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djfake
2014-02-06, 13:42
Just saw an article on Engadget for "Beep", Looks interesting...

"Launching today, the tiny dial works like a Chromecast for your speakers, and lets you cast tunes from your mobile device over Wi-Fi -- and with none of the range restrictions that affect Bluetooth-based devices. The creation of two ex-Android engineers, the project has financial backing from big names like David Dolby and Alexis Ohanian."

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/beep/

https://www.thisisbeep.com/

kaja69
2014-02-07, 07:47
Sounds interesting. Is it better than Bluetooth? WIll it support CD quality streaming? Will I be able to stream my 7.000 FLAC files?

I recently tested a Bluetooth aptX solution as an alternative to my SB setup. While streaming quality was fine I could not get stable (TuneIn) radio, I had issues with pops/noice, and having the player (smartphone/tablet) nearby is not perfect.

jimzak
2014-02-07, 08:51
Just saw an article on Engadget for "Beep", Looks interesting...

"Launching today, the tiny dial works like a Chromecast for your speakers, and lets you cast tunes from your mobile device over Wi-Fi -- and with none of the range restrictions that affect Bluetooth-based devices. The creation of two ex-Android engineers, the project has financial backing from big names like David Dolby and Alexis Ohanian."

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/beep/

https://www.thisisbeep.com/

As a techie, I love it.

Can't be as flexible as SB but probably cool

Video is cute.

Pascal Hibon
2014-02-07, 12:56
Will I be able to stream my 7.000 FLAC files?



According to their website, Beep currently does not yet support local music.
It looks like a sexy product though.

Ah, will stick with Squeezebox now that we have a decent alternative with CSOS!

kaja69
2014-02-07, 14:38
CSOS?

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

Pascal Hibon
2014-02-07, 14:46
CSOS?

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk


Yes, a community effort to provide a next gen Squeezebox.
http://www.communitysqueeze.org/
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?99395-Community-Squeeze-OS-F19-Release-1
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97881-Community-Funded-Squeezebox-Replacement-Would-you-be-interested

Julf
2014-02-08, 11:28
Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

How to disable tapatalk sig (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2218964).

GeeJay
2014-05-23, 20:37
According to their website, Beep currently does not yet support local music.
It looks like a sexy product though.


Looks like they fixed that problem:

http://site.thisisbeep.com/blog/2014/2/14/announcing-computer-library-support

I'd likely find the software lacking, as is the case with every other product I've seen to date (other than SB), but I'm officially putting Beep on my "watch" list.

djfake
2015-03-09, 06:57
Looks like they fixed that problem:

http://site.thisisbeep.com/blog/2014/2/14/announcing-computer-library-support

I'd likely find the software lacking, as is the case with every other product I've seen to date (other than SB), but I'm officially putting Beep on my "watch" list.

Time to resurrect.

I received my Beep before the holidays, and just a few days ago, was added to the test group for DLNA. It's a nice device, connects via optical to my system, and has good sound quality. In order to access my local library via DLNA, I am using MiniDLNA server on an Ubuntu box, and the Android app BubbleUPNP.

Since Beep is a DLNA/UPNP device, I am still hoping that the people at Beep will add control functionality to the Beep via LMS. In the meantime, I wonder if there is a way to get playback from it with LMS?

get.amped
2015-03-09, 11:47
Time to resurrect.

I received my Beep before the holidays, and just a few days ago, was added to the test group for DLNA. It's a nice device, connects via optical to my system, and has good sound quality. In order to access my local library via DLNA, I am using MiniDLNA server on an Ubuntu box, and the Android app BubbleUPNP.

Since Beep is a DLNA/UPNP device, I am still hoping that the people at Beep will add control functionality to the Beep via LMS. In the meantime, I wonder if there is a way to get playback from it with LMS?

This thread may be useful:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?102496-announce-squeeze2upnp-a-bridge-between-LMS-and-uPNP-devices

djfake
2015-03-11, 12:11
Thank you!