iTunes music sharing in Linux with Banshee and DAAP

This one is actually much simpler than I’ve anticipated. It’s what needs to be done if you are on Linux and want to share your music with the ‘Bonjour’ protocol from Apple, to make your music appear on another computer in iTunes as shared music. You don’t need the iTunes application for sharing, a music player / manager supporting the DAAP protocol will do just fine. In this example, I use the Banshee music player for gnome under Ubuntu 7.10.

It basically comes down to this line:

# apt-get install banshee banshee-daap

Then, go to the Edit -> Plugins menu item, set the ‘Music Sharing’ plugin active and have a look at the settings of the plugin to see how it can be configured (Not much to it, though).

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