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This version is not anymore maintained, please take a look to Piclodio 3

Piclodio2 is a web radio player and a also an alarm clock. You can add url stream to complete the collection. Scheduling alarm clock is easy and can be periodic.

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pip for python dependencies, Mplayer to play stream, at to stop alarm clock automatically, sqlite3 to store data, git to clone the project and python-alsaaudio to manage sound

sudo apt-get install python-pip mplayer at sqlite3 git python-alsaaudio

Install Django framework from pip

sudo pip install Django==1.7.7

Clone the project. Notice we didn't use sudo here. The folder has to belong to the Pi user.

cd /home/pi
git clone

Option 1 : Use Django's server to run piclodio

It's not the best practice but it's easy and fast.

As pi user :

Copy the init script

sudo cp Piclodio2/run_piclodio/init_script/ /etc/init.d/piclodio
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/piclodio
sudo update-rc.d piclodio defaults

You can edit it to customise settings Start piclodio :

sudo /etc/init.d/piclodio start

That's it, you can now access your piclodio at http://youip:8000

Option 2 : Run Piclodio with apache


sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-wsgi

Move Piclodio in default apache directory and give access

sudo mv /home/pi/Piclodio2 /var/www
sudo chown -R www-data: /var/www/Piclodio2

Copy vHost from sources folder into apache vHost configuration folder

sudo cp /var/www/Piclodio2/run_piclodio/apache/piclodio.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/piclodio

Enable the vHost

sudo a2ensite piclodio

And last, we have to allow the Apache user www-data to use mplayer. Edit the sudoers file with the command

sudo visudo

and add this line at the end of the file

www-data ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/mplayer* ,/usr/bin/pgrep mplayer ,/usr/bin/killall mplayer, /usr/bin/at

Add Apache user to audio group to allow him to control sound

sudo usermod -a -G audio www-data

Reload Apache

sudo service apache2 reload

That's it! Piclodio is now available on it IP address on http://RPI_IP_ADDRESS/piclodio

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