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FAF

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LinuxMCE controlling an Exstreamer with multiple Instreamers?
« on: September 24, 2008, 03:13:59 pm »
Hi

This is my first post here.

I'm doing some research on how I can make a broadcast system.

Can LinuxMCE be customized do the following??

I need to control which IP/Port an exstreamer should pull a BRTP stream from, or listen to.

This is the setup:

Instreamer1     Instreamer2     Instreamer3
|                   |                    |
|                   |                    |
|                   |                    |
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Exstreamer ----- Linux Server (controller)
|
Audio out

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The exstreamer should be able to pull a broadcast from the instreamer, at a specific time.

So there must be some kind of timer/scheduler functionality. Maybe controlling the exstreamer via I/O on RS232?

Like: The exstreamer should pull a BRTP stream from:
192.168.1.5:5556 - Instreamer1 - 13:00 - 14:00
192.168.1.6:5556 - Instreamer2 - 14:00 - 15:00
192.168.1.7:5556 - Instreamer3 - 15:00 - 16:00

Did anyone here try to control their exstreamer via the serial port?

Thank you for your time.

/FAF



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Re: LinuxMCE controlling an Exstreamer with multiple Instreamers?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 04:22:19 pm »
You'll need to make a new device template for the devices, but what you're talking about is doable.

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Re: LinuxMCE controlling an Exstreamer with multiple Instreamers?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 05:23:59 pm »
You'll need to make a new device template for the devices, but what you're talking about is doable.

Thank you for your answer.

I will make a LinuxMCE server for testing.

Furthermore, I will read about howto make a new template for the device.

Actually, in my situation, the LinuxMCE should only be used to control the exstreamer, maybe also do some temp. monitoring. The scheduler/timer should also be available from a webif, for the programing.

I'm happy that I "maybe" have found the platform for this project.

Is there a scheduler or timer plugin which can be used?

Thx again.

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Re: LinuxMCE controlling an Exstreamer with multiple Instreamers?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 05:32:06 pm »
Well, I think I will take another route. I will take an Ubuntu Server dist and install webmin, and dev. a module which can do this task, and use that as a exstreamer controller. Think that LinuxMCE is an overkill for this project. I will use a Soekris board to build the server, and the Soekris cannot drive LinuxMCE. So a minimal install with webmin will be my first choice.

The visit to this forum, was not in vain. I will try the LinuxMCE anyway, because it's looks like a serious product nonetheless.

So... thx for your help.

/FAF