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

[ 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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