::streaming mp3s

23 08 2006

So, you’ve got a large (completely legal) mp3 collection that you want to share with others in the house or in the world, and you want an easy way to do it, right?

Gnump3d is the answer, my friend, and the answer is blowing in the wind.

or something.

Gnump3d is one of many steaming mp3 servers available from the open source community.  I’ve tried a few, including kPlaylist and Agatha, but I like Gnump3d the most.  It takes just a few minutes to configure, is easy to manage, and is very robust without being bloated.

Ubuntu users can install Gnump3d from the repositories, or you can download the source from the main site.  Either way is essentially the same result–the only difference is downloading directly from the site requires you to go through the hell of having to extract the files and run the ever tedious make install command.

egads

Once installed, you configure the program by editing /etc/gnump3d/gnump3d.conf, which takes all of about 10 minutes.

In addition to mp3 support, Gnump3d will also handle your OGG and movie files, and much, much more!

It is also well supported with a not overwhelmingly active mailing list supported by fairly large community.  You’ll frequently find posts by the progam’s main author, which I like a lot.

give it a whirl, you’ll like it.

kisses,

jimbo

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