Saturday, 17 October 2009

Vmware squeezecenter - now includes BBC iplayer

* Vmware workstation machine
* Install Centos 5.3 dvd - Gnome desktop + server heavily cut down - dhcp, no firewall or selinux
* yum install Mysql and mysql server
* Setup vmware share for host resource directory
* rpm install squeezecenter
* Switch to static ip /etc/sysconfig/network - gateway xx.xx.xx.xx /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 - BOOTPROTO=static IPADDR=xx.xx.xx.xx NETMASK=
* Set up static dns /etc/resolv.conf - nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx
* Setup vmware share for host music directory - ln -s from /dev/hgfs directory
* Squeezecenter config - music dir, playlist dir, add iplayer and lazysearch2 plugins, disable unwanted plugins
* Test with softsqueeze
* Re-point squeezeboxes and customise menus - also set alarm
* Increase internet radio buffer to 10 seconds Squeezecenter-Settings-Advanced-Network-Radio Station Buffer Seconds

"F:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe" -x  "G:\Iggy (Centos 5.3)\Iggy (Centos 5.3).vmx"