Play Audio on Headless Server?
Doran L. Barton
fozz at iodynamics.com
Wed Jul 18 10:37:07 MDT 2007
Not long ago, Kimball Larsen proclaimed...
> Ok, so everyone will probably get sick of all my questions this week,
> but I've been tossed into a bit of unfamiliar territory (I'm a
> programmer, not a sysadmin) this week with setting up a new server
> here at work. One of the functions they need this server to do is to
> play our hold music for the phone system. The old server that this
> is replacing simply played music out of itunes (yes, the old server
> is a mac mini) and an audio cable connects the mac to the phone system.
> So, the new server is headless, and I don't have X installed at all.
> What sort of solutions are there out there that I can use to just
> start music playing out of a pre-defined playlist when the system
> boots and just have it play continuously forever?
A more elegant solution would be to use mpd <http://www.musicpd.org/>.
fozz at iodynamics.com is Doran L. Barton, president/CTO, Iodynamics LLC
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