IRadio = Raspberry Pi + Adafruit PiTFT (with buttons) + MPD + NCMPCPP + Bluetooth BeatsPill Speaker + Custom Frame Buffer Pygame code

Apache, audio, Bluetooth, Codec, Electronics, flac, LCD, Linux, Music, Opensource, Raspberry Pi, Tutorial
So over christmas holidays I spent about 5 days to perfect my raspberry pi based internet radio player. You’ll need the following hardware: Raspberry Pi model B USB Wifi dongle (something that works with Raspbian would be nice). I got this one (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1030) from Adafruit. SD card (I’m using a 16GB card, but I think 8GB should be good to start with) Bluetooth 4.0 dongle. I’m using this one from ASUS (http://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/USBBT400/) that seems to work fine in Linux/Raspbian PiTFT resistive touch screen assembled from Adafruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1601) Pack of 20 tactile buttons from Adafruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1489) for the above screen (You need to solder these in…..very simple) Appropriate power USB power supply. Again I’m using the one from Adafruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/501) Standard A to micro-B USB cable (http://www.adafruit.com/products/592) (optional) PiTFT Enclosure from…
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NAB2014 Report

audio, Codec, conversion, DCinema, HDTV, Media, NAB, NERD, Ryerson University, Technology, Video
DEKTEC: DekTec introduced the DTA-2180 low profile PCIe H.264 encoder. The DTA-2180 is a low latency — 150 to 600 ms -- H.264 hardware encoder based on the Magnum chipset. It supports MPEG-2 and H.264 and up to 16 channels of audio. Audio can be encoded as AC-3, AAC or MPEG-1 Layer 2. The DTA-2180 offers a 10 bit 4:2:2 option for contribution encoding.The DTA-2180 has a 3G –SDI and HDMI input and an ASI output. The compressed stream output — TS encapsulated H.264 or mpeg-2 — is also available on the PCIe for real time streaming, processing and recording. NIMBUS: The WiMi6400T and WiMi6400R provides high quality Full HD encoding/decoding function with low latency of 40ms for encoding and decoding, each. It supports wide range of encoding rate from 1Mbps ~…
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NAB2013 Recap….

audio, Media, NAB, Technology, Video
DAY 1 (South Hall Upper Floor): Capella: Carina 1 frame latency DMA (Direct Memory Access) Camera and Video processing card Cambria Live Series software NTT Electronics: Realtime H.264/AVC HD codec with 60p and 33 msec latency AVC/H.264 Codec for Contribution and Distribution with 1 frame latency and 16ch/8 PES audio Ultra Low Latency H.264 software Codec using Capella Carina 1 frame latency DMA (Direct Memory Access) Camera and Video processing card Elemental: HEVC H.265 software/hardware decoder 4K Encoding for On Demand and Real-time Delivery Sonic Notify Nimbus (http://www.nimbus.kr): Full HD 1080p60 Zero delay (10ms) H.264 Encoder for remote desktop Panopto Video Platform: vCMS with E-learning recorder Angry Moose :-) VanguardVideo: V.265 - World's first pure software H.265/HEVC real-time encoder H.265/HEVC 4K UltraHD Encode/Decode Epson Curved Edgeblending Projection: Concave or Convex multi…
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Samson strikes again…..This time with Q3….

audio, Technology, Video
I love the Samson guys, they introduce a product, listen to the customers, improve the product and release it at a more affordable price. Q3 is their latest creation and it goes straight after all you pod/vod casters out there. Need to do a interview, gotta have good video....and need to have the best sound, well if you've got $250 bucks then Q3 is your friend. The Q3 Handy Video Recorder brings Samsons renowned audio technology to the camcorder, making it the best sounding video camcorder you've ever heard. So throw away your Creative Vado/Flip HD gadget and step up to video with "Real" sound. After all "Apocalypse Now" still looks good on VHS 'cause it had kick ass audio.The Q3 uses the same microphone capsules as our industry-leading H4n Handy…
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MP3’s from a bygone era…

audio, History, Technology
If you love(d) 78 rpm records, you owe it to yourself to check out Cliff Bolling's website. Here he is continually digitizing and adding tunes from the first half of the last century in mp3 format complete with  scratches, hisses, pops and all. It's absolutely wonderful :-).He uses an old Garrard Model RC 121 Mark II turntable and a GE VR 1 cartridge that came with the turntable. Right now, there are 3,739 titles on this page linked to mp3's.
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Project C-90 – Audio Cassette Tape Heaven

audio, cassette tape, Technology
Since I was getting all nostalgic last weekend with the cassette tape photo shoot, I figured this might be a good follow-up. Have a quick look at c-90.org. It's a "in progress" catalogue of all sorts of cassette tapes from all around the world. I think I might actually have some that they don't have in their DB, so I'll probably hop over and contribute. So go find those old tapes and if you've got pristine ones that are not in their database, make a contribution or two.
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For all your conversion needs….

audio, conversion, graphics, Video
Head over to youconvertit.com. I've been waiting for something like this since the early days of the web and it seems like these people have done it. It's simple, go to the site, upload your file and choose which format you want to convert it to. Give them your email address and they will send you a link to the converted file when it's done. simple.They can handle more than 70 different types of graphics, 40 different document formats, 7 different types of audio files and more that 10 different video file formats. As a bonus they also allow you to do unit conversion :-)
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