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Old 12-30-2003, 06:22 PM   #1
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playing mp3s in background or on boot

I need to be able to do the following:

Either have my box start playing a list of mp3s through mpg123 upon bootup, or be able to log in through ssh, start playing my mp3s, then be able to logout of ssh while still having the machine play the mp3s

Old 12-31-2003, 07:23 AM   #2
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Well you can't log out of ssh and still have a connection to the remote box. If you want the boot option I would write a shell script that would be started at boot and would tell your mp3 player what to play.
Old 12-31-2003, 08:08 AM   #3
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you can use the program screen.
you login through ssh, start screen and run your command for playing the mp3's, then you do CTRL+A and press D. now you can logout while screen is still active and your mp3's are playing. I think this is what your are looking for ...
Old 12-31-2003, 08:19 AM   #4
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Then command nohup will possibly work too.

nohup mpg123 -Z <files to play>
Old 12-31-2003, 08:52 AM   #5
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I use the at command. Is the "program script" the same? Basically as follows:

$ at now

PlayMusic is just a bash script, which runs ogg's or mp3's accepts requests, etc. Mind you do not run with the verbose options because unless you redirect output to /dev/null, you'll get a huge mailfile at the end of it. I stop it by the way with "killall PlayMusic".


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