[CentOS] Appliance platform

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 20:26:16 UTC 2008

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.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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