How to use squeezebox with ubuntu

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How to use squeezebox with ubuntu
Squeezebox can play your music files over a digital network. (music image by Josef F Stuefer from

Squeezebox is a music player that plays streamed digital audio over a wireless or Ethernet connection. You can use it to play your favourite Internet radio station or stream your digital music collection. Squeezebox can play directly from an Internet server, without requiring a PC, or be streamed from your home computer. If you are running the Ubuntu Linux operating system, you can get Squeezebox up and running so you can enjoy your favourite music

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  • Ubuntu Linux OS

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  1. 1

    Open a Terminal command shell (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type "sudo vim /etc./apt/sources.list." This opens a text file.

  2. 2

    Scroll to the bottom of the text file and press the "Enter" key to create a new line. Type the following into the new line: "deb stable main." Press "Esc" and type ":wq." This saves the file and brings you back to Terminal.

  3. 3

    Type "sudo apt-get update" to update the changes you made. Type "sudo apt-get install squeezeboxserver" to download Squeezebox Server to Ubuntu. Press "y" when asked if you want to install the software. This installs Squeezebox.

  4. 4

    Open a Web browser and type "http://XserverX:9000" into the address box, replacing "XserverX" with the name of your server that you created when installing Ubuntu. This brings you to a Squeezebox interface to configure the system.

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