- Nov 26, 2006
Lately Ive been throwing around the idea of using an Intel Atom based motherboard as a jukebox of some sorts. I know I could just get a Squeezebox and be done with it, but thats boring. My OS of choice would be some flavor of Linux, and would like to make this compact flash based as I will be streaming the music across my network. I would like to control the system via remote control, an IR blaster of some sorts would be great. Im trying to do this as cheap as possible. Im confused mostly on which Linux distro to use. I dont want to run MythUbuntu or Freevo...just something as close to music based as possible. Who can give me some good pointers? Which software to use and which remote. Id also like a good enclosure...something without an optical drive. This will be a music only system, and will play FLAC ripped from my CD collection. On the system itself Im looking at $300 or less for the parts, Ill worry about the DAC later. This will be connected to my Kenwood KR9400 receiver (vintage 1975) and some big vintage Pioneer floorspeakers. Would the Atom processor suffice? How much memory should I use? I have a spare stick of PC2 6400 laying around, so the memory is covered, also have a 2GB compact flash card for the OS. Is compact flash a good idea, or should I just get a 2.5" SATA laptop drive? Throw me some ideas folks, I wanna get to tinkering.