OSX: iTunes won’t play .ogg files over shared library

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I have an OSX 10.5 box that is sharing its iTunes library and another 10.6 box connecting to that library through iTunes. It works as expected except for ogg files. Those ogg files are visible and selectable in the shared library but will not play through the share on the client machine.
If I move the ogg files to the client machine they play locally just fine. They also play locally on the host machine. They just won’t play through the iTunes share.

Is this a bug or some other known issue? Is there a fix, short of converting all ogg files to mp3?


It seems that iTunes doesn’t use quicktime plugins when playing files over a network. Since it’s not normally capable of playing Ogg files, you cannot over a network.

Your best bet will probably be to transcode to mp3. There may also be programs that will do this on-the-fly for streaming.

Download and install Xiph QuickTime Components, then iTunes will accept .ogg files.

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