schumaku wrote:...and if I'm not wrong, there is a very unique feature: The installation of the QiTunesAir QPKD does (or did at least) replace a firmware default script - making it a now-way-back to the now legacy iTunes Server. Can't see a reason to do so anyway.
I try to speak favourably about QNAP, as I do believe in their NAS product, but this sounds like "bad" programming. I will never own an Apple TV, or an Apple Airport Express router, or iPhone, so I see no need to install Q!TunesAir here. My Linux mediaplayers don't seem to have an issue with the existing MediaFly solution.
In the complete absence of any Apple products in my life, why would I need/want to migrate to the Q!TunesAir? (Particularly with it being a one-way migration). If someone can provide a compelling reason I might look into it more, but for now, the MediaFly solution is working for me. I play most of my media either on my Android, or on my TV+Stereo via my Boxee. MediaFly however is getting a lot less use on my network anyway.
I bought a Creative Labs Play! USB soundcard, which I have plugged into my NAS. I now steam most of my music directly to my stereo via this sound card, and I can control it from my Android. I can control it either with QMobile on my Android (using the Music Remote function), or I can control it with Music Station from a browser. It is a thing of beauty.
Music Station will even allow me to send one playlist of songs to my stereo, and another to my Android. This allows me to play two different sets of songs to two difference devices at the same time. It's very cool to "select" music on my phone, but have it play on the Stereo. In all my years of supporting File Servers, it is the first time I've ever connected a USB sound card to one. A very cool feature indeed.
Anyway, back on topic... How can QiTunesAir improve on this?