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Piclodio2 Music & Webradio

I forked this program from Sispheor to add the following features :

  • Upload/Delete/Play music files on the Raspberry.
  • You can now choose 'Webradio' or 'Music' when you create your AlarmClock.
  • When a music AlarmClock is launched, music will be selected randomly in the music database.
  • Set the system time manually.

Next Steps : In the next version of this program, by clicking on "Play Music Randomly" on the home page, I want to be able to listen an infinite number of music files randomly selected.
Now, clicking on "Play Music randomly" will launch a Mplayer process for only one music and return the selected music on the web UI. The main problem is that the web UI isn't notified when the music is finished, so the page will not be reloaded. So, I think a Websocket mecanism is needed to have real-time notifications between Mplayer and GUI components.

Feel free to fork, improve, or help me ;)


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
mv Piclodio2-Musique-et-Webradio Piclodio2

You need then to create the destination folder for the music files, and pi user must be owner.

mkdir /srv/fichiers/
chown -R pi:pi /srv/fichiers/

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://yourip: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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