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Re: [vox] web-based cdplayer / mp3 jukebox for linux
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Re: [vox] web-based cdplayer / mp3 jukebox for linux



On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Ken Bloom wrote:

> 
> On 2004.01.31 22:48, dylan wrote:
> > hi-
> > 
> > i am looking for some sort of web-based jukebox that will play cds in the
> > drive or mp3s on the internal disk...
> > 
> > so far i have found apache::mp3 .... but it is based on mod_perl, which i
> > don't really want to install / configure...
> > 
> > 
> > any ideas?
> > 
> > thanks!
> > 
> > dylan
> 
> Try the slimp3 server (http://www.slimp3.com/, debian package slimp3)
> and set up a copy of mpg123 as a daemon to play its http-based mp3
> stream. If you become interested in something more, you can look at
> actually buying one of their devices (the Squeezebox, which now comes
> in both wireless and wired versions)

In theory you can play CDs through slimp3, but I haven't been able to
figure it out, and playing ripped music is much more convenient
anyway. ("tear" makes this pretty easy.)

Note that the mp3-stream-to-software-player approach takes awhile to
respond... mostly because of buffering in the client.  The slimp3, on the
other hand, is very quick to respond, as it uses a custom UDP protocol.

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