Too many questions here to reply to each separately.
When using one of the software players on a computer on your network (hardwired or wifi) it connects to the server just like any other SB player. IF you are using the tinyLMS on the Touch it can actually serve music to a software player on a laptop, but just beware of the limitations. LMS on a real computer can handle many players at once.
In my house we actually use all three of the software players mentioned. My wife has an older SB3 in her sewing room so she likes to use SoftSqueeze on here laptop since the interface is the same as the SB3. I use the Touch in a couple lacations in the House so I use SqueezePlay on my laptop which gives the same display as the Touch. The computer is the office has both SoftSqueeze and SqueezePlay, my wife uses SoftSqueeze when she is in there and I use SqueezePlay whenI am in there. I also have SqueezeSlave running on al old fanless EPIA board running linux connected to a USB DAC in one of the rooms. (I generally use an Android app to control this system)
Aaack! my computer just went crazy, I need to send this before I shut it down, I'll respond more later.
Results 11 to 14 of 14
2012-08-13, 12:47 #11
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
2012-08-17, 00:14 #12
- Join Date
- Aug 2012
2012-08-17, 03:26 #13
For small libraries the Touch's USB/SD is fine. But there are numerous issues with using this vs the full LMS server on a computer.
- Touch must rescan entire contents on every device swap or Touch power up
- while scanning Touch can become sluggish (sometimes not even usable) until scan completes
- larger USB drives must be self powered
- far less configurable & customizable
- no transcoding
- no web UI
- no plugins
- USB/SD compatibility issues
Such limitations may or may not not affect your use of the Touch's server.
2012-08-17, 04:12 #14
Location 1: VortexBox Appliance 6TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet)
- Join Date
- May 2008
- United States
Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.7.2 > SqueezePlay
Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
Controllers: iPhone4S (iPeng), iPad2 (iPengHD & SqueezePad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.7 on Win7(64) laptop
Ripping (FLAC) - dbpoweramp, Tagging - mp3tag, Spotify