Installing Mpd


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 Installing MPD (Music Player Daemon, a music player taking the form of a server and a client) from the Angstrom repo is a bit troublesome, as it requires libvorbis, which is apparently in the firmware but not as a package:

Code:
Installing libvorbis (1.2.0-2.5) to root...
Downloading http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/base/libvorbis_1.2.0-2.5_armv7a.ipk.
Collected errors:
 * check_data_file_clashes: Package libvorbis wants to install file /usr/lib/libvorbisenc.so.2
        But that file is already provided by package  * check_data_file_clashes: libvorbis0
 * check_data_file_clashes: Package libvorbis wants to install file /usr/lib/libvorbisfile.so.3
        But that file is already provided by package  * check_data_file_clashes: libvorbis0
 * check_data_file_clashes: Package libvorbis wants to install file /usr/lib/libvorbis.so.0
        But that file is already provided by package  * check_data_file_clashes: libvorbis0
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package libvorbis.

Installing all the dependencies except libvorbis worked:

Code:
sudo opkg install libgcc1 libstdc++6 libgthread-2.0-0 libsamplerate0 libpulse0 libpulse-simple0 libasound2 libao2 libmad0 libaudiofile0 libflac8 libogg0 libz1 libid3tag0 libsqlite3-0 libfaad0 libglib-2.0-0 libavahi-glib1 libavahi-client3 libavahi-common3 libc6 update-rc.d libmp3lame0


then install mpd without dependancies

Code:
sudo opkg install mpd --nodeps

now sudo edit /etc/mpd.conf and change the lines for all the log files, etc. to things on the SD card (/media/mmcblk0p1/whatnot for SD card 1). Choose music and playlist directory.

now somehow install your frontend of choice. still working on this, so haven't actually tried functionality yet.
 

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Angstrom repos have an MPD frontend which works very well: gmpc.

MPC and GMPC are much faster and more pleasant to use than Exaile. MPD is around 7% CPU and stays at 2.2% memory; ~1.1% CPU and 6.2% memory for the frontend. Exaile takes forever to start, search, and load a file, and with the same file/playlists takes ~20% CPU and ~15% memory.

There's also a console, ncurses-based MPD frontend, mpc, in the Angstrom repo. Installed, but haven't tested it.

Edit: Note that the music will keep playing if you shut the frontend without stopping playback first.
 

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I'm guessing from the content of your second post that MPD is some kind of music player?

It might help if in "Installing..." threads, he poster begins with a short paragraph (just a couple of sentences) explaining what the app does, and why users might want to install it.
 
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I'm using Orpheus, compiled from source.

Random screenshot from Google Images:
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Greek mythology FTMFW.
 

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Just wanted to add that I also got mpd+gmpc sucscesfully running on my Pandora, but I installed by be simply doing a
Code:
sudo opkg --force-overwrite install mpd
which simply overwrites the non-packaged vorbis libs with the packaged.
I dont know wheter that was a good idea or not, but so far it seems to work :p
 

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heh, here was me thinking this would be a quick one too..

MPD itself seems easy enough to deal with.. it's MPC and GMPC which are buggers - GMPC in particular as it stashes stuff all over /usr/share.
MPC doesn't seem to do anything much if it's not installed properly.. seems to just hang for some reason.. it probably has a hard coded path to look for mpd.conf.
GMPC want's it's layout stuff stored in /usr/share/gmpc.

I could do an AUFS hack, a symlink hack ( like my original GIMP PND, which was a bit unclean ) or recompile everything from source and "do it properly."
I'm leaning towards the AUFS hack with the creation of the /usr/share/gmpc folder on NAND to bind to, as this way I can cleanly unbind it when the program closes, so I'll probably do this first and stick it in beta testing, then "do it properly" when I have the time ( or if someone else feels like it, they can step in. )

That sound fair?
Course, someone else is more than welcome to do it instead of me :)

[edit]
Quick hacky PND up in Beta Testing: http://www.gp32x.de/board/index.php?/topic/54614-gmpc/page__view__getnewpost
Curiously, I didn't have any issues with vorbis... which worries me somewhat!
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Wewt, MPD with NCMPCPP (c++ n-curses rework) FTMFW \o/
I always use it on my server for streaming (and play locally) too. I'm not sure how it would feel on a handheld, but I'm ready to try asap :D

The problem will probably be with removable drives as MPD keeps a fixed db for it's media. Refreshing your db every time you change disks would suck.
I'm really looking forward for all the minimal mp3-solutions that will emerge for the pandy. I'm not a fan of gui's (non-cmd-line) for music-playing (although I was amazed when I found amarok a few years back).
 

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I've always found sonata to be a most agreeable fronted to MPD, very small, unobtrusive, and somewhat foobar2000-like. It's probably just a short compile away.


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