Ubuntu – Music player that can access/catalog music on network drive


I have all of my music on a network drive hooked up to an Ubuntu server. I can access the music from my Ubuntu laptop. The problem is that I can't find a program that will use my samba connection to access the music directly. Any suggestions?

Best Answer

  • I would suggest you use a streaming server application.

    There is ampache (amarok, andriod client, ..), which is a PHP + Mysql webstreaming application. http://ampache.org/wiki/clients:amarok

    and there is the Firefly Mediaserver http://www.fireflymediaserver.org/
    Firefly has also the support to stream to iTunes and lots of other applications including Rhythmbox.

    I would suggest the Firefly because it is a little bit easier to setup.