Based on Thias blog instructions on building shairtunes for Mac OS X.
- install XCode using AppStore on Mac OS X 10.7 (a AppleID is needed for that)
- open XCode, in the Preferences “Downloads” click on button to download and install the Command Line Tools
- Download and install Mac Ports (http://macports.org/)
- Open Terminal and type:
$ sudo port install git-core libao p5-io-socket-inet6 p5-libwww-perl p5-crypt-openssl-rsa $ sudo port install pkgconfig
install shairtunes as a damon:
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin/ $ sudo cp hairtunes shairport.pl /usr/local/bin/ $ sudo vi /usr/local/bin/shairport.pl # change the path of cli_hairtunes /usr/local/bin/hairtunes $ sudo cp org.mafipulation.shairport.plist Library/LaunchAgents/ $ launchctl load org.mafipulation.shairport.plist $ launchctl unload org.mafipulation.shairport.plist # (to remove)
works only while a user is logged in! (on the login screen there is no shairtunes possible) consider using autologin for this mac (but be aware of the possible security risks!)
Hi, would this code fix latency issues with the Mac sharing audio with other devices?
hmm, i guess it won’t fix any latency issues, quite the opposite. Airtunes adds a lot of latency as it sends the audio over network and has a big buffer. Normally it takes a few seconds until the speaker starts to play. So i guess the answer is a NO.
But to be on the safe side, just test it ?