Tue, 30 Nov 2004

new nin!

downard dvd

Woho! My new Nine Inch Nails dvd/cd came in the mail today and I am quite impressed. The dvd is basicially the downward spirl album remixed in Dolby 5.1 and it sounds amazing. The picture above is just a picture of playlist projected on my wall. I'm really impressed with the way it's mixed and the 5.1 channel aspect really adds to the ablum. It's a good album to do it with as well due to all the various sounds and background noise/voices in many of the tracks. Well worth the money if your a fan of NIN and have a 5.1 setup.

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Mon, 22 Nov 2004

random updates

I've been meaning to get around to doing up a post on the whole projector setup and how that has all worked out, but haven't really had the time to get some pictures together and whatnot. So anyways, so far so good and I've been really enjoying the setup. The pictures is excellent and also frees up lots of room in the living room area without the tv/entertainment unit in the way.

In other news, I have been looking for an mp3 jukebox solution mostly for work and came across the Music Player Daemon that is a really nice system and does exactly what I'm looking for. I've been using the Gnome Music Player Client mostly which is nice and simple and to the point. Covers all my basic needs for selecting music and so on. I've also setup a web interface to control it as well although I haven't really been using it since the gnome client is so nice. The command line interface is nice too if your a command line junkie :)

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Thu, 11 Nov 2004

what am I listening too?

Wasted some time this evening setting up a little php script to display what I'm listening to (if I am listening to anything) at the time. You should see it to the right on the side bar under links and categories. It seems to work very well and is nice and fast. I can't think of any real point to having it there, but then again, there isn't any real point in you reading this either is there? :)

If you care at all the script is a modified version of SlimServer Block. I had to modify it a bit so that it would correcty no when I'm not listening to music by doing a little check on the current status. The script queries against the slimserver software and parses the xml. If your interested in the slimserver software read the previous post.

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Tue, 02 Nov 2004

mp3 jukebox solution

Since my audiotron died long ago I've been searching to setup something for a Jukebox type device for my music needs. Yesterday I revisited the SlimServer solution once again. I had tried it long ago using the software and simply running mp3blaster to stream from it, but it didn't work all that well and there is a 5 second delay from when you select something and it plays (which gets very annoying). So anyways I did some google'ing and found this slimp3slave program which emulates the squeezebox you can buy and so there is no delay. So now it does exactly what I want, and the interface to access music is very nice. I'm limited to useing a web browser for it, but better than anything I've had before. If I ever have any cash again I think I may invest in a squeezebox as they product seems pretty solid now and I am using the software right now as it is. This will basicly give me the functionality of using a remote as well as the browser and a nice little lcd display of what I'm listening too.

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