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Old 24th April 2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Is squeezboz really the only solution?

have logitech cornered the market? i know very little about streaming flac bit perfectly across wireless network but find it hard to believe that the squeezebox is the only way? I have a dac that i want to send my music to from pc but cannot afford the logitech solution, anyone know any cheaper methods?

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Old 25th April 2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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How about the airport express from Apple?


http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/.../airtunes.html
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I thought airport wouldn't stream flac?
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I thought airport wouldn't stream flac?

Oh, your right. I'm not sure if you can use songbird with apple's airport.

I found this. This maybe interesting.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10008349-1.html
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thanks for the link, found this:

Roku SoundBridge M1001

seems to stream flac!
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Old 25th April 2009, 02:48 PM   #6
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Some of those Roku devices resample 44.1kHz to 48kHz.
Be careful out there.
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Old 25th April 2009, 02:51 PM   #7
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will the airport not stream apple lossless?
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Old 25th April 2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Is squeezboz really the only solution?

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Originally posted by surfstu
have logitech cornered the market? i know very little about streaming flac bit perfectly across wireless network but find it hard to believe that the squeezebox is the only way? I have a dac that i want to send my music to from pc but cannot afford the logitech solution, anyone know any cheaper methods?

stuart

Just get a USB soundcard. You can pipe SPDIF to anywhere in your house out of a behringer UCA-202 for example. Windows Vista + Foobar2000 + WASAPI output should be bit perfect if all volume controls are at 100%.
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Old 25th April 2009, 03:44 PM   #9
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You could also try a cheap Wyse Winterm <ebay link with a good soundcard
running from a flash card adapter with GeeXboX.

Either use the analog out or digital, which most (even the cheap) soundcards have.

The ebay one needs a respray to make it look decent next to the rest of your equipment
but I bought 22 good looking ones at a local computer sale for 18 euro each

Plays almost anything you throw at it including flac and can be controlled from a web page
on your computer. Added bonus is streaming internet radio although this is of course
of a pretty bad quality 32/128kbps mp3. And it beats any standalone player with codec
compatibility and quality.

You can even insert your usb drive with music on it or play cd's. Even better is to put
in a decent size disk and fill this with music.

You just share your music directory on your computer, power on the geexbox and
browse to it's ip address to control the player. You do have to get wired or wireless ethernet to it

Also great as a movie player but then you need something faster as the winterm
uses a 550Mhz cpu.

You can download and burn geexbox on a cd to try it out. Just reboot your computer
with the cd inserted and make sure it boots from cd.
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Old 25th April 2009, 03:57 PM   #10
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a) use ethernet/wifi as with the squeezebox
b) use spdif over coax or toslink
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