[Freedombox-discuss] Low Cost Community Wi-Fi Networks
jonas at jones.dk
Sun Mar 5 22:57:29 UTC 2017
Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2017-03-05 22:55:56)
>> 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.
MPD is mainly about feeding hosted music to a *local* audio device on
the server - it can also stream the hosted files, but not elegantly (the
recipient needs to be written into the configuration file).
> The feature I am after is being able to visit a web page showing my
> music collection and playing the music using my browser.
...whereas Ampache is mainly about streaming to the *client* accessing
the service, but optionally can act as a web interface to MPD.
> 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.
There's also Mopidy which some may find interesting.
I am a devoted MPD user (every day for many years), but understand that
some have different needs. Beware of the memory and CPU consumption
too, not only features, when comparing these tools: In my (brief,
somewhat dated) testing of Groovebasin I found it to be consuming quite
a lot of resources compared to mpd. Would be sad to provide a single
tool that covers both streaming and local-playing needs but does the
latter far inferior to mpd (it is not adequate for a service to emulate
the MPD _protocol_).
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