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Build Dejaneiro — a browser-controlled MP3 Player

Nov 30, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

This “mini how-to” by Kevin Dankwardt explains how to create a home-made MP3 player appliance based on Embedded Linux. Its embedded software (kernel, utilities, and application) image is small enough to fit on a floppy, so you could easily install it in a DiskOnChip Flash device within a compact, appliance-like system. You control the resulting MP3 player using a web browser on a separate computer. Dankwardt writes . . .

“The idea is that DeJaneiro is a piece of stereo equipment. But, instead of having knobs and such, DeJaneiro is controlled via a web browser running on your home computer, or perhaps, a remote or handheld device. In this project, we use a PC to simulate the stereo equipment . . .”

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