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Life of [Raspberry] Pi

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    samba in general is a bitch with windows shares

    Exactly why I hate corporate NAS with a linux based OS. If it's "ALL ACCESS ALL THE TIME" and not tied to a domain, it's fine though.

    bowen on
    Ladies.
  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    The files I'd like to stream would be made available from a Windows 7 workstation, I suppose I can host NFS with freeNFS or the built-in support (I have W7 Ultimate)

    For remote control going to check if I can use my android phone over Wireless LAN.

    So I suppose out of all the extras all I really need is SD card (going to check which size/class recommended) and an extra cable for audio on composite. Can the SD be used for intermittent storage?
    To get the audio through the TV as well as the video then a 3.5mm to phono adapter is required to connect between the audio out on the Raspberry Pi and the red and white leads on the component cable.

    Alegis on
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    It could be, you're better off not using it and using a USB Hard drive or something.

    Ladies.
  • exisexis Registered User regular
    I think I might finally have a reason to pick one of these up. My mum picked up an old gutted record player box on a whim and asked if I wanted to do something with it.
    jobl2r7.png

    I don't really have any interest in restoring it for reals (like I said, most of the components have been removed anyway), so I figured it could be a nice wee project for some sort of streaming device.

    I keep all of my music on Google Play at the moment. Last night, I had a play around with gmusicapi which is reasonably solid and mostly works as advertised. It shouldn't be an issue to stream tracks through wifi. I even found an example of someone doing this using mpd.

    I have no problem dealing with software - the hard part will be putting the hardware together, since I really don't have any experience with wiring electronics up. I'm not really sure what's practical in that regard. Since I have three front knob-holes to use, I thought I could do something like:
    1) Volume (0 = off?)
    2) Scroll up/down through menu
    3) Selection button

    Then maybe draw the current menu to an LCD screen mounted in the current gap, which would look something like this. Alternatively I could keep a small keyboard where the turntable used to be, and use that for full-text-search etc (which would probably be a lot more useful).

    Luckily I work with a guy who is an electronics nut, so will be able to get some advice and help assembling everything. Still in the early planning stages, but really looking forward to working on this :D

    Overwatch / Diablo 3: exis#1961 | Steam: mule
    RhalloTonnyMichaelLC
  • Jebus314Jebus314 Registered User regular
    exis wrote: »
    I think I might finally have a reason to pick one of these up. My mum picked up an old gutted record player box on a whim and asked if I wanted to do something with it.
    jobl2r7.png

    I don't really have any interest in restoring it for reals (like I said, most of the components have been removed anyway), so I figured it could be a nice wee project for some sort of streaming device.

    I keep all of my music on Google Play at the moment. Last night, I had a play around with gmusicapi which is reasonably solid and mostly works as advertised. It shouldn't be an issue to stream tracks through wifi. I even found an example of someone doing this using mpd.

    I have no problem dealing with software - the hard part will be putting the hardware together, since I really don't have any experience with wiring electronics up. I'm not really sure what's practical in that regard. Since I have three front knob-holes to use, I thought I could do something like:
    1) Volume (0 = off?)
    2) Scroll up/down through menu
    3) Selection button

    Then maybe draw the current menu to an LCD screen mounted in the current gap, which would look something like this. Alternatively I could keep a small keyboard where the turntable used to be, and use that for full-text-search etc (which would probably be a lot more useful).

    Luckily I work with a guy who is an electronics nut, so will be able to get some advice and help assembling everything. Still in the early planning stages, but really looking forward to working on this :D

    I will be super disappointed if you don't also add a record or the wheel part or whatever on top that just spins when on and does nothing else. Got to be authentic man.

    "The world is a mess, and I just need to rule it" - Dr Horrible
    RhalloTonny
  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    Jebus314 wrote: »
    exis wrote: »
    I think I might finally have a reason to pick one of these up. My mum picked up an old gutted record player box on a whim and asked if I wanted to do something with it.
    jobl2r7.png

    I don't really have any interest in restoring it for reals (like I said, most of the components have been removed anyway), so I figured it could be a nice wee project for some sort of streaming device.

    I keep all of my music on Google Play at the moment. Last night, I had a play around with gmusicapi which is reasonably solid and mostly works as advertised. It shouldn't be an issue to stream tracks through wifi. I even found an example of someone doing this using mpd.

    I have no problem dealing with software - the hard part will be putting the hardware together, since I really don't have any experience with wiring electronics up. I'm not really sure what's practical in that regard. Since I have three front knob-holes to use, I thought I could do something like:
    1) Volume (0 = off?)
    2) Scroll up/down through menu
    3) Selection button

    Then maybe draw the current menu to an LCD screen mounted in the current gap, which would look something like this. Alternatively I could keep a small keyboard where the turntable used to be, and use that for full-text-search etc (which would probably be a lot more useful).

    Luckily I work with a guy who is an electronics nut, so will be able to get some advice and help assembling everything. Still in the early planning stages, but really looking forward to working on this :D

    I will be super disappointed if you don't also add a record or the wheel part or whatever on top that just spins when on and does nothing else. Got to be authentic man.

    The on/off switch needs to be moving the player arm to over the record. and then yes you need to have a record glued into place that spins when it's on.

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  • exisexis Registered User regular
    We'll see. I'll likely try to leave the top area intact while I work on the rest. A moving record could be a nice post-project project, once the basics are sorted out. I do like the on/off switch idea, though this is quickly getting to the point of exceeding my abilities ;). I'll try and get something simple up and running first, and then maybe look at how I can extend from there. For the core functionality I guess I'll need:
    - Pi
    - Amp
    - Speaker
    - LCD monitor

    As well as all the bits in between. Just putting that together should be plenty of work for now.

    Overwatch / Diablo 3: exis#1961 | Steam: mule
  • McKidMcKid Registered User regular
    I use my RP as a link between my laptop and my used and battered sound system that I bought to play vinyls. I originally wanted to use XMBC, so I could also watch videos, then I realized my TV is old and I usually stream. So I went for a music-only set-up with RaspyFi. It is marketed for audiophile, which I am not. What convinced me was its native browser-based user interface.

    I tried to get my RP to find the music on my laptop (so I could access all of it, all the time), but that didn't work, so I settled for a usb stick until I get an external HDD. It works great and I don't have to carry my little speakers all around the apartment when I want to listen to my digital music !

  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Technical question time! Should I post this in the linux thread instead?

    So I'm suddenly playing with an RP at work, trying to get this thing to display a web interface to our network management software. The pages we need use java, so I need the browser to work with java.

    I'm using the latest version of raspbian which comes with java out of the box, and java -version shows that it's running. However, Midori says it's missing a plugin when I try to load java content. I've tried installing icedtea but it's horrifically slow and never actually loads the applet.

    I shouldn't need to install icedtea though, right? Shouldn't the java that's already installed work for me? How do I get Midori to "see" it?

  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    Denada wrote: »
    Technical question time! Should I post this in the linux thread instead?

    So I'm suddenly playing with an RP at work, trying to get this thing to display a web interface to our network management software. The pages we need use java, so I need the browser to work with java.

    I'm using the latest version of raspbian which comes with java out of the box, and java -version shows that it's running. However, Midori says it's missing a plugin when I try to load java content. I've tried installing icedtea but it's horrifically slow and never actually loads the applet.

    I shouldn't need to install icedtea though, right? Shouldn't the java that's already installed work for me? How do I get Midori to "see" it?

    The version of Oracle Java that runs on the Pi is the embedded version. It doesn't appear to come with a browser plugin, unfortunately.

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