For some time I’ve wanted to listen to my home music collection on my computer at work. I tried a bunch of different approaches, and finally came up with one that works pretty well:
- I run the free SqueezeCenter program on my home machine to serve music.
- I run the free Softsqueeze program on my work machine to listen to the music.
- To keep the whole world from listening to my music, I set up an SSH tunnel.
The resulting system works pretty well. In case you’re wondering, the SqueezeCenter program’s main use is to serve music to the Squeezebox brand of internet radios. The ability to use it with a regular computer, without purchasing a Squeezebox internet radio, is a nice gesture on the part of the Logitec company that makes and sells Squeezebox internet radios.