iTunes Monitor 1.1 review

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iTunes 4 introduced the ability to share music between computers.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 181K
Developer: Brendan A. McCarthy
Price: $0.00
Updated: 31 Jan 2006
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iTunes 4 introduced the ability to share music between computers. However, as of version 4.1, iTunes doesn't provide much information about who is connected or what is being shared. This utility monitors iTunes to provide a solution.

The iTunes application must be named "iTunes." In order to be recognized as music files, file names must have one of the following extensions: .wav, .wma, .sn2, .mov, .moov, .mp3, .aiff, .m4a, or .m4p. The iTunes Monitor can't associate a shared music file with a given remote user and files being accessed locally aren't distinguished from those being shared. iTunes monitor can't display the name of a file which is being received. iTunes Monitor may not work properly if another application is being used to proxy music streams over the Internet (iTunes 4.0.1 only.)

Since lsof (the UNIX tool at the core of this application) doesn't reliably return complete path names, iTunes Monitor must scan your Music folder when a new file is encountered. It may take a few seconds after launching before it completes its analysis of the files and sockets iTunes is using and initially displays the information.

What's New:
Added support for multiple music folders.
Bug fixes: fixed memory leaks, improved responsiveness, fix for Panther.

iTunes Monitor requires iTunes 4.0.x or later and Mac OS X.2 or later.

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