The VergePlayer is a software and
solution for playing digital
audio. It utilizes a small form factor allowing for installation in a car or
integration into an existing home theatre system.
The software for the player is written in Perl and uses MySQL for storing song data.
A serial LCD display is used for outputting status information and displaying a menu
that is controlled through the displays keypad interface. For audio playback,
is currently supported although formats beyond MP3 may be implemented in the future.
The following have been completed. See the
for what still remains to be done.
- Basic Menu Operation
- Serial Output Code
- Keypad Reading
- IPC with rxaudio
The player's hardware is still being designed, but will be based on a very nice set top
box from Allwell
For automotive use, a DC power supply will be implemented, with the option of using an AC
adapter for use outside of the car. The display used is a
LK202-25V 20x2 LCD display with