StreamboxFAQ

Last changed: 2009/08/27 13:52 

 

This revision is from 2009/05/11 18:09. You can Restore it.

FAQ

Q/is this box autonomous: it doesnt need any computer, only an internet connection (ethernet) and a mike?

A/it is a small computer in itself, a silent one since it doenst need a fan to cool itself. it has a sound card, video out, 2USB and a network card.. so yes, its like plug and play for the streams.

Q/What steps should I follow when i receive my streambox?

A/In 6 steps:

-connect a network cable that has internet connection, VGA monitor (blue connector), keyboard and mouse.

-plug the juice (electricity power), follow on the screen the boot process or, in case you have no screen, wait for at least 1-3 minutes then,

-check on this page to see if your stream is listed, reload the page after one minute in case is not there: http://locus.creacast.com:9001/

-finally open with VLC your stream URL, get it by right clicking on the icon http://locus.creacast.com:9001/sound_icon.jpg of the speaker and copying the link. Proceed to VLC for pasting it inside the http field of the window that VLC opens when you do ctrl+n:

http://nujus.net/~locusonus/dropbox/alejo/streambox/vlc_http.png

-you will be able to listen to your own stream with the delay of the signal bouncing back from the icecast-streaming server in france.

-as soon is up and your are happy, report it to the locus stream mailing list.

Only for people with a streambox from the first release, KRN Dakar and Bjorn

you might need to take the little jumper cable from the monitor output out to connect a monitor and see/fine tune the patch to your microphone level inputs:

http://nujus.net/~locusonus/dropbox/alejo/streambox/pin12pin5.png

is somehow important that you dont turn on the device without that little connector, is a BUG im trying to fix now. THE BUG WAS FIXED WITH A BIOS UPDATE