02/07/2008 at 4:28 PM #2538
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.02/07/2008 at 4:55 PM #17380AnonymousInactive
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.02/07/2008 at 5:58 PM #17381
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.02/07/2008 at 6:57 PM #1738203/07/2008 at 12:04 AM #17383AnonymousInactive
>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.08/07/2008 at 6:13 PM #17384
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.11/07/2008 at 9:25 PM #17385w1ll14mParticipant
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?)17/07/2008 at 5:54 AM #17386AnonymousInactive02/08/2008 at 8:52 AM #17387AnonymousInactive
Thanks very much worked for me too much appreciated.07/08/2008 at 1:30 AM #17388
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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