[arm-allstar] Subject: Newby instructions for playnews
doug at crompton.com
Thu Sep 3 00:13:00 EST 2015
Are you using an RPi2 or BBB? The script does not work reliably on the BBB. I only support it on the RPi2.
> Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 22:13:17 -0400
> From: andy at neu.net
> To: arm-allstar at hamvoip.org
> Subject: Re: [arm-allstar] Subject: Newby instructions for playnews
> I am responding to a message that is cut and pasted below:
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:55:01 -0700
> From: Stanley Stanukinos <ka5iid at swbell.net>
> To: arm-allstar at hamvoip.org
> Subject: [arm-allstar] Newby instructions for playnews
> <1441119301.13682.YahooMailBasic at web184304.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
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> Thanks to Doug for his wonderful work on the playnews script and help from
> others I was able to get it operational on my node.
> I am going to list the steps in order I used so someone can follow that
> has linited Linux experience and make it work.
> I first want to say thanks to Doug and everyone who helps develope the
> software for all of their effort and hard work.
> I tried the scripts today and can report the following:
> ./playnews ARN NOW 41346 works perfectly
> ./playnews ARRL NOW 41346 does the following:
> [root at BBB_Allstar ~]# cd /etc/asterisk/local/playnews
> [root at BBB_Allstar playnews]# ./playnews ARRL NOW 41346 L
> Starting Download of ARRL Audio News @ 21:46:37
> WARNING: combining -O with -r or -p will mean that all downloaded content
> will be placed in the single file you specified.
> --2015-09-02 21:46:37--
> Resolving www.arrl.org (www.arrl.org)... 18.104.22.168
> Connecting to www.arrl.org (www.arrl.org)|22.214.171.124|:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> Length: 13777064 (13M) [audio/mpeg]
> Saving to: /tmp/news.mp3
> 13,777,064 4.04MB/s in 3.3s
> 2015-09-02 21:46:40 (4.04 MB/s) - /tmp/news.mp3 saved [13777064/13777064]
> FINISHED --2015-09-02 21:46:40--
> Total wall clock time: 3.5s
> Downloaded: 1 files, 13M in 3.3s (4.04 MB/s)
> Download complete @ 21:46:40
> Converting from MP3 to individual ulaw format files
> Creating /tmp/news.part1.wav
> Creating /tmp/news.part2.wav
> Creating /tmp/news.part3.wav
> Creating /tmp/news.part4.wav
> Creating /tmp/news.part5.wav
> Creating /tmp/news.part6.wav
> Converting to /tmp/news.part1.ul
> Converting to /tmp/news.part2.ul
> Converting to /tmp/news.part3.ul
> Converting to /tmp/news.part4.ul
> Converting to /tmp/news.part5.ul
> Converting to /tmp/news.part6.ul
> ARRL news will start NOW and use localplay (local) mode on node - 41346
> Press any key to start news...
> Starting in 10 seconds - Hit Ctrl C to interrupt
> 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
> Playing file /tmp/news.part1.ul
> Allison announces the ARRL news will begin. Then when the first file
> should be played, Allison says "ARRL news will continue in 20 seconds" but
> nothing happens. I press ctrl-c to exit back to command prompt. So it
> seems to down load and convert the files correctly, but fails to play
> them. I tried to delete the news* files in /tmp but that did not help.
> If I can provide any more useful info to help debug please let me
> Andy AB3XT
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