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Multiple instances of mt-daapd for linux running at once

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  • #2131

    eldino
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    Hello there,
    my idea is to buy this little thin client http://www.cute-box.com/cutebox3854.html (the only one i found with more than 4 USB 2.0) ports, put Puppy Linux on it, plug one 500GB+ usb drive for every USB port and install multiple instances of mt-daapd, one for drive, so in iTunes (connected via ethernet) i will have something like:

    SHARED:
    DISK1
    DISK2
    DISK3

    etc..
    is this possible? I mean.. is possible to run multiple instances of md-daapd, one for disk, on the same computer? If yes, how?
    Thank you for the reply ๐Ÿ™‚

    #15871

    S80_UK
    Participant

    Hi,

    Yes it is possible. Please use the search facility on the Forum and look for “multiple instances”. I have covered it elsewhere as have others.

    This is one of the results that you will get…

    http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?t=5590

    Les.

    #15872

    eldino
    Participant

    Wonderful thread! thank you dude ๐Ÿ™‚ I thinked (foool!) I were the only one so geek and so daap-lover to plan to do something like this ๐Ÿ˜€

    Well now I have to estabilish if linux works better or worst on this thin client than on a NSLU.. the cpu power is enough… I will post my experiences if i will able to get this thin client at decent price here in Italy ๐Ÿ™‚ Regards!

    #15873

    S80_UK
    Participant

    @eldino wrote:

    Wonderful thread! thank you dude ๐Ÿ™‚ I thinked (foool!) I were the only one so geek and so daap-lover to plan to do something like this ๐Ÿ˜€

    No, you’re not the only one. There’s plenty of geeks around here… ๐Ÿ˜†

    That’s an interesting box you’re looking at. Please let us all know if you go for it. The CPU is certainly capable enough. I did run four instances on an NSLU2 (266MHz). I currently have four instances running on a Via C3 processor at 533MHz under Windows 2000, but will soon be switching that box over to Debian. Either way, the processor still has plenty of performance in reserve.

    Another way, if you want to hack hardware – the NSLU2 can be modified to make the extra USB ports on its processor chip accessible. The NSLU2 Linux pages have some good info on this.

    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/EnableExtraUSBPorts

    Good luck!

    Les.

    #15874

    eldino
    Participant

    @s80_uk wrote:

    That’s an interesting box you’re looking at. Please let us all know if you go for it. The CPU is certainly capable enough. I did run four instances on an NSLU2 (266MHz).

    I’d like to buy it NOW, but it’s pretty hard to get it here in Italy. No trusty online reseller, no offline reseller. I found this Epatec brand that sell it with a different name “eTC 3854” -> http://store.epatec.net/es/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=50
    and it looks a trusty site to buy from. I contacted them via email (they have an italian office) and I’m waiting for a reply. I need to know how much shipping costs are and the payment methods (i haven’t bank account). We will see.

    I looked for many months to NSLU2, that is really cheap (90รขโ€šยฌ vs 250 รขโ€šยฌ needed for the etc 3854) and easy to order,i read a lot of wikis about it and It could be perfect for what I’d like to do.. but it has 2 problems:
    1. many people report a limitation about hd sizes (max 250-300 gb); i’d like to plug to it anything less than 500GB/750GB;
    2. it doesn’t support HFS+!! I use my external disks with Mac and I don’t really want to format them as ext3 or worst: FAT32! Formatting a 500Gb baby as FAT32 sounds dumb to me. Well I could do it too if there are any alternatives but mmmh..

    Using a thin client instead of a NSLU2 could give me a decent HFS+ suppport, I guess..

    #15875

    eldino
    Participant

    Another way, if you want to hack hardware – the NSLU2 can be modified to make the extra USB ports on its processor chip accessible. The NSLU2 Linux pages have some good info on this.

    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/EnableExtraUSBPorts

    This one sounds TOO MUCH geeky.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know anything about soldering etc. I’d buy a second NSLU2 if needed ๐Ÿ™‚

    #15876

    ddelponte

    I’m also experiencing the problem with m4v files and video playback. Earlier in this post it was stated that the problems occur because the file is missing metadata. Does anyone know what metadata is missing? I’d like to correct the issue if possible.

    Thanks.

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