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by OklahomaGreyBeard
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
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Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Well, it's been a while but I promise I didn't fall off the face of the earth. Just a little 12 hour surgery and 8 months of chemo to kick colon cancers ass, and now I'm back. Something like that really helps you put your priorities straight. Like working on your classic video game collection and fi...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

How about an option to have a hidden button to toggle pausing playback?
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

I finally started with fruitbox tonight. All installed and music added fine. bashrc file edited to load fruitbox on boot. Only problem is I am prompted for login details on boot. Once I enter the user and password it does load straight to fruitbox. How can I skip the login process? Thanks David sud...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Afraid not :( ...how important is this to you? Mike Not at all really. My lazy arse was just wanting to skip a song without getting up and I'm trying to envision a way to control it through a web interface as well as the physical controls. I don't know how to remotely send a local key press but I c...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Are you able to have two input sources for a button? i.e. pressing the number 1 on the keypad as well as a button on GPIO1 both register as a 1?
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

So while I'm working on the hardware and skin, Fruitbox running in auto mode has pretty much become my default music player as it happily shuffles through my songs. At the moment, I've pared the track list down to just under 4000 songs. The only problem is while I love a wide variety of music, there...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0" Since it's a X Server error, I'll assume you're running it from the GUI desktop. It just seemed to do all sorts of random stuff when I did that. Mike recommends booting to the console and running it there and I've had no i...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

So the current push here seems to build the steampunk jukebox I've had rolling around in my head for years. The acquisition of parts has begun and here is what the screen is looking like so far. Once it's done if anyone is interested I'll make the skin available. I'm making the selection numbers as ...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

I'm still having a few issues with control of the title strips or "pages". The strip I'm currently using is this one. blackstrip.jpg I'm running into issues with the artist not always fitting, especially now that it can be two artists. The page size is 380x128 but as you can see the area for the art...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Not necessarily specific to Fruitbox but I'm curious to ask people that use a digital jukebox. What is the point when you consider it to be "too many songs" for a jukebox format? At some point you have so many, people will spend more time looking at what can be played than they do playing songs. If ...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

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Hi Mike I am thinking of adding dbus support...would this be able to support your requirements? Cheers Mike Not sure as I've never used dbus before. Then again I thought I'd never used C++ either and just realized yesterday that it's what I have been using to program Arduinos with. I'm more of what...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

I had a brain spasm this morning and wondered how difficult it would be for you to allow network injection (perhaps a REST API) to add a song to the queue and/or allow the reading of the song database. I envision a QR code on the front of my jukebox that leads to an app that will let party goers sel...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

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Still showing some interesting things with regards to controls. On one of my USB keypads there are three keys that do not register when auto programming the buttons. Their native symbols are home, mail and calculator. Using the command showkey these come up as 172,155,140. However showkey also comes...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

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Suggestion, couldn't find how to do this. Is there a way to browse by artists/albums and then selecting the songs you'd want in the album? On another note, it would be cool if in the future it could play music videos for those who have collections of music videos like myself :) The sorting informat...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

What specifically is the program looking for as a "key press" to initiate an action? I have a couple of control options including one I've had stuck in my head for years. The first and the one I primarily used with WinCab is a usb keypad that has clear keys and custom inserts for my A-D 1-4, page, v...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

fruitbox wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Touch screen teaser for release 1.4

Mike
Looks really good. Of course you know this requires the question, Any update on release time? :D

-mike
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Stupidly I was ignoring the number of channels libmpg123 was giving me when parsing the MP3 file, and was subsequently hard-coding the number of channels on the audio output to 2. I hadn't tried testing with mono audio so didn't notice... That could explain something weird I noticed last night. Wit...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

As mikes talking singles im presuming its a release number rather than album title i.e Columbia records, release no 38******* Correct, Columbia is the Label and the number is the release number. The ID3v2.4 tag fields used are Publisher and ISRC. Here's an example of a Sterling tag included with a ...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Ok, I've put the reel to reel skin n the back burner for a bit and have one using more traditional title strips 95% complete and running. This however brings me back to my original issue of keeping a and b sides of singles together. I have run into what was a pretty common practice of two different ...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

So as im not loading play lists the 2nd line should be... cd rpi-fruitbox-master ./fruitbox --cfg skins/Reels/fruitbox.cfg ??? Reels is the name of the skin I'm using. If you're running the WallJuke skin it would be, ./fruitbox --cfg skins/WallJuke/fruitbox.cfg If you're running the NumberOne skin ...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
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Views: 195629

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Hi Mike(s) Could you give me an idiots guide to autorunning fruitbox from start up, I know its edit the .bash but last time i tried i think i messed up as my pi crashed and i had to wipe and reinstall the whole thing.... Thanks in advance Jon In my case I ran sudo nano ~/.bashrc I added the followi...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

bernyone wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Quick question...
Is there a way to shorten the time it takes for the random track to kick in?
I'm not "that" Mike, I'm the other Mike, but the delay is set in the fruitbox.cfg file with the AutoPlayGap = setting.

Great find and modification on the jukebox BTW.

-mike
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Me again... I hooked up some other speakers that I know have a great sound but it's just missing something. I've installed the alsa equalizer and it seems to have no effect on the output. I'm assuming that's because it's hard coded directly to the hardware? If not, is there a way to route the audio ...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

...or it may be that you are just specifying the Angle config property for the status object you want to rotate, and not specifying the Angle for subsequent status objects defined in the config file. If this is the case, the subsquent status objects will inherit the Angle value from the previous ob...
by OklahomaGreyBeard
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1061
Views: 195629

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

So through experimenting, I've found you can also apply a rotation to variable text objects such as $NOW_PLAYING but when I do it rotates all text items on the screen. Is there a way to rotate individual text objects?

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