Submitted by carlseibert on Sun, 11/02/2008 - 23:55
How are you coming with the Suse partition on your machine?
I've never tried to drive a high end system from Linux, so I have only a very casual impression of the various playback engines. I know that the functionality in Amarok is great and it sounds OK (in context) through my on-board sound card and low-end desktop speakers and that's about it.
I notice that MT-DAAP now has a name - FireFly - and that if you want a thin client for it, the Roku works. That could be interesting. I gave an early version a quick spin on a virtual machine some time ago and it looked good. I never really pursued it because my need to serve iTunes went away. I never got into the meaty questions of what formats it would serve and whether it would serve hi-res files.
I would be interested to see what you find. My SqueezeCenter server chugs along on the family server (Mandriva 2007) for months at a time without a hiccup or a service restart.
Edit: I just cruised the FrieFly site and I find, somewhat to my surprise, that they have a GUI now. It's web-based for "real" (Sorry. Couldn't help myself) OSes and it's an actual applet window for Windows. I know some people are kind of allergic to software they can't see, even if it's a server. So this bit of news might be a deal-maker for somebody. Cheers - Carl