What is audioBox?
audioBox is a Linux mp3/ogg player front-end based on
(or mpg321) and
It is intended to run on a standalone headless Linux machine as an "audio appliance",
playing music files from the local hard disk or CD-ROM.
audioBox uses an LCD display to show
music file list and song information.
It provides menus for music file search and playlist browsing.
No video card or display is needed to run audioBox.
audioBox is currently in
the early stages of development. So far it supports the basic functionality
for everyday listening, such as:
- File browsing;
- File search (full and sub-list search);
- mp3/ogg playback from CD and HDD;
- multiple playback session support;
- Rudimentary playlist support.
Many more features are planned for the future, such as:
- advanced playlist management;
- ID3 tag support;
- LIRC support;
- Support for LCD keys.
See the manual for details.
To run audioBox you need a PC with:
Currently, a keyboard is also required to navigate through the menus.
- your favourite flavour of Linux, 8-16MB of RAM;
- a supported soundcard (or on-board chipset);
- an LCD display supported by LCDproc;
- mpg123 or
mpg321, the free alternative to mpg123;
- optional ogg123 (remote-patched version);
- optional CD-ROM drive.
You do not need a videocard, unless you want to use the curses mode of LCDproc.
Where can I get audioBox? How much does it cost?
audioBox has been released under the GNU
General Public License (GPL). Therefore, audioBox is FREE.
You can download audioBox
from this web site. Make sure to get the documentation as well.