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Post 1 made on Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 20:43
outlanderbz
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I plan on buying an audiotron device so that i can play my MP3's on my home theater using my ipronto. My question is can i have a "button" on the the screen that when pressed will take you directly to the web page that lists my mp3's?


thank you
Post 2 made on Wednesday May 19, 2004 at 00:56
toucankiwi
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I've got a few Audiotrons, and put some thought into this as well...

I think a better solution is to use the web browser on the iPronto, and the audiotron's http based API. My thought was, on my music server, also run Apache, and have a cgi script which displays my cover art, when you click on the cover, it will play the album for you on the desired audiotron.

Seems like it should be a pretty simple CGI script to write, at least for me, as my MP3's are all nicely tagged and sorted in a directory structure by artist/album...
Post 3 made on Thursday May 20, 2004 at 05:55
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Hi, just read your message and wondered, what "AudioTron" means, so I searched for it in the www. Seems it can "only" play MP3s and CDs.
I own a device called "Pinnacle ShowCenter" (see info @ www.pinnaclesys.com). With its new software you can manage and listen to your CDs and MP3s, listen to internet radio stations and watch movies from your PC on your TV (like DivX, MPEG1, MPEG2 and so on). It even supports wireless networking when using it with a tested PCMCIA-Card. And you can teach the remote control buttons to your iPronto.
Just wanted to let you know, maybe its a good alternative.
Holger.
Post 4 made on Thursday May 20, 2004 at 12:03
bananajr
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I am using a differtent solution I have a dedicated audio server with 320 gig of hd which store all audio content installed pro sound card and have it conected to audio system and a condection to the network runs win 2000. I run winamp 5 with a plugin called browseamp these are the only aplication on the computer. browsamp is a webserver and web interface for winamp. In the browser window I type in the Ip address on the audio server and have web page with all the features of winamp. Note browse amp can have user security this does not work with the ipronto browser. Nice simple solution and contorlable any where in the house.
Post 5 made on Thursday May 20, 2004 at 14:19
toucankiwi
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The audiotron is a nice little device by Turtle Beach (the sound card guys). Basically, its a stereo-component networked MP3 player.

In computer terms, its basically a processor, some memory, a network interface (or in some cases, two... Ethernet and HPNA), and an LCD display. Then a line-level audio output (RCA or toslink).

You tell your windows machine to share your "My Music" folder, plug the Audiotron into your receiver and your network. (For those of you without Cat 5, the HPNA works nicely, as alot of people who use these devices probably already have a phone jack near their stereo for a Tivo devices... but then, I'm a Broadcom employee and probably one of the few people who ever used HPNA :) ) When you turn the Audiotron on, it searches the network for exported MP3's and keeps an internal catalog.

You then have a "virtual CD player". Basically, all your MP3's can be streamed over the network to the Audiotron (it caches like 3 of them), and played. It can also do Internet Radio, although I've never used this feature.

It also has a very nice http-based API to query your audiotrons, and instruct them to play things (this is how I do my system, using the web browser on the iPronto to send commands to my Audiotron)

Another nice feature about the Audiotron, unlike using a PC or many of the other "media servers" out there, is it has an LCD readout. You don't need a monitor or TV on to view things. Instead of trying to do everything (PVR, video, audio, photos, mp3's etc etc) and using a nice graphical interface which requires a monitor, its basically a "CD replacement" for guys like me who want to pack away all their CDs, convert them to MP3, and have a poor-man's whole-home audio distribution system.
Post 6 made on Sunday May 23, 2004 at 17:21
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HI there,

Where did you get browsamp please ? I can't find it ?

Thanks
Bob
Post 7 made on Tuesday May 25, 2004 at 19:56
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