Subject: Re: mp3 jukebox programs?
To: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/2002 11:27:21
On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> David Brownlee <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I picked audio/mserv, which can handle random play with
> > people able to telnet in and rate songs so it can determine
> > suitable play lists depending on who is connected.
> > After some experimentation I've got it hooked to irman
> > (audio/mserv_irman) to allow people to control the queue
> > and rate songs with any random remote (each remote is tagged
> > to an individual so the system can tell who is around),
> > which works reasonably well in an office where viable music
> > varies significantly depending on who is in :)
> That looks better than what I was doing. I was using a Shark with the
> NTSC out hooked to my TV, and gqmpeg as a front-end to mpg123. Then
> using lirc programmed to my remote. It worked but was a second or
> two between remote events and action on gqmpeg...
I can relate - the shark really doesn't have a great deal of
CPU left after playing an mp3. mserv_irman is a perl script
which runs a small binary to read from irman processes and
keeps sockets open to the mserv process. Generally latency
is under 1/10 of a second, but it sometimes gets bogged down
and leaves commands in the pipe (need to investigate).
At home the study mserv server has a second pair of speakers
and irman poked through to the bathroom, and a shark & irman
in the bedroom, all controlled from the same mserv_irman :)
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