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Old 06-10-2019, 07:49 AM   #16
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i've got a dual core laptop i got for 15 that i might substitute if i can't get this one working the way i want it to. the idea behind providing a really crap one (which i got for free) is that it won't be a disaster if a beer gets poured over it. it's basically a sacrificial laptop. if i can get a decent low spec setup with a user friendly frontend that can cross-fade, then there's a pretty much endless supply of crappy old windows vista era laptops i can get hold of cheap or free if it gets trashed. it's a heavy metal and punk night, so there's potential for it to get messy.
if we were going to spend money, i think a desktop would be a better idea, the computer itself can be safely out of the way, and it would only really be a cheap USB keyboard and mouse we'd need to worry about.
has anyone used strawberry, which is a fork of clementine? is it any less resource hungry than clementine?
 
Old 06-10-2019, 08:08 AM   #17
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well many things can be said about that.
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i've got a dual core laptop i got for 15 that i might substitute if i can't get this one working the way i want it to. the idea behind providing a really crap one (which i got for free) is that it won't be a disaster if a beer gets poured over it. it's basically a sacrificial laptop.
crap one is only going to give you, well you're already see what you're getting from trying to use one.

and, of course, you get what you pay for.


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if i can get a decent low spec setup with a user friendly front-end that can cross-fade, then there's a pretty much endless supply of crappy old windows vista era laptops i can get hold of cheap or free if it gets trashed. it's a heavy metal and punk night, so there's potential for it to get messy.
HP has spill proof keyboards.

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if we were going to spend money, i think a desktop would be a better idea, the computer itself can be safely out of the way, and it would only really be a cheap USB keyboard and mouse we'd need to worry about.
if you can hook up a "remote keyboard and mouse" to a desktop, you can do that with a laptop too. less to have to carry around, as I'd think a tower or box and separate monitor, keyboard, and mouse would be more cumbersome, then using a laptop.


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has anyone used strawberry, which is a fork of clementine? is it any less resource hungry than clementine?
time to experiment. too bad you couldn't just take one (software) and strip it down yourself to have only what you need it to do on a crap 32bit laptop. It could be done I suppose, just something that provides a gui and plays files using cross fading, and rip out the rest of it. save it in your own git account. If you got any programming background...

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:17 AM   #18
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My motorcycle shop computer uses mocp and a Window Manager. My hardware specs are better than yours.

I keep ram usage while playing music on 200 watt per channel amplifier
Below 300 MB with a Window manager running and playing streaming radio stations.
While running a conky and connected wifi to internet.

It handles folder and file playing also.

https://www.fossmint.com/moc-music-p...linux-console/

Can't speak on crossfading capabilities. Don't use em and beyond my knowledge.

Audacious is cool also. Never used Strawbarry or Clementine much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj4UNF-pf58
 
Old 06-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #19
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yep onboard files.

off the top of my head.
buffering across a network. I cannot image how to do that. setup, One Server -- to --> many pcs
NFS

I've already cranked up the rsize/wsize mount parameters to 1MB but the problem doesn't seem to be driven by that. It looks like Audacious itself may be the problem. The buffer size you can set within the application only comes into play (from what I've been able to find) when you're streaming from a web site. (Hmmm... maybe I should setup a quick-n-dirty nginx server on the system hosting the music files that only allows local network connections.)
 
Old 06-10-2019, 11:15 AM   #20
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I got lost on who what the OP on this one...
Cross fading. I apologize if my reply to the Audacious users sent this off into the sticks.
 
  


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