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    WD MyBook Live NAS

    I just purchased a Squeezebox Duet but was very disappointed to find that it will not access the music on my WD MyBook Live NAS without a PC running. This is one of the primary functions I was looking for. Does anyone know how to get this working?

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    Smile Get the Squeezebox Server running on a WD Mybook Live NAS

    Hi sgh64 and all others.

    I found a better instruction than mine one here...

    Please use this one: http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/squeezeboxserver

    You can keep my instructions as reference...
    but please follow the ones of wikidot, they provide also a solution to access music stored in a private share.

    Thanks,
    gabbel.


    Old Post: ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hi sgh64

    Until now I used a Guruplug Plus for the Squeezebox Server, but it was always way to slow for my needs, that I gave the WD Mybook Live a chance.
    For me following worked to get the Server running on my WD MyBook Live NAS and it is a lot faster then on the Guruplug.

    Please Only do this, if you did a backup of your WD MyBook Live.
    Just in case that you need to recover the box once...


    1. Get SSH Access:

    login at http://mybooklive/UI/login
    goto http://mybooklive/UI/ssh and enable ssh access
    ssh into mybooklive (user: root, pw: welc0me)

    Now you have two possibilities
    2. Disable Twonky or Change the http Port. (free Port: 9000)

    2a. Disable Twonky
    Login to your My Book Live Webinterface.
    Goto: Settings -> Media
    Disable the Twonky Sevice.

    Note, this will stop the Streaming Service completely.

    2b. Change the http port for Twonky
    stop twonky:

    /etc/init.d/twonky stop

    edit twonky config file:

    vi /CacheVolume/twonkymedia/twonkymedia-server.ini
    change port to e.g. 8000: httpport=8000
    start twonky:

    /etc/init.d/twonky start

    3. Install the Squeezebox Server.

    Changes! from the changelog for v7.6.0: "The default database is now SQLite. MySQL can still be used using ones own installation."
    Please be patient, I need to test (Thanks to "fjunger" and "aubuti" for the remarks...).

    For version 7.6.0 MySQL is no longer needed but still supported:
    If you run an update, first do following steps (Fresh install please skip):
    (After I updated, I still had all my settings, just the database started to rebuild. I don't know what will happen if you have some "special" plugins)

    /etc/init.d/squeezeboxserver stop
    aptitude remove squeezeboxserver mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev

    For fresh install start from here: PLEASE CHECK IF THERE IS A NEW VERSION! http://downloads.slimdevices.com/

    cd /DataVolume/shares/Public
    aptitude update
    wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/Squ..._7.6.1_all.deb
    dpkg -i squeezeboxserver_7.6.1_all.deb

    Now your Squeezebox Server should run on the WD MyBook Live
    and you should be able to access it from http://mybooklive:9000

    I hope that this will work for you too.

    OLD outdated! For and until SBS v7.5.5 MySQL is needed:

    cd /DataVolume/shares/Public
    aptitude update
    aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev
    wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/Squ..._7.5.5_all.deb
    dpkg -i squeezeboxserver_7.5.5_all.deb
    Last edited by gabbel; 2011-12-14 at 14:43. Reason: Someone created a better instruction on a different page..

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    Smile Bravo!!

    Works perfectly with My Book Live 3T + Squeezebox Touch.
    Thanx!

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    Help a Newbie

    I got as far as the disabling of Twonky but can't figure out how to follow the directions any further. Could you please elaborate on some of the navigation? Thanks.

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    Looks good but

    Can the same thing be done for a MyBook World?

    The MB Live version was installed using the Debian package manager but World has another linux.

    I see on the same site there is a download for 7.5.4 for ARM linux. Would it work on MBWEII and if so how would we install it?
    downloads.slimdevices.com/SqueezeboxServer_v7.5.4/

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    Final step

    I need help with the final step. How do you accomplish this:

    Now your Squeezebox Server should run on the WD MyBook Live
    and you should be able to access it from http*://mybooklive:9000

    I don't know where to enter this address on my Squeezebox Duet. Thanks.

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    You don't enter the URL on your SB Controller (the remote half of the Duet). You enter it on your web browser on your pc. It could be any pc on the network.

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    I have installed everything as described, and it works so far.

    But....
    When i change any settings on the Squeezebox server they won┤t be saved.
    I change something, answer the question about saving it with yes. But if i look after the setting again, it is on the old setting :-(

    Any hints why ?

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    I don't know the particulars of this NAS, but does the user "squeezeboxserver" have write permissions for the preferences folder and files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgh64 View Post
    I got as far as the disabling of Twonky but can't figure out how to follow the directions any further. Could you please elaborate on some of the navigation? Thanks.
    Hi sgh64

    vi:
    I hope that editing with the "vi" texteditor worked for you, if not ask google for "vi reference" or open this PDF: http://www.mta.ca/torch/pdf/vi.pdf

    Dir:
    Im using the "tmp" directory as download destination.

    During the installation the setup makes a user and group named "squeezeboxserver" I need to say, that until now I only access music from the "Public music share" and that I don't know what would be the consequence if I would have it inside a private directory.

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