For some time now, I’ve been wanting to have a way to music server accessible over the web, so that I could for example, have a computer holding my music library with a web server and some sort of magic software on it, so that you could play the music on that PC by controlling it from another PC (or smartphone, or whatever).
Well after some research, it turns out that the sort of magic software I was looking for exists, and is called mpd.
I’ve installed it on my Ubuntu partition for testing purposes. It doesn’t work completely out of the box, of course; you first have to go through a bit of configuration and find a web interface to use, then configure Apache (or whatever you have) to work with it.
After that it works really quite nicely, and you can control your music from any other networked device.