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The Linux Audio Server Project--Revisited

Jan 16, 2008, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Teng)

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"January 2008: the orignal 'Linux Audio Server Project' article was first written back in 2004, talking only about the LIRC setup with my headless server to use it as any other hifi element: stop, play, pause, etc. I soon needed more functionality, which was easy to implement, but which I never actually updated this article for.

"Most notably, I have set my audio server up such that upon the press of a button on the remote, it will say the name of the artist, album and title of the song that is being played. It can even do that for the songs playing on the radio, all to the astonishment of our guests. Aside that, it cuts short lots of silly arguments I sometimes had with my wife about which song or artist is on. I won't go so far as to say that this system is a saver of relationships, but it sure is practical..."

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