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Do you want to turn your old PC into a digital Jukebox?

Feb 13, 2012, 09:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Linuxaria for this link. ]

"The possibilities are many: the first, that i will examine, is Music Player Daemon, or how about an alternative project to Music Player Daemon based on the famous Apache Web server: Ampache! It?s not the goal of this article to give a full guide to this software, but I highly recommend you to visit his site. It ?a really great project which gives also the possibility of streaming music online. Let me assure you that is easier to try than to explain,

"Now back on the practical part of the Music Player Daemon (MPD). Is a server that allows remote access for playing audio files (Ogg-Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, Wave and AIFF) audio streams (Ogg-Vorbis, MP3), Client programs communicate with MPD to manipulate playback, the playlist, and the database. It is not a full-featured music player program such as Amarok, but its clients serve a similar role.

"It looks like a very simple music player, however, it gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want with very few resources .

"Install MPD, if possible, from the repositories of your distro. But remember that it is just a demon, and that you will need to use it through a client. As a client you can choose ?gmpc?, ?qtmpc? or ?ncmpc?. As wikipedia say: ?The client/server architecture provides several advantages over all-inclusive music players. Clients may communicate with the server remotely over an intranet or over the Internet. The server can be a headless computer located anywhere on the network. Music playback can continue seamlessly when not using X or restarting X. Different clients can be used for different purposes ? a lightweight client left open all the time for controlling playback with a more fully featured client used for intensive database searches. Several clients can use the same database, even running simultaneously remotely or under different user accounts."

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