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    iPhone and piCore

    Hi
    I'm discovering piCore and till now it's very good.
    I'm looking for a music player on my iPhone to play music via piCore or my NAS.
    Does someone know if this exists and if 'Yes': what is/are good player(s)?
    Thanks and greetings
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Erskine View Post
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    Thanks Greg for your quick reply.
    I read a lot.
    Do you know what the difference is between a music player and a MPD?

    greetings,
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Thanks Greg for your quick reply.
    I read a lot.
    Do you know what the difference is between a music player and a MPD?

    greetings,
    Peter
    MPD = Music Playing Daemon. In computer speak a daemon is a background process with no GUI. In Windows its called a service but in *nix variants its a daemon.

    AFAIK iPeng is the ONLY LMS compatible player on iOS. iPeng is both a controller and player (the latter requires an additional in app purchase). iPeng is highly recommended.
    There is no daemon app that I am aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    MPD = Music Playing Daemon. In computer speak a daemon is a background process with no GUI. In Windows its called a service but in *nix variants its a daemon.

    AFAIK iPeng is the ONLY LMS compatible player on iOS. iPeng is both a controller and player (the latter requires an additional in app purchase). iPeng is highly recommended.
    There is no daemon app that I am aware of.
    Hi Greg
    Thanks for the explanation.
    On my iPhone I see some MPD players. I read in this forum Maximummpd for the iPhone was fine. But I can't find that Picore does have a deamon in the background. Or can I install?
    Or can I install the Deamon on my Synology NAS and connect it with my LMS on my NAS.
    In the 'Help' of Picore I can find nothing of this subject.
    Greeting,
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    iPeng is the ONLY LMS compatible player on iOS
    No, there is also SqueezePad which works on iPad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Hi Greg
    Thanks for the explanation.
    On my iPhone I see some MPD players. I read in this forum Maximummpd for the iPhone was fine. But I can't find that Picore does have a deamon in the background. Or can I install?
    Or can I install the Deamon on my Synology NAS and connect it with my LMS on my NAS.
    In the 'Help' of Picore I can find nothing of this subject.
    Greeting,
    Peter
    MPD is completely different technology to LMS that is installed on piCorePlayer.
    If you want to use piCorePlayer and LMS with an iOS device then use iPeng (or Squeezepad if using an iPad)
    If you want to use MPD then forget about pCorePlayer altogether and use Raspbian or something else on the Pi.

    This is an LMS forum so it is unlikely that anyone will have detailed knowledge of installing MPD on a Pi.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsten_h View Post
    No, there is also SqueezePad which works on iPad!
    I know. I thought that as soon as I had posted. For the purposes of answering this thread I don't actually think it matters
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    MPD is completely different technology to LMS that is installed on piCorePlayer
    I don't know MPD but I think the OP meant to ask what are the functional differences or pros/cons of MPD vs LMS. Perhaps somebody can provide some details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    Perhaps somebody can provide some details.
    I tested MPD with Volumio and a few other clients before going to piCorePlayer and I must say that piCorePlayer is much better for me. The MPD solution was really slow when browsing through my music library, it was really no fun. Now with piCorePlayer and LMS it is so much faster. It is like having the music directly on an iPod or so.

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