Wednesday, 01 March 2017 14:08

4PM Coffee: $5 Subsonic Media Server Edition

I've done a bunch of posts here on 4PM Coffee about the Raspberry Pi builds I've done.

This one isn't any different. I got tired of always having to transfer music to the Raspberry Pi from my computer when I wanted to listen to a new song I'd purchased or something.

The trusty RunePi does a great job for when you're jacked in and right next to it, but what about when you want to go out and take your tunes with you?

Well, most people would have to transfer the music to their phone or portable music player.

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I realized that I never really showed you guys my music setup at work, even though I refer to it just about every 4PM coffee!

The system runs two Raspberry Pi computers. Both are 512MB Raspberry Pi Model B's and they are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.

I have RuneAudio on one and the other is just storage for both work and my music/photos/documents. The primary RuneAudio Pi is connected to the secondary Pi's music folder.

Both Pi's have Class 10 Sandisk Extreme (U3) 128GB MicroSD Cards.

The RuneAudio player (I call it "RunePi") has roughly 30GB of music loaded plus 52 internet radio stations.

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It's 4PM and Here's My Coffee Thoughts for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How I'm Feeling:

For the past couple weeks, I've felt a bit unfocused. I've got so many things going on that it's all beginning to come apart at the seams.

I have a bunch of stuff to do at work, but I lack the gumption to really put my heart into it.

I have a ton of reviews to do, but don't really feel like doing that either.

I've spread myself thin on the websites I'm working on. There's four sites that I should be working on and maintaining, but every time I sit down, I really don't feel like working on any of them.

I need to refocus, and that's going to be the next topic that I address on this blog.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:00

4PM Coffee: Raspberry Pi OSMC Media Center

Over the past few days, I've been playing around with the Raspberry Pi 2 and OSMC

OSMC is free media player software that loads into the Raspberry Pi and essentially creates a full media center capable of running movies, TV videos, music, photos and apps.

I already have a Chromecast, and it should be mentioned that we don't pay for standard cable, but the OSMC media center blows Chromecast out of the water as far as the content you have access to.

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:00

4PM Coffee: Raspberry Pi Music Edition

It's 4PM Coffee Time after a Long Weekend!

First of all, spending an overnight in a non-air conditioned house isn't fun.

From Sunday to Monday, we'd spent time with family, but the house we stayed in... well, I guess they didn't believe in using AC. Props to them for saving money, but I was miserable.

Sitting around dripping in your own sweat wasn't fun.

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