Being a beginner here , so excuse me for my perhaps stupid question.
I couldn't find the answer myself
I have a Synology NAS running squeezecenter, a duet and a radio
So far so good.
But now i want it to make some dynamic playlists, i know MusicIp should be great for just this!
So i found a plugin tab in squeezecenter and there i selected MusicIP.
Under the advanced tab in squeezecenter most of the settings are self-explaining but i dont know what to select for HTTP port, or for the MusicIP Playlist Format. And now i am stuck!
What steps should i take next?
(I can't see a musicIp entry on my controller)
Perhaps someone can steer me in the right direction?
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Thread: Howto MusicIp on a nas?
2010-01-19, 13:38 #1
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Howto MusicIp on a nas?
2010-01-19, 14:02 #2
The MusicIP plugin is great, but it only serves as the connection between Squeezebox Server (SBS) and MusicIP mixer, which is different software. What type of CPU does your NAS have? If it's x86 (ie, Intel-based) then you'll have to figure out how to install the MusicIP software on it. If it's an ARM processor or some other non-x86 CPU then you're out of luck, because as far as I know there is no MusicIP for non-x86 processors.
If you have an x86 CPU, then look at the wiki pages on running headless MusicIP. I found this one to be the most helpful: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph..._SqueezeCenter
2010-01-20, 04:43 #3
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Aha, so that's how it works.
Sadly synology isn't a x86 Nas so i'll have to figure out another way to get musicip mixer running
Perhaps i'll have to let my laptop run MusicIp mixer when i want dynamic playlists (don't need it all day long).
I'll have a go at that, and see if it works
Thanx for the pointers
2010-01-20, 05:52 #4
There are a couple ways you could go about it. One is to run MusicIP on your laptop to generate playlists, then save the playlists as .m3u files and copy them to your Synology. You'll need to change the paths to correspond to where the Synology will see them, which is different from the paths your laptop will use to read them from the NAS. That's what I did for a couple years when I was running SC/SBS on a LinkStation NAS.
Alternatively, if you want true dynamic playlists the way that the MusicIP plugin was meant to provide them, then MusicIP and SBS need to be running on the same computer, so you would need to run SBS on your laptop.