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Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#1 Post by Marc » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:46 pm

I'm looking for a alternative to the "Remote Winamp" plugin (which is no longer supported)
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Winamp-Or ... ing-photos
http://winampheritage.com/plugin/remote-winamp/66980
that basically allows streaming, downloading over the internet via a web browser or Winamp with the plugin. There's a Winamp build as well for Android.
It is also possible to navigate a shared folder and its subfolders/files.

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#2 Post by lintalist » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:52 am

So you're looking for a MP3 server so you can listen to your music collection remotely? I've had some good experiences with http://edna.sourceforge.net/ very lightweight, easy, no fuzz server (does require python) - relies of folder structure for your collection - it can easily run on a Raspberry Pi or other cheap/old hardware as it hardly uses any resources which is why I find it appealing (no need to keep my computer running all the time). Its old but does the job.

A short list with reviews I just found for alternatives (there are countless others):
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/create-juke ... -streamer/

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#3 Post by Marc » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:50 pm

Thank you so much!!
I really like Vibe Streamer. Great browser interface and it allows to download any file (though
without the original name and ext(could be the file hash?)). The only issues are that it doesn't
support aac for the browser player, anyway most of my audio is in mp3.
It says it runs in Vista so most likely it will on W7...
In softpedia is listed as portable, is it?
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... amer.shtml
latest regular/stable version dates to 2009 and the beta to 2010. Found the changelog
https://web.archive.org/web/20120321130 ... .php?t=783
and it went open-source in 2012.

Well I also been setting up the Upnp/media server plugin for Foobar...Unfortunately I'm doing something wrong as
I can't connect to another network (remote internet) and the docs aren't clear enough in that regard, specially for
the second.

Ok so what should go in the computer IP with the files to be streamed (server)?
in the client computer should be "http://externalipofservernetwork:port at least for Vibe Streamer and for
another a client computer with Foobar and the Upnp/media server plugin (it has to be set as well the user and password).
Tried using the local ip address such as http://192.168.1.152 , the external such as 205.123.200.55 , the external hostname,
using a invented ip and hostname.
In Foobar I don't know whether the port has to be included in
Allow Internet access > Public Server IP or hostname
or it has to be set in
Server > Media Server > Port
I know the port is open as I used to use eMule with it (and it reported them to be ok). Firewall is disabled on the server comp.
I am able to access Vibe Streamer in the same network with the settings in default (except for the port).
But not over the internet.

PD: will check Edna next (with Python portable..)

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#4 Post by Marc » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:03 pm

OK I figured it out... I had mistyped* the opened port. Everything is working fine. :)
* what was the correct word for that (I did googled and found "misspelled" but isn't that spoken?).

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#5 Post by Marc » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Let's say I want to run an application server through a VPN or Tor. The first thing I did was to use the IP adress of the exit node with the port, and made sure it didn't change. But maybe exit tors are "incompatible"? Used for example Vibe streamer with Advanced Onion Router to intercept it...

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#6 Post by Marc » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:01 pm

Okey, ran Edna. It is great for my personal use. Very small memory footprint, can be accessed from browser, so far no bugs...
However for average users Vibe Streamer may be more intuitive (form the client side). One advantage of Edna: that uses a local player. Is also a disadvantage when accessing the server via other users computers. For example when no good player is installed (Windows Media Player). While Vibe Streamer uses a flash player (with search and tree like explorer) when accessing the files via the browser. Something I am missing in both it to sort files/folders by modified date.

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#7 Post by lintalist » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:26 pm

I haven't looked at the edna code for a looooong time, but just thinking out loud here:

it probably isn't all that difficult to have edna.py also read/store the date info while it scans the folders.
Once you have that you can display it in the html template I'm sure, and once you have that, sorting by date would be relatively easy. As easy as adding a bit of javascript into the html template https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_js_sort_table.asp

If you want it bad enough I'm sure you'll be able to manage to add it :-)

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Re: Alternative to "Remote Winamp" Plugin

#8 Post by Marc » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:22 pm

lintalist wrote:If you want it bad enough I'm sure you'll be able to manage to add it :-)
I may take a look at it :wink:

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