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Old 03-21-2015, 10:11 PM   #1
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Looking for a Music server - Streamer, Jukebox type thing.


Are there any current, maintained, that have continuous random/shuffle play mp3 streamers out there? Basically, when cue is empty it will start playing random mp3's.

Also I guess another feature i would like it to be able to simply point the browser to the server and it starts playing with out any interaction. It would also be nice to be able to manage the cue from it...

I have looked at:
Subsonic
Plex
Groove Basin
MPD + Icecast
Streamsicle (no longer maintained)
GlobeCom Jukebox (no longer maintained)

I can't think of all the others that I have looked at also.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 11:31 PM   #2
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I use mpd and point it at a paid for Shoutcast server to create my own internet stream. I also, sometimes, connect to mpd's own HTML stream.
What would you like to be able to do that the mpd setup, for example (since it's teh setup I'm familiar with), doesn't do?
 
Old 03-21-2015, 11:53 PM   #3
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Correct me if I am wrong here. With MPD you have to build playlist and have it play the playlist. So what after the last song of the playlist is played? Build a new playlist?

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Old 03-21-2015, 11:56 PM   #4
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Correct me if I am wrong here. Wth MPD you have to build playlist and have it play the playlist. So what after the last song of the playlist is played?
mpd-sima
 
Old 03-22-2015, 12:01 AM   #5
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Correct me if I am wrong here. Wth MPD you have to build playlist and have it play the playlist. So what after the last song of the playlist is played?
Set it on repeat?
 
Old 03-22-2015, 12:51 AM   #6
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Correct me if I am wrong here. With MPD you have to build playlist and have it play the playlist. So what after the last song of the playlist is played? Build a new playlist?
You can write a script and and use mpc commands to detect the end of the playlist. After that you can make it do whatever you want.

Below is a bash script using mpc that I wrote to play an NPR news report on the hour. It stops the current song, plays the news and then restarts the song at the previous stop point. It is triggered hourly by a cron job.

You could also just set consume mode off and turn on repeat.

Code:
#! /bin/bash
last=$(mpc playlist | wc -l)
# A playlist of size 1 is usually a news radio stream.
# If so, do not interrupt it. Skip all the rest
if (( $last > 1 ))
then
# Add the hourly news stream to the end of the current playlist
mpc load NPRHourlyNews
# get the position of the hourly news stream in the playlist
last=$(mpc playlist | wc -l)
# get the position of the current song in the playlist
currpos=$(mpc status | grep playing| sed 's=^.*#\([0-9][0-9]*\)/.*$=\1=')
curseek=$(mpc status | grep playing| sed 's=^.*(\([0-9][0-9]*\)).*$=\1=')
#echo last = $last
echo currpos = $currpos
echo curseek = $curseek
# start the hourly news stream
mpc play $last

# test to see if we are still playing the newstream
newpos=$(mpc status | grep playing| sed 's=^.*#\([0-9][0-9]*\)/.*$=\1=')
echo $last and $newpos
# wait until the news ends
mpc idle
newpos=$(mpc status | grep playing| sed 's=^.*#\([0-9][0-9]*\)/.*$=\1=')
echo $last and $newpos
while (( $last == $newpos ))
do
   sleep 1
   # test to see if we are still playing the newstream
   newpos=$(mpc status | grep playing| sed 's=^.*#\([0-9][0-9]*\)/.*$=\1=')
   echo $last and $newpos
done
# restart the previously interrupted song and then delete the news stream from the playlist
mpc play $currpos && mpc seek $curseek && mpc del $last
fi

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Old 04-28-2018, 07:40 PM   #7
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Sorry reviving an old thread. Mainly because I am having a little trouble finding how private messages

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I use mpd and point it at a paid for Shoutcast server to create my own internet stream. I also, sometimes, connect to mpd's own HTML stream.
What would you like to be able to do that the mpd setup, for example (since it's teh setup I'm familiar with), doesn't do?
I am interested in your setup. I still haven't not really found a solution to my music wants. This sounds like what i want for a basic setup. continuously playing songs randomly any, never ending, every night(?) it will pickup any new songs added to my music folder.
 
Old 04-28-2018, 07:47 PM   #8
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I just run mpd with random mode on and, as far as I can tell, it will just keep playing.
It isn't really possible to easily add a track to play next with mpd though, as one can in Amarok for example, so it's not perfect.
 
Old 05-03-2018, 08:10 AM   #9
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Okay ill see what i figure out. Thanks.
 
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I just remembered that mpd has something called "consume mode" where it just plays a track then removes it from the playlist but if that's turned off it just cycles forever. To add tracks you need to manually ask mpd to rescan your collection which can be done in most mpd front ends including my favourites ncmpcpp (command line) and Gnome Music Player Client.
 
  


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