[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Controlling an NSM CDR100 Jukebox from/with/for Myth.

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com
Wed May 7 17:21:28 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Michael Jones
<michael at michaelandholly.com> wrote:
>  I acquired an NSM CDR100 CDR Jukebox a few years ago that I would like
>  to use for CD Ripping (as well as a few other tasks) - I may even try
>  to upgrade the drive to a DVD if possible.
>  I'd like to write a script/app that takes a range of slots from the
>  Jukebox, loads each in order while Myth or another application RIPs
>  the CD to MP3 and stores it for MythMusic.  Possibly even Play a
>  specific track of a specific CD like a regular CD Music Jukebox..
>  I'm currently having problems getting past the Serial communications
>  to the jukebox from Linux (I can do it from windows just fine with a
>  special application so I know things work).

I wrote a C program for controlling the robot in that changer several
years ago.  I should get it posted soon on SourceForge, and then you
can use it.  It was working well.

I intended to write a FUSE filesystem, in which each top-level
directory would be the volume name of the CD, and if you read files
under one of those directories it would mount the CD and read it.  I
didn't do that yet; I had an automount hack working for a while that
provided similar behavior (but automount seemed buggy at the time, so
it wasn't good enough to actually use).

It would be interesting if you can convert it to DVD; let me know if
it goes well, and I might do the same.  Maybe could use an IDE DVD (or
BluRay!) with a USB-IDE adapter and avoid the need for SCSI.  (My Myth
box doesn't have enough PCI slots to add a SCSI controller.)

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