Difference between revisions of "User:Jspeckman"

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     2 zones of whole house audio completed so far (this system is being designed for background music) All speaker wiring goes to a central location in the basement.
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     2 zones of whole house audio completed so far (this system is being designed for background music)
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    All speaker wiring goes to a central location in the basement.
 
     Zone 1 - first soundcard -> amp ->ceiling speakers on first floor.  Manual volume control in each room
 
     Zone 1 - first soundcard -> amp ->ceiling speakers on first floor.  Manual volume control in each room
 
     Zone 2 - second soundcard -> car amp ->pair of car speakers in outdoor housings on patio
 
     Zone 2 - second soundcard -> car amp ->pair of car speakers in outdoor housings on patio
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   LinuxMCE 704 (haven't had time to upgrade to 710)
 
   LinuxMCE 704 (haven't had time to upgrade to 710)
 
   Latest Squeezecenter (replaced SlimServer shipped with LinuxMCE) [[Upgrading SlimServer]]
 
   Latest Squeezecenter (replaced SlimServer shipped with LinuxMCE) [[Upgrading SlimServer]]
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  squeezeslave running on the core for distributed audio (see below for setup)
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  GSD weather retrieval plugin  [[NOAA Weather]]
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Squeezeslave Setup
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Here's how to setup squeezeslave to run on the core.  It's fairly easy.  One small issue is that because squeezeslave uses the OSS interface
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you will need a separate sound card for each instance of squeezeslave you want to run.
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First download the newest version of [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=105169 Squeezeslave].  You'll want to
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put it somewhere in you're path.  I have mine installed in /usr/local/bin
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Next add the following to /etc/rc.local
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(more to come)

Revision as of 13:27, 16 June 2008

My Setup

Hardware

 Dedicated Core
   Dual Pentium 3 (1ghz)
   2 Gb ram
   Onboard 100mb ethernet (external net)
   64bit pci 1gb fiber card (internal net)
   2 SB Live! cards
   1 ati rage 128 (just enough video for a dedicated server)
   1 80 Gb drive (system and audio media)
   1 250 GB drive (video media)
 Media Directors
   None (I use XBMC on an Xbox to watch videos)
 Orbiters
   Web orbiter on an iPhone
 Automation
   1 CM11A
   A couple of X10 switches and outlets
 Audio
   2 zones of whole house audio completed so far (this system is being designed for background music)
   All speaker wiring goes to a central location in the basement.
   Zone 1 - first soundcard -> amp ->ceiling speakers on first floor.  Manual volume control in each room
   Zone 2 - second soundcard -> car amp ->pair of car speakers in outdoor housings on patio

Software Setup

 LinuxMCE 704 (haven't had time to upgrade to 710)
 Latest Squeezecenter (replaced SlimServer shipped with LinuxMCE) Upgrading SlimServer
 squeezeslave running on the core for distributed audio (see below for setup)
 GSD weather retrieval plugin  NOAA Weather


Squeezeslave Setup

Here's how to setup squeezeslave to run on the core. It's fairly easy. One small issue is that because squeezeslave uses the OSS interface you will need a separate sound card for each instance of squeezeslave you want to run.

First download the newest version of Squeezeslave. You'll want to put it somewhere in you're path. I have mine installed in /usr/local/bin

Next add the following to /etc/rc.local (more to come)