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Your Jukebox Projects / my DIY Jukebox Project
« Last post by mjbecnel on April 17, 2017, 06:46:11 PM »
I started in October 2016 and working on it slowly. I used a 3D printer for making the grill
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Skin Creation Technical Support / Re: Skin with different colored titelstripes
« Last post by jph on March 15, 2017, 09:55:39 AM »
I have the titlestrips with an image processing program (e.g., GIMP) reinked into the skin. That was all.

Peter
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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by end80 on February 28, 2017, 03:36:32 PM »
Arch Oboler had nothing to do with "Quite Please"... The only association is that Oboler did take over one of Coopers earlier programs.
Years prior, Cooper created the show "Lights Out" which became popular, but after 3 years he left the show to go to Hollywood to write movies (he wrote Son of Frankenstein), anyway, when Cooper left, his "Lights Out" show was handed over to Oboler, who did very well with it for years to come, and then when Cooper came back to Chicago he started Quiet Please.

The big problem is that most of the episodes are very poor copies, but a few of them are crisp and clear. http://quietplease.96.lt
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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by dermbrian on February 28, 2017, 01:57:05 PM »
I didn't have any "Quiet Please" episodes so I went online and listened to one.   Not bad, and I see that Arch Oboler was involved in the production.   I recently watched his movie "Five" on Amazon video onews demand.

https://youtu.be/aFaPFkTIbWc

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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by end80 on February 24, 2017, 11:56:36 PM »
Excellent. The only thing I would do different is to run it on a XP machine.. or at least hide the windows taskbar. ;)
On the subject of OTR, not music, but have you ever checked out any of the Quiet Please episodes?
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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by dermbrian on February 21, 2017, 11:56:42 AM »
And one last pic.  I've changed the background for the album/tracks. 

The 'albums' are actually directories of Old Time Radio programs.  I have some work to do on their MP3 tags to get them falling into their right groupings, but you get the idea.  A random access library of my OTR programs to play through my Old Time Radio.


Brian

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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by dermbrian on February 21, 2017, 08:32:39 AM »
Final elements added and a few tweaks of position.  I have a standard CONTROLS.INI file that I use across multiple skins, so the keyboard is used for functions like PAUSE and the alpha keys jump to the first letter of the artist I'm looking for.  Maybe I'll add the NBC chimes for a startup sound.  Maybe I'll make a wooden swing-up cover for the laptop keyboard so it looks more appropriate on top of my 1941 Silvertone Radio/Record Player/Record Cutter console.  Maybe I'll run a audio cable up for attaching to the headphone jack instead of Bluetooth when my laptop is doing this job. 

Yeah, there's always ideas about what to do next with this program, making it a lot more of a hobby than an 'app'.

Brian
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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by end80 on February 19, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »
That was a score on that Philo dial, it looks great.
The image I showed earlier with the car dash radio actually was reworked from a picture of a real one on eBay, I did that several years ago for my station website.

I've been meaning to get back into this jukebox stuff, all kinds of ideas floating in my head!
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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by end80 on February 19, 2017, 09:45:17 PM »
While I'm thinking about it.. You mentioned you had converted the old radio to a Bluetooth speaker which is great. Well, I've been panning on something similar but a bit more elaborate, but basically just as simple...
I'm a part15 hobby broadcaster, which is a legal unlicensed way to broadcast on the AM and FM airwaves, but the majority of people choose AM because much greater range can be achieved.. I'm not going to go into great detail, but if your interested check out hobby broadcaster.net which is the most useful, legit and accurate resource on the net concerning it.

Anyway, if the jukebox computer audio is connected to FM it will transmit in whatever frequency you choose to every FM radio in your house an yard, if you use AM then depending on the quality and install of the transmitter you use it can broadcast to every AM radio in your neighborhood.. and I mean excellent quality, well depending on the quality of the transmitter you have anyway.
I'm not talking about pirate stuff, there are numerous FCC certified part 15 transmitters.

Anyway, that's what I plan to do on my little CCrane FM transmitter, use it for my jukebox.
I do have an AM transmitter but that's for other purposes..

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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Vintage radio/bluetooth/jukebox/etc....
« Last post by dermbrian on February 19, 2017, 09:29:49 PM »
A Philco Radio dial beze, clipped from here....

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/PHILCO-RADIO-DIAL-BEZEL-FOR-SHADOW-GRAPH-CHASSIS-/322406608035?hash=item4b10ee6ca3:g:OicAAOSwA3dYg~h1

All of the frames are radio bezel parts clipped out from web images, and manipulated (stretched) to fit their purpose.


I need to find the non-dot matrix font name to get solid numbers into that display.  and drag the whole right side controls over a little more to the right.  They're all a separate layer from the background in paint.net, so I can still adjust stuff.

Brian

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