Fish, on 19 December 2012 - 19:28, said:
You mention iTunes, but I know Winamp handles Shoutcast streams with ease, as both the server and playback client. It's been several years since I did this, but I do remember it was relatively straight-forward to setup and get running. In fact, the hardest part (if you could call it that) was opening up the relevant ports in my router.
As I say, not sure how well iTunes handles shoutcast streams (if at all), but I would certainly recommend Winamp instead.
Thank you. The laptop is running OS X which is why I'd like to use iTunes -- it's much better on Mac than on Windows. The new beta Winamp for OS X may also solve my issue. I will try the streaming server portion of Winamp. Maybe it will even be UPnP compatible now
MorganX, on 19 December 2012 - 19:38, said:
Actually Xbox Music for Windows 8 is designed to do this, however, Microsoft is not providing proper support for all local music files. If they fix this, that will be a nifty solution to your problem but don't hold your breath. They want to force you to purchase and Xbox Music pass and buy all of your music from the Xbox Music store. Let's hope they see the error of their ways.
If you properly tag your rips, the Xbox cloud may recognized them in their database and you will be able to stream them (or most of them anyway).
I see. Unfortunately although the rips are tagged, they are pretty obscure electronic songs that aren't available for purchase anywhere except Beatport, so I doubt Xbox Music would have them. I am also running Server 2008 R2 and I don't believe I will get access to the Windows 8 apps without an upgrade to Server 2012.