Ya I have started building!
Ok, beings that most everyone on this site has made a car or home mp3 player bare with me. I have just started to build mine. I have read almost every post here and still have a couple questions.
First things first, so far I have all the components to build the HOME AUDIO mp3 player except the lcd screen, it is still in shipment. HOwever my questions are:
1. PCI RISER CARDS? I'm in a bind because the case I have choosen is an old 486 Magnovox Desktop case. It is about 3.5 inches tall and the perfect size for my HomeTheater addition. The problem is I cannot install my Socket 7 motherboard because the PCI cards are too tall. I have looked all over the net for PCI RISER cards, but have only found PCI right Angle cards. The right angle cards are what I'mn looking for but are there any that have more than just one PCI slot on the right angled part????
2. Will a Packard Bell PC Remote reciever work to control winamp functions with a different remote? If not then I will just build a new UIR, heard they are not that hard to build.
Check out some computer wrecking places, thats where I got my riser card from. I don't know anything about you packard bell remote reciever though, my advice is **** it off and build UIR anyway. They are as simple as they look to make.
Have you condidered using a board with onboard stuff so you don't need PCI cards? It eliminates one or more failure points and is just a cleaner design.
I have a PB Fast Media remote, but I have never tried to use any other remote controls with the reciever. There is huge support on the Web for the things, so if you search "fast media remote control" you are bound to turn up something.
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Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
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Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
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I dont know about that huge support for the fast media remote control but I have used to to with winlirc with many different remote controls so I know it will recive the commands from the remote fine so as along as your program will be able to do something with the signals you will be fine with that reciver.
I don't want to use a motherboard with onboard sound because I just purchased the Aopen Aw744 Pro sound card that has optical digital output on it. This card was only $25 and well worth it, much better than using the line out from the sound card. Thanks, I will look for the remote software....
I don't remember the site, but it was posted here a while ago. They sold all kinds of riser cards and they were only about $25 each. They had some with 2, and even 3 I think.
uuurrr, please see if you can remember that site! That is exactly what I need!!!
I found the site I remembered, but they don't have more than one
They sell one for my motherboard, lemme look for that
Hmm, you could get one short riser card, and one taller one, and put them in slots next to each other, so one card is over the other one. That's about all I can think of.
If you don't have a specific video card you need to use, you could find a board with integrated video and use a single riser card for the sound card. Same thing with a NIC and whatever else you may need.