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Spidey9534
2008-09-11, 19:00
Okay,

I looked through the manual, searched the threads and could not find any info on this feature of my new Duet Controller. There is a ~3.5mm plugin jack on the top of the unit near the Infrared output; what is it for?

I feel really stupid having to ask but I can't for the life of me find a picture, description, spec or anything else that tells me what this plugin is for.

Thanks in advance,

JJZolx
2008-09-11, 19:02
Okay,

I looked through the manual, searched the threads and could not find any info on this feature of my new Duet Controller. There is a ~3.5mm plugin jack on the top of the unit near the Infrared output; what is it for?

I feel really stupid having to ask but I can't for the life of me find a picture, description, spec or anything else that tells me what this plugin is for.

Thanks in advance,

Someday it's going to be a headphone jack.

pfarrell
2008-09-11, 19:07
Spidey9534 wrote:
> I looked through the manual, searched the threads and could not find
> any info on this feature of my new Duet Controller. There is a ~3.5mm
> plugin jack on the top of the unit near the Infrared output; what is it
> for?

Future possible headphone jack.
Does nothing today.

Spidey9534
2008-09-11, 19:10
LOL!!

Seriously. Will that be when it grows up or....

pfarrell
2008-09-11, 19:21
Spidey9534 wrote:
> Seriously. Will that be when it grows up or....

The Controller (the part of the Duet that has the UI, wheel, and
unsupported headphone jack) has all the hardware to drive the headphone
and be great. It has a serious DAC, and the Controller is actually a
very powerful computer, better than my desktop was of say 1999.

But you may have noticed that there has been a lot of activity about the
SqueezeBox Boom. And thus making the headphone jack work has not been a
top priority.

Slim Devices/Logitech never comments about futures, so we don't know
where it is in a release schedule.

You could, of course, hack some Lua to make it happen sooner. As they
always say in open source stuff, "Patches welcome"

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

kdf
2008-09-11, 21:18
On 11-Sep-08, at 7:07 PM, Pat Farrell wrote:

> Spidey9534 wrote:
>> I looked through the manual, searched the threads and could not find
>> any info on this feature of my new Duet Controller. There is a ~3.5mm
>> plugin jack on the top of the unit near the Infrared output; what
>> is it
>> for?
>
> Future possible headphone jack.
> Does nothing today.

it already IS a headphone jack. The problem is that all you get are
the system sounds that you'd normally hear from the mono speaker.
-kdf

MrSinatra
2008-09-11, 21:29
it was on the roadmap for 7.2 but not now. :(

ModelCitizen
2008-09-11, 21:37
Isn't the working jack tied up with development of SqueezePlay?
Or is that entire cobblers?

MC

kdf
2008-09-11, 22:28
On 11-Sep-08, at 9:37 PM, ModelCitizen wrote:

>
> Isn't the working jack tied up with development of SqueezePlay?

SqueezePlay is a desktop version of the controller software.

A "working" jack already exists. Playback of audio on the controller
is, for all I've seen, a desire. Never promised as an official
supported feature, but open to work from third parties or maybe
eventually something official if something feasible comes along.

I can see how SqueezePlay and audio on the controller may be loosely
linked, but they are very different platforms with very different
capabilities and scalability.

-k

Mark Miksis
2008-09-11, 22:33
Playback of audio on the controller
is, for all I've seen, a desire. Never promised as an official
supported feature

SBC audio playback is listed as a 7.3 feature on http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SoftwareRoadmap. Since that page is edited by Dean, I'd consider it at least semi-official.

kdf
2008-09-11, 23:02
On 11-Sep-08, at 10:33 PM, Fletch wrote:

>
> kdf;339530 Wrote:
>> Playback of audio on the controller
>> is, for all I've seen, a desire. Never promised as an official
>> supported feature
>
> SBC audio playback is listed as a 7.3 feature on
> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SoftwareRoadmap. Since that
> page
> is edited by Dean, I'd consider it at least semi-official.

sure..one data point.
Some of us recall the bulk of data.

It was also on 7.2 roadmap. It's a roadmap, a plan.
The point is that it's not a spec on a box, which is what some folks
tend to build from just roadmaps.
-kdf

peter
2008-09-12, 00:34
Spidey9534 wrote:
> Okay,
>
> I looked through the manual, searched the threads and could not find
> any info on this feature of my new Duet Controller. There is a ~3.5mm
> plugin jack on the top of the unit near the Infrared output; what is it
> for?
>
> I feel really stupid having to ask but I can't for the life of me find
> a picture, description, spec or anything else that tells me what this
> plugin is for.
>

It's only discussed several times a week here...

We should have a FAQ for this mailing list.

Regards,
Peter

Howard Passman
2008-09-12, 02:15
On 11-Sep-08, at 9:37 PM, ModelCitizen wrote:
[color=blue]
> Never promised as an official
supported feature,
-k

But.....infererred if you have never heard of Slim Devices and you read the specs.

"Includes mini phone jack so you can listen to silly noises" is what the specs should say. Like fuzzy dice on a Porsche.

Howard