Author Topic: [Solved] Embedded Audio Device  (Read 782 times)

dextaslab

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[Solved] Embedded Audio Device
« on: July 10, 2011, 05:02:12 am »
Hi All,

I have been reading around this weekend and have been looking into using my thinclients as headless audio devices. I have been able to get them to PXE boot as MD's (http://www.modlog.net/?p=100) although there is a noticeable delay when starting songs, etc.. So my options so far have been:

1. squeezeos x86 install: cant successfully compile for anything other than arm processors; bootcdx86 = Fails, qemux86 = Fails. requires a lot more time investment to get them to work.
2. android x86 installed with squeeze player app installed - havent given it much thought, although in order to get squeeze app installed requires market to be installed. etc...

Anywho... anyone have any ideas to make use of them as light weight audio players that will be more responsive and compatible with linuxmce 10.04?

Cheers
« Last Edit: July 10, 2011, 09:04:49 am by dextaslab »

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Re: Embedded Audio Device
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 06:12:37 am »
OK new alternative, DSL running Squeezeslave, will yet you all know how it goes.

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Re: Embedded Audio Device
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 09:04:21 am »
Ignore this post, all done - at least in VMWARE.
1. Download dsl-4.4.10.iso
2. Download http://sourceforge.net/projects/softsqueeze/files/squeezeslave/squeezeslave-0.9/squeezeslave-0.9-79-lnx24-i586.tar.gz/download
3. Get the binary above to auto start: "squeezeslave -r5 192.168.80.1"
4. Get the MAC address of the device your going to install it on to and create the squeezeslave device and enter the MAC there. At the moment I'm using the IP and MAC, not sure if you can get away with just the MAC address.

I haven't tried controlling from an orbiter yet due to people watching TV and I need a restart :-| The SqueezeCenter web interface works fine.



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Re: [Solved] Embedded Audio Device
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 01:45:03 pm »
All working no, and anyone else wants to use a thinclient or old x86 as a fake cheep squeeze box check out this for more info: http://www.modlog.net/?p=171