MyTunesRSS allows you to access the music and videos from your iTunes library or any simple watch folder over a local network or even the internet. You can access your music
from all over the world using a simple web browser. The user interface lets you search for titles or browse your whole library by album,
artist or genre. You can access your iTunes playlists or create new ones directly in MyTunesRSS.
MyTunesRSS updates its database from the iTunes library or your watch folders periodically if you like.
Download single tracks or play them right inside your browser. Either using a browser plugin for the file type or
directly in the Flash player. Or do you want to download a complete album, all tracks from one artist or the
contents of a playlist to your local computer? No problem with MyTunesRSS. You can also download an M3U or XSPF playlist and play them in Windows Media
Player, iTunes, VLC, WinAmp or any other player capable of playing such playlists. Get a playlist as an RSS feed on your computer and stay
up-to-date to the contents all the time. Enjoy cover images from the tracks if available in the files and supported by the RSS reader. Listen to
your music on many devices like the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation Portable and the iPod Touch.
Configure MyTunesRSS to your preferences. Create user accounts to protect your music from unauthorized access.
Any use can also configure some settings in the web interface.
Tell MyTunesRSS how many entries you want to see per page. Hide playlist and Flash player buttons for devices that don’t support them. Hide the RSS Feed button if you never need it. Configure the type of playlists you want to use. And more…
But do not worry, the default
configuration is sufficient in most cases and all you need is a single click to start the MyTunesRSS server.
Why use MyTunesRSS
Why use MyTunesRSS if you are already running iTunes? Well, using iTunes you can of course
share your music with a few other iTunes clients. But only on the local network. And you are
bound to iTunes. With MyTunesRSS you can access your music from anywhere in the world with
a client as simple as a web browser.
Either download playlists if you also have a nice player application on your system or just use the Flash player if you are on a computer with no audio client and you cannot or do not want to install one yourself.
And who does not have a web brower?
Many great features
There are countless great features in MyTunesRSS. You player does not support anything but MP3 but your library is full of AAC files? No problem, just configure an external transcoding tool and have MyTunesRSS convert your files to MP3 on-the-fly.
You want to use an external database system like Postgres or MySql for better performance? No problem with MyTunesRSS.
You want to access your library with always the same address although your external IP changes? No problem, create a mytunesrss.com account for free and use a nice name like “mytunesrss.com/mymusic” for access.
The web interface is not available in your language? No problem, just create a translation. You don’t like the look of the web interface? No problem, create your own style.
You want video playback as well? No problem. MyTuneRSS itself works with any file type you like. You can even add new ones to the list of supported type if you like. All you need is a client that supports the type of file you want to use. You could even use MyTunesRSS to manage and display text documents using watch folders.
You have an iPhone and want to listen to your music from anywhere on your iPhone? No problem, just register for a mytunesrss.com account
and access your library with an iPhone optimized interface at http://iphone.mytunesrss.com/mymusic (assuming your mytunesrss.com account
username being “mymusic”).
And even more to come…
And as if this was not enough, here are a few things you will see in version 3.7 which is currently being
developed: Remote control your media server (e.g. with an iPhone), i.e. control playback in VLC on your PC
or Mac. Support for YouTube videos. Just enter a YouTube video or video list URL and access those files
as if they were in your local library. Use MyTunesRSS for your image library as well. Smart playlist which
update their contents automatically.
All upgrades to any 3.x version will be free for 3.x license owners. And this does not mean the
next major feature comes in 4.0 only. Again, just have a look at the release history. There have
been lots of improvements since 3.0 was released. And nobody had to pay any upgrade fees.
Once again have a look at the list of features for the upcoming version 3.7.
No software is free of bugs and no software always runs without any problems.
This does not mean MyTunesRSS is complicated or something. Usually it won’t cause
you any headaches. Nevertheless
MyTunesRSS comes with excellent support. Just have a look at the Codewave forums. Just have a look
at the release history. Questions are answered in time, bugs are fixed as fast as possible. You
are never left alone with your problems.
Since MyTunesRSS is pure Java, you can run it on any platform supporting Java 1.5.
For more information, visit www.codewave.de.