Update on shell-fm

Today I found another excellent, really really excellent web interface! It is based on ruby, sinatra and jquery!
you can find it here: http://madebynathan.com/2010/06/25/last-fm-on-embedded-systems/

I’ve installed git, ruby and sinatra on my raspberry pi , created the config.yml file and I was good to go!
(shell-fm was already installed on my r-pi following my precedent blog post)
Look here! Isn’t it nice? There’s also Album cover!!!
Nice work!Image

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Last (but not least) post on Shell-fm: on Windows 7.

You may say I’m in love with shell-fm, and that’s pretty much true since I’m in love with Last.fm, so in love that I want it (shell-fm) also on Windows systems.
Now it’s time to do the installation on a completely development-tools free system. Unlike debian and mac os x, there’s no gcc, make and so on. BAD, really BAD (the whole process is gonna be a 30 minute work, shame on you Windows!)

Let’s try to fix it installing a Unix-like environment with Cygwin!
That’s it, download&install Cygwin.
During installation be sure to select to install at least these packages(use the search toolbar):

gcc,

make,

libao (all that you can find),

pkg-config,

git,

gcc-c++,

gcc-core,

wget,

nano

then hit next and let the tool install the unix system for you.

Begin downloading shell-fm with git.

As for the mac version, install libmad manually, giving a

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mad/libmad/0.15.1b/libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz

(version may differ or maybe not, it’s an old project) in a cygwin terminal session and then ‘unzipp it’ with

tar -zxvf libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz

then procede with the usual process of ./configure , make e make install ( not as root, cygwin does not have a root user).

Go here for libmad installation process and shell-fm installation process: now that we have a unix system with cygwin it’s is pretty much the same thing on windows too
https://piergiu.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/again-shell-fm/
The only thing to do is to copy libmad libraries into the right place, like so:

cd /usr/local/lib/
cp * /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/

and then do make of shell-fm, and make install.
Now a bunch of images during the process. Enjoy!

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HUGE BONUS!!!

Morrissey with a cat on his head

Morrissey with a cat on his head

Again: Shell-fm.

This time for Mac Os X Snow Leopard.

(note: this is not a ssh session on my raspberry pi; it’s really on my mac!)
As briefly explained in my last post (https://piergiu.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/raspberry-pi-last-fm-shell-fm-a-lightweight-last-fm-radio-player/), installing shell-fm on a debian-based system was quite easy thanks to apt-get & synaptic & all the good stuff that debian comes with.

On Os X things differ a little bit. We do not have apt-get or synaptic, and even if you try to install Fink (alternative to apt-get for mac) some packages are too old or not existing at all.

First thing to do to is to download Pkg-config for mac(google it, is on sourceforge), libmad and shell-fm (this one via git, that meaning you should have git installed on your system).

  1. Install pkgconfig.pkg.
  2. Unzip libmad and enter in it with a terminal shell.
  3. Type usuals ./configure followed by a make and then a sudo make install .
  4. Now the tricky part:
    1. type nano /usr/lib/pkgconfig/mad.pc to create a file that is used by pkg-config during the making of shell-fm.
    2. A command line editor appears and fill it with this

prefix=/usr
exec_prefix=${prefix}
libdir=${exec_prefix}/lib
includedir=${prefix}/include

Name: mad
Description: MPEG audio decoder
Requires:
Version: 0.15.1b
Libs: -L${libdir} -lmad
Cflags: -I${includedir}

Then give a ctrl-x followed by a Y and then Enter.

You’ve just created that file.
Now enter shell-fm directory(created by git) and give a make and then a sudo make install    .
shell-fm is now ready to be launched on your mac.
I’m disappointed with this long process on a Mac.
They should learn package handling from debian systems and similars.

 

Bonus!!!
Here is my configuration file for speeding up startup of my shell-fm.
You have to put these things inside  ~/.shell-fm/shell-fm.rc   (maybe using nano like you’ve done a few lines above in this post)
(  ~   is your home directory ) 

username=YOURUSERNAME
password=YOURPASSWORD
default-radio=lastfm://user/YOURUSERNAME/library
quiet=true
volume-update=%v

 

Then ctrl-x  and  y and enter to save the file and exit.

Raspberry Pi, Last.fm, Shell-fm: a Lightweight Last.fm Radio Player

If you own a Raspberry Pi and also a last.fm account, you should then totally try this out!
Since the Rasp-Pi is a linux box, and since they’ve released the freshly new Raspbian distribution, Shell-fm works here too!
Go to http://nex.scrapping.cc/shell-fm/ and download&compile everything you need (I’ve installed&used synaptic to fetch some libraries), then launch shell-fm !
Works great and it’s command line interface is straightforward!
Here’s a screenshot during a session of ssh from my mac to my rasp-pi box sitting near my router(in a galaxy far far away).
(Audio isn’t that bad, after all.)

Bonus!
Shortcuts for command line interface (commands for network interface via sockets differ)

You can find ANOTHER BONUS(!!!!!!) in my latest post about shell-fm, here( at the end of blogpost ): Again: Shell-fm. | Can’t talk, computing…

AND EVEN MORE BONUS HERE(!!!!!!!) Shell-fm web interface on my Raspberry Pi