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Old 04-20-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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Question Linux music kiosks


So, here is my question...

I have a bunch of older computers.. (333Mhz PIIs, and lower) What I want is a program that I can run on a kiosk sort of platform. A slimmed down Linux install, with a fullscreen GUI to a music playing program. Basically, I'm going to have this running in my bar in my house, and I want my friends to be able to easily queue up songs to hear as we are playing pool. I'll get a touchscreen monitor, so its gotta feel like a kiosk. It needs to play MP3s over the in-house network, and it needs to play/rip CDs as well. My dream is to have an easy to use interface to eMule, or something similar. It needs to download cover art for the CDs the MP3s are from. And it should run on a bare-bones computer.

I've looked at MythTV and Freevo, along with many others, but none of them seem to meet all of these requirements. MythTV and Freevo have a bunch of stuff I don't need. Additionally, it would be helpful if they were in RPM format. The program also needs to be quick, and able to queue up more music without stopping the current music playing. Any ideas?
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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This is probably the most brilliant idea I've heard this year.

I have no clue how to help, but I'm subscribing to this thread!
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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Well, after scouring through just about every audio application on Freshmeat, I found this one: http://thwartedefforts.org/jukebox/index.php

Its called Thundaural, and it looks like it does most of the stuff that I would like it to do. As a matter of fact, the author wrote it for pretty much the exact same thing I want to use it for - a pool room.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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Cool

Most impressive. I think I have a new project!
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:33 PM   #5
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Hey let me know how this works out. This looks really cool. I'd try it myself but the suggested touchscreen is really expensive($695).
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:02 AM   #6
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Yeah, but if you don't mind having a full-sized monitor instead of an LCD, you can pick on up on eBay pretty cheap. (I found a 15 inch for 50 bucks, plus $25 s/h.)
 
  


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