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    Quote Originally Posted by harrys View Post
    1) installed subsonic on same system as lms (mine is a bananapi)

    2) both access same music store (in this case a very large HD attached to the bananapi's sata port)

    3) subsonic app on phone streams to my cars stereo over bluetooth (HQ)

    subsonic has built in realtime transcoding and automatically converts my flacs to 128bit mp3 in realtime and streams them to my phone over 3g just fine

    subsonic also plays through a neat web front end.. awesome software... you can even give other people logins to upload there music or play/download yours with limited rights

    PS If you put a large sdcard in your phone, subsonic cache's songs on first play, so over wifi at home cache first for play back later if in bad 3g area or no data allowance !
    same here, streaming using subsonic and Android clients for years, it kind of solves the streaming from home issue on all fronts. As you said, awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal Hibon View Post
    That's all gone once I installed hostap. That works great, but the "down side" is that you need to configure fix IP addresses on the phone and on the BPI. You could probably even fix that by using some sort of lightweight DHCP server on the BPI. The fix IP thing isn't that bad; my iPhone remembers the profile of my CarSqueeze and it doesn't interfere with other profiles on my iPhone. Bottom line, I'm happy with how it works today.
    Thank you for suggesting this and giving me the kick I needed to get it set up. I followed the instructions at https://frillip.com/using-your-raspb...-with-hostapd/ and it worked the first time. The setup detailed there includes a DHCP server, but obviously you're happy without one.

    One thing I learned immediately is that once I tell my phone to connect to the Pi, it assumes it will receive all data from there even though when it connects it warns that there's no Internet. That means no Google Maps or anything else that would normally use cellular data. Or at least that's the case on Android, maybe that's another thing Apple does better. The fix is simply to start the music, then turn off the phone's wifi until the next time it's needed. On the upside, the access point method means server discovery works in OrangeSqueeze, which wasn't the case with tethering. If I really want to go overboard, I can just take along an old phone strictly for use for LMS control. Since I occasionally drive for Lyft, that might be a fun toy for the passengers to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matka View Post
    same here, streaming using subsonic and Android clients for years, it kind of solves the streaming from home issue on all fronts. As you said, awesome.
    It looks pretty straightforward and at $1/month not exactly expensive. But if I already have a VPN for streaming to my cell phone, is there really an advantage? I'm not trying to argue or badmouth, I'm genuinely curious if it's something I should try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atrocity View Post
    once I tell my phone to connect to the Pi, ... it warns that there's no Internet.
    You followed the Frilip guide, you might try changing dnsmasq.conf like this:
    a) Comment or remove "bind-interfaces". It is not needed and is a potential source of problems at startup.
    b) Add "dhcp-option=3". Just like that. This removes default gateway information from the dhcp lease sent by the server. With a little chance, your phone will keep its current default route to the Internet, and you will be able to access both wifi LAN and Internet at the same time.
    You can also add "dhcp-option=6" to wipe out DNS server information in the same way, although if what gets sent is 8.8.8.8 as in the Frilip config, it won't have any effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atrocity View Post
    It looks pretty straightforward and at $1/month not exactly expensive. But if I already have a VPN for streaming to my cell phone, is there really an advantage? I'm not trying to argue or badmouth, I'm genuinely curious if it's something I should try.
    I'm not sure I understand where the VPN (as in Virtual Private Network) comes into play, unless you need to encrypt when you stream tunes from home to your phone ...
    Must be a misunderstanding.
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    Remote Streaming - worth it?

    >> It looks pretty straightforward and at $1/month not exactly expensive.
    >> But if I already have a VPN for streaming to my cell phone, is there
    >> really an advantage? I'm not trying to argue or badmouth, I'm genuinely
    >> curious if it's something I should try.

    > I'm not sure I understand where the VPN (as in Virtual Private Network)
    > comes into play, unless you need to encrypt when you stream tunes from
    > home to your phone ...


    You don't want to just open the LMS port to the internet.

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?107165


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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    >> It looks pretty straightforward and at $1/month not exactly expensive.
    >> But if I already have a VPN for streaming to my cell phone, is there
    >> really an advantage? I'm not trying to argue or badmouth, I'm genuinely
    >> curious if it's something I should try.

    > I'm not sure I understand where the VPN (as in Virtual Private Network)
    > comes into play, unless you need to encrypt when you stream tunes from
    > home to your phone ...


    You don't want to just open the LMS port to the internet.

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?107165


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    Ok, I understand now. I thought the discussion is about functionality of streaming services, in that regard I think Subsonic is better suited to the task than LMS . Security of such connections, LMS or Subsonic or any other, seems to me another topic.
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