While these capabilities might not seem all that
powerful, consider the following example. Say you
execute mpc list genre and get the following list retuned:
Alternative & Punk
Say you only feel like listening to World music. You
can do so using the following series of commands:
1. mpc clear — This clears the server's playlist of all
songs which stops playback.
2. mpc findadd genre World — This creates a World
music playlist on the server.
3. mpc play — This starts the playback of World music.
Of course, I only used genre here as an example, but
you could use these same techniques to select songs from
a specific album or to play back all songs by a specific
artist. Pretty powerful stuff, really.
Having a remote-controllable Internet radio/music file
player is very convenient. Building one yourself
inexpensively makes it all that much sweeter. NV
Raspberry Pi Specs.
Model A Model B
700 MHz ARM11 with hardware floating point
Capable of 1080p video
256 MB shared with GPU 512 MB shared with GPU
HDMI and composite video
Stereo 3. 5 mm jack + HDMI
SD memory card up to 128 GB
None 10/100 Ethernet
8 x GPIO, UART, I²C, SPI
3. 3” x 2.1”
300 mA – 1.5W 700 mA – 3.5W
Raspbian version of Linux
Suggested Retail Price