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Old 17th March 2008, 06:46 AM
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audio server??

Hello Everyone,

I wish to install an audio server for my lab.Can someone help me get started?..I dont really have an idea of how to go through with it.I'm good at linux though

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Old 18th March 2008, 06:48 AM
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I once installed MPD to serve music audio to lan pcs, it worked very well

http://www.musicpd.org/
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Old 18th March 2008, 08:20 AM
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could you tell me how to go about doing it?
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Old 18th March 2008, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by AutoC
could you tell me how to go about doing it?
for mp3 & ogg-vorbis playback

Code:
su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum install subversion
yum install libmad-devel libvorbis-devel
svn co https://svn.musicpd.org/mpd/trunk mpd
cd mpd
./autogen.sh
make
make install
Then start the music server by running 'mpd mpd.conf', you'll need to create an mpd.conf, there's an example mpd.conf that you can copy in doc/mpdconf.example, just change the music_directory location to point to the appropriate place for your music and other audio files.

Once it's running the client machines can connect using a vast number of mpd clients, eg
Code:
yum install sonata
You just specify the ip address of the mpd server in the sonata client



EDIT

the default port is 6600, you will have to open this on the firewall using system-config-firewall

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Old 18th March 2008, 08:59 AM
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you can try 'yum install mpd' rather than the complex method I posted, but I'm not sure if that will resolve dependencies correctly and set up sufficient audio codecs.
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Old 18th March 2008, 01:22 PM
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ok..thanks..will try that
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Old 18th March 2008, 02:10 PM
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the mpd.conf file has options like db_file,log_file audio output etc. i dont understand them...should i just uncomment them all?
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Old 18th March 2008, 06:23 PM
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Try first without uncommenting the optional settings, the defaults might be fine. (You may just want to uncomment the port setting to ensure you have the right port set)
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Old 18th March 2008, 06:40 PM
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hmm, it doesn't work with defaults on my F8.

You need to create some directories

Code:
mkdir -p ~/.mpd/playlists
mkdir ~/music
(make ~/music a symbolic link to your actual music directory if necessary)

Then you can enable alsa audio output by uncommenting the audio_output lines for alsa

Then create the database and restart mpd
Code:
mpd --create-db mpd.conf
mpd mpd.conf
Then test locally by running sonata and pointing at localhost
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