Boston, Mass.-based Allegro Software Development Corp. announced that it has released
Allegro Media Server, a Mac and Windows-compatible music server software application that enables networked media server devices to access music stored on iTunes. The software is compatible with wired and wireless hardware sold by Linksys, Netgear, Roku, and other companies.
Allegro Media Server runs as a background application on Mac and Windows computers and works using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology, a zero-configuration networking architecture standard designed to simplify the attachment of new devices to a computer network. Allegro Media Server supports MP3, WAV, AIFF and AAC formats — though individual hardware devices may not be able to play all formats, and none presently play the Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected AAC songs sold through the iTunes Music Store.
A demonstration version is available for download from Allegro’s Web site; the full version costs US$39.95 to register.