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NYC paramedic,Going to check out the MPD clients to see how well they work with my screen reader software (blind access software for PCs. If either the XP or web client works acceptably well, then I might just go ahead and give this a try -- for various reasons I prefer terminal access on linux anyway.Thanks for all the links too -- very helpful.
I will eventually look into the curses based clients, but right now MCC and one of the web-based clients look to be pretty good. Got my hardware last week, now just have to clear a couple other projects off my bench before I start this one.One question -- do you need a null modem cable for initial setup, or is ethernet sufficient? If I need a null modem, then I'll have to install the optional serial port on my desktop machine. Not a problem as I already have the hardware, just curious more than anything.I really wasn't prepared for how small this thing really is -- the power supply is about the size of half a pack of cigarettes and the case is approx. 7" square and maybe an inch tall.Thanks again for bringing this to our attention. I haven't used linux in about 10 years, so it's time to brush up a bit.-- Jim
Very cool! What are you guys using for an enclosure for the board? Does it come with a power supply? Do you install Linux on a CF card?I recommend Minion for Firefox as a means of controlling MPD. I use it with my ioBox which runs MPD (also silent but outputs audio via digital coax) and it works great.
Good stuff. I use a netbook for MPD remote control. It works great and is also silent (Dell Mini 9).Thanks for starting this thread.
And what size flash card are you using? I just wonder as you say you have MPD set to queue whole songs and given the OS and MPD overhead, I'm guessing that wouldn't leave much room for tunes unless that is just using the RAM. If that's so, can,or did you expeand the RAM too?Jim "dub", I think you can just plug the box into your existing network and configure it there, at least that's how I think voyager is configured by default. Still haven't put mine together -- doing a lot of woodwork while the weather is good.-- The other Jim
nyc_paramedicDo you really need a Linux PC to install the software? Also, do you have any pics of your setup? I'd love to see this thing in action.thanks,Jim
Thanks Jim and nyc_paramedic! I use MPD on my Networked Media Tank and it was completely configurable over the network without the need for a Linux PC...which made it easy for a Linux newb like myself.
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