[Freedombox-discuss] Low Cost Community Wi-Fi Networks

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sun Mar 5 21:55:56 UTC 2017

> On 05.03.2017 22:02, James Valleroy wrote:
>> I've been testing mpd a bit. I'm able to control it remotely with gmpc
>> and stream to vlc (over http). It should be simple to put together a
>> Plinth module for it. I'm wondering how the music files should be
>> uploaded though (upload form in Plinth?).
> Ideally this would tie in to general file synchronization, probably
> expecting music from the default folder under /music.
> ...although being able to mount network drives would be awesome, too.

The feature I am after is being able to visit a web page showing my
music collection and playing the music using my browser.  I am only
aware of ampache and groovebasin in Debian that is able to do so, and
while groovebasin work fairly well, it refuses to work in a sub-url (see
https://github.com/andrewrk/groovebasin/issues/495), and thus is hard to
get working with FreedomBox and pagekite (another of my requirements).

I hope ampache is without such limitation, but have not tested it yet.

Using a non-web client (gmpc) to enable streaing to another non-web
client (vlc) is not going to work for my use case - playing music from
home at work and when travelling.

And sure, mounting network drives using plinth would be great, but not a
requirement as I am able to fix that by logging in via ssh.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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