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DistroWatch.com: Daphile


Last Update: 2017-11-18 18:12 UTC

Daphile is a minimal operating system for running a digital audio player on a headless computer. The operating system and media manager can be controlled remotely using a web-based interface.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 300 (15), 6 months: 238 (31), 3 months: 145 (63), 4 weeks: 121 (101), 1 week: 177 (41)

Average visitor rating: 9.25/10 from 4 review(s).

Daphile Summary
Distribution Daphile
Home Page http://www.daphile.com/
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User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.daphile.com/download/FAQ.txthttp://www.daphile.com/download/DaphileInstallation.pdf
Screenshots http://www.daphile.com/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.daphile.com/#download
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Feature 17.09
Release Date 2017-09-21
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 195-195
Free Download ISO
Installation --
Default Desktop WebUI
Package Management --
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
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Journaled File Systems ext4
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Version: 17.09
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-21
Votes: 1

An excellent headless server. I am running mine on a really old VIA 1GHz based thin client with a 2Gb IDE SSD flash drive and 2Gb of RAM so it is the 32 bit version. This runs out through the headphone socket to some very old PC speakers. It is very easy to use and I did have an issue with sound output, but this was down to output via the headphone socket (the only available sound out). A few settings changes and added some modules, all sorted out and I am quite happily listening to live radio. It picks up my home brew NAS servers as well as my Qnap, so I can listen to music through that. Audiophiles may not like the sound out put, but that is usually down to speakers in use.

I am very impressed with this and the re utilization of old hard ware is to me a must and that fact that it is 32bit as well as 64bit is extremely helpful in this process.

Overall, very good. Only one issue was the sound output, but really that was my issue. The system foot print is small which is very good too. I recommend, especially on older hard ware.

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Version: 17.09
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-20
Votes: 0

It is the best solution for listening to the best high quality music. I'm using a Celeron processor NUC, dedicated only to that, and the music is stored on a NAS. We have tested other solutions, but from the point of view of sound quality and ease of use, Daphile always came out first

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Version: 17.09
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-18
Votes: 3

Apart from only being able to rip CDs to FLAC, and not MP3, there is very little I can find to fault Daphile. The interface is nice to use, although it does help if you have used Logitech's media server software before. You can operate it from the machine itself or remotely from a web browser.

I have Daphile running on an old Dell laptop with a broken screen. This is plugged into a small USB mixer which I use as a DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). The output from the mixer is via two RCA phono sockets and is plugged directly into my hi-fi amplifier. The mixer is easily found as the sound card and the sound quality is excellent.

Configuration is simple but you do have to hunt around for some settings.

My entire CD collection sits on the laptop's hard drive so it's like having a huge jukebox. However, I had to rip my CDs on another machine using RipperX and copy them to the laptop because I wanted MP3 files not FLAC.

I would definitely recommend trying it.

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