Firefly Media Server

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This How-to is based on the forum post here, until this How-to gets converted in to a contrib and has a place in the Bugzilla bug tracking system, please report bugs in the original forum discussion.


Firefly Media Server, previously known as "mt-daapd" is a service to stream digital music to Roku Soundbridge devices and iTunes. Read more...

This how-to will install Firefly Media Server to allow music stored on an SME server to be available to the local LAN.

The original RPM was produced by Gerald Schwarzecker and updated in Q1-2009 by Mark Leman to the use Firefiy media server version svn-1696.


Configure the dag repository

Extra packages are required which are available in the dag repository.

You need to activate the Dag reposity before installing this contrib.

see dag repository

Enable Multicast traffic

Enable Multicast network traffic discussed here...

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/rc.d/init.d/masq 
touch /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/rc.d/init.d/masq/40DenyMulticast 
signal-event remoteaccess-update 

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Yum will automatically pull in the required dependencies from the Dag repository.

yum install mt-daapd-svn.1696-3.sme7.0.i386.rpm --enablerepo=dag
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot

If yum is complaining about a missing dependency for you might find the solution here


When the server comes back from reboot you should be able to find Firefly's web control panel by browsing from your LAN:


The user name is anything. The password is 'mt-daapd'.

Navigate to the 'configuration' page to change the password and add some music directories, for example if you create an ibay called 'music' then the path you enter in the mt-daapd control panel under "Configuration / Music Folder" is:


Source RPM

The source RPM is here