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*Any Roku soundbridge device (M500, M1000, M1001, M2000)
 
*Any Roku soundbridge device (M500, M1000, M1001, M2000)
 
*Any Linkstation w/ OpenLink or FreeLink installed on it
 
*Any Linkstation w/ OpenLink or FreeLink installed on it
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*A wired or wireless (b or g standard) network - some Roku devices are WEP & WPA compatible
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*regular computer w/ web browser & terminal/command line interface program
  
 
=Directory setup=
 
=Directory setup=

Revision as of 22:51, 29 December 2006


Contents

Background

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Any Roku soundbridge device (M500, M1000, M1001, M2000)
  • Any Linkstation w/ OpenLink or FreeLink installed on it
  • A wired or wireless (b or g standard) network - some Roku devices are WEP & WPA compatible
  • regular computer w/ web browser & terminal/command line interface program

Directory setup

Firefly/mt-daapd Tweaks

Making Firefly's web interface configuration page "configurable"

If you notice that your Configuration page on the web interface (available by web browser at <linkstation-ip>:3689/config.html) won't allow you to make changes, then you may need to adjust permissions on the configuration file. The very first entry on the Configuration page lists the location of this file, usually at /etc/mt-daapd.conf . To make the web configuration work, cd to the directory where this configuration file is and modify the permissions of the file:

cd /etc
chown nobody mt-daapd.conf 
chmod 600 mt-daapd.conf 
 

Reload the web Configuration page and it should work now. This is a method suggested by an expert at Firefly Forums. If you have concerns about security, you may want to read this thread for details on keeping it secure.

Automatically refresh the database

Playlists

Static Playlists

Smart Playlists

URL/Internet/Stream Playlists

hpodder

Hpodder is a podcatcher that is available as a Debian package, so it is a natural choice for those running Freelink. At the time this article was written, it is available in testing and instable, so remember to adjust your /etc/apt/sources.list as needed.

Customizing the Roku

References