server client & audio gateway

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godfather007
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server client & audio gateway

Post by godfather007 » March 12th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Hi,

just started with mpd after reading about the engine being such a lightweight daemon.

Pulled up my first archlinux which is kind of difficult being a bare-minimum os but i keep trying.


I want to have a VM running and presenting a music collection (like LMS) and streaming it to another device in the network.

At the moment i can connect with M.A.L.P on android to the daemon and browse around. Which seems to work very smooth, even with 80.000 files in the DB.

Now i want to stream the sound to a device like kodi which i would have to supply with a MPD-receiver of some kind. Also having a pogoplug (+ USB SP-DIF) with squeezelite on it which could be used?

Any tips? I've read that pulse audio could be the network stack for it? Or is it much simpler?

max
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Re: server client & audio gateway

Post by max » March 12th, 2018, 9:39 pm

This sounds kind of pointless. Instead of using MPD, you should better give Kodi access to the network share with your music.

godfather007
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Re: server client & audio gateway

Post by godfather007 » March 13th, 2018, 5:02 am

I know what you are saying but i would love to have a central music DB which can stream to dedicated targets (like squeezbox used to have).

Or remotely manageable clients (kodi or any arm device with an mpd-client) which connects to the mpd in the lan.

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Re: server client & audio gateway

Post by skidoo » March 13th, 2018, 10:48 pm

I know what you are saying but i would love to have a central music DB which can stream to dedicated targets (like squeezbox used to have).
Give snapcast a try: https://github.com/badaix/snapcast
Or remotely manageable clients (kodi or any arm device with an mpd-client) which connects to the mpd in the lan.
Multiple MPD servers in a satellite setup. MPD clients are for control not for playing.

godfather007
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Re: server client & audio gateway

Post by godfather007 » March 14th, 2018, 5:47 am

Thanks for the link, looks interesting.

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