Music on Hold via FreeBSD Server
pozar at lns.com
Thu Dec 30 12:49:16 PST 2004
> I have an existing FreeBSD 5.x server I'm trying to use to feed music or
> announcements on-hold into our phone system (yeah - I know the
> legalities of using copyrighted stuff.)
> I installed a sound card, wired it up, and hacked together a simple
> little script to run the mpg123 package to continuously playback a few
> mp3 files.
> Couple questions:
> * What command-line program would you suggest for playing uncompressed
> audio files in this scenario? There are hundreds of entries in Ports,
> and I'd rather not spend a month trying them all.
> * Has anyone else done something similar to this, and would you care to
> share a script to keep it running continuously?
I have one that I use for my 10mW FM station that I pipe around the
house. It does back announcments, news, timechecks and is a bit smart
on what it plays. You can see it at:
1978 45th Ave / San Francisco CA 94116 / USA // POTS: +1 415 665 3790
GPG Fingerprint: 4821 CFDA 06E7 49F3 BF05 3F02 11E3 390F 8338 5B04
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