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Thread: Control XMPCR/XMDirect with iPad?

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    Tidder: Turns out I had something similar to a Sheeva! See below!

    Bugbyte: That "hack" didn't work very well because the laptop's battery isn't as good as I thought it was. I figured out a low power-consumption way to get it done though. Next post will have a video showing what I mean.

    I have an old Linksys NSLU2 (AKA: Slug). It is meant to be used to make a NAS server, but it was discovered to be able to run many different "flavors" of Linux. I was looking at some alternative XMPCR programs and stumbled upon a Perl Web server script to control a XMPCR. So I started looking at a cheap way to get a Perl Web server. Then I remembered a Hack A Day article about the NSLU2 and dug it up. I promptly re-flashed the NSLU2, installed lighttpd, OpenSSH, Perl, and FastCGI and got to work. A week later yields the result I have now.

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    Kinda boring video, but you get the point.

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    Ordered an old(er) Linksys WRTU54G-TM wireless router. It can be modded to take power from the truck easily. Also, I can put DD-WRT on it, so I can get it to do what I want it to and eliminate the T-Mobile crap-ware (firmware) altogether.
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    I demo my XMPCR server running on an uNSLUng Linksys NSLU2 with an old Linksys WRTU54G-TM T-Mobile @Home wireless router providing the wireless signal to my iPad. The NSLU2 and XMPCR are powered with a generic Chinese iPad adapter from eBay ($2) and the WRTU54G-TM is powered with my Lilliput screen's regulated 12V cigarette lighter power supply.

    This video was shot with my new video camera. Previously I have used my Kodak V1003 and the shutter noise is audible. The whining noise in the video is my truck running. It's loud when it is cold.

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    I see in the video you have an issue with Auto-Refreshing. You should use AJAX and jQuery to handle your requests and responses, so there is no full page refresh, just individual item refreshing. If you have any questions, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krillin47 View Post
    I see in the video you have an issue with Auto-Refreshing. You should use AJAX and jQuery to handle your requests and responses, so there is no full page refresh, just individual item refreshing. If you have any questions, let me know.
    Everything I'm using is centered around my NSLU2, and the Perl CGI script I'm using is just one I have modified to fit what I needed. It's the Audio:XMPCR Perl script. If I can do it in AJAX and jQuery and still have the Perl daemon issuing the commands to the XMPCR, it would be great.
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    Neat.
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    Thanks.
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    You're welcome.
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    The iPad controls have bit the dust... I didn't think about how much power the XMPCR and NSLU2 needed. Not to mention my routers DCHP cache not flushing properly... I need to reflash the router back to the Linksys firmware because OpenWRT isn't playing nice on it. The NSLU2 works, but the router isn't letting it get the IP I have it hard-coded to use... Murphy strikes again. BUT I WILL TRIUMPH!!!
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