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Sync moOde 5 RC1 HTTP stream
#1
Hey together,

great work for moOde 5. Love it already. Installing was easy, Settings also, Wonderful work.

Now I have a Question: Is there a way to syncronice the MPD HTTP stream? I like to use 1 MoOde Player as master (near my bar), another as slave (in kitchen) and a Computer with VLC Player in my Living room. All 3 should Play the exact same Sound Frame. Is this possible at the Moment or will it ever be possible?
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#2
Not possible ATM with moOde.

The problem with MPD based systems like moOde is that the MPD protocol itself does not include multi-room sync audio capability and thus a 3rd party sync-server has to be used. In this configuration MPD outputs via a pipe to the sync server which becomes the player for both local and remote playback. From what I've seen this is not a robust/reliable scheme.

The right way to do it is to build the capability directly into the MPD core protocol. This is how it's done in other systems for example LMS/Squeezelite, iTunes/Airplay, Sonos, Roon etc. This approach delivers the robustness and reliability that are necessary for multi-room sync audio.

It's a very challenging task but maybe someday a dev will develop an MPD plugin and then all we will need to do is specify a list of remote MPD hosts in mpd.conf and enjoy the sync :-)

-Tim
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#3
Thanks for the information, Tim Smile
Then I am going to use some wires to connect each other Wink
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