[clug] Re: SLA5500

dave davico at tpg.com.au
Thu Sep 8 10:45:13 GMT 2005

On the topic of wireless music players, does anyone know of a good
streaming client (ie. player) suitable for embedded use? For example,
is the software that actually runs on these devices free? (the Z400 
runs linux AFAIK).

I'm aware of gmediaserver and daapd for the serving part.

I recently added usb-audio support to openwrt, and am currenlty playing
music with mpd (www.musicpd.org) running on my asus router (think wrt54g
with usb ports, to which I have connected a $20 usb-key soundcard).
The music is sitting on an nfs share that the router mounts. The router 
handles mp3, ogg and flac nicely.

I'd prefer a solution where the music is streamed so I can subscribe
multiple pc's (or routers) to the same stream to have synchronised music
playing around the house. Does such a lightweight client exist? can you
even do this with multiple Z400/SLA5500's ??.


On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 03:45:01PM +1000, Tim Potter wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 15:35 +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
> > I have used twonkyserver (the free music version) on my Linux server
> > at home with no problems at all. I am currently using gmediaserver.
> > It is a little rougher, but generally works fine.
> Oh cool - I didn't know there was a GPL Linux media server.  I've been
> writing my own in Python recently to talk to a Zensonic Z400.  I got it
> to play mp3 files the other day which was very exciting for me.
> The most annoying problem I have found with UPnP stuff is that the
> announcement multicast UDP datagrams can't cross networks as they have a
> TTL of 1 (as per the UPnP spec).  
> The original poster (Shawn?), might like to try plugging both devices
> into the same switch and see if that fixes things.  It usually did the
> trick for me.
> Tim.

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