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I think this is what you want. sudo apt-get install forked-daapd Quick tip When you're searching for a package like this, try the following command: apt-cache search keyword-here So for instance, apt-cache search daapd Gives this: forked-daapd - media server with support for RSP, DAAP, DACP and AirTunes


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To simply convert files from Windows WAV to FLAC on the commandline the official tool flac would be the obvious choice. flac ~/Music/*.wav would convert all WAV files from the Music directory in your HOME to flac. By using the option: flac --keep-foreign-metadata ~/Music/*.wav even non-flac metadata will be preserved in your resulting *.flac file. ...


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I've used it to some extent to stream to my airport. But with very uneven results. at home it worked fine for ages but at a friends place with his airport it hardly ever works. The installation is easy at least. from the terminal type the command: sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-raop pulseaudio-module-zeroconf you might need to reboot. Ubuntu ...


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iTunes on Wine is the closest thing to "native" you'll get but it's not supported very well and you won't get device syncing. iTunes through VirtualBox is probably going to give you the highest quality experience.. You'll probably be able to use devices (read: iPods, iPhones, iRacks, etc) as you would with a real Windows install. It's just heavy. I do ...


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Unfortunately Apple does not support the Linux platform when it comes to their products. Even if you manage to install iTunes with wine, it won't work like it would say on a Mac or Windows set up. Rythmbox and many Linux media players (from personal experience) will be able to snyc and play your songs without a problem. The best option for you is to ...


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The answer is sadly no. This will work between iTunes only. In your link it mentions that the protocol "...was first used for the iTunes music player" but did not mention current support for accessing iTunes Shared music. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Audio_Access_Protocol Beginning with iTunes 4.2, Apple introduced authentication to DAAP ...


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It's a question of personal preferences. I use both Rythmbox and Banshee and still don't know which one I like ;)


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While some older versions of iTunes can currently be made to work with Wine (or Crossover), they cannot be used to update or sync newer iPods The reason is that Wine lacks a handler for Windows USB device drivers, and the iPod acts as a custom USB device. This is the same reason that software that requires a special key dongle also doesn't (yet) work in ...


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From the Rhythmbox FAQ: From where is artwork fetched? Rhythmbox uses last.fm to look up artwork. If you have local image files, saved in the same directory as the audio file(s) with the filename "cover", "album", "albumart", ".folder", "folder" or "$artist - $album" Rhythmbox will use them instead of looking up a cover on last.fm. It will also ...


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Rhythmbox uses roughly the following method to pick what art to display: Display art embedded in the music file. Display an image whose base name (i.e. without the file extension) matches the music file's base name in the same folder. An image in the same folder whose base name is cover, album, albumart, front, .folder or folder. If your music is tagged ...


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this does not seem to work in 14.04 anymore : sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-raop pulseaudio-module-zeroconf I simply don't see the device at the output tab. [edit] and the fix: install paprefs : sudo apt-get install paprefs start it and select the two options at network access and reboot. The device should no show up. [/edit]


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I find Banshee to be an excellent Media player. It feels less like a utility than Rhythmbox does, however both are quite capable.


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Starting with iTunes 7 Apple started encrypting access to DAAP to stop this kind of feature. Unfortunately there's not much application developers can do. Here's a bug report in Ubuntu with information. Some players (such as Banshee) have an informational page explaining to the user why it can't connect. Filing a bug on rhythmbox to explain why it can't ...


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I've written a script that will do this automatically. Just run the script against each .m4a or mp4 file, like this, and it will produce the .mp3 files in the same directory: convert-mp4-to-mp3.sh *.mp4 *.m4a You'll need to install these dependencies: sudo apt-get install realpath libav-tools atomicparsley eyed3 Here's the script. Copy and paste this ...


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This plugin is installed by the music player. Removing the package rhythmbox-mozilla uninstalls the plugin.


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You have 4 options: Switch to a version of iTunes older than 7 Complain to Apple Spend a few years with some mathematicians and destroy modern theories of cryptography Steal Apple's encryption key What's going on is that Apple added strong public key encryption to iTunes to prevent interoperability with everything that's not iTunes. It's Apple, expect ...


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This might or might not help but this is what i did. When i first bought my IPod Touch and Ipod Shuffle i synced them in Banshee with no problem but for music only. mp3 files. For other stuff i put the touch in itunes on a friends mac. I was afraid of some corrupt error but nothing happened. Ever since i have been doing it in any way i want. Sync with ...


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To sync your iPod in Ubuntu, use GTKpod. It is the definitive iTunes equivelent for Ubuntu. You can't import/export banshee playlists into iTunes on Windows. Welcome to the world of cross-compatibility. You can go through the hassle of making the playlists again, but it would take as much time to do so in GTKpod as in iTunes.


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Unless Apple release a web-based version, the only method is to use Itunes. I discuss methods of using itunes in another question: What is the best way to run iTunes? Wine currently doesn't deliver that awesome an experience and given you only want to buy one album, VirtualBox might take too much time to bother with for just one album. You might have the ...


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Apparently and according to WineHQ, iTunes does not work with Wine in a very good manner. Specially after version 7. What you are seeing is normal and cannot be fixed using current versions of software. If you want to try out alternatives that run in Ubuntu please visit these questions, there is already plenty of suggestions on the site Best alternative ...


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One possibility would perhaps be to run iTunes on the Ubuntu PC through Wine. From what I've heard, the syncing part doesn't work, but the airplay features does. Second option is using Ubuntu One, if you only want to play audio as per : The Ubuntu One Blog Third solution would be to install a media server on the Ubuntu PC as this guide dictates. ...


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If you have access to Windows partition you can play your files with any player. For example you can use default player Banshee: Open Banshee and press Ctrl+I (Import Media) From the "Import From" drop-down menu select "iTunes Media Player" then locate your "iTunes Music Library.xml" file Import


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I don't know if this works with your iPod touch, but it works for my older iPods: http://code.google.com/p/ipod-update/


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There is always Amarok as well ... this, like RythmBox is a fairly heavy, full featured music player. Songbird is always an option as well, but the reviews don't seem to be good.


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Use Banshee to import all meta data from itunes! In Banshee, Import > Itunes library > navigate to the itunes file - and voa la! This made my switch from itunes to ubuntu a cinch.


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Firmware-Upgrade didn't work for me: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with vmplayer and an old XP with iTunes. No chance. the iphone was out of order for the rest of the day until i pluged it on my windows pc at my job-side. From this point of view: apple-products are an absolutely No-Go! Why do i need a windows or mac with itunes for having a phone? Where is it stated ...


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Looking at the Crossover page for iTunes, a couple of versions have been reported to work somewhat. Crossover costs money, but it may be worth it for you.


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In Firefox or Chrome I can confirm that clicking on the play icon does not do anything. However when you display the page source your are able to see direct links to previews in plain non-encrypted m4a format. Open these links in your browser and they will play if your audio plugin is capable to play m4a. I suspect some broken Java implementation ...



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