Oysterville
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Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Mon May 05, 2014 6:35 pm

I've been researching headless media servers that I can control with an Android app, largely for use in my car but also capable of just bringing into the house and using there as well. I came up with a MiniDLNA / BubbleUPnP option, but given I'm just south of 60 gigs of mp3s it takes north of 2 minutes just to search for a song. Not at all fast enough.

Is the search speed being largely affected by the Pi CPU, or is there a better database-based option out there for this sort of application? I've thrown a few queries into Google and am not coming up with much of anything, so hopefully someone else out there knows of a more solid solution to my situation.

Thanks in advance for the advice.
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smuggly
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am

I was using squeezeplud last year. check it out Also Piplayer.

bobbydriver
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Tue May 06, 2014 12:46 pm

I use Squeezeplug - I've got about 70,000 mp3s. Speed is not lightning quick but certainly better than any other dlna server I've tried

Morfeus
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Tue May 06, 2014 9:49 pm

mpd or mopidy

Oysterville
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Wed May 07, 2014 12:45 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give both of those a run and see where it ends up.
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Gerrelt
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Wed May 07, 2014 8:33 pm

Have look at my standalone LMS server - Squeezelite setup: http://www.gerrelt.nl/RaspberryPi/wordp ... r-for-bbq/
my Raspberry Pi page: http://raspberry.gerrelt.nl

Oysterville
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Sat May 24, 2014 8:26 pm

Gerrelt wrote:Have look at my standalone LMS server - Squeezelite setup: http://www.gerrelt.nl/RaspberryPi/wordp ... r-for-bbq/
I'll check that out! I ended up using a USB2GO cable with my Android phone and a 64 gig usb stick to cart my music around, but I'll check this server out for when having a few cables about isn't so much of an issue.
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guussie
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Sun May 25, 2014 4:36 pm

For the server, look at:

http://www.minimserver.com

For the player, look at:

https://github.com/PeteManchester/MediaPlayer

For the control, use:

"Kinsky"

medoc
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:06 pm

If you do not want to go the Java way, you could also try an upmpdcli/minidlna combination.

minidlna searches are quite fast in my experience. Searches among 25 K tracks are almost instantaneous, and I'd be surprised if it did not scale as it's backed by an SQLite3 db.

jf

PeteManchester
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Re: Headless Media Server for Large Music Collections

Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:48 pm

guussie wrote:For the server, look at:

http://www.minimserver.com

For the player, look at:

https://github.com/PeteManchester/MediaPlayer

For the control, use:

"Kinsky"
To celebrate the start of the world cup I have just released a new version of the Java MediaPlayer.

https://github.com/PeteManchester/MediaPlayer

it can be downloaded here

New features include:
Simplified the configuration of the DAC used by Airplay and Songcast
Added an index.html web page
Added lyric and aritst info on the PlayerStatus page
Converted the Songcast code to use the Netty API
Some fixes to the Config web page
Some fixes to the radio provider
Added a new option to set a maximum volume limit

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