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Music Player Daemon

2004-07-16 04:21:04.09144+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Just in case my browser crashes before tomorrow: One of the spoils of the layoff was a Via Eden[Wiki] board, which will let me take the fanless case that currently houses my server and finally turn it into that living room media center. So I sat down to whip up a little HTTP daemon that'd look on NFS mounts for media files and let you manipulate play lists and start and stop an mpg123[Wiki] or ogg123[Wiki] process, really looking forward to it 'cause that would also give me some current C++ code to pass around with my résumé, but figured I'd give a quick search, first.

Looks like Music Player Daemon got there first. Runs as a daemon on the server, clients for all the operating systems we run here in the house, I'll give step-by-step instructions as soon as I get this thing built (probably tomorrow) but I think at this point it'll be easy.

Damn, now I need something else in to write in C++. The snippet manager[Wiki] is currently reading my mail spool and my images directory, and is in Perl[Wiki], and I'm thinking that this'd be a good chance to really get a good solid grasp of templates and STL[Wiki] by converting it over to C++, and yet...

The other thing the Via Eden[Wiki] board would be good for is control of assorted animation on the model railroad modules. These .9 degree step NEMA 23 mount stepper motors I got are honkin' massive overkill, but... "Don't touch the turn table when you grab that locomotive, it'll take your fingers off!" Maybe I'll write a web interface to control that.

[ related topics: Music Dan's Life Animation Perl Open Source Machinery Trains Toys Embedded Devices - Via Eden ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-16 13:21:29.061585+00 by: markd

Time to start singing the "It's a small world after all" song. The lead guy on mpd hangs out in my LUG chatroom, and that's my name last on the Thanks to: list :-)