OK, so here's the scenario:
My wife and I have iTunes accounts (to populate iPods, mostly - no iPhones). I also have a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) server/desktop running Samba for network storage.
I wrote a little perl script that periodically scans the iTunes libraries of the two Win7 machines that are the main iTunes sources and updates the server. So the server holds the unified media library and the 2 Win7 machines hold subsets. That part works fine.
We have a Roku Soundbridge in the garage, a BoxeeBox in the media room, and a smattering of other computers doing other tasks (for example, an older XP box drives my Computrainer fitness machine and plays media during workouts)
So the intent here is to have a music server running on the Linux box that can export music to any of the other computers or players in the house. Ideally, that means DAAP and UPnP. And - this is important - it needs to have a solution for exporting playlists because it turns out that playing the whole library on shuffle can produce some pretty... eclectic mixes.
Once upon a time, I ran the FireFly DAAP server. That begat mt-daapd. It worked well enough, but eventually started segfaulting at startup and doing other weird things as the codebase fell fallow.
mt-daapd begat forked-daapd, and I switched to that, but that codebase fell fallow well before it actually became usable and it won't run either.
My next try was/is MediaTomb. That seems to run OK, but it is UPnP only - no more iTunes support. That's not a total showstopper (our DVD collection is ripped as full ISOs and I have VLC everywhere as the DVD player, and VLC will play UPnP). The Soundbridge also plays UPnP and I think the Boxee does too. There's even a graphical playlist editor called GraveDigger that I got working (and the developer is responsive too!)
...but MediaTomb doesn't support ordered playlists - it plays the songs in the list in alphabetical order. Closer than I've been by far, but still suboptimal.
There has to be a solution for this that:
Can scan a music library;
Can play that library over DAAP and UPnP;
Has support for user-constructed playlists;
Has some sort of graphical tool for building those playlists; and
(nice to have) Has support for filter-generated playlists, via some sort of regex or other procedural mechanism.
Anybody have any ideas?
Anybody want to pick up development of MediaTomb to add these features?submitted by NorthStarZero
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I was wondering if anybody knows how I can fix my issue of not having any sound on Linux Mint 16.
The output of aplay -l is:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: 92HD99BXX Analog [92HD99BXX Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Thanks for the help!submitted by vertminer
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