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    Squeezebox/ NAS

    Forgive me as a Newbie - I know this topic has been discussed at length before, but I just need simple clarification...

    As with many people I would like to run a squeezebox from NAS, as having a PC on is too power hungry. I already have such a device - a 300gb Maxtor Shared Storage plus, which supports UpnP.

    Questions:

    - Can the Squeexebox Duet/ Boom work with UPnP? I understand that you will lose some functionality.
    - What is the cheapest NAS available that will run Squeezecentre? Ideally, obviously, I don't want to replace my NAS, but I may have to!
    - Is there another elegant solution for not having a PC running that I have missed?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jon

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    have a look

    at the Hardware section of this forums, where your questions have been answered a number of times.

    regards,

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    Sorry - I can't find the hardware section - I have searched the forum, and can't find a definitive answere on UPnP (and I have trawled through a few threads).

    Sorry if I'm being blind ...

    J

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    Squeezebox/ NAS

    JonWill wrote:
    > Forgive me as a Newbie - I know this topic has been discussed at length
    > before, but I just need simple clarification...
    >
    > As with many people I would like to run a squeezebox from NAS, as
    > having a PC on is too power hungry. I already have such a device - a
    > 300gb Maxtor Shared Storage plus, which supports UpnP.
    >
    > Questions:
    >
    > - Can the Squeexebox Duet/ Boom work with UPnP? I understand that you
    > will lose some functionality.
    > - What is the cheapest NAS available that will run Squeezecentre?
    > Ideally, obviously, I don't want to replace my NAS, but I may have to!
    > - Is there another elegant solution for not having a PC running that I
    > have missed?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > Jon
    >
    >

    One solution that "you might have missed" is to consider a low-power PC.

    I blogged some options I looked at, and in spite of what the post says,
    I'm currently running a TinyTuxbox with SqueezeCenter on it:
    http://gibbalog.blogspot.com/2008/05...ia-server.html

    My box uses 8 watts of power in total, including the storage I have all
    my music on. That's less than the 20-25 watts typical power usage of
    most NAS boxes!

    The disadvantage of my setup is the smaller amount of storage vs a NAS.
    I have a 60GB 2.5" IDE hard disk (from an old laptop) in there. If
    you can live with the amount of storage you can fit into this size of
    system they have many advantages over NAS - more powerful processor,
    more memory, standard operating system on x86 architecture, can be used
    to run other apps for home serving tasks (networked storage, web server,
    etc), and can be used for simple web browsing and e-mail without turning
    on your main PC (saving even more power).

    You can see the details of my box on another blog posts and I have a few
    other posts about Squeeze Boxes on there too:
    http://gibbalog.blogspot.com/2008/07...inytuxbox.html

    --
    Graham White
    <graham UNDERSCORE alton AT hotmail DOT com>


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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWill View Post
    Sorry - I can't find the hardware section - I have searched the forum, and can't find a definitive answere on UPnP (and I have trawled through a few threads).

    Sorry if I'm being blind ...

    J
    Third party hardware:
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18

    UPnP support:
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...t=upnp+support

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWill View Post
    Sorry - I can't find the hardware section - I have searched the forum, and can't find a definitive answere on UPnP (and I have trawled through a few threads).

    Sorry if I'm being blind ...

    J
    No worries, it is the 3rd party Hardware subforum

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18

    In general, in order to play your local music, you have the following types of configurations on your home network:

    1) Squeezebox/Duet/Transporter/Boom + 1 PC running Squeezecenter and holding all of the music OR
    2) Squeezebox/Duet/Transporter/Boom + 1 PC running Squeezecenter + 1 network drive/NAS holding all of your music OR
    3) Squeezebox/Duet/Transporter/Boom + Server/NAS running Squeezecenter and holding all of your music (not fundamentally different from 1, the difference being, that your music and squeezecenter reside on a network server/NAS rather than your own pc).

    UPNP support seems might be implemented in future via squeezenetwork - so no "local" support as is the case with SONOS, for example - for that you still will need to go through Squeezecenter.

    Hope this gives you a couple of pointers.
    regards,

    Giacomo
    Last edited by gbruzzo; 2008-09-29 at 07:09.
    SqbxSvr Running on MacMini Server

    - 1 Transporter
    - 1 Boom
    - 1 Controller

    http://www.last.fm/user/JackieBr/
    http://www.last.fm/label/rarenoiserecords
    http://www.rarenoiserecords.com

    Support Mick Karn's family :
    www.rarenoiserecords.com/mick-karn-benefit-page

    RareNoiseRecords Jukebox :
    www.rarenoiserecords.com/jukebox

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