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Rendevous Proxy

Now that I have iTunes for Windows, the next step was figuring out how to stream music from my desktop at home to my laptop at work. I just started trying out Rendezvous Proxy, and it seems to be working pretty well. The main problems seem to be with iTunes streaming itself, as I've experienced too much skipping for it to be useful so far. I'm holding out hope, though, that this will be the key to getting MyTunes working.

Update: well, MyTunes doesn't seem to be doing jack when I try and use it, but now that I've connected my laptop to the 100Mbps LAN I haven't been experiencing any skipping, so all is well. I'm currently having plenty of fun listening to my music from home with only the very occassional skip at the start of a song. Now, if there were only a way to allow remote rating of my music...

Update2: the skipping is back. The connection appears to be very tempermental even if I set the buffer size to large. Dang, I really need MyTunes now.

Comments (4)

gjuggler:

Your problem with MyTunes might be due to the fact that the packet sniffer that MyTunes uses is defaulted to analyze the first logical network device. If you have two network cards, or a laptop w/ docking station (as was my issue), it won't catch any of the songs you stream from iTunes. You can either plug the ethernet into the other port, or go to current_user/software/mytunes/options/eth in the registry, where you can change the value.

greg

Ken:

Greg, awesome suggestion, I'll give it a try. My laptop has both wireless and wired, so I could see it easily getting confused. Thanks,

kwc

More Help!:

Hey,
That's a great suggestion. Any idea what to change the value to? On my computer it is set to 1 by default but when I change it to 2 nothing happens and when I change it to 3 MyTunes crashes on startup.

kwc:

The answer will depend on your computer. My guess is that it will be a number between 0 and 5.

As for crashing, the author of MyTunes admits that the first version of the code was really buggy. It crashes on me frequently, even when it is working. The author wrote a second version, but lost it in a computer crash, and has abandoned the project.

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