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  • #2538
    greenleaf
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    Being too poor to have a computer or Soundbridge everywhere in my house that I want to liste to music, I had a thought of piping music from my server through an FM transmitter to the regular radios that I already have around the house. The only problem is that I’d have to go downstairs to where the server is any time I wanted to change the song, rather than to the office upstairs where the other computers are.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of or knew how to create a player that could run on Linux and connect to the Firefly database locally for its song list, and be controlled either from a web browser or a command-line interface? With either of those I could control the software from anywhere in the house and have a constant stream piped to any radio within range.

    I’d love to be able to write this myself, but I’m more of a hardware guy and know pretty much zilch about programming.

    #17380
    Anonymous
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    I have a SB 1001 connected to my home stereo preamp so I can listen to streaming internet radio or my library from Firefly. The recording output of the preamp feeds a Ramsey FM transmitter so I can broadcast to any room in the house. I then use VisualMR to control the SB remotely. You could try a similar configuration, but use SoundBridge Commander rather than VMR since it can run on linux.

    #17381
    greenleaf
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    Currently I only stream to computers, no Soundbridge devices, and I don’t think my wife would let me buy one just so I could connect it to an FM transmitter.

    I’ll set up the FM transmitter off of my server with or without a way to remotely control it. I just thought it would be nice to be able to change the playlist without going all the way downstairs to the corner of the basement and unlocking the server first.

    #17382
    fizze
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    Music player daemon is exactly what you want.
    http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    #17383
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    >Currently I only stream to computers, no Soundbridge devices, and I don’t >think my wife would let me buy one just so I could connect it to an FM >transmitter.

    Ooops, sorry. For some reason I thought you did have a SB. Looks like the solution fizze posted should work for you.

    #17384
    greenleaf
    Participant

    Do any of you know if I can point mpd at my Firefly database to get its song and playlist info from?

    I started tinkering with mpd on a test machine and it’s having problems finding the songs I put there for it. I think I might’ve done something wrong, though. I’ll try again when I have some more free time.

    #17385
    w1ll14m
    Participant

    With the right scripts, you can!

    I’m using php to communicate directly with the mt-daapd sqlite database.
    and then use apache2 as streaming backend.

    Php parses on the filesize filename and type.
    You should beable to do a lot with sqlite and mpd (some bash scripting?)

    #17386
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @fizze wrote:

    Music player daemon is exactly what you want.
    http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Oh, it’s nice !Thank you !

    #17387
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks very much worked for me too much appreciated.

    #17388
    greenleaf
    Participant

    I came across xmms2 today, and saw that it uses a sqlite3 database back-end, just like firefly. There wouldn’t be a way that they could both use the same database, would there?

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