Jukebox IV - news from the radio #jukebox #programming

๐Ÿ•œ๏ธŽ - 2010-09-25

After changing the system disk in my jukebox from a 7200 RPM to a 4200 RPM disk (less speed โ†’ less heat โ†’ less noise) I was pretty happy.

But there was one more thing that would be nice: If it played the radio news every hour.

So I added a little script that pauses mpd, starts vlc (well, actually vlc is forked in the background and the script sleeps a little before it pauses mpd, to minimize the gap), plays the radio for a predetermined length of time, whereafter vlc is killed and mpd unpaused (if it wasn't paused to begin with).

After fiddling a little with the crontab to start the script at the right time, and for how long to keep vlc streaming, I am pretty happy with the result. Good bye P3.

Add comment

To avoid spam many websites make you fill out a CAPTCHA, or log in via an account at a corporation such as Twitter, Facebook, Google or even Microsoft GitHub.

I have chosen to use a more old school method of spam prevention.

To post a comment here, you need to:

ยน Such as Thunderbird, Pan, slrn, tin or Gnus (part of Emacs).

Or, you can fill in this form: