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Network your music with DAAP for Linux: 04.27.06

Posted by wimac in computing.
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Network your music with DAAP for Linux

Apple’s iTunes popularized the Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) for simple networked music playlist sharing. Linux users can take advantage of it too. Linux users can choose from several easy-to-use DAAP servers for sharing music, and several DAAP-aware applications for listening to it — as well as discover and tune in to other people’s collections.

DAAP was developed at Apple as a simple extension of HTTP. A good repository of information about DAAP is available at opendaap.org. DAAP clients and servers discover each other through ZeroConf and exchange basic information about their capabilities over HTTP, using the MIME type application/x-dmap-tagged and speaking on TCP port 3689.

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