Play music off network share

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Play music off network share

Postby boozelclark » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:55 am

Hi

I have a server on my home network with a share that contains all my music. How do i get my mpd router radio to play those files over the network?

Can i set a network share as the music folder? if so how?

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Re: Play music off network share

Postby gerben » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:27 am

What kind of protocols does this server provide. FTP, NFS, Samba(windows share), AFP,...?
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Re: Play music off network share

Postby boozelclark » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:02 pm

It's a windows share but could add ftp if needed.
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Re: Play music off network share

Postby gerben » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:14 am

Search this forum for SAMBA share. e.g. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=305&p=1330&hilit=samba#p1330

It is on my todo list sometime. Not sure if it is possible on a WL520GU with it's limited amount of disk space and cpu power. Please share if you get it to work.
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Re: Play music off network share

Postby boozelclark » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:10 am

Hi

I found out it is possible using cifs.

install kmod-fs-cifs & cifsmount
do insmod cifs
then mount.cifs //networkshare/shape /mnt/share

There is a bug in kamikaze however that prevents this.
cant do (insmod cifs)
I installed backfire and got it to work however there then just isnt enough space for mpd so i need a minimal build of backfire with out the web interface and stuff. My problem now is that you need a linux machine to do this so i'm hoping someone can build a minimal brcm 2.4 backfire image for me.

I'm not sure exactly how the cpu will handle it but i'm assuming if it can stream off the net it will be fine over the network.

If you have a linux machine please will you make an image for me.
heres the guide http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/obtain.firmware.generate

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Re: Play music off network share

Postby lostmyshape » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:45 am

I had this exact setup working a while back, but some bugs in backfire prevented me from putting it in use (I can't remember but I think it was mpd and has since been fixed). I got around the space issue by using extroot. Worked great off a little 4GB flash drive and usb hub.
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Re: Play music off network share

Postby boozelclark » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:49 am

Thanks, i have bricked my router but if i can fix it ill give that a try.
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