# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-09-17 12:33:30 -0600: > 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.
that whole thing is terribly overspec'd! do you know an mp3 player with such a spec? I don't. Well, you mention playing video, so that might change things a bit, still. Anyway, if you want to present the user with CD covers, you'll either need X or something capable of displaying graphics on the console (Linux framebuffer, or svgalib, comes to mind). I'd go for a console solution: less overhead, both computational and administrative. You'll need searchable storage for the CD/song titles and whatnot. > *Tell FBSD to listen to a bill validator > (http://www.videocan.com/bill_validator.html - currently waiting for > info from them about interface) for credit inputs, and display it as an > overlay on the screen (Let's say $1 buys 3 songs or 2 videos - display > would show that) Looks like you can plug that into an LPT port. > *Once it's determined that there's credits in the machine have FBSD > listen to a keypad (telephone pad style) for input in the style of > XXXX, first 2 being album number, second 2 track number. > *Queue up and keep track of songs to play. mp3s/CDs will launch a > visualization studio to display the music vis to the TVs, or launch > videos to play on TVs. > *When there's no activity, it will enter a screensaver mode where it > changes screens on monitor. All in all, I think that you need is a daemon that will collect data from the bill slot (parallel port?) and a keypad (serial port?), mysqld (the librarized version of the server might be nice), and something to play the music, mp3 / ogg (I'd go for Ogg Vorbis). Something along a 300MHz Celeron/Duron w/ 128 MB RAM would IMO be more than enough. BTW, I was thinking about doing something similar, with one of those micro-ATX boards, an LCD display (one of those found on CD players, you know :), a programmable remote controller, and NetBSD. Would make a nice "cd player". :) (I don't have the knowledge to do the "electricity" stuff, but a friend of mine has done this kind of things...) -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"