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fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:23 pm
by fruitbox
Hi,

Inspired by DWJukebox, I've developed some software to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro MP3 Jukebox. It's completely skinnable using a simple text file. If you're interested, you can download it from Github...

https://github.com/chundermike/rpi-fruitbox

...please read the README.md for installation instructions.

And check out the following Youtube videos to see it in action...

https://youtu.be/oJm73uAJH_w
https://youtu.be/VHVCNkbnhSs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI0rK1yy15g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8QoFGSViXk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv7I4cqI5-I


Mike

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:53 am
by Dam0
the video and pics look awesome.

well done.
D.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:42 am
by Dam0
just curious, are you going to make a tutorial on this ?

thx in advance,
D.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:08 am
by fruitbox
Hi,

Yes - I'll release the software soon and there should be some notes included about how I made my jukebox

Thanks.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:10 am
by Dam0
thank you.

i look forward to it.

D.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:25 am
by elParaguayo
Nice work. Looks very impressive.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:20 pm
by fruitbox
Hi,

I've uploaded a new video showing another fruitbox skin (based on DWJukebox's WallJuke skin)...

https://youtu.be/SI0rK1yy15g

I'm trying to find the time to finish fruitbox off properly so I can release it soon.

Cheers.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:57 am
by Dam0
looks awesome.

cant wait for a tutorial/guide

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:48 pm
by bernyone
Hi any update on when this will possibly be released? Ive just gutted my pc jukebox for a pi system and this is EXACTLY what i was hoping to find to run it.
Seriously impressed with what ive seen so far and gagging to get it all installed as the misses is not impressed ive gutted HER jukebox lol

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:16 am
by fruitbox
I need to sort out a couple of bugs with it, but haven't been able to find the time to take a look at them. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll sort them out and then it's good to go :)

Thanks for your interest...

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:34 am
by Cowboycelly
What’s the word on that software? I had dw before but have been waiting for a pi version. I love making skins btw!! Lol

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:33 am
by fruitbox
Just refactoring some of the code at the moment; taking a little longer than I thought as life is getting in the way...but I hope to be able to release something in the next couple of weeks ;)

Cheers.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:38 am
by Dam0
thanks for the heaps up :-)

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:06 pm
by Cowboycelly
Thanks for update :) it looks amazing. I’m just a beginner and this was the whole reason I bought pi’s to start with. Been wanting to make a jukebox cabinet for a year now but seems like you are the only coder that shares a similar idea of how they want it to run. I had dwjukebox and loved it, would sit with photoshop and tinker on skins for hours. I always wanted a juke so at party’s people can’t switch songs while they are playing. I’d love to build this into an old stand up radio cabinet.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:55 pm
by Frontenac
Hi! waiting for this since the day i had a pi.
Waiting for the fruitbox with great anticipation,
Thank you for your work!

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:21 pm
by kilokahn
Mark me as very interested as well. I would LOVE this! :)

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:02 am
by fruitbox
Hi,

I've uploaded another video showing a Raspberry Pi zero running a 1920x1080 skin with animated background and joystick mode...

https://youtu.be/Fv7I4cqI5-I

Cheers,
Mike

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 am
by fruitbox
Hi,

fruitbox v1.0 is now released!

Installation is as follows:

1. It is recommended to start from a fresh OS install (Raspbian Stretch Lite 2017-09-07 release)
2. Increase GPU memory to (at least) 256 (sudo raspi-config -> Advanced Options -> Memory Split)
3. Install fruitbox dependencies and download fruitbox and the example skins...

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  sudo apt-get install libsm-dev libxcursor-dev libxi-dev libxinerama-dev libxrandr-dev
  wget https://codeload.github.com/chundermike/rpi-fruitbox/zip/master
  unzip master
  cd rpi-fruitbox-master
  chmod +x ./fruitbox
4. Copy your music MP3 files (either to the SD card or USB memory stick)
5. Point fruitbox to your MP3 files (edit fruitbox.cfg in the skin directory you are using and change the MusicPath parameter)
6. Run fruitbox...

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./fruitbox --cfg skins/WallJuke/fruitbox.cfg
For best results, run fruitbox directly from a command line boot, not from a command shell launched from the desktop.

For help, type

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./fruitbox --help
The user guide will give details on how to create your own skins, storing songs on USB memory sticks, and other helpful hints. You can generate the user-guide with the command

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./fruitbox --user-guide > user-guide.txt
I have tested it using a Raspberry Pi A+ with a HifiBerry Amp+, and also a Raspberry Pi zero, using the Raspbian Stretch Lite 2017-09-07 release.

Please feedback to me any bugs which need fixing, or any feature requests you would like to see in future releases.

If you design any skins and would like to share them, please let me know and I can include them in the fruitbox github
repository.

Let's Rock!

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:20 am
by gchico
Great job! I will like to have a way to create playlist!

thanks

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:14 am
by fruitbox
No problem. I will add that to the next release. I had already given some thought to that...you will be able to load/save playlist files from a new command line option.

Mike

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:03 pm
by mabscottsville
This is Fantastic! i do have one request though. can you add more options for modifying the coverart.txt? so you can select whether you want to show the album cover art or the missing art or the Fruitbox logo for all songs, instead of just having it move down the list automatically with $NOW_PLAYING_ARTWORK if one doesn't exist. that way you can always use the fruitbox logo or the missing artwork if you want

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:14 pm
by fruitbox
Sure, can do. I will add another cfg parameter (CoverartMode say) which will allow you to manually select Embedded, Specified or Logo images (and also Auto and None). Hopefully this will meet your needs?

Mike

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:55 pm
by mabscottsville
Awesome! Thanks, i appreciate it!

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:18 pm
by ajMatus
Hey,

Is there anyway this could work with a coin acceptor, and run a full mode actual jukebox recieving the coins? Would be interesting.

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:11 am
by fruitbox
Hi

Fruitbox already has a coin mode; you can insert coins by pressing the INS key. You should be able to map this key to a GPIO pin and attach a coin mechanism to that I guess. I'm sure this has been done on home brew arcade cabinets...

Mike