my name is Christoph.
After moving house I found my old Apple TV again. I would like to set it up as both a music player (in one room) and a music server (for the rest of the house). The idea is to connect it to a TV in my study and play songs locally. And to use it to serve my music to the other TV in the living room and to my Phone, using DLNA.
Last week I installed OpenELEC/Kodi (by firecore.com) which does all these things. Only I don’t like its way of handling the data (tagging, scraping and so on). Volumio is much easier: You drop your music into a folder – that’s it.
I replaced Kodi and installed Volumio 2.411successfully on the internal HD of my Apple TV using this guide on the forum: volumio-411-appletv-1st-generation-t8057.html
Here’s what I found works and does not work – a comparison of KODI and Volumio:
Volumio Kodi 1) DLNA server no yes 2) Bonjour no yes 3) films, pictures no yes 4) audio thru HDMI no yes 5) GUI thru HDMI no yes 6) Samba server yes yes 7) Auto indexing yes no 8) Updates no no 9) infrared remote no no
From what I’ve read on the forum # 1, 2, 4 and 5 should work. I would appreciate any hints, documentation or help.
3 and # 8 are not important to me, though it would be nice …
I have tried to install minidlna through apt-get, but I got a bunch of errors. If you’re interested I can send you the log.
My aim is to get the old Apple TV up and running just like with KODI, only cooler. I have limited knowledge in Linux but am willing to learn and quite able to understand programs and scripts as long as they have a minimum of comments in them.