I wanted something to plug into my hi-fi that can play my music without having to use my mp3 player. I looked online for the proper seperates and did not like the price at all
I've got some old computer bits lying about so I thought hey how about if I make a music server. I've been playing about with it for a little while now and I've got it working, but now I want to make it better so I can run it with normal hi-fi type input and output devices.
What I need help with is I want to be able to control the system with an IR remote. The remote for my amplifier also has CD player type controls so I intend to use that. I'm not sure what IR devices are supported, how I can map the button presses etc. Then I thought further from this and because I don't want to have to use a monitor I thought I could use an LCD panel to see what I'm doing. Although I have found some useful sites, I'm having problems working out exactly what I need to buy and how I will implement it. My main problem with purchasing is I'm in the UK and I don't fancy hefty postage and import tax.
To aid those helping me this is what my machine is currently running:
Debian 4 in command line
Using ALSA for my sound output
Playing the tracks with the Music Player Daemon (MPD)
Uploading tracks with ftp
Currently controlling MPD with phpMp and mpc
Any help suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance: Xzi