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Jack Coates
2005-02-04, 15:15
Anyone got one?

Anyone got one working under Linux, maybe using this?
http://www.scyld.com/usb_tuner.html

thoughts? I'm thinking there's gotta be a way to feed it into Slimserver...
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Lars Kellogg-Stedman
2005-02-08, 09:55
> thoughts? I'm thinking there's gotta be a way to feed it into Slimserver...

Yes, it is possible to stream live audio using Linux. A combination of
Icecast, LAME, and an MP3 capable source client will do what you want.

Someday, maybe, the Slimserver will support Ogg streams, which would
make my life much easier (the 'ices' source client, from the icecast
folks, only supports Ogg streams).

-- Lars

Jack Coates
2005-02-08, 11:28
Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:
>>thoughts? I'm thinking there's gotta be a way to feed it into Slimserver...
>
>
> Yes, it is possible to stream live audio using Linux. A combination of
> Icecast, LAME, and an MP3 capable source client will do what you want.
>
> Someday, maybe, the Slimserver will support Ogg streams, which would
> make my life much easier (the 'ices' source client, from the icecast
> folks, only supports Ogg streams).
>
> -- Lars
>

Right, that's all easy enough for say a microphone or stereo attached to
the soundcard's line-in. The part I'm unsure about is where the d-link
radio plugs into the Linux soundsystem. Has anyone used one?

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Lars Kellogg-Stedman
2005-02-08, 17:49
> Right, that's all easy enough for say a microphone or stereo attached to
> the soundcard's line-in. The part I'm unsure about is where the d-link
> radio plugs into the Linux soundsystem. Has anyone used one?

I have the non-USB version of the d-link device (these are all
re-branded Gemtek radios); it uses RS232 for control, and has a
sound-out line that one plugs into a sound card.

I imagine the USB version is similar.

The USB version goes for around $40; you can get the RS232 version for
about $20 from PI Manufacturing:

http://www.pimfg.com/product_detail.asp?master_desc=&secondary_desc=&part
=RADIO-MAN

-- Lars