The Daphile Thread

Discussion in 'Computer Audiophile: Software, Configs, Tools' started by sorrodje, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. drez

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    Network drive feature is working again with Windows 10. I can now download straight to the Daphile server storage drives again!
     

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    Experience has improved for me also, but it's a hit or miss with every release. I stayed with March's release and things are pretty peachy now. Still sounds really good, and doesn't crash.
     
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    Why would you be using Daphile as a server? You can use anything as a server. I suppose Daphile must be tweaked for music playing.

    (I use KXStudio, but not the distribution/entire-repository-contents as I don't need the huge array of music-making tools on top of Linux Mint. No problems, no crashes. Thing is that, unlike MS history, the *nix world has a tradition of just working)
     
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    I also use Daphile as server only, because of the built in LMS, easy HDD expandability and small OS space requirements. Picoreplayer/Squeeboxes around the house as endpoints.
     
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    Logitech Media Server? (I see squeezeboxes mentioned too)

    Oh, ok... thought you meant just file serving.

    The Logitech stuff is easily installed on any [? I only tried a couple] other distribution, but hey, if it is there already, it's one less job.
     
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    Headless admin, easy installation (I have no experience deploying Linux) good features. I have not compared against other Linux but honestly seems quite daunting to set up and reach the level of ease of use I get from Daphile.
     
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    Purpose-built linux is good, if it is built for your purpose. LMS is good, so are other streaming systems that I hear of but haven't used. Yes, it is nice if it set up all ready for use.

    Although I'm a once (feels like a long time ago) Unix pro, I started with Ubuntu, and more-or-less stuck with it, with KXStudio and Mint being Ubuntu-based. My background says that I ought to be able to handle something like Arch with comparative ease... but there is enough unease there that I stick with the easy to install/use.
     
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    I'm getting a dog-old quad core laptop to use as a dedicated LMS server. Keen to set it up with Linux (a first for me). Daphile should install and run fine on such a , right?
     
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    Might have problems with WLAN though...
     
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    Depending on the laptop, there might not be driver support. If it's not some obscure workstation then I doubt it will be a problem.
     
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    You do need to hope there's ALSA drivers for whatever the heck you're using.
     
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    Most USB chips ( cmedia , Xmos ... ) are now well supported with a few exception. Google search and ALSA docs help to know what is well supported or not :) . Professional PCIe cards are another story. Digigram offers a good Linux Support for their soundcards . Forget Lynx and maybe RME.
     
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    Planning to wire up Daphile/LMS machine to to router to NAS so WLAN shouldnt come into it.

    Aiming for a very light install ... going to be using Squeezeboxen and / or Wandboards as endpoints so no drivers needed, right?
     
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    Should be fine.
     

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