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I setup a DAAP server on my server at home, mapped to my router. In ubuntu I have a variety of clients that support DAAP. In windows I couldn't find clients or easy ways of connecting to my DAAP server.

What are my options, or best way to access my music from outside?

This thread What are my options for sharing music between Windows & Ubuntu on the same network? denotes same network, bur hints UPnP.

UPnP becomes confusing because, it uses both UDP port 1900 and TCP port 2869, even if I find a server utility,

  • how would I add both ports?
  • As of now, windows, VLC, and the few media clients that I tried don't let you add a UPnP server manually. However they let you open urls?
  • Is there a technology available that will add my library through url??

I'll be documenting my progress here.
Ubuntu DAAP server using Tangerine

  Windows Clent options: 
          - [Firefly Client][1] : Connection refused. 
          - [Songbird Plugin][2]  : Outdated, doesn't work with version 2.0.0

  Android Clent options: 
          - [DAAP Media Player (Miceli Bros.)][3] : Connects on 3G & Wi-fi
          - [Music Pump DAAP Player (Android Music Pump)][4]   :  Connects on 3G & Wi-fi

From the profile of UPnP, it doesn't look like a protocol that allows you to stream from external libraries you physically plugged in [vpn counts] (granted you broadcast properly to subnet).

On a Local Network [not what i'm looking for]

  DAAP Through VPN and On Local Network: 
          - itunes will detect DAAP server and files, but no options to add manually
          - options above still applicable

  UPnP with PS3 Media Server:
          - Android
                   - [BubbleUPnP (Bubblesoft)][5]: Detects and streams 
                   - [UPnPlay (Bebopfreak)][6]: Detects and streams 
          - Windows
                   - VLC : Sees server, but cannot browse, Crashes Server 
                   - WMP:  Sees server, but shows no content
                   - itunes: doesn't even see Server 
                   - banshee: server listed but greyed out
                   - media monkey: sees sub folders but they empty
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A nice alternate way is tho use mpd to stream your music.

For mpd you may find for most platforms (including smart-phones) a bunch of clients.

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any client you recommend for windows, is this password protected? – kmassada Sep 21 '12 at 12:20
See here for a list of clients: Personal I recommend gmpc --> – H.-Dirk Schmitt Sep 21 '12 at 14:04
@kmassada If your problem is resolved, don't forget to close this question. – H.-Dirk Schmitt Mar 13 '13 at 12:16

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