[LAD] Four decks audio player for radio stations

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Aug 31 23:37:51 UTC 2012

On Friday 31 August 2012 11:32:35 Adrian Knoth wrote:
> Hi!
> I was recently helping a small Dutch radio station run by volunteers to
> set up their new studio.
> It's a modular system with a 16 I/O firewire card:
>    http://www.d-r.nl/AXUM/AXUM.htm
> We managed to support it in FFADO. The playback software runs on a
> virtualised Windows machine that's talking to jackd via netjack (no idea
> which one, the one with multicast and netmanager), so we can address
> four individual stereo pairs.
> This whole netjack thing isn't very stable, so the playback software
> should be replaced by some native Linux client. Here's a screenshot of
> the current Windows solution:
>    http://adi.loris.tv/radio.png
> It is basically a set of four remotely controlled winamps (with ASIO
> output plugin to talk to jackd) and a directory browser per player.
> So "Jingles", "Muziek" and "Bladeren" are just shortcuts to directories
> with media files, the drop-down menu on the left contains a list of even
> more directories.
> The filter is used for pattern matching.
> Questions: Are you aware of any Linux solution that comes close to this?
> If not, any recommendations if one would want to create such a four-deck
> player? Leveraging VLC, mplayer, gstreamer?

I suggest you take a look at rivendell and see if that fits the bill.

Possible live CD to get a quick test:


I have played with it on the live cd and installed a box from it to play 
around with.
> This is surely going to be open source, so whoever is interested, feel
> free to participate.

A video they can check out:


> Cheers

all the best,


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