Announcing TunesAtWork — Leave your music at home, and listen at work. Free.
TunesAtWork lets you listen to your personal iTunes music collection while
at your office or lab, even though your iTunes collection resides at home.
TunesAtWork is a specialized web server that runs on your home Macintosh
and serves web pages that present your music collection (including
playlists) organized visually much the same as in iTunes itself. This
makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.
Clicking the various links in the web page will cause MP3 files to be
streamed from your home Mac to the computer where your browser is running.
As long as that computer (where the browser is running) has a helper
application that can play streamed MP3 files (e.g., WinAmp on Windows,
MacAmp or iTunes itself on Macintosh), you will hear your music on that
TunesAtWork is free. It requires a Mac, OS X, iTunes 4, and a high-speed
Because TunesAtWork is for personal use, it allows only a small number of
remote computers (four in this version) to play streamed MP3 files from
your Mac. Once this number of remote computers have streamed music from
your Mac, no additional computers will be allowed to do so. (Note that if
multiple remote computers are behind a firewall, they may appear as a
single computer to TunesAtWork.) However, TunesAtWork will let you clear
the list of “allowed” remote computers, after which new remote computers
(again no more than four) will be permitted to stream music from your Mac.
TunesAtWork requires Java 1.4. If your Mac has an older version of Java,
when you start TunesAtWork you’ll be asked to update it. This is easily
done from Apple’s web site, http://www.apple.com/java/ .
The TunesAtWork Team