dedicated music player/server
I have an old laptop that i'm going to use in a project. I'm going to make a music server out of it that also plays the songs true an old tube amp radio and is remote accessible. of course I thought about Squeezebox (because i love the server but hate the way to expensive consoles) or mpd (yes i saw the mightyohm wifi-radio tutorial)
In the end I've chosen squeezebox because it's way easier and has more possibilities that can be accessed on remote.
As for the player I've chosen mocp: smart, simple and console based.
My first question is which distro should I chose?
console based would def. limit the power I need but that's about it. I already tried microcorelinux but I couldn't compile squeezebox. Then I tried it on ubuntu but I can't let mocp play the stream when the system starts up. (that's my second question)
A 3th problem I encountered is kind off strange. I connected my vlc player (on my computer not the squeezeboxserver) to the stream and controlled the server via browser and it worked perfectly. But when I use a client on the same machine as the server I have a delay of over 40seconds.. which is not normal. Does anyone know a solution for this? At first I thought running a virtual machine that houses the client but then I need to know how to start the virtual machine each boot up + that would double the entire boottime (but would also rule out that my client starts before the server and things the url is wrong..)
thx in advance