Asterisk as home mp3 system

Since I want to provide a SIP phone in most of our rooms, I want to combine it with the possibility of streaming audio. If I want to take a bath, I would call an extension that maps with a certain radio stream or mp3 playlists and then put the phone on speaker.

Therefore, I wanted to use the MP3Player but…

  • it still seems to struggle with most streams I want to use (Asterisk 1.2.27 with mpg123 1.6.2)
  • the quality is very low; is it possible to override the down sampling and pick the right codec for internal house use?

hahaha… listening to music over your speaker phone?

why not just buy an ipod shuffle for $80?