Music Collection Sharing With Rhythmbox
The traditional way of sharing a collection of audio files across a local network is by sharing the directory that contains them, so that everybody can access these files. This works well, but I guess it’s time to move on to the next level of music sharing through the Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP).
Rhythmbox, if built with DAAP support, includes a new tab in the preferences panel, called “Sharing“. This is where the user can enable music collection sharing, set a name for the share and even set a password in order to control access.