[lug] audio questions
dio2002 at indra.com
dio2002 at indra.com
Thu May 8 16:35:40 MDT 2008
Jason Vallery wrote:
> If I recall the way ampache works is that it you use login to the web
> application and request a playlist (.pls file). The playlist is
> generated on the fly and contains links which have an authentication
> token in them. When these are requested by your media player it
> authenticates them by the URL requested. The links expire after some
> configurable expiration time. The downside to this approach is that
> you can't save the playlist locally. You always have to request a new
> one when you want to listen.
> Of course it has been a few years since I've used this solution so
> things could have changed significantly.
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 4:17 PM, <dio2002 at indra.com> wrote:
>> thanks for the suggestions. was it easy to implement this or is there a
>> whole lot of tweaking that needs to be done?
>> more specifically i wanted feedback on how these tools lock down the
>> collection over the nw. on a home network it's not an issue. over the
>> internet, i imagine most people don't want others bogging down their servers
>> or eavesdropping on their collections. it might also be technically illegal
>> to be broadcasting your collection not locked down to others since they
>> haven't paid for the files.
>> from quick inspection of the link you provided, it looks like many of these
>> solutions are true streaming implementations. that's actually pretty cool.
>> i assumed a lesser technology like progressive download versus true
>> Jason Vallery wrote:
>>> There are a bunch of projects that accomplish this. There is a list at:
>>> I personally have used Ampache (http://ampache.org/) which worked
>>> well. A while back though I switched to mt-daapd so that it would
>>> integrate with iTunes (http://mt-daapd.org/). I'm a Mac guy on the
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