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Old 11th October 2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Wandboard: music server and streamer

Apparently wandboard is not too popular on our diy forum. It's had been mentioned briefly in some threads but not too much coverage and implementation. There is huge community developing os and supporting wandboard on slim devices forum. But knowing capability expertise of this forum members I d think it would be good to discuss it here too. Point me out if I have missed something and it is covered already.
This small board can be very good base for music system indeed.
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Old 12th October 2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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It's on my shortlist. Did they fix the issue with the toslink output?
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Not sure about dual. Wb quad is fixed though. I am getting dual and redo optical to coax anyway.

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I ll read into usb to spdif conversion with something like cm6631. Not sure if it makes a difference as I am fairly new to digital and yet to build my first dac

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Thanks for mentioning Wandboard. This set me off quite a bit of reading on music servers/streaming. I have not yet quite decided on what I am going to try but it could be a wandboard.
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I think it is most serious contender for proper server streamer with big support and development going on
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Old 19th October 2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Not sure about dual. Wb quad is fixed though. I am getting dual and redo optical to coax anyway.
Thanks, good to know.
I'll be using the optical as I fancy the built-in isolation it offers (and it's followed by a FIFO anyhow, so added jitter won't matter).
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Few questions. I am working toward what I imagine will probably be a Wandboard system so I tried an experiment.

On one PC I installed LMS and Squeezelite under Debian. Got it working properly and playing Pandora, yay me

On a second Windows PC I attempted to setup Sqeezelite, which LMS saw but I was at a loss as to what to do with it at that point.

On the way to diagnosing that I discovered UPnP/DLNA. I configured that in Windows Media Player and can see LMS in the WMP libary. If I had any media in the LMS I guess I would be able to play it remotely via the Windows PC. Good...

...but what I really want the Wandbnoard/LMS device to do is be a remote receiver that plays anything playing on the Windows PC. So as if the Wandboard was an audio output device in Windows. If that makes sense, how would I achieve that?

If I understand DNLA corectly:

DLNA Server on PC
DLNA Controler on PC
DLNA Renderer on Wandboard/LMS/?
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Don't you think giving wb remote control and leaving it alone (hooked up to nas or hdd) would be better, instead of doubling chain ?
You can control it with:
Remote IR control
Tablet/app
Keyboard
And it bypasses PC altogether.
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Don't you think giving wb remote control and leaving it alone (hooked up to nas or hdd) would be better, instead of doubling chain ?
You can control it with:
Remote IR control
Tablet/app
Keyboard
And it bypasses PC altogether.
Yes of course but I want both!

I definitely do what just what you say using the LMS system for everything it can do.

However, my audio system has to serve many needs - having the flexibility of using another PC as a source/controller would fit those needs. For one example if my wife wants to watch a Amazon or Netflix movie in her web browser on her laptop ideally it would be able to handle that.
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