A thing I used on my iPhone was the streaming of my photo, video and music on my media server (for me wasn’t an Apple TV but an XBMC on a RaspberryPi) using Airplay. So when I switched to Android I directly look to do the same. Naturally, knowing Android is an “open” system, it wasn’t to difficult to find the way to do it.
First of all we need to say we can’t stream AirPlay using the embedded android tools. Airplay is (normally) an Apple proprietary protocol and system, so you (normally) should use Apple hardware — (Read more)
I finally had time to test the latest version of XBMC media center (version 11) on my Fedora 16.
My first test was using directly the rpm provided on rawhide repositories (fedora and rpm-fusion-free) but in this way many others components will be updated (like gnome for example) because the package is produced for Fedora 17.
So, following this little guide that provides all necessary steps, I built XBMC directly on my Fedora.
The only things to add at the end, is to export the lib folder for the normal user (at — (Read more)
I just discovered and tested a nice project that allow you to create an AirPlay server to use as a simple speaker for your iOS device (for example send audio from your iPod to your Linux PC): Shairport!!
To install and use it on Fedora 16 distribution is really simple.
First of all you should install all the required packages to build this project:
yum install openssl-devel libao libao-devel perl-Crypt-OpenSSL-RSA perl-IO-Socket-INET6 perl-libwww-perl avahi-tools
Then, after a little clone of the git repository
git clone https://github.com/albertz/shairport.git
You can enter in the shairport directory and build it
mmornati@desktop shairport$ make
cc -O2 -Wall -DHAIRTUNES_STANDALONE hairtunes.c alac.o -o hairtunes -lm -lpthread -lssl -lcrypto -lao
cc -O2 -Wall -c socketlib.c -o socketlib.o
cc -O2 -Wall -c shairport.c -o shairport.o
cc -O2 -Wall -c hairtunes.c -o hairtunes.o
cc -O2 -Wall socketlib.o shairport.o alac.o hairtunes.o -o shairport -lm -lpthread -lssl -lcrypto -lao
Now you can simply startup the shairport script and — (Read more)