MPD/network mp3 playing alternatives?
October 3, 2012 6:03 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to play MP3s on one computer, but controlled (prev, next, play, volume, etc.) by an interface on another computer. Complication level: there shouldn't be one because there is Linux and FreeBSD and NFS and shit everywhere. Why is this harder than it should be?
posted by wrok to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a bunch of MP3s on my FreeBSD server. They are shared via NFS with everything else on my local network. I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine connected to a TV/stereo. I sit in front of a Macbook Air for day to day use.
What I want to happen is: I select and play music inside a program on my Macbook Air, and have sound come out of my Ubuntu 12.04 machine.
So I tried MPD, and made very little progress. It appears to load my library and then... then nothing. What other options do I have aside from VNC/remote desktop/SSH X-fowarding? There's got to be some sort of simple solution, right?