[linux-audio-user] (no subject)
audio at dylan.me.uk
Fri Aug 13 16:35:29 EDT 2004
On Friday 13 Aug 2004 20:02 pm, Erik Steffl wrote:
> Dylan wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 Aug 2004 20:43 pm, Erik Steffl wrote:
> >>Dylan wrote:
> >>>Hi List,
> >>>This may be somewhat off topic, but I figure some of you may well
> >>>know the answer...
> >>>I'm trying to set up an audio server to connect to my home stereo,
> >>>and have been looking for an app with the following features: web
> >>>based interface for playlisting, and playback through local sound
> >>>I've found plenty of options which provide streaming, but none
> >>>which play through the server's own sound system.
> >> have client on the same machine.
> > I don't want to stream the audio anywhere at all. Why on earth
> > should I have to install, configure and maintain a streaming server
> > and client when I can simply have the machine play the file
> > directly - less resources used, less to go wrong, less to worry
> > about.
> you have to install, configure and maintain jukebox a player
To my mind, the application which indexes and organises the media files
need have nothing to do with the playing of said files, except that it
needs to be able to call a player app.
> whether they communicate via network (streaming) or not is
> not really a big issue... or a big difference in resources used.
I'm sorry, but I disagree.
> jukeboxes use external players anyway.
Good, I hope they are able to use a player of my choice.
> Or do you want jukebox with
> built-in player?
> Freeamp could possibly be used as jukebox (I found
> it somewhat unstable but haven't used it for quite some time). Or
> xmms with some plugin (there are some plugins that offer better
> control than default playlist). And instead of web interface use X
> across network (or vnc if you want to be able to disconnect/reconnect
> from/to jukebox/player).
There's no X on this box - why should there be if it's headless?
If I was intending to have this server stream to clients on the network
then, yes, configuring it to stream to itself would be appropriate. But
I'm not - that introduces all sorts of timing and bandwidth issues.
"I see your Schwartz is as big as mine"
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