Inexpensively stream your MP3 collection with Raspberry Pi and Pi MusicBox
By: +David Herron; Date: April 10, 2017
Step 1 :- Set up the Pi MusicBox software - download the software, burn it to an SD drive, and boot your Raspberry Pi off that SD drive.
Step 2 :- Set up WiFi for the Raspberry Pi
Step 3 :- Set up a USB drive. For example,
gparted makes it easy to format a USB drive.
Step 4 :- Copy MP3 files to the USB drive. Connect to the Raspberry Pi
Step 5 :- Boot, for the first time boot with a screen/keyboard/mouse attached. That will let you debug problems. Once problems are fixed, it can be booted w/o screen/keyboard/mouse.
During the boot sequence, the software will autodetect monitors and audio devices, as well as any music files stored on USB drives.
Step 6 :- Connect a web browser to http://musicbox.local or to the IP address printed while the machine is booting.
Step 7 :- Browse the music collection and play
The software can also export these files using AirTunes/AirPlay and DLNA/OpenHome streaming.
The big downside is the project website is horribly organize and the documentation is extremely lacking.
It will also play music via a built-in audio output. You'll need to attach a speaker to the Raspberry Pi, or else use a USB audio device because the built-in audio is not so good.