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Old 06-09-2002, 10:23 PM   #1
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Linux Project - Remote MP3 machine

I have a old 180mhz machine that I was wanting to use as a mp3 player that is controllable via other machines on the lan.

I've seen a few projects to control mpg123 via web-based control but I forgot the names and cannot seem to find them. Anyone know of any? Or anything similar for a dedicated mp3 storage/player that i can keep running 24/7?

I don't want the music to stop when i shut down machines PLUS this would be good to keep this 24/7 process off my workstation

Don't want the machine to have monitor/keyboard, it wont be used as a workstation, can just use ssh for maintence.
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Old 06-09-2002, 11:38 PM   #3
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excellent! thank you very much. I have to look for more of these, I used one a while back, didn't need mysql or java... was all php. really nice too. just never got it working... never spent a lot fo time on it aswell so... who knows.

thanks again
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actually, i just wrote some software that i released just yesterday! it's called, and i wrote it using PHP run in apache. it's designed to control XMMS (which has way more options than mpg123) and is just all around better.

please let me know what you think if you download it! :-)
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Hum Nice I will try it I think
Old 06-21-2002, 08:41 PM   #6
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Just downloaded it! I'll be honest with you, I haven't had much expirience with setting up such a project yet.

With your software, you can control xmms on a remote machine to play music out of it's local soundcard, NOT stream? Thats what Im looking for. I don't have much to work with for hardware, does xmms NEED x11? How is it on resources?
Old 09-03-2003, 09:11 PM   #7
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I'm trying to do basically the same thing -- create a web front end to play mp3's over the server's audio card, which is attached to my stereo. I would like the server to be headless (no monitor or keyboard) and to be able to control it using a browser from any one of the several computers attached to my LAN (a mixed environment of Windows and Linux).

I've been trying to use the system() and/or exec() functions in PHP to execute mpg123, but to no avail. I can execute other shell commands using system() and exec(), such as ls, so I believe that PHP is working correctly, but literally nothing happens when I try either system("mpg123 [filespec]") or exec("mpg123 [filespec]") -- I just get a blank page in the browser (except for some text I echo'd to make sure the page was being served). I also know I am typing the mpg123 command correctly, because I can execute it successfully on the command line. Also, I have used the $return_var parameter for system() and echo() and get a return code of 11, unless I include an ampersand at the end of the command (e.g., exec("mpg123 [filespec] &")) in which case I get a return code of 0, but still no sound. I've tried using the full path for mpg123 (/usr/bin/mpg123) and have tried to various output options (mpg123 -oh), and still nothing.

Also, I just installed moemusic, referenced earlier in this thread, and while I have populated the MySQL database, can successfully display the web pages and select a song for the queue, I still cannot get any sound.

I'd prefer not to have to have X-windows running on the server (memory constraints), which is why I am trying to do this with PHP and mpg123 instead of xmms.

I'm running Mandrake 9.0, Apache 1.3.26, and PHP 4.2.3.




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