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Old 22nd October 2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Need an audiophile music player for puppy tahr

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At the moment I am using daphile feeding into my m-dac and into my amplifier. I am really satisfied with the quality but recently got a video server, a tranquil pc, mini itx, 4gb ram, i3-2100t 2.5ghz as a media server. I cant use daphile on it as it has its own exclusive o.s. but wondered if there was anything similar I could use on puppy tahr that was of similar quality as an audio player.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 06:37 PM   #2
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Daphile (gentoo linux) uses squeezelite for playback. Puppy tahr is based on Ubuntu 14.04 PuppyLinux: Tahrpup 6.0 CE . There is a package for squeezelite in the official repo Ubuntu – Details of package squeezelite in trusty
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Old 22nd October 2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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Daphile (gentoo linux) uses squeezelite for playback. Puppy tahr is based on Ubuntu 14.04 PuppyLinux: Tahrpup 6.0 CE . There is a package for squeezelite in the official repo Ubuntu Details of package squeezelite in trusty
Thanks phofman, I am not sure what to do with a deb file in puppy tahr so am finding that out first.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 07:52 PM   #4
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I do not use puppy but google suggests it supports regular ubuntu repositories , e.g. Puppy Linux Discussion Forum :: View topic - How to install software from ubuntu repositories?

Why this specific distribution + it seems to be getting rather old (kernel 3.x etc.)?
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Old 22nd October 2017, 08:30 PM   #5
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Its very small and light. I did try ubuntu but it was huge, like being back on windows. I am still working on installing squeezelite.
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Old 23rd October 2017, 06:47 AM   #6
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Personally I would pick something with easy upgrade path and good hardware support (i.e. relatively new kernel), but good luck.
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Old 24th October 2017, 04:42 PM   #7
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Personally I would pick something with easy upgrade path and good hardware support (i.e. relatively new kernel), but good luck.
Can you recommend something, need audiophile audio for flac library but also able to play videos from internet like youtube so they are not so critical for audio quality.
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Old 24th October 2017, 09:12 PM   #8
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It depends on the planned usage of that computer and your linux skills.

For me "audiophile audio" means bitperfect delivery from the player to the soundcard. Any linux distribution can do that, it's all about the respective player configuration.

To make sure no software volume is in the chain, I would avoid pulseaudio. That leaves you with direct output to alsa.

Do you want to play youtube in a browser, or using some specialized tool? Latest Firefox supports only PA. Chrome should play to alsa with config option --alsa-output-device List of Chromium Command Line Switches << Peter Beverloo .

Basically any player can play flacs these days. Some people like audacious.

Squeezelite has no GUI, you would have to install whole Logitech Media Server.

Lighter rather well-supported distribution is e.g. Lubuntu. The LTS 16.4 version is supported for 5 years.

Or if you are more advanced, you can pick a rolling-upgrades distribution like Arch linux Arch Linux - Best distro ever? | AkitaOnRails.com
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Old 25th October 2017, 01:28 PM   #9
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The computer will be used for flac classical library, some youtube from a browser, sound quality less important and again stream live tv from a browser. I do understand alsa a bit. I would like to keep off google and chrome but need it for spotify.
I will have another go at lubuntu and also arch linux. My linus skills are fairly basic. Thanks so far, I will also try audacious.
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Old 25th October 2017, 02:14 PM   #10
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I will have another go at lubuntu and also arch linux. My linus skills are fairly basic. Thanks so far, I will also try audacious.
I'd recommend, indirectly, arch, but suggest using either Manjaro or Antergos. Either of these make installing and using arch a more palatable experience.

Manjaro Linux – Enjoy the simplicity

Antergos | Your Linux. Always Fresh. Never Frozen.
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