SuperSync 2.3 Adds TiVo MP3 Streaming To iTunes

On Tuesday SuperSync 2.3 was released, the new version adding a server to stream MP3s from your iTunes collection to TiVos on the local network. SuperSync is a software application for Mac or Windows which allows you to synchronize iTunes collections between multiple machines. So if you have music on one PC (or Mac) and different music on another PC you can consolidate the collections to have all the music on both machines. TiVo serving is not the only new feature:

SuperSync 2.3 added a number of product enhancements, including:
* A new help system – searchable and also online
* Improved transfer statistics
* Made iTunes playlist transfer more intuitive
* Added compatibility for access by other DAAP music players such as Rhythmbox
* Improved ease-of-use of some features (such as the filter table.)

You can download SuperSync and check out the trial mode for free and if you like what you see it is $29.00 for two machines (after all, it doesn’t make sense to ‘sync’ with less than two machines), $39.00 for five, and $59.00 for ten.

The TiVo support is nice, but it appears it only works with MP3 files. If you keep your iTunes collection in another format, such as AAC, it won’t work for you. (Of course it won’t work for DRM protected music in any format.) Since the TiVo only accepts MP3 files, servers need to transcode other formats to MP3 before sending them to the TiVo. Since I prefer AAC to MP3, I use Dan203′s plug-in for TiVo Desktop to play the AAC files on my TiVo. (Mac users can do something similar with LAME.)

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  • Scarymike

    This is interesting. I’ll have to check it out. I’ve been using AudioFaucet for a LONG time, but due to the lack of updates, I’m giving up on it. It just doesn’t work properly anymore. The “shuffle” repeats songs, the cover art flickers and I have to reset all the settings on occasion or my playlists are just wrong on the Tivo end. Its to bad, because it was a great product.

    The big question for me, with supersync, is whether or not it lets you use your itunes playlists. Thats the big feature thats important to me, as I use itunes playlists a ton, and I hate having to convert them to .m3u files whenever I want to stream to the tivo (pre-audiofaucet)