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[[Category:Streaming]]
 
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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.)
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[https://github.com/mikebrady/shairport-sync Shairport Sync] is an [[w: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 does not support AirPlay video or photo streaming.
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==Configuration==
 
==Configuration==
  
The configuration file can be found at {{ic|/etc/shairport-sync.conf}}. It contains useful comments and configuration hints. More documentation is available in the [https://github.com/mikebrady/shairport-sync/blob/master/README.md README] file.
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The configuration file can be found at {{ic|/etc/shairport-sync.conf}}. It contains useful comments and configuration hints. More documentation is available in the [https://github.com/mikebrady/shairport-sync/blob/master/README.md#configuring-shairport-sync README] file.
  
 
==Starting==
 
==Starting==
  
 
[[Start]]/[[enable]] {{ic|shairport-sync.service}} using systemd.
 
[[Start]]/[[enable]] {{ic|shairport-sync.service}} using systemd.

Revision as of 08:39, 2 August 2017

Shairport Sync is an w: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.

Installation

Install the shairport-sync package.

Configuration

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.

Starting

Start/enable shairport-sync.service using systemd.