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    Standalone MP3 streamer...

    I will be moving shortly and one of the things that I never got round to sorting out at my old house was a decent audio setup... just after suggestions to do all of the following:

    #Play at least mp3 up to 320kbps (ideally play FLAC as this is most of my live recordings)
    #Have a remote control
    #Have a 'shuffle' play
    #Stream from one or more locations on more than one network locations
    #Have a screen (as large as possible - NOT TV)
    #Connect to an encrypted wireless network.

    I already run a couple of XBMCs for TV and films but just want a simple, neat box to sit on top of my amp and receive my music. I've been looking at all sorts of projects - hackaday has one that's just a mini-ITX PC and that's a bit overkill I think...

    A couple of 'it-would-be-nice-if' features

    #connect two media streamers together to sync music around the house
    #internet radio stations
    #cheap (:P)

    Any suggestions appr. I've been looking for a little while now and nothing seems elegant enough - If I was a consumer electronics company...

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    Re: Standalone MP3 streamer...

    Get someone in America to post you a Chumby (see http://www.chumby.com/). And get me one too, while you're at it :-)

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    Re: Standalone MP3 streamer...

    Might be able to do that actually - my aunt lives perm in California...

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    Re: Standalone MP3 streamer...

    No speaker output that I can see - very pretty little box - bit like a TomTom

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    Re: Standalone MP3 streamer...

    Sounds like you're after a Squeezebox -

    http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_overview.html

    but they are a bit pricey.

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    Re: Standalone MP3 streamer...

    Gonna invest in a NSLU2 to save my electricity bill from crippling my account with the new mortgage! Must be able to play from NAS - don't worry about computer

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    Re: Standalone MP3 streamer...

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    Sounds like you're after a Squeezebox -

    http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_overview.html

    but they are a bit pricey.
    Would love a squeezebox... MIGHT be able to justify



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