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How do I start the jukebox in jukebox mode ?
First and foremost: Make sure you have configured AmpJuke to run in jukebox mode.
In this exampe, we will assume that the jukebox user is also configured accoring to the requirements.
When everything is OK, we'll proceed.
Download the playlist file generated by the "Jukebox : Create link":
Log in to your AmpJuke box as a user with administrator rights.
In the administrator panel on the left side on the "welcome" page, you should see (and click on) a link - "Jukebox : Create link". Click on that.
You will be taken to a new page with a link to a playlist named something like jukebox_xxxxxxxxxx.m3u.
Click on that (or as an alternative right click the link, choose save as... and then open whatever you saved it as it in your mediaplayer).
Your media-player should start playing now (provided you have an application associated with .m3u-files/-playlists).
In this example we'll assume it's VLC that handles/plays .m3u-playlists.
Stop the music and setup streaming instead.
In VLC (we're referring to that throughout this example - it might as well be Media Player or something else) click on the "Stop" button to stop playing.
Open the playlist. You should see an entry called "AmpJuke Jukebox", - right click on that and select "Stream", - here's a screenshot:
Now it gets ugly - let's take it screenshot by screenshot, step by step.
You should change some parameters according to what's on your own box.
After right-clicking the "AmpJuke Jukebox" playlist entry and then selecting "Stream...", you should see something like this:
Now, three things should be done - one of them is optional:
1. Deselect "Activate Transcoding".
2. OPTIONAL: If you want to listen to the streamed music on the computer where you're setting this up, select "Display locally" in the menu.
3. Click on the "New destination" drop-down and choose HTTP in the menu.
...then click "Add".
Set "Port" to 8082, in "Path" enter /m.mp3, deselect "Activate Transcoding":
In the screenshot below, you should replace the IP-address 192.168.1.2 with the an IP-address you want to send the music stream to.
What the IP-address will be will obviously depend on your own configuration. I can't help you in relation to that.
The best (only?) chioce will be the actual IP-adress on the computer where VLC is running - f.ex. 192.168.1.2:
...after entering an IP-address that's suitable for your own network (possibly the IP-address on the computer you're using to stream using VLC) - tadaaaaa...
...click "Stream" and - if you also selected the optional "Display locally" above, the music will be playing.
Now it's possible for others to hook their media players up to the music stream using the IP-address (192.168.1.2 in this example), portnumber (8082 in this example) and name of stream (m.mp3 in this example). Everybody who hooks up will listen to the same music.
Of course, it's also possible to request music by logging in on your AmpJuke box.
I'm sure there are other media players out there who are capable of relaying the music stream from AmpJuke to several clients. Using VLC - as seen above - is just an example.
Documents related to AmpJuke's jukebox mode can be found here:
What is jukebox mode in AmpJuke ?
How to configure jukebox mode in AmpJuke.
Recommened settings for the jukebox user.
How to setup/start the jukebox mode. (this document)
How to connect to a jukebox stream.