View Full Version : Best media player for smb

April 26th, 2009, 02:53 AM
I've got all of my music on my nas. What is the best music player to play it? I want it all in a library, but not locally on my computer.

April 26th, 2009, 03:37 AM
You can setup mpd on the local machine (and use whichever front end you like). Then just create symbolic links in mpd's music directory that points to the mount point directory that you use to access your NAS.

I do something similar on my Gentoo machine. All my music is located under /mnt/music and the mpd music directory is /var/lib/mpd/music so I just created links there.

/var/lib/mpd/music $ ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2009-04-21 00:03 Flac -> /mnt/music/Flac
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2009-04-21 00:03 MOD -> /mnt/music/MOD
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2009-04-21 00:03 MP3 -> /mnt/music/MP3

mpd on Ubuntu may use a directory other than /var/lib/mpd/music, but this general idea should work.