View Full Version : Rhythmbox-like music sharing software for Windows?

April 6th, 2010, 06:04 AM
Hi all.
I just found the DAAP sharing plugin for rhythmbox and needless to say it is awesome. I have a Windows XP computer in my Home Network. I was wondering if there is a similar software/music player for Windows which I can use for Windows-to-Windows and Rhythmbox-to-Windows music sharing.

[EDIT]: I would prefer not to use iTunes.

Crunchy the Headcrab
April 6th, 2010, 06:18 AM
I'm pretty sure Windows Media Player does that. Not sure which version they started with though.

April 6th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Is it possible with MediaMonkey? Is it possible to get music shared from Rhythmbox?

April 6th, 2010, 10:30 AM
the protocol is called DAAP, lots of software supports it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_software_using_Digital_Audio_Access_Protoc ol

note: older versions of iTunes would work with any DAAP program, but new versions check that it is iTunes on the other end. So if you want a mix of programs avoid iTunes.

April 6th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Itunes does it quite well...

April 6th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Itunes does it quite well...

Only if there is iTunes on the other end.

There is Firefly: http://www.fireflymediaserver.org/
Tangerine: http://snorp.net/pages/tangerine
but the Windows version is a little old.