You should read a question before answering it.tpylkko wrote:why not use file sharing (NFS or Samba)? it is easy to setup and the devices on your network connecting can use the content on the server as if they were files on their own hard disk. or do you need the server to do some kind of transcoding? Samba is already installed on most of the mediacentre-OS's.
Because he was asking for a web based application that can be accessed by a browser.tpylkko wrote:why do you say that?
He wasn't asking for that, also. He was asking for a web server application that feeds his music to browsers.tpylkko wrote:Well, there are also extensions to browsers that play music.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefo ... ic-player/
That's a suggestion, not a command. I also have suggestion for you: try politeness.
Well, does it matter? Given how apparent it is that that is not what you did here, now is it? Rather you insinuated that I did not bother to read the post even. Then there also the thing that you're assuming that it is your place to say whether the proposed solution (to his problem) is wrong or not, which, unless you are some kind of sheriff around here, seems "a little" unsatisfactory. But if we disregard these facts then we could perhaps ask whether saying that an answer is wrong could be done politely or not, and whether your attempt at that politeness was of high quality. But, you probably already know that, don't you?If an answer is wrong, is it impolite to say so?
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I'm looking to see if there is a project or software out there for the Raspberry Pi that would have it act as a media server / web server for my music library. The goal would be to have my own local server that would allow clients to connect via web browser and play music through the clients speakers.
While I see your point, that is that the post mentions browser use and so on, it seems to me that it also was suggesting that the problem to be addressed was fundamentally this:gkreidl wrote:No, I don't have an eye on you. And just to show you what I mean:
Given that any normal computational device you are likely to find at home will with 99.9% probability have 1) a music sofware or atleast 2) a broswer that can install an extension, then it seemed to me that this could be a possible solution to the problem. I realize that this is not necessarily what the OP desires, and that there may be reasons why this is not doable (maybe the devices are some kinds of "thin clients" with nothing expect a browser), but I certainly don't see why this could not be at least suggested without being insulted...The purpose of this project was to consolidate my music to one place and distribute it throughout my local network without accessing the internet (I have a 50GB bandwidth cap *sigh*) or installing local software on the devices.
Anyone have any ideas on how I could achieve this? (I hope my explanation makes sense)