Share your music with other computers in the house.
Most people have some music on their desktop pc.
If you have a music server in the house, you can share that music with other laptops and computers connected to your network in the house.
Creating a music server on your ubuntu pc is easy as pie.
I took the how-to from here, but I’ll make it a bit easier.
Well be using a program called GNUMP3d.
Open up a terminal (applications -> accessories) and copy/paste this:
sudo apt-get install apache2
You’ll need to enter you password (you won’t see what you type) and press enter.
After it’s finished doing it’s magic, copy/paste this command:
sudo apt-get install gnump3d
2. Setting the music server up.
Gnump3d has a config file in /etc/gnump3d that you’ll need to adjust.
Open a terminal and copy/paste this:
Then navigate to /etc/gnump3d.
You will need the gnump3d.conf file.
Double click that file.
Look for this line –> root = /var/music
This tells the programs what folder your music is in.
I have my music in the default music folder so I changed it to
root = /home/username/Music
Then look for this file –> user = gnump3d
And change it to –> user = username (insert real username!)
Press save and exit.
Open up another terminal and copy/paste this:
sudo /etc/init.d/gnump3d restart
Now you can access the music server from any computer on the network by going to any browser and typing:
3. Some extra stuff
I don’t use totem. But it suggested opening the songs with totem. Totem couldn’t play the file (it can after adding codecs).
So I pointed it to use vlc as the standard player. The path was:
If you want to start the server as soon as you start your pc, go to system -> preferences -> sessions and add it.
Enter these settings:
– music server