On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:33:30 -0600 (MDT) "Jeremy Pavleck" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi gang, > I was looking at purchasing a jukebox recently for a poolhall. When > all is said and done, I found a refurbished 100 cd jukebox which I > thought was really nice, until I heard the price - $4500. This is on > par with a lot of older refurbished models, and the price can double > for newer ones! So, the gears in my head started turning, and I > mentally devised a plan to build my own jukebox that does more then > your "standard" juke for a lot less money. Though I am unfortunately > more of a Windows guy, I am thinking of turning to FBSD for this job. > > My plan is to build a custom "jukebox looking" enclosure like everyone > > is used to seeing in bars, poolhalls, etc. In place of the CD changer > I'd like to have a full PC (Thinking XP2800, 1GB RAM, 500Gb SATA RAID) > > built inside, connected to a CD changer that I can control. This way I > > can offer more then just CDs, but mp3s and videos as well. I'd like to > > pick up a nice vid card (Say an ATI Radeon 9xxx Pro series with > S-Video out) and setup the S-Video side to stream videos/xmms mp3/cd > visualizations to 6 TVs spread throughout the place. > In place of the normal song selection screen you normally see, I'd > like to place a 17 or 19" LCD that only display 4-8 CD covers & song > lists at a time. It's a clever idea. I'm certainly no expert, but I should think it would be a whole lot cheaper if you could dispense with the physical CD changer and just implement the music with mp3. I'm less sure about video - there might be legal issues with taking copy-protected DVDs and turning them into mpegs. Anyway, the more you do with software and the less with hardware, the less this thing will cost. regards, Robert _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"