Author Topic: Controlling musicbee over local network?  (Read 837 times)

Funkeyfisherman45

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Hello everyone.  I am new to musicbee and looking for information about controlling it over a lan.  Right now I want to set it up on a computer, but be able to control it from other computers on the same lan.  It would be really nice if there was a web interface that I could go to that would allow control.  Is this or other ways possible?

Thank you.

phred

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The is no web interface for MB. If all you want to do is control MB (i.e. listen to music and not do any tagging management) look for the Android Remote plugin or the iTunes Remote plugin. I've never used either so I can't vouch for them. But threads exist in the plugins section.

Another option is to use Subsonic, or one of it's many forks. By setting up Subsonic service on a PC, you can then listen to music from anywhere there is an internet connection.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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watdub

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I'm open to correction but I think some people put their music somewhere static on the network and then put the portable version of the MusicBee app on a USB stick and then move the USB stick from computer to computer.  The limitation is that you can only use one instance of MB at a time or you risk corrupting the database.  AIUI, it's a little bit more complicated than that but that's the gist of it.


phred

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A VNC (Virtual Network Connection) is also a possibility. I use TightVNC and connect to the PC that runs MB over the LAN or WAN from anywhere that can connect to the Internet. I even have the TightVNC app on my phone so I can connect via it if necessary. Note that data charges may apply when not on WiFi.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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The FAQ
The Wiki
Posting screenshots is here
Searching the forum with Google is  here

The Incredible Boom Boom

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A user put MusicBee in a Docker container.
If you have a Linux environment and experience or want to learn, it could be a viable option.