On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 09:58:08PM +0000, Glen Gray wrote:
> On Mon, 2001-11-19 at 19:58, Derek Hardiman wrote:
> > I've got a couple of PCs lying around and I got to thinking...hmmm, what if
> > I gutted one of them, put it into a slimline case with a CD drive, hard
> > drive, an IR receiver and an LCD display - could I build a MP3 player out of
> > it to hook up to a stereo where I could plonk it into the stack?
> Ahh, another one.
> I think of nothing else. Myself and John have spoken about this on
> several occassions. The OS and software side of it are a doddle. The
> main thing I've got trouble with is the case. I've spent a lot on my
> seperates stereo system and don't fancy plonking any old crap PC case in
> there. Unfortunately I've not been able to find anything that would suit
> (suggestions welcome. Then there is the TV output to consider. I'd like
> to code up a nice gui for the TV screen for selections and track info
> etc. And if you are doing that then why not have it play DivX cd's to
> the TV too.
If you have the money to spare why not consider http://shuttleonline.com/sv24.htm
It has the TV out, USB, Ethernet and Firewire connectivity as well as audio,
though I've read that the onboard audio isnt the best in the world...
just add a DVD/CD drive (and hard drive and cpu and memory)...
All in all though a very small and unobtrusive computer, only thing missing
is the IR receiver but you can either buy that (http://www.evation.com/irman )
or make it (http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Code/3863/uir/content.html
but for that you need to be familiar with microcontrollers )
I dont have either of these but am considering asking Santa !
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