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Woo! [Sep. 24th, 2002|06:10 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Enty lives.

I can now search for and play MP3 files & playlists on my TV, using only a remote control.

Searching is done identically to cellphones (Nokia/Motorola style) so I don't have to learn the keys again..

2722 ... "2PAC"
7745 ... "SPIL" ... Built to Spill
3889 ... "ETTY" ... Tom Petty
2298 ... "BAXT" ... Baxter
3863 ... "DUNE"


Other keys let me go to previous song, next song, stop, start, pause/unpause, scroll the list, delete last number, clear all numbers, and select current song/playlist.

Resolution is 800x600, because that's the most the Mini-ITX system's built-in TV output can do to a TV. (Any more would be stupid.) You'll note the graphics and text aren't anti-aliased... it doesn't matter on a fuzzy NTSC signal. :)

Improvements needed:

-- sort list (duh)
-- remove leading "./" ...
-- remove file extensions
-- put playlist files above individual files, with different icon
-- automatically blank the screen after 'n' seconds, to prevent burn-in

Maybe one day:

-- visualizations?
-- current song & time display?

BUT IT WORKS! So all is well.

[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2002-09-24 06:15 pm (UTC)
Finally! A second application for text messaging skills!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-09-24 06:17 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2002-09-24 06:35 pm (UTC)
I bow before your geek skillz.
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[User Picture]From: texel
2002-09-24 06:41 pm (UTC)
mmm... built to spill. great band.

wow, sorry for this inane comment. won't happen again, i promise.
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[User Picture]From: byron
2002-09-24 06:51 pm (UTC)
Brad....that is incredibly awesome! It appeals to my inner geek. That being said....we really have got to find you a girlfriend! You are geeking out waaaay to much!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-09-24 07:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's not like I don't try!

Wait, no... it is.

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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-09-24 06:55 pm (UTC)

Ahh… now I want to see a screenshot of it actually running on the TV set! ;)

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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-09-24 09:45 pm (UTC)
That screenshot was made by logging into the box remotely, and doing import -window foo.png

You want me to take a picture of my living room for you? :-)
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