Quickplay is an extremely light-weight interface written in Python, specifically designed for low-spec computers like the atom-based PCs when resources are limited.
Download the latest Quickplay tarball from the quickplay website. Uncompress the tarball. Execute: python quickplay.py
In order to use the API we will need to enable and configure the Ampache Access Control Lists. This requires Admin access to your Ampache installation and access to the /config/ampache.cfg.php file. Ampache defaults to a DENY FROM ALL behavior so you will need to setup your ACL's before you enabled the Access Control in your Config file. In the below example all of the computers running Amarok are on your local network (192.168.1.0/24).
New Installs of Ampache will come with 4 default ACL's to make configuration easier
If your ampache does not already have these ACL's please see Configuring Access Control Lists for more information about how to create them.
We need to allow API access to Ampache from our local network.
Now that we've created a few ACL's we need to make sure that Access Control is enabled. Open up your /config/ampache.cfg.php in a text editor and find the access_control line and enabled it as seen below
; Use Access List ; Toggle this on if you want ampache to pay attention to the access list ; and only allow streaming/downloading/xml-rpc from known hosts by default ; xml-rpc will not work without this on. ; DEFAULT: false access_control = "true"
Log out of your Ampache instance, and then log back in. If that works then go ahead and try playing some music. If either one of these things fails disable Access Control and double check your ACL entries. If you still aren't sure why it's failing then Enable Logging and see what the Logs report.
Once the interface is open, enter your ampache URL in the first text box, your login name in the middle one, your password in the third and log in. Your music list should show up by Artist, Album, Song. Double-click the songs to play them. Play will continue to the next song in the album until the end of the album hits and play will then stop.