I heard about mpd and it sounds awesome but it just doesn't seem to work. The goal is to play back music stored on our headless server (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) on our mobile devices and tablets.
The mpd server is up and running and the database is built out. When clients connect and pick a song to play it looks like its playing but there is no sound.
After some standard troubleshooting I realized that since the server has no desktop it didn't have pulseaudio so I installed that.
I followed this guide and still no luck
There is no sound on any of the network clients. I don't know if it works locally because its a headless server and doesn't have a desktop environment (or speakers for that matter).