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Finally, someone said it

Scott Rippee @ 8:27 pm August 20th, 2007

and it is taw in reference to his new Mac

There’s no good music player. iTunes is a stinky pile of donkey shit compared to the most awesome Amarok.

6 Responses to “Finally, someone said it”

  1. Max Says:

    Oh snap! Here comes the army of angry Mac fanboys. I personally like Macs, they are well built machines for very select number of tasks. I use Windows for gaming (which I do too much of) and Ubuntu Linux for development. Apt-get is irreplaceable in my opinion. So Macs will have to wait until I have some spare change and want a cool toy :)

  2. Scott Rippee Says:

    Well, yeah. I love my Mac. :)

    I even like iTunes. Unfortunately it can’t seem to consistently play my music. My music resides on a network share. It’s not an option to place it all on a laptop. iTunes is incapable of playing music from a large library over a network share without the application quite frequently bogging itself down to the point of not being able to respond to UI events.

  3. Max Says:

    Have to tried putting the iTunes sharing software on your share (I assume it’s your Gentoo box)? It started out as mt-daapd and now has a name - Firefly Media Server. It’s the same thing I use for OurTunes :) iTunes likes that share.

  4. Scott Rippee Says:

    I had set that up, but there was some limitation that caused me to not use it…… I can’t quite remember what it was. I’ll try again, as that should solve my problem.

  5. Scott Rippee Says:

    I started using the Firefly Media Server, which I already had running and is the newest release.

    ITunes works better using this share, but as I went to remove all of the songs from my library I realized that the reason I can’t just use the share is that there is no way to get the songs from the share onto my ipod w/ ITunes.

    Is there anyway around this?

  6. Max Says:

    Yeah, FMS is good for playback, but you really need a share to copy music.

    Fortunatelly, I found a solution to your Samba problem. The problem is described by many here

    You can find the solution here

    The key component is “posix locking = no”, which prevents Samba from getting into the weird “Check to see if this is a mac fork of some kind” state, which causes Finder, iTunes, and whatever else is using the share to hand for a long time.

    Hope this helps.

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