since i've upgraded to itunes 8, my airtunes has not been working properly. when i try to connect to remote speakers i get a -3256 error. wondering if anyone else has been able to successfully fix this feature.
i'm using an airport express with a linksys wrt54g wireless router. my os is windows xp.
so far, i've updated the firmware in the airport express and enabled ipv6 in xp with no joy. i've also narrowed the problem down to my firewall - zone alarm. if i change the internet zone security from high to medium, i can stream songs through airtunes.
of course, this isn't really an acceptable workaround, so i'm looking for help with a fix, whether it's a setting in itunes, zone alarm, or something else.
THIS IS A MAC FORUM. What were you expecting?? All that extra crap you Winblows users have to deal with CAUSES PROBLEMS AND BREAKS THINGS. This should not come as a surprise, and it's certainly not the developer's fault when it happens. It's Microsoft's fault for making an OS that's riddled with more holes than a Death Row Records artist.
Maybe you can ask Bill G about that when he's done flexing his Conquistadors.
Besides, I was already helpful. I told you to either downgrade to 7.7 or wait for the inevitable fix. Those are basically your options. I'm sorry you don't have a easy fix like us Mac people, but that's the price you pay.
I dunno bout you but Little Snitch is a very useful too to me as a developer :P
Maybe you can calm down on the Mac-roin and put don the needle for just a sec. It's kind of the reason why mac users have a negative uppity image to the rest of the user base when you start foaming at the mouth like that, we're not a bunch of Steve Balmers for Christ sakes.
To the OP, uninstall iTunes completely (though you may need to backup your library). Google iTunes 7.7, there are still some software sites that still share the file without linking you to Apple. That should pretty much let you downgrade again. While iTunes 8 does have some nice features like the Genius bit and the album view, its really not a huge upgrade (in my opinion) to 7.7 so not like you'll miss anything major (hell I don't hardly use Genius since most of my songs aren't even recognized by Genius).
Though utilizing Remote from my ipod touch is a nice 'touch' :P
okay, i get it. i'm just a little man with a windows computer and a small post count. you are some kind of mac god in this world and i should bow down to you that you even condescended to respond to a noob post. even if it was with the most basic of help.
i will tell you what i expect. if you have knowledge of the systems i am working with and a reasoned approach to trouble shoot or fix it, i would very much appreciate your assistance. if you don't, quite frankly, i would expect silence. if you only respond to make yourself feel superior - then that's an answer i don't need.
telling me that windows sucks, and that mac is so superior and i should consider it next time is rude, presumptuous and unnecessary. it doesn't fall under the definition of help - it's self-righteous rhetoric.
apple's testing should include all the common components that their software will need to successfully interact with. the most commonly used operating systems and networking software would logically be included in that. sorry that life can't be so simple for apple as when they were in a closed environment.
i got your message, chasm. good bye. great community you're supporting.
thanks kb244 for your help. i know that i can downgrade, but i consider that a last resort. ultimately i'd prefer to find a fix for itunes 8. i did keep backups of my library files so i could downgrade if i need to. i'd checked on other forums and thought i'd see what this community could offer. chasm has provided the answer to that in abundance.