[CentOS] Appliance platform
tedjeanmiller at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 9 22:35:11 UTC 2008
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.
This would be more interesting for the playback end (no audio input
capability is visible) if this were a one-time project, but we will
probably have to supply more pairs in the future, so a more stable platform
is more interesting. Price is certainly right, but unlikely to hold, as
they are charging $200 for their SoundBridge.
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