Release Gnome Music Player Client


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I turned my PopcornHour Player into an MPD Server last night, as I wanted to use the Pandora as comfortable remote control for playing music in my living room.

It seems the Pandora lacked a decent MPD Client - I tried both that are available on the Repo and they couldn't even connect to it (maybe too old MPD implementation).

Therefore, I took the time to port Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) today - and it runs really nice and fast on our small Pandora.

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So in case you want to use the Pandora as a remote control for one or multiple MPD servers, give this one a try.

I haven't thoroughly tested it with all plugins yet, but it connects and seems to work fine.

Please report any issues you find in this thread :)

The only little annoying thing is the setup wizard, as it's larger than Pandoras screen.

Move it around with the touchscreen while holding SHIFT (or L-Shoulderbutton) and that's it.

As you usually only need it once, it's not that bad :)

Grab it from the Repo.
 

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You need to install MPD via the CSI.

http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showthread.php?tid=64695

I installed the CSI, then OpenSSH via the OPKG web interface.

Reboot, login, install mpd with opkg install, change the config file so it knows where to look for your music, enable the daemon and restart.

(More information about MPD: http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showthread.php?tid=38371)

Basically, it should all work using the CSI and the FTP Client, however, OpenSSH didn't install for me with CSI, MPD daemon wasn't enabled and didn't want to restart / stop... might've been something on my end though.

I can help you if you run into issues.
 
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