Posts tagged media server

Shairtunes (airplay audio client) on Mac OS X 10.7

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 (
  • 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 /usr/local/bin/
$ sudo vi /usr/local/bin/ # 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!)

Installing Flash Media Server 3 on Ubuntu Server

In the past i had to install Flash Media Server 2 on Ubuntu and Markus Bertheau’s Blog came to help with publishing a patch to make this work.

Time went by and now i had to install Flash Media Server 3 on my Ubuntu box. Again Markus has a patch for the fms3 installer script available, Markus’s article can be found at

first make sure you have libnspr4-dev installed, if not:

sudo apt-get install libnspr4-dev

download and unzip the Flash Media Server 3 app from adobe and upload FlashMediaServer3.tar.gz to your Ubuntu server, then:

tar xfz FlashMediaServer3.tar.gz
cd FMS_3_0_0_r1157
patch -p1 < flash-media-server-3-ubuntu.patch
sudo ./installFMS

thanks again Markus for providing these patches!

Installing Flash Media Server 2 on Ubuntu 6.10

The installation script for Flash Media Server works only on RedHat Enterprise by default. With some modifications it works fine on Ubuntu Edgy:

apt-get install libnspr4 libstdc++5 libstdc++5-3.3-dev
tar xfz flashmediaserver2.tar.gz
cd FMS*
patch -p1 < fms.patch
sudo ./installFMS

Live aus der Marschrutka – Installing Flash Media Server 2 on Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

this howto is written bei Markus Bertheau, please check the original article and his blog here. with his great patch my installation of FMS2 on my Mac Book Pro running Ubuntu 6.10 server inside Parallels Desktop worked like a charm 🙂

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