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Users / Re: questions about audio only MD
« on: July 01, 2011, 05:49:55 pm »

Topping TP30 is definitely what i'm looking for.  I was thinking about installing a wall jack inside the room.  Even though the speaker cables will run to the rack, and be powered by the core/amp i think it would be silly to have speakers in a room without having a manual way to plug into them.  in the event that there was a situation where i'd need to plug some type of audio device thats located in the room, into the speakers.  i'd like that option.   what i was thinking was, can i run speaker cables from TP30 to the speakers, usb cable from TP30 to core (running squeezeslave), and wall outlet plate rca jacks from the room into the AUX on the TP30?  do you need to hardware switch between usb/AUX? or does it accept input from both?

Users / Re: questions about audio only MD
« on: July 01, 2011, 04:16:38 pm »
thanks so much, this is a great start, i'll go from there, good to know someone is running this.

Users / Re: questions about audio only MD
« on: July 01, 2011, 03:42:25 pm »
Ok, so next question, and i'm installing this weekend, i promise.  built the server last night.

is anyone currently running more than one soundcard in their machine?  is there any advice on usb soundcard support for linux?  i looked up some basic drivers (not related to linuxmce, just linux in general) but would like to see if there was input from someone using this in linuxmce.

could this run int he core or should i have another machine dedicated to zoned audio?

Users / Re: questions about audio only MD
« on: July 01, 2011, 01:12:04 am »
totally interested in this idea,

thanks for breaking it up.  i'd be curious to see if this is possible, of you can specify zones to use specific devices for output.

Users / Re: questions about audio only MD
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:38:58 pm »
thanks for your replies.

completely understand. 

Users / questions about audio only MD
« on: June 30, 2011, 10:52:42 pm »

I do not even have LinuxMCE installed, and have never installed it.
That being said.  i'm attempting to determine if this is right for me, and what i'm looking for.


I have experience with linux, and mythtv.


I'm definitely interested in setting this up.  Huge fan of the mythtv product.  very interested in adding more onto this base for home automation.  Already have quite a bit of equipment.  Heres the situation.

House is wired with cat5,  all cat5 runs to the basement rack.  the basement rack is where my core will be located (already have a linux server sitting down there, making it a core shouldnt be an issue).

Bedroom/livingroom/office will likely run normal standard MD's with tvs+speakers, no problem here.  however, there are rooms without a tv, that i'd like to add audio support for.  here's my question.

It seems like the audio only MD of choice is a squeezebox.  sure, i have no problem with this.

Question #1,  Is there any reason my squeezebox needs to actually be located in that room?  I'd like to install some in-wall speakers, and i'll run all the speaker runs down to the rack.  if i use a squeezebox->small 2 channel amp->speakers and keep everything in the rack except the actual speakers, is this feasible?

Question #2,  If its going to be in the rack, and i have extra equipment, does it need to be a squeezebox?  could i just use a regular headless linux box as a MD for a room, but keep the box physically located in the rack in the basement?  as long as i was able to tie into the rooms speakers?

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