Joined: June 2005
||Posted: Aug. 12 2005,09:01
Ok, I have a plan to build an internet radio component for my hifi. I have seen the commercially built options and believe a mini-itx system could be better for the same price. It would use DSL and connect to my tv, but i would really like it just to start playing from a playlist of stations on bootup, and then I'd use the (mplayer or xmms) keyboard shortcuts to choose a station. I would have to have the keyboard as i cant see a remote that types stream names in....
I was planning on getting a VIA EPIA C3-800 Mini ITX mobo with a case for £120. I have an old 64mb ramstick lying around, and would use a pendrive for DSL.
I don't mind not having a hd, and was just wandering if there is anyone who could advise if this setup is feasable? i.e. does dsl work on this board (especially the tv out!)? Would I need more ram? Could I use a second pendrive as a swap partition instead?
I dont really want to buy anything else (maybee even less, a home brewed case sounds good!), so bear in mnd the strict budget!
Thanks for any thoughts and help!