Thursday, August 24, 2006

I-Tunes server part 2

Now I am ready to install the mt-daapd software. The guide provided in the mt-daapd wiki will run you through the steps of installing the mt-daapd software on Ubuntu. I decided to do it a bit different. Since Ubuntu is a debian-based distro I tried installing it with the debian package found here I downloaded the ".deb" file to my (windows)desktop PC.

Now I have to copy the file to the server to install. Luckily I installed a samba server before. So I copied the package to the shared folder on the server. Next I logged on to the server went to the location of the file and typed:
sudo dpkg --install mt-daapd_0.2.4-1_i386.deb
Next step: open the configuration file:
sudo vi /etc/mt-daapd.conf
I did not change a lot in this file. I changed the path to my music, and changed the server-name. Now I was ready to start the service
sudo mt-daapd start
Now start I-tunes and your server should be there listed as shared music. Now you should also be able to access the daap-server through a web-interface. Startup your browser and type your servername or IP Address of the server followed by a colon (:) and then 3689 (port 3689). You can find out the IP-address of your server with the command

So for my server it would be
Now login with username: admin and password: mt-daapd (you can change this in the mt-daapd.conf file). Now you`ll see a website where you can monitor your server and change some things...

next post I will explain how I added and changed playlists.


Anonymous said...

Just as an FYI, you probably shouldn't be listing your IP address to the public.

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