[LINUX] AirPlay / AirTunes Metadata Streaming - Printable Version
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[LINUX] AirPlay / AirTunes Metadata Streaming - justinlarsen - 2011-12-30 16:47
I'm not sure if this is even an option at the moment, but i know that when I use an ATV2 default OS it pushes the cover artwork and artist/song information to the device.
Right now when I stream music to my XBMC i just get a generic STREAMING copy and no cover artwork.
Is there some sort of magic to get the data, something in the works, or just wishful thinking.
- Tijntje - 2011-12-30 16:56
Indeed it would be very nice if this info is transferred to xbmc!
I can't get airplay to work at all.
My xbmc doesn't show up on my mac / iphone.
What steps have you done to get it to work?
- justinlarsen - 2011-12-30 17:41
I got it working very easily. It wasn't turned on by default in the build I used so I did the following.
Step 1: Go to System -> Network Settings -> Services
Step 2: Activate AirPlay: Scroll down to the very bottom, you wont see it listed right away, since this is one of the few settings pages that have more options then fit on a page.
Step 3: In iTunes go to your preference's and click on the device tab, and check the box that says Allow iTunes audio control from remote speakers. (dunno if this matters or not, but I did it anyways)
I have got it working on my iPhone, iPad, Laptop(mac), and Desktop(mac)
A little box with a arrow should show up and allow you to select your device. Hopefully that helps.
- justinlarsen - 2011-12-30 17:48
Oh also try AirFoil is all else fails, thats what I did at first.
- Tijntje - 2011-12-30 18:01
thx for the info but I've already done that.
It's working now: apparently you have to install the avahi-daemon to announce the services on the network...
- Govnah - 2011-12-31 18:46
Any idea why the youtube app works just fine and the music app does not even though XBMC is listed a a source?
- justinlarsen - 2012-01-08 18:23
Govnah, what OS are you using? I had a problem with ipv6 enabled in Lion and once disabled it worked fine. Youtube i believe is being pushed through a separate protocol if i read correctly.
- Memphiz - 2012-01-08 21:10
So i've digged last days in airtunes metadata. Its not possible atm. XBMC isn't getting any metadata from the streaming client. Only authenticated servers (like appletv2 or third party amps) get those data. We can't authenticate because the fairplay handshake is not hacked yet. So until this happens - XBMC just won't receive any metadata from the client.
- justinlarsen - 2012-01-08 21:52
Thanks for the update Memphiz, still amazing being able to just stream audio. I am sure once there is a solution it will be integrated.
airplay on linux is simple - firstain - 2012-01-23 13:42
i found something awesome here