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What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:37 am

Currently I have my Pi3 triple-booted using NOOBS.. Rasbian/LibreElec(LE)/Recalbox. I'm loving LE for it's Kodi video streaming to my TV, I also have loaded some music onto the LE partition that I like to play on my TV. What I'm really looking for today is a solution for sharing these music files using my RPi3 LE installation acting as a web (music) server, with the ability to connect to using my mobile Android device for the purpose of listening to this music on my phone as well. I suppose I'm trying to create my own personal Spotify but where I provide the files and hosting...

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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:58 am

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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:11 am

Does Kore provide local playback of content from Kodi?

If not - you could look at enabling UPnP-AV server capability in Kodi and then use a UPnP player on Android.

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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:55 am

Plex media Server:

https://www.element14.com/community/com ... berry-pi-3



Though I do not see the requirement for NoobS installer / chooser and multiple choices, Retropie is based of Raspbian Jessie Lite and the Raspberry Pi Desktop and Kodi Multimedia Centre Software can both be added thus saving 1GB++ of drive space:

https://retropie.org.uk/
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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm

@Paul W.
I will look into those two options, I've used Kore a tiny bit recently, but didn't think to check if I could play from my phone. Though what I'm really interested in is being able to play the music while on the go using my data connection on my phone, instead of only being able to stream when I'm on my wifi ap. I will also look into UPnP, though I could very well be wrong, I believe it only works over a home connection..

@fruitoftheloom
I've looked into Plex, and I believe that's what I'm trying to achieve, but I'm trying to do it for free.. I've ran RetroPi before on this Pi, I couldn't find an easy way to install it from Noobs, but Recalbox also supports Kodi, so I could downsize to a dual-booted system, but I kind of like having things separated.

Thank you both for your replies.

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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:06 pm

jlitew wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm
@Paul W.
I will look into those two options, I've used Kore a tiny bit recently, but didn't think to check if I could play from my phone. Though what I'm really interested in is being able to play the music while on the go using my data connection on my phone, instead of only being able to stream when I'm on my wifi ap. I will also look into UPnP, though I could very well be wrong, I believe it only works over a home connection..

@fruitoftheloom
I've looked into Plex, and I believe that's what I'm trying to achieve, but I'm trying to do it for free.. I've ran RetroPi before on this Pi, I couldn't find an easy way to install it from Noobs, but Recalbox also supports Kodi, so I could downsize to a dual-booted system, but I kind of like having things separated.

Thank you both for your replies.

I was under the impression Plex offer "free" or premium ?

https://www.plex.tv/
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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 pm

@fruitoftheloom
On Plex, if I'm not mistaken the free side resides inside your personal network. To use remote access to play the media from a device on the go requires the paid version. I am not sure but I believe Plex uses their own servers for your media, when what I want is to serve the music from my Pi3 through my wifi at home to my mobile android device running from data on the go.

@All
I'm wondering if something like Ubuntu Server would do the trick.. Above all I'm hoping for a free option, as I'm only trying to supply music and a small amount at that, to mainly myself and maybe my brother (as he bought me my Pi).

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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:24 pm

jlitew wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 pm
@fruitoftheloom
On Plex, if I'm not mistaken the free side resides inside your personal network. To use remote access to play the media from a device on the go requires the paid version. I am not sure but I believe Plex uses their own servers for your media, when what I want is to serve the music from my Pi3 through my wifi at home to my mobile android device running from data on the go.

@All
I'm wondering if something like Ubuntu Server would do the trick.. Above all I'm hoping for a free option, as I'm only trying to supply music and a small amount at that, to mainly myself and maybe my brother (as he bought me my Pi).

http://www.pimusicbox.com/
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Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:31 pm

VLC for Android supports SFTP. You just need to forward port 22 on your router. Now you can play music from the other side of the globe if you know your home IP adress (DynDNS ?).

Sadly, this drains the battery quite fast.

Perhaps you could use MPD and its http output module ? I suppose a DynDNS or No-IP subscription would be vital for such a setup too.

I regularly remote control MPD via MPDroid for Android.

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