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How to connect PC to coax SPDIF DAC & questions about music servers
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Old 21st August 2012, 11:43 PM   #11
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The common recipe for music server as far as I know is to use minimalistic OS and board, so an Atom board should be sufficient. But as you also need video, at least you'll need AMD Brazos or i3 2100T (which is very efficient in power usage and can be run fanless). Then use picopsu to power the board, to make it more efficient & silent. I think i3 2100T is better choice than the AMD, too bad I cannot find it in my country.

Personally I use mpdpup as the OS, booted from usb flash & controlled via Android phone / iphone / ipad. It doesnt have auto rip capability like vortexbox, but lot easier to configure than voyage mpd. it it is only anbout 50mb, so very efficient and can run on old board. but all those linux solution doesnt have video.

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