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7h3kk1d

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regular computer media director
« on: March 03, 2011, 10:04:43 pm »
Sorry if this has been asked before but can you use a desktop computer as a media director while still in use. I want to know to setup house wide audio without buying a ton of squeeze boxes which I can't afford given the steep price.
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Re: regular computer media directoe
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 10:20:41 pm »
You can run squeezeslave on multiple devices , low cost routers, switches, NAS, Media directors the cores as well as Windows PC's.
LMCE see's them as squeezeboxes and can control them from any orbiter.



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Re: regular computer media directoe
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 10:36:35 pm »
Thank you very much. Is it reliable?

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Re: regular computer media directoe
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 12:33:58 am »
Thank you very much. Is it reliable?

Yes Squeezeslave is very reliable in our experience and as tkmedia says above really performs as a physical squeezebox would from an audio/api perspective. It uses very little cpu so will run on pretty much any kind of machine with a soundcard (or cards...you can run several instances of Squeezeslave + soundcard on a single machine)

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Re: regular computer media directoe
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 08:29:26 pm »
Squeezeslave is very good, but make sure to pay attention to the quality of the sound card. Personally I run a Squeezebox 3, here in Sweden you can get them used for less than €80 and that's a bargain considering the sound quality.

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Re: regular computer media directoe
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 08:32:23 pm »
And one more thing, if you happen to have an iPhone - iPeng now has an built in Squeezeslave. Costs approx €10 and gives you a quite ok solution. Works perfectly with LMCE.
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Re: regular computer media director
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011, 12:04:07 am »
Thanks a lot for the help. If you don't mind me asking one more question, if I pause a song on a single squeezebox or squeezeslave will it pause all the music in all the zones?

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Re: regular computer media director
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011, 12:45:39 am »
Only if the players are synced; if not the are controlled one by one.
You sync the players in the web GUI or from iPeng.

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