- About Myself
- Snakeoil Philosophy
Features of Snakeoil
With decades of experience - Snakeoil OS is the fruit of everything I know about computers and high quality audio.
Snakeoil OS is currently based on Ubuntu Server (16.04 LTS) with custom built audiophile quality software. Designed to run as a headless machines (i.e. no connected monitor and keyboard), the machine can be remotely controlled from any networked computer, wireless tablet or mobile phone. The main hilights are:
- Built with Angular (Google), cpprestsdk (Microsoft), and Ubuntu (Canonical). Giving you the best combination of low latency, high stability, robust security and ultimate freedom to do whatever you want.
- Remote configuration via the point and click WebApp (no need to learn complicated shell commands, or login passwords)
- Support multiple software players, easily select-able and configurable (Squeezelite, MPD, XMMS, and more)
- Headless operation (Access most configuration options from the web browser)
- Real Time kernel (If it's good enough to control a industrial welding laser, it's good enough for audio!)
- Remote software upgrade via web interface
- Multi-lingual support
- Multiple Snakeoil OS machines can be hooked up for room distribution (Requires activation)
- A lot of free music players for you to try. If what you want is not in the list, send me a feedback and I will try and add it.
Snakeoil OS comes in two editions
- Activated Edition: This edition gives an extra tweaking menu, plus you get to use more than one DAC and more than one mount point
- Free Edition - Otherwise known as the standard edition. This gives you one DAC and one mount point. The GUI is restricted to one DAC, one mount point and there are is tweaking menu.
For some the free edition may look crippled. However, remember the Snakeoil OS is not locked down and you have supervisor rights to do anything you want. Using the free edition, you can SSH into your Snakeoil OS computer and do everything in the activated edition. Please refer to the forums and this manual for some of the SSH tips and tricks.