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stormer
While trying to figure out what to do with my old 5600 I came up with the bright idea of using it as a remote media player up high in the kids room attached to some speakers, think wakeup call, stories, music etc.

I know that I can do most of this on the command line but I am at a loss as to the best way of doing this remotely maybe from a web interface, think Soundbridge or squeezebox lite. Or more importantly how my wife can do it. I am not tied to a distro as I need (okay want) to reflash anyway

Any suggestions?
sdjf
I don't know the details of how to set up those things and have different Z's but I know Quickening sends commands to his sl5500 Z via ssh from a desktop.

You could PM him here if no one responds with more info.

You do know how to put the commands into a script, don't you? I would write a script that called up opie-sh, which is an easy way to make popup menus. Then I'd send the commands to your Z via ssh

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/opiesh.html

I don't give any examples on that page, but I could add some here or there of sample opie-sh commands if you need them.
sdjf
laan
some servers have web interface I've used mediatomb and tversity both from web browser on my Z so your interface would be the web browser
Capn_Fish
I believe VLC has remote-control capabilities, so if you ran something with that (Angstrom most likely), you should be good.

Another good option, as mentioned above, is SSH. Set up SSH with X forwarding and the Z with a static IP address, then run whatever media player you want on the Z. It will be controlling the Z, but it will seem like you're using it right on the other computer.

Hope that helps.
speculatrix
set up a shoutcast server and stream from it to the zaurus?
stormer
Cool, I will give the shoutcast and VLC options a go as the seem more wife friendly
Capn_Fish
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 20 2008, 02:05 PM) *
I believe VLC has remote-control capabilities, so if you ran something with that (Angstrom most likely), you should be good.

Another good option, as mentioned above, is SSH. Set up SSH with X forwarding and the Z with a static IP address, then run whatever media player you want on the Z. It will be controlling the Z, but it will seem like you're using it right on the other computer.

Hope that helps.

Even easier, VLC has a web interface:

http://infectedproject.wordpress.com/2007/...http-interface/
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