Difference between revisions of "Shairport Sync"
(Changed contents to relate properly to the package, which is shairport-sync rather than shairport. Would love to change the page title to "Shairport Sync" from "Shairport")
m (Mikebrady moved page Shairport to Shairport Sync: The page actually describes Shairport Sync rather than the older Shairport, which is no longer maintained.)
Revision as of 14:10, 30 December 2015
Shairport Sync is an AirPlay audio player -- it plays audio streamed from iTunes, iOS devices and third-party AirPlay sources such as ForkedDaapd and others. Audio played by a Shairport Sync-powered device stays synchronised with the source and hence with similar devices playing the same source. In this way, synchronised multi-room audio is possible without difficulty. (Hence the name Shairport Sync, BTW.)
Shairport Sync does not support AirPlay video or photo streaming.
Shairport Sync is a fork of the original Shairport which was based on reverse-engineering Apple's key used in its AirPort Express. Be advised that this functionality may be removed at Apple's discretion.
Install the package.
The configuration file can be found at
/etc/shairport-sync.conf. It contains useful comments and configuration hints. More documentation is available in the README file.