[CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?

John Plemons john at mavin.com
Tue Jun 24 16:26:10 UTC 2008


why not do both and look at your options...

john plemons




Jason Pyeron wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
>> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Ken Key
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:00 PM
>> To: CentOS mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] AM/FM tuner for centos 4 or 5?
>>
>> Jason Pyeron wrote:
>>     
>>> Looking for a radio tuner for my audio server.
>>>
>>> Needs to do AM.
>>>
>>> Any hardware reccomendations?
>>>       
>> I hooked up an original Griffin RadioShark to my CentOS 5.1 
>> server for a lark last month, streaming with DarkIce.  
>> Unfortunately, that machine is dark and 2500 miles away - I 
>> won't be there for
>> 2 more months.  Off the top of my head, google for "shark.c", 
>> look for dependency RPMs on RPMforge (thanks Dag!!). I think 
>> I had to manually install a recent version of "libhid"
>>
>>     
>
> Ok.
>
>   
>> Griffin stopped selling the RS and now has RadioShark2.  I 
>> found a version of shark.c for it named shark2.c, so I don't 
>> think the hardware is backwards compatible, but there is an 
>> update version of the control program.  My notes are all on 
>> the dark machine, but IIRC this blog is was my jumping off 
>> point for what I figured out.
>>
>> http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index.php/2006/06/10/griffin-ra
>>     
> dio-shark-icecast2-on-debian-gnulinux
>   
>> Obviously, since it is for Debian, you'll have to deal with 
>> the distro impedance mismatch in the instructions and adjust 
>> for CentOS.
>>     
>
> Not afraid of that.
>
>   
>> Also, since it is USB, you can get nice separation between 
>> receiver and the computer.  The RadioShark has a lousy 
>> internal antenna but does have an antenna jack.  I only 
>> played with the FM tuner.  It does have an AM tuner but I 
>> have no idea how good it is.
>>
>>     
>
>
> In summary, should I risk the cost of a radio shark2 or ebay a radio shark?
>
>
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