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AppleTV and Firefly Media Server

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The new AppleTV does not work with the iTunes Server on many purpose-built NAS devices simply because the underlying technology (Firefly Media Server) cannot authenticate with Apple Home Sharing. The Second-Gen AppleTV requires Home Sharing to work.

Update 2010-12-13:James Danylik reports that it’s possible to replace firefly with forked-daapd, which is a rewrite/fork of mt-daapd, which is how firefly started. …so there’s a rewrite in progress, the dependencies are problematic, but it shouldn’t be long before it’s fully-baked.

Update 2011-06-09:Additional work has been done on metadata. Haven’t found an upgrade path yet. Scratch my own itch?

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