Andrew Crosby wrote:
i am trying to make a headless media player;
it would be nice if it could do the following:
be able to be used by non Linux users (flatties)
have an HTML/Web interface for making and loading play lists
be able to stream music to other devices
I've used tunez for a kind of web-radio setup, which works fine. It uses
an icecast stream, so anything that can read that stream can play it. It
doesn't let you do multiple playlists though. Check freshmeat.net
be able to rip cds automatically
There's a number of tools to do this, but I can't remember the name of
the one I used unfortunately. Look on freshmeat.net
. I found one that
was a perl script that ran as a daemon, waiting for an audio cd to be
inserted. It would then rip it, look up the tracks on CDDB, and rename
it for you.
Perry, one of the other wlug members, is writing a one-shot program to
do this as well. It wouldn't be too hard to make this automatic (eg, run
on audio disc insertion).
be able to serve general files (samba)
Just install samba, pointing at the directory you have your mp3s.