Setting up your own home music server with Raspberry Pi

The main purpose when I purchased my Raspberry Pi It was to turn it into a full multimedia center, a longing for many years that I have been able to meet low-cost thanks to the Pi. Why I chose Xbian as the distribution to install, not only is specialized in offering a great experience with XBMC (sin duda el mejor media center libre) sino que permite evolucionar la plataforma a nuestro gusto gracias a que está basada en Debian.

So, I have been able to meet last week with another one of my goals with my Raspberry Pi: montar mi propia radio doméstica y poder escuchar música en cualquier parte de mi casa, todo ello con software libre y sin tener que realizar una fuerte inversión (¿he oído Sonos?).

To do this we will use two software components as I have already said are license-free and are easily installable in Debian. On the one hand it is Icecast2, a streaming server that supports the SHOUTcast Protocol and audio that is able to receive streams of music from different types of sources, including broadcasts live ourselves issued by us or popular services like Spotify. On the other hand we have to MPD, a server mode music player.

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