[ILUG] Build your own MP3 player?
glen at antefacto.com
Mon Nov 19 22:02:47 GMT 2001
On Mon, 2001-11-19 at 19:58, Derek Hardiman wrote:
> I've got a couple of PCs lying around and I got to thinking...hmmm, what if
> I gutted one of them, put it into a slimline case with a CD drive, hard
> drive, an IR receiver and an LCD display - could I build a MP3 player out of
> it to hook up to a stereo where I could plonk it into the stack?
Ahh, another one.
> Has anyone thought about this before? I've seen a few sites where there's
> some attempts at doing it but I'm more interested in knowing how big a deal
> it would be to do? Could you install your favourite distro, some kind of
> automated CD ripper, some MP3 software and a few other bits and bobs and
> away you go?
I think of nothing else. Myself and John have spoken about this on
several occassions. The OS and software side of it are a doddle. The
main thing I've got trouble with is the case. I've spent a lot on my
seperates stereo system and don't fancy plonking any old crap PC case in
there. Unfortunately I've not been able to find anything that would suit
(suggestions welcome. Then there is the TV output to consider. I'd like
to code up a nice gui for the TV screen for selections and track info
etc. And if you are doing that then why not have it play DivX cd's to
the TV too.
Hmmm. Digital convergence is a lovely idea and certainly lets your mind
run off figuring out how to do it. But I don't have the time/resources
to do it right. And if I can't do it right then I won't bother at all.
Glen Gray Software Engineer
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