femindharamshi10
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remote mp3player

Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:33 am

i wanna create a html page on my such that
it should display all files in /media/musicPD
and for example from the displayed file names i click on
123.mp3 it should play that mp3 on local headphone jack (maybe using omxplayer)
how should i do this?

elatllat
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Re: remote mp3player

Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:52 am

One step at a time
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femindharamshi10
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Re: remote mp3player

Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:21 am

elatllat wrote:One step at a time
its one step only i guess :o
okay so basically i wanna play music through a web page

HankB
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Re: remote mp3player

Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:25 pm

I did exactly that years ago on an old laptop which I used to drive our stereo. I wrote in PHP because I was interested in learning PHP at the time. Or maybe I used mod_perl. I'm no longer interested in PHP and find no need to sharpen my Perl skills these days so I would probably choose Python. There's an outside chance I might choose Java and write it as a back end for an Android and/or IOS app.

I just checked my backups and find the file is still there. It's in mod_perl. I could make it available to you if you would be interested in using it as a starting point. Looking deeper, I might have PHP and mod_perl implementations.

Here's the steps I followed IIRC (and guessing from looking at the files. It was about 12 years ago.)
  • Install a web server, probably apache, and configure PHP and mod_perl. I would probably look for a lighter weight server for RPi.
  • Install a database engine. I used MySQL which was popular at the time. I think I'd go with SQLite today.
  • Write the code which populates the database of the music collection. (probably not a web app.)
  • Write the code to put up a web page and query the database in various ways to select music to play.
  • Write the code to put selections in a play list or queue of some sort.
  • Write a back end that would pick music off the queue and play it. (Probably not be a web app.)
  • Write a web page that would allow me to control the player (start/stop/pause/skip.)
If all you want to do is get a music player going and have no interest in developing a web page or learning all of this stuff, I would start searching 'the usual subjects' (Bitbucket, Github, etc) for something that will meet your needs.

HTH,
hank

HankB
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Re: remote mp3player

Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:36 pm

Or just install mpd in Jessie or Jessie Lite. I tried Pi Musicbox and (A ready to write .IMG file which uses mopidy) and mopidy on Jessie and struggled to get either working. Tried mpd and it is looking good!

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startrek.steve
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Re: remote mp3player

Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:58 am

I use Picore on a Pi1.
I run Logitech Media Server software on my main desktop Ubuntu in the loft, it has 65GB of music on it, the picore acts as a player for the music on the Desktop. I control it with an Android app called Squeezer. Works beautifully. Of course it needs two computers, but I dont see why you couldnt have another Pi as the music server running Logitech Media server, its available for the Pi. you can also control Logitech Media server from a browser as well if thats what you'd rather do. It also supports podcasts and streaming radio stations.
Pi 2 running LibreElec Krypton, Pi 2 running Wheezy Desktop, Pi 1 headless Wheezy, downloading Radio, Pi 1 running Picore headless Media Server, Pi Zero to be an Old Time Radio Project. Pi 3 testing. Pi Zero W downloading Radio shows headless.

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