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Sun, 06 Aug 2006

Wireless music at home

Yesterday I assembled my new IKEA desk. It's nice to have my computer again on a desk :). In Madrid I used to connect my computer audio output to my Hi-Fi system to be able to listen to my mp3/ogg/flac music on the living room with a long RCA audio wire. However that is not anymore possible in my new apartment. I though about some other solution to play my music. First I considered buying an Apple Airport Express: 130$. Then I realized that I already have a gadget with wireless and audio output: my Nokia 770 so let's code it!.

So after ~200 lines of python I got it:

My Hi-Fi system with the 770 connected wih a jack2RCA wire

Main play window

Add Song window

Here are the files:

Currently DAAP server address is harcoded and stop button is not working, so there is lot of stuff to do:

[16:23] | Permalink | 3 comments

Posted by Ludo at Thu Aug 10 01:01:35 2006
Awesome. Really cool idea you had there. Wish I had the skills to do something like that (and a nokia 770 :-)).

Posted by testing last time at Fri Aug 18 16:41:48 2006
Ok, now antispam validation is working :)

Posted by Henri Bergius at Sat Aug 19 19:32:38 2006
Nice idea!

I've set up a Buffalo Linkstation as the local MP3 storage at home, and am planning to set up the mt-daapd there for accessing the music. 770 would make a quite natural way to play it :-)

Looking at the screenshots you're actually using the  Python app on 770 as a music player, i.e. what gets played is controlled there. Airport Express differs from this by actually being used by iTunes as a "remote speaker", which might be nicer in some setups. I wonder how easy that would be to accomplish?

BTW, did you look at the 770 rythmbox port they did last winter?


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