For those that were at KFest, they got to see my latest project. It is no joke, it is a MP3 player for the apple II. It plays mp3's that are stored on a flash drive (test 2gb and 8gb thus far) using a BASIC program that I wrote up to test the device. The player handles all of the mp3 decoding and storage access so there is no system overhead on the apple II.
I'm working on getting Sheppy to write up a good MP3 player program and drivers and we are looking into using the pen drive to be able to upload programs directly into the apple II. I need to bump up the speed so it can upload programs faster. Here's a picture of the IIe I used at KFest to demo the player:
More updates will follow, I'll see if I can't put something on youtube.