Windows/Mac/Linux: Streaming your iTunes collection doesn’t sound like an easy task, but PulpTunes makes putting your music library on the web a two-click affair.
Things have gotten rather streamlined in the ongoing battle to stream music via iTunes. During our testing of PulpTunes, total setup time, including downloading the actual software, was under one minute and completely automated. The only thing you need to do for PulpTunes besides running the installation file is opening the default port in your in your firewall to enable remote access.
Once you’ve opened the port, a visit to http://youripaddress:15000/ will load a screen like the one shown above, populated by your music collection. PulpTunes runs wide open by default, so we’d suggest going into the User Management menu and enabling a username and password. You can access your iTunes playlists on the left hand side, search through your music collection, or drill down through your collection by genre, artist, and album. The buffer adjustment feature is handy, allowing you to tweak the amount of playtime that will be buffered based on your network speed. Not a fan of iTunes? Make sure to check out Sockso, a similar streaming server that works with any music collection. PulpTunes is open source and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.