Subject: Re: OT: mp3 player recomendation
To: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/27/2001 07:20:55
Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > I'd like to use my arm32 machine (a shark) as a MP3 player, booted diskless
> > and located right at the amplifier. I don't intend to run X on that machine,
> > only a simple player. This should be able to enqueue long lists of files
> > to play, and optionally randomly select the next file to play.
> > I'd like to have a front end for this player, running on another machine
> > (with X and gtk or whatever), controlling the player on the disk- and
> > headless machine via the network.
> "gqmpeg" is just a front end for "mpg123". Maybe it would work to make
> "mpg123" on the one machine a shell script, like "ssh headless mpg123"?
> "madplay" is a nicer command line player than "mpg123" -- it supports
> variable bit rate, and it gives a nice little display while it's running
> -- but I don't believe there are any graphical front ends for it.
I had gqmpeg running on my shark with output plugged into my TV using
a wireless mouse on the coffee table. It kinda mostly worked ok.
I was using a custom un-releasable mpg123 though. I don't know what
the current state of the art is there.