[hackerspaces] Streaming Music

Joshua Pritt ramgarden at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 20:50:50 CET 2013

At Makers Local 256 we have a stereo in the office up front and a bigger
stereo in the main shop area.  We have a small A2DP bluetooth module hooked
up to the line in on each.  We printed the name of the bluetooth module on
the wall nearby each one so anyone can connect to it and start playing
whatever they want.  This has worked fine so far for us.

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Alan Fay <emptyset at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings from Freeside Atlanta!
> I wanted to shout out to this list to get an idea of what other
> hackerspaces are using as a streaming music solution.  What I would like to
> do is setup a linux box exclusive to our LAN to stream open, DRM-free music
> in our space.  Freeside is a proponent of open and free software, so it
> would be cool to continue practicing that fine tradition.
> I saw this on hack-a-day:
> http://hackaday.com/2013/01/04/dedicated-pandora-player-plus-airplay-built-around-the-raspberry-pi/
> ...and I was inspired to hack together something similar, but instead of
> Pandora (and ads, and/or potential broadcasting legal issues, and/or
> spending money just on principle) instead populate the source music with
> free tunes, or connect to existing free music.
> I found a couple of great sources for music:
> http://sonicsquirrel.net/
> http://freemusicarchive.org/
> http://libre.fm/
> Libre.fm runs off gnu-fm, so I dug into the gnu-fm code a little:
> https://gitorious.org/foocorp/gnu-fm
> I'll be going through the install process to see if that setup works for
> us, but in the mean time, what have some of the other hackerspaces in the
> world done for streaming music?
> Alan Fay
> Director/Treasurer, Freeside Atlanta
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