If you have successfully built an MP3 player with IRMP3, feel free to e-mail
a small description of your project to the IRMP3 webmaster.
I have created a wireless music player.
I flashed OpenWrt to a Netgear WGT634U and used mpg123 as it does not require libao.
I have a BWCT lcd controller and a HD44780 20x4 lcd module. I also used a Packard Bell RF usb remote to control it. It works well, and I can even stream radio from the Internet.
Hi, just finished my work building a standalone Mp3-Player.
I used irmp3. Here is a description of my mp3 box.
My IRMP3 player was built to be part of the home stereo. I fitted an older Acer
notebook (180 MHz, 64 Mbytes RAM) inside a standard 1 HE 19 inch case using only
the mainboard, harddisk and CDROM. The board is turned 90 degrees, so the CD is
in front and the PC card slots are in the back to provide wireless network
connectivity. Suse Linux 7.2 is booting from the harddisk, all necessary
software installed as daemons. Shutdown is controlled by a script and can be
initiated from the remote control.
There is no fan, the moderate heat of the processor is passed to the case top
using the original heat sink which I bent into a U shape. The power supply
The front features a homebrew IR receiver, a backlit 2x20 LCD and a power
switch. The LCD fits exactly and provides enough screen space. Note that most
2x16 displays won't fit into the slim case because of their larger controller
PCB. It works beautifully perfect and all my friends are amazed :-)
Thanks for such a fine software.
I built an
with LCD and remote control. It is connected to my home stereo.
As of irmp3-0.4.4 I now have a fully functional party ready mp3
It's built around a small Unisys pentium 150 with 64 mbytes of RAM.
- Soundblaster AWE64 sound card
- A 16x2 backlit LCD has been shoehorned into the floppy drive hole.
- A home-brew IR receiver (with activity LED) adorns the left and right of the LCD.
- A very cute little creative infra52 credit card sized remote control completes the ensemble
It has a 10gb laptop hard drive, rh7.1 (with lots of stuff removed) and custom built kernel.
It only uses about 28 of the 64mbytes of RAM and NO SWAP
I only use the mod_browser code to perform a 'graceful' shutdown when
its time leave the party.
The only annoying problem I had was a brief (<1sec) pause in playback during
disk I/O, this was fixed by adding --buffer 64 after the --aggressive of the mpg123
parameters line of the irmp3.conf file. The man for mpg123 says anything less than
300 is a waste of time. I disagree a buffer of 300 meant a approx. 1.5sec delay between pressing
FF on the remote and hearing the next song.
It also runs the edna python script, which is a way cool way of getting
to your music collection through a web browser rather than smb sharing etc.
and then having winamp/xmms playlist add songs
I have successfully been using irmp3 for about a year now and I am very happy with the results.
I am using a Homebrew serial receiver for LIRC with a WebTV wireless
keyboard and a universal Credit Card sized-remote control.
I also have a 16x2 HD44780 LCD display that looks ok. Although 20x4 would
be much nicer I'm sure.
Thanks for making such useful software!
a car MP3 player using Irmp3 and a module i programmed to fit with Palmamp
the computer hardware is completely mounted in a buisness case, and it lies
in the trunk incognito. it hasa 100Mb network interface to allow me to FTP to the Box and update my
MP3 selection. it has a 3Gb hard drive for storage and a Os Image or 1.7Mb Home Made Linux.
the processor is a 333Mhz Celeron with a 64Mb of ram ( way to much ) wich
alows the player to boot from cold to playing music in a big 17 Seconds.
to control the box i use my Handspring Visor, connected to a self crafted
Serial Cradle mount, with a lamp like flexible arm.
future plans is to fit the Os image on a USB dongle from witch i will boot
the system. ( this improvement will alow me to flash my Player more effectively. )
it's been in working condition now for about 1 1/2 year ... the source for
IRMP3 is not as up to date . but it works peachy and never failed me.
Take care . and keep up the good work.
Montreal Quebec Canada