Tuesday, November 01, 2005

KiSS DP-1500 and real shuffle mode

Today I got this `bright' idea how to implement real shuffle in my KiSS DP-1500 multimedia player (by default, the playback options are, well, limited: you can only play the objects as they come in the order, at least with the version of the software I'm using: EzLink NG).

If you telnet to the KiSS box and see the processes, you'll probably see something like that:

/ # Uid VmSize Stat Command
1 0 SW msh
2 0 SW [keventd]
3 0 SWN [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
4 0 RW [kswapd]
5 0 SW [bdflush]
6 0 SW [kupdated]
11 0 SW /bin/telnetd
20 0 SW /bin/cardmgr
184 0 SW /fileplayer.bin PC1 D:\mp3\_New Albums\Tiga_op_Lowlan
185 0 RW /fileplayer.bin PC1 D:\mp3\_New Albums\Tiga_op_Lowlan
186 0 SW /bin/lash
191 0 RW ps -aefwww

'fileplayer.bin' is a process that plays all the content, in this case regular files (mp3s, oggs, mpegs; as opposed to content streamed from the internet, like radio streams).

So, if you could find a version of so popular iTunes clones apps, that keep the database of all the files, and you were able to configure it so that is uses any media player (I've just checked that mine, called 'madman' cannot - it only works with XMMS), you would be able to implement shuffle and whatnot.


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