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Logitech killed the Squeezebox ReceiverRoku killed the SoundbridgeI want to buy something that's going to be supported by the manufacturer, and obviously by LinuxMCE. What are my options?
Thanks Andrew.I don't really want to buy another touch interface (that's what my orbiters are for) and I want to use my own speakers so the Logitech SB products that are still offered don't appeal.I'm looking at putting squeezeslave on a plugcomputer (dreamplug) (http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/t-dreamplugdetails.aspx#hw_block). By chance do you have any experience with this?
We have never looked in detail at any of the 'plug' PC's because they all seem to suffer significant cooling/reliability issues.... but we are looking at an custom ARM based board that would achieve the same ends ie a low power/low cost 'node' that could be used for audio or video. To help us get our production volumes up we will probably sell a version of this board 'bare' with a Ubuntu build in Flash to the community... pricing is by no means worked through yet but we'd hope to get it into peoples hands for around $75. We will also build the same board into a number of Dianemo 'nodes' and this version will have custom Dianemo firmware image supplied with it and packaged in a custom engineered enclosure. Pricing on the Dianemo 'nodes' has not been finalised yet.Anyway I think you are going in the right direction for sure with Squeezeslave + hardware.All the bestAndrew
Andrew,Could you tell us a bit more about your ARM-based-board project?Maybe in a new thread, sounds very interesting.Br,Raymond