Adding Music on Hold Via The Logitech Media Server (aka Squeezebox Server)
I had an AHA moment this morning when I thought about my abismal music on hold situation on my asterisk server. I checked my logs for the first time in awhile and found out that people waiting on hold hadn't been receiving music while on hold for quite some time because I migrated to a different mount point for a new raid array.
I did a little research and found out this article (Using Slimserver for Music on Hold )that I could already use the Logitech Media Server's mp3 stream to loop thru a playlist of selected songs.
Here's how it works.
Install mpg123 if you don't have it already
Edit your musiconhold.conf. and note the location of mpg123.
application=/usr/bin/mpg123 -q -r 8000 -f 8192 -s --mono http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
asterisk -rx 'reload'
Go to your Logitech Media Server/Squeezebox server's website. Usually http://ip:9000. Click on the player pulldown and you should see an entry for mpg123 from ipaddress.
From there start creating a playlist and don't forget to save it and set it on repeat.