    #14377

    sonichouse
    Participant

    Have you tried the FirePlay ?
    http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?t=6863

    It is currently limited to mp3 files, but there are plans to maybe transcode other formats.

    #14378

    Anonymous

    @sonichouse wrote:

    Have you tried the FirePlay ?

    MobileSafari on the iPhone/touch can’t handle Flash, which FirePlay seems to rely on, so that’s not a solution.

    #14379

    sonichouse
    Participant

    Sorry, wasn’t aware of that limitation 😳

    #14380

    Anonymous
    #14381

    eschoeller
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    I am thinking about investigating this:

    http://www.simplifymedia.com/

    They have a native iPhone application. I would have to run yet-another music server though … and I have heard that it down samples to 96khz … so this also may not be an option for me.. But it does allow streaming while you’re anywhere as long as you’re on a wifi network, which is kinda cool.

    All I really want is a DAAP client. If I want to tunnel the DAAP over ssh so I can listen remotely I could, but I just don’t want to buy a roku when I could use the iPhone instead.

    I’m not that demanding i swear!

    I’m crossing my fingers for something to happen once the SDK is out, but if anyone hears of anything let me know!

    #14382

    rpedde
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    @eschoeller wrote:

    I am thinking about investigating this:

    http://www.simplifymedia.com/

    They have a native iPhone application. I would have to run yet-another music server though … and I have heard that it down samples to 96khz … so this also may not be an option for me.. But it does allow streaming while you’re anywhere as long as you’re on a wifi network, which is kinda cool.

    All I really want is a DAAP client. If I want to tunnel the DAAP over ssh so I can listen remotely I could, but I just don’t want to buy a roku when I could use the iPhone instead.

    I’m not that demanding i swear!

    I’m crossing my fingers for something to happen once the SDK is out, but if anyone hears of anything let me know!

    Someone just contributed some objc classess for connection to firefly. I’ll have them in svn shortly. I have an iPhone myself, a firefly server (or six) I want to connect to, and now some prewritten obj-c classes… so….

    But then, my time really has been severely limited as of late.

    #14383

    Anonymous

    !!!!!! I’VE GOT IT WORKING !!!!!!

    Sorry, for the all happiness guys 🙄 … but after two non-stop coding and debugging nights I finally got an working streaming iPhone application which integrates with FireFly.

    I found out there is no simple way to stream directly using Firefly and I have no idea if this is an issue with the nightly build or with the iPhone itself. I tried various ways of embedding the music and they all result into a ‘Broken pipe’ , whereas it worked fine on the DeskTop. I cooked a temporary workaround in PHP and things are working now :P.

    This week I will be pretty busy cleaning-up code, adding new features and finally create some nice AJAX enabled GUI skins.

    oOo Will keep you updated on the progress oOo

    #14384

    fizze
    Participant

    Nice. Am I correct in the assumption that this will also work on an iPod touch? 8)

    #14385

    Anonymous

    It should also work perfectly for the iPod touch. 😀
    NSLU/iPod touch testers are ofcourse more than welcome !!!

    #14386

    Talon

    I will test this out. I have an 8 GB Ipod Touch. Jailbroken on 1.1.3

    let me know when you have code.

    thx. 😀

    #14387

    Anonymous

    things are shaping up!
    I’ve implemented almost all the browsing features, but am quiete disapointed with the iPhone’s AJAX parsing capabilities.. This device currently doesnt support XPATH nor XSLT and it seems that parsing the XML content takes ages. This doesnt matter for the first release though (I will plan moving the transformations server-side in later releases.). So far I’ve been testing and developing on Firefox and Safari.

    anyway… still hoping to have a very alpha release soon.

    Also a quiete cool feature I am implementing, is the ability to skin the GUI. So hope to see some contribs in the future. 😉

    PS: I created a SourceForge project on http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmcrossfire/, so anyone who is willing to help me in this project is free to do so 😉

    Cheers,
    Tony

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