[mythtv-users] OT: audio solution for bathroom to play collection from desktop (FE)
myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Dec 8 16:01:51 UTC 2008
On Dec 8, 2008, at 7:49 AM, Jeff Walther wrote:
> Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:53:25 -0500
> From: "Bobby Gill" <bobbygill at rogers.com>
>> I have never bought an mp3 player (ipod, zune, etc.) and still use
>> CDs (car
>> has player that plays mp3 cds and they're 50 for $9, so never
>> the fam are buggin' the hell outta me to get an audio solution that
>> from my desktop (I use MPD) to the bathroom. For example one
>> bathroom opens
>> into the bedroom with the box, distance is maybe ~15 feet straight.
>> Basically something simple that could play the collection on the
>> box from
>> the bathroom preferrably with a remote control (for the device I
> I'm not sure what all your requirements are from your description.
> Consider something like the Roku SoundBridge (there are other similar
> devices from other companies). It is a device which connects to your
> network (wireless included, but wired also available) at one end and
> to a
> pair of powered speakers (e.g. a decent pair of PC speakers) at the
> end. Then it serves music from a variety of programs on a PC on your
> network. Programs include iTunes, Windows Media Connect, Roku's
> (Unix) and others. <http://www.roku.com/products_servernotes.php>
> So, if you put a SoundBridge and a pair of speakers in your
> bathroom, the
> occupant can play any music stored on your PC-based music server.
> It can
> also play web-served radio stations. You mentioned MPD and I am not
> familiar with that. If it is music server software then you would
> to find a solution which is compatible with it, unless you're
> willing to
> switch software.
Logitech has Squeezebox which is popular at a comparable pricepoint.
SqueezeCenter also has the advantage of being open source with lots of
community developed/supported add-ons. Not sure what SoundBridge terms
are. You won't find anything in the $50-$100 price range for a
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