Anthony Martin on 13 Sep 2016 18:30:30 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] FOSS Alternative to ITunes

I am interested in this as well because one thing I do miss about when I used an apple device years ago was that I could manage all my books, music, and videos and how I had them set in Itunes would be static when synced to the device. It was also nice for things like podcast syncing between devices and it drives me nuts to spend time editing the metadata for all my books in calibre and when I pull them to my tablet (via the damn content share started by calibre which I access through aldiko) I have to manually edit them all again.

Anthony Martin

Linux System Administrator

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Keith C. Perry <> wrote:
Its my own ignorance about Apple stuff but why not just stream your content from your own media server?  I use Mediatomb and Samba to feed DNLA clients and Kodi respectively but there are many choices at this point.  Even putting things on your own web server would work.

I'm pretty sure I'm missing something but I'm also not an Apple user.  Please elaborate on what iTunes actually does for you.

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From: "Paul Walker" <>
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:35:13 PM
Subject: [PLUG] FOSS Alternative to ITunes

Anyone know a good FOSS alternative to ITunes. It is honestly one of my least favorite pieces of software of all time. Not to mention that it is always trying to call home, which I find tiresome. 
And not to stoke anyone's paranoia :evil grin: but I also remember seeing a wikileaks post of a leaked promotional video from a security firm that featured itunes as the central part of a trojan horse scheme (if anyone has a link to the video please share - I'll dig deeper but a quick google search failed to turn it up)

Anyway - recommendations appreciated.

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