[CentOS] Appliance platform
tedjeanmiller at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 9 22:40:15 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Ted Miller wrote:
>>> Application (in case anyone cares): Move better-than-FM quality audio
>>> across a leased audio circuit with delay under 10 seconds. No
>>> Internet exposure. Obviously one box is required at each end, and
>>> the encoding box works much harder than the decoding box. Software
>>> to run will probably be Ices -> Icecast -> network -> mplayer. Will
>>> be using USB audio interfaces, probably something like the M-Audio
>>> Fast Track Pro. Because of the nature of the application, once it is
>>> booted up the only disk activity is occasional logging when there is
>>> a problem with the connection.
>>> Any advice, web links, battle scars, or advice gladly accepted.
>> Not quite a match, but maybe worth investigating the hackability: the
>> $99 Roku box sold initially to stream Netflix but supposed to be
>> getting other capabilities. Or for just audio, their soundbridge
>> products that are more expensive but some include speakers.
>> Development specs are available for the soundbridge along with source
>> for gpl'd code included with the netflix box. Not sure about
>> development on the netflix box, though. Might be worth $99 just to
>> take it apart and see what's in there.
> Or this: perhaps a little too cutesy, but... http://www.chumby.com/
Cute little thing. Would probably work, but I have my doubts whether it
would come back to life after a power failure, persistently retry an
interrupted connection, etc, and with an ARM inside, I have no idea how
hackable it would be. An interesting hardware platform, if it is programmable.
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