Stream Music to iPhone from Home Computer

audiogalxyAs a replacement to the now defunct SimplifyMedia, I have been using, and highly recommend audiogalaxy to stream any mp3 or .m4a (DRM free) to my smart phone.  This app can run on the iPhone/ iPad/iPodTouch or any Android device.  The server application (running on the computer with your music files) can be installed on any Windows or  Mac OS X 10.5 or greater machine.

Here’s a quick run down for comparison.

Audiogalaxy Pros:

  • Quickly loads large library (15k songs) on iPhone – tested on 3G
  • Has a web interface that allows you to play your library on an internet connected PC/MAC/Linux box
  • Allows you you shuffle entire library
  • Low processor footprint on server
  • Works over 3g or WiFi
  • Actively Developed – New features regularly added
  • Free!

Audiogalaxy Cons:

  • Does not buffer more than one song, so there is a delay between the songs
  • No support for .flac or .ogg
  • I couldn’t import my iTunes playlists

Minor Gripes:

  • Can’t scrobble to last.fm
  • No way to add friends or share library

That’s it!  Overall, I find audiogalaxy to be the best software that streams your home music library to your smart phone.

Audiogalaxy Web Interface
Audiogalaxy Web Interface

Iphone File System Browser

Looking for a quick and easy way to retrieve any files directly off of your iPhone?  Look no more, code google has your solution.  iPhoneBrowser – “Windows based GUI for manipulating files on the iPhone using the Manzana.dll”

Look for the Setup file on the right side of the page.

iphone-browser

for instance, if you were looking for the files created by cycorder, you would be able to browse to them and save them from here:

var/mobile/Media/Videos