sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious
and if encountering error:
rm -r ~/.config/audacious
For slow computers like mine (PIII running Ubuntu Lucid via USB 1 !!):
- Choose Output-Only (not Duplex) from Ubuntu Preference->Sound
- Select PulseAudio, 10000 buffer, and 16 bits from Audacious.
My music collection has been growing, and in a good way. About 250GB of which 70% are native 16/96kHz and 24/96kHz recording in lossless FLAC format. Mostly sourced from Vinyl/LP rips. They are superior than normal CDs which are recorded at 16/44.1kHz.
As on-the-shelf audiophile media center or server is very expensive (read: Linn DS is $15,000!) I want to have a media center to allow me sit back and enjoy the music without fiddling with laptop keyboard as now.
I tried many Linux implementation of media center and finally settled on MyMediaSystem. It is pretty, fast, and useful with little non-needed gimmicks. There are additional 'bonus' such as movie player, TV player, internet radio, and photo viewer.
This is what I did. The hardware are:
IBM Thinkpad T23
DAC: SoundBlaster 24 bit Live!
Ubuntu 10.04 or above
MMS installation how-to
- Install Ubuntu then run updates.
- Install Ubuntu Restricted extra (to be able to play mp3 etc.)
- Add the following lines from Accessories > Terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mms-prodeia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mms
sudo apt-get install mms-plugin-audio
- Edit the AudioConfig file in /etc/mms/. From Terminal type:
sudo gedit /etc/mms/AudioConfig
edit this line (after mapping a drive as explained here)
audio_dir_no_watch = /media/wdtv/04. MEDIA/01. MUSIC
audio_player = AlsaPlayer
If the collection is on network drive like the example above, one needs to use smbmount as in this article here or here
Note: The SoundBlaster Live needs to be selected as default from System >Preference > Sound. In the past, this was done using asoundconf (retired now)
The above option installs a minimalist version of the Media Center basically audio player and Internet radio.
To share directory
Install smbfs: sudo apt-get install smbfs
Create mydriveconnect.sh and make it executable
sudo mkdir /media/mydrive
# unmount previously-mounted drive
sudo umount /media/mydrive
sudo smbmount "//192.168.1.11/wdtv_data/04. MEDIA/01. MUSIC" /media/mydrive -o username=defaults,password=defaults
#sudo smbmount "//192.168.1.10/sh_widhibrata/_backup/04. MEDIA/01. MUSIC" /media/mydrive -o username=widhibrata,password=password
in case RW is desired, use uid and gid option:
sudo smbmount "//192.168.1.11/wdtv_data" /media/mydrive -o username=default,password=default,uid=999,gid=999
find out the uid using "id" command from terminal
With Lubuntu, install xfce4mixer to select sound card:
sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer gstreamer0.10-alsa
Slightly more heavyweight - you could install pulseaudio and thus use the pulseaudio packages such as
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pavucontrol