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Old 4th April 2011, 09:41 AM   #1881
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Here you'll find a summary of Linux audio players.

Of course those guys are scratching the surface only.

Linux fun starts a layer under the hood.
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Old 4th April 2011, 09:49 AM   #1882
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Thanks i will look into that. :-)
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Old 4th April 2011, 12:11 PM   #1883
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Should i install ubuntu first and then openssh?
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Old 4th April 2011, 07:52 PM   #1884
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If you want to build a headless server for music only, I wouldn't do it with Ubuntu. There is way too much extra cruft that you don't need, unless you use Ubuntu Server.

A very bare bones alternative is Voyage Linux, which is a Debian based distro that was developed with the ALIX boards in mind, but also works well with other X86 motherboards. It is easily installable on a Flash card(for the OS and apps only, you should put your music on a separate hard drive) and uses all the standard Debian packages. There is even a version of it that has MPD already installed, and is usable with USB Audio 2.0 standard compatible DACS(to get 24/196 via USB). I have that setup with SqueezeServer on an Intel fanless Atom board and it works very well.

Another option is Arch Linux. It's not as Plug and Play as Ubuntu, but you control what you install, so you don't have to deal with the decisions that Canonical made wrt the audio subsystem... It also is a "rolling release" meaning there are no "new" releases that you have to upgrade to on a regular basis.. You can update packages as necessary (of course any dependencies will also be updated). I'm planning on setting Arch up as my Vinyl ripping system(and replace Ubuntu for my desktop use at home)
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if you download and install the 'Minimal Ubuntu' distribution, you will not get all the extra stuff they think you need. During the install, you can select 'OpenSSH Server' and you will end up with a CLI system with OpenSSH installed. There will be no audio subsystem. You can then install ALSA and MPD and you're done. Voyage is a good choice. You can get 'Voyage MPD' which is a ready-to-go music server. Might be your best option. If you are a Linux noob, then I suggest you do not use Arch Linux as a first time user. Voyage would be a better choice.

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Old 5th April 2011, 03:24 PM   #1886
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Ubuntu server will do. Or plain Debian.

Speaking about players, there's also "foobnix": Welcome - Good music and video player

(this is a desktop player, not useful for a headless music server. BTW, you should try Linux as a general purpose desktop, too ).
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I will try linux voyage later this week :-)
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Old 6th April 2011, 07:32 AM   #1888
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I will try linux voyage later this week :-)
I expect a full report!
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Old 6th April 2011, 02:55 PM   #1889
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Ubuntu server will do. Or plain Debian.

Speaking about players, there's also "foobnix": Welcome - Good music and video player

(this is a desktop player, not useful for a headless music server. BTW, you should try Linux as a general purpose desktop, too ).
I'm running Ubuntu Server since quite some time.
I do consider it fad ( look at the size of the DVD) on one hand, on the other hand basic packages ssh server, nfs etc are missing.
What's also missing is a kind of Vortexbox like management layer.
Still I can use it. I just finished setting up a standalone server based digikam database on that server. It works quite well.


All I can say, after trying some DISTROs, incl. Debian SID, lately.

If it has to be Linux, than my vote goes for Ubuntu (Gnome) or one of its flavors. That's all I need. It'll still gives me enough headache and space for hacking.

Debian SID (Mint-Debian) felt like being back in the early days of Linux.
Those Mint folks must have realized ( and appreciated) by now what value-add Ubuntu generates on top of Debian.
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New featurful software for exact ripping of CDDA (+ encoding & tagging): "morituri".

https://thomas.apestaart.org/morituri/trac
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