I don't believe he needs 'super fast response', just 'not taking literally all night to load a list of files' type of normal use... It's all mentioned earlier on in the thread.Mr.Dave wrote:Why would you buy a very low end £25 linux board if you want super fast response for a media centre ?
regardless of the question where the music files reside (usb hdd or nas), what would be the advantage of using mpd in raspbian over xbmc?surfatwork wrote:With mpd, it is actually quite trivial to get the setup you are after which I understand to be: music on NAS, Raspi connected to stereo, plays music from NAS and can be controlled remotely, headless.
It is exactly what I have, except that my music (~6000 files) is on a USB HDD instead of a NAS drive. that difference is irrelevant if your network is working correctly.
Well my desktop pc is also behind that same switch, and it doesn't seem to have network issues. for instance, its file manager connects to the NAS and succeeds remembering it, it sees the network printer and other pcs. So just from normal use, I can't see anything weird going on in the network. I haven't done any proper diagnosing though with tools for that purpose (which I also don't know how to apply). I'm pretty sure the switch is fine anyhow.teeth_03 wrote:Is there anything else plugged into that switch that you could test to see if its working OK?
you'd be comparing apples and oranges. In a computer context, it would be like comparing windows media centre and winamp. mpd uses lesser resources, has less dependencies, doesnt need X, is configured using conf files, is fast. MPD can be controlled/accessed using clients which can be pretty GUIs (e.g. Ario) or command line (mpc). it doesnt support video.bennypr0fane wrote:regardless of the question where the music files reside (usb hdd or nas), what would be the advantage of using mpd in raspbian over xbmc?
On Helix automatic archive opening will be disabled by default on Pi. See here.Thenewhouse wrote: I've tracked this down to the fact that xbmc automagicaly opens archives and tries to read the files within.
This is fine for a small amount of little zip files for albums etc. but I had a 22gb backup file in the root dir!
Frodo is very old. Gotham was released about a siz months ago and Helix is just about to release.Thenewhouse wrote:Cool. I can't find an option on frodo to disable it.