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How to use a Node?

Unread postPosted: 25 Dec 2017, 20:29
by sparc
I followed the directions in the documentation to install it. I believe it is operational per Settings -> Nodes. However, I do not see any documentation to show me how to stream music to it. I see the Node selection under Players, but it is always greyed out. Under Settings -> Nodes, I see a variety of different buttons for Open, Start, Pause, Resume, Skip, Stop, Transfer & Config.

Looking for some information on basic functionality at this point, even if it is experimental. I am building a RPi3 Jukebox with a Schiit Modi 2 Uber USB DAC. It worked great hosting the Madsonic Server itself on the RPi3, but I would likely prefer the RPi3 to just be a Node rather than the entire Madsonic Server itself.

I don't mind if the full functionality is not there for awhile, but I would prefer not to stream the music from Madsonic directly Chromium as a workaround. Thank for your work on this product -- I do enjoy it. :P :P :P

Re: How to use a Node?

Unread postPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 22:56
by Micha
Frankly, I've spent a couple hours on that, and cannot say it's anywhere near the claimed functionality on Madsonic's website, sadly.

What I did so far was:
- Have Nodes installed on a Pi at home;
- Give it the credentials of a remote server;
- Nothing happening, so I forwarded my router's 8181 to my Pi's 8181, and registered that address manually on the remote server;
- Now I can "transfer" a playlist to the node, and it will play the first song then stop.

What I was expecting was a smooth, unified way of playing to a node, that would use the very same interface that we use to play in a webbrowser. I don't know if it's me doing the wrong thing, tho, but that seems quite far from it.

EDIT: On the other hand, the Android app works quite well. The two major problems I can see is that the playing is stopped after each song, and that the gain is reset at each song. But that's closer to what one can expect.

M.

Re: How to use a Node?

Unread postPosted: 22 Jan 2018, 13:18
by oliverfischer
Node.js is a lean, fast, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that is useful for both servers and desktop applications