[sf-lug] linux media (music) player with web server control

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 14:34:04 PDT 2010

I have received a number of these suggested solutions, but my issue is 
that they all seem like hacks. For one, this requires software on the 
client other than a web browser. Easy enough for my Linux laptop, but 
what about my girlfriend's Windows or Mac machines?

I don't understand why this feature isn't built in to the apps in the 
first place, for example, like cups. Surely I can't be the first to want 
this feature?

But perhaps I'm missing something fundamental

On 08/02/2010 01:52 PM, Mike Higashi wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Michael Shiloh
> <michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I have been unable to find a music player that supports web control. I have
>> found many that will stream the media via a web page, but that's not what I
>> want. I want to select the music to play, and then have it play on the
>> server.
>> I did find a plugin for Exaile that is supposed to do this, however it's
>> buggy, lacks full support for Exaile, and doesn't look like it's in
>> development or maintenance.
>> Anyone know of a solution to my need?
> A no-extra-software-required solution:
> a) turn on X11 forwarding in the sshd_config on the media player
> b) ssh into the media player from your laptop
> c) launch the media application from within the ssh session
> d) have the gui frontend forwarded to your laptop
> But it might be better to use a media player with client/server support.
> I don't use a central music server, so I have no recommendations,
> but here are a few for you to look at:
> Music Player Daemon (in early alpha):
> http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Player_Daemon_Wiki
> XMMS2 (in "developer release" stage)
> http://xmms2.org/wiki/Main_Page
> MediaTomb (has Web UI support)
> http://mediatomb.cc/
> Mike

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