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Old 08-05-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
dinkydarko
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linux to play my aac/mp3s/wma over network


Hey ppl,

i'm not totally inexperience with linux, i've tried a few distros now never getting into one for more than a couple of months or so.
Right now i'm trying to decide or a distro and media player that'll let me stream audio from to winXP pc on the same network. They contain mp3s, acc, and wma format files. I know how much wma's can be in linux but i need them because of the good compression for my mp3/wma player.

So, can anyone recomend a good combo of distro and media player?


Also the box is rather old;
PII 300ish i think
128meg
4gig hd

and i need a graphical interface as some users arnt comfortable with a little command prompt

i've tried a bit of googling but its pretty patchy and no real use

thanks in advance,

dinkydarko
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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one idea would be to use amarok ( find it at kde-apps.org )

its a great little jukebox app, that builds a database of music and organizes it by artist, song, albumn, etc. I'm not sure how the categorization works for wma files, but I believe you can play them if you use the xine engine.

As for streaming, i'd suggest you create a samba mount to a windows share containing the music. then, tell amarok to include that mount as part of the music collection, and viola, you're good to go.

If that doesn't work, you could always stream over http

Last edited by timcharper; 08-05-2005 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, amarok had slipped my mind. I have ubumtu running on the network just now so i can test taht out when my flatmate can put his PC on and share some files.

As for distro i have no prob testing any out, but if anyone feels an urge to try and convince me of one light distro over another i'm open to suggestion.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 06:49 AM   #4
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i forgot why amorok annoys me, it can have WMA's in its collection. Looks like it will be beep for me. ta for the sugestion tho.

david
 
  


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