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yxz11
2014-09-11, 11:41
I searched and haven't found anyone mentioned this specifically. I'm wondering why don't people just use an android media player for squeezebox replacement.

For example:

http://www.amazon.com/G-Box-Midnight-MX2-Android-Streaming/dp/B00CH643A8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410459605&sr=8-1&keywords=android+media+player

http://www.amazon.com/Keedox%C2%AE-Android-Player-Netflix-YOUTUBE/dp/B00F4SEOIW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410459605&sr=8-2&keywords=android+media+player

I have an earlier version of the G-Box Midnight. I just buy SqueezePlayer for a couple of dollars and setup Startup Manager (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=imoblife.startupmanager) to start SqueezePlayer every time the player starts. And I don't even have to turn on my TV.

It has worked for me very well. Obviously, it's not as elegant as Squeezebox. But it works.

Dogberry2
2014-09-12, 08:05
These look like typical DLNA boxes to me. So they'll suffer all the DLNA problems, they won't sync, they're geared toward video rather than audio, and they say nothing about support for FLAC. How can they be viewed as replacements for the Squeezebox architecture?

Apesbrain
2014-09-12, 08:32
There are already several threads on this. Here's one:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?99865-Android-TV-Sticks-Boxes-as-Squeezebox-Replacement&highlight=android+mini+pc

yxz11
2014-09-12, 14:03
There are already several threads on this. Here's one:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?99865-Android-TV-Sticks-Boxes-as-Squeezebox-Replacement&highlight=android+mini+pc

Thanks, it is quite informative, this is the exact information I'm looking for.

@Dogberry2

You need to install squeeze player, so it behaves almost exact the same as squeezebox.

jimbobvfr400
2014-09-13, 00:05
I use an old mobile (Desire Z) plugged in and tucked away hidden behind the amp in a cobbled together system I have in my garage.

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MelonMonkey
2014-09-14, 13:18
I searched and haven't found anyone mentioned this specifically. I'm wondering why don't people just use an android media player for squeezebox replacement.

Good suggestions IMO. Much cheaper than a phone or tablet, especially if you don't need the screen on the player device.

I set a friend up with Logitech Music Server some months ago exclusively so he could play his server-side music collection on his iOS devices. He's loving "Squeezebox" style music streaming without owning even one bonafide Squeezebox device.

wortgefecht
2014-09-14, 16:49
I tested the following setup: ASRock Ion 330 with Lubuntu 14.04 LTS running LMS 7.8.1 as music/video server (this one usually feeds my Boom, Duet and Radio), Google Chromecast stick connected to a Samsung TV (sound through a Samsung 2.1 soundbar) and controlled through the app BubbleUPnP (paid version) on my Nexus 7. Works fine for mp4 and avi videos (only paid version of BubbleUPnP supports avi) and mp3 and flac music.

Problem is the bad sound quality of the Samsung setup compared to my vintage Wega amp and Quadral speakers connected to the Duet through a Parasound DAC 1500. But I'm sure if you hook your Chromecast/TV setup to a nice system, that would be by far better--I just don't watch that much TV/videos/movies, so I don't have any need for that.

Nevertheless, LMS is imho an excellent choice for setting up a UPnP server on a linux box, not only for audio through Squeezebox devices, but for occasional video streaming to a tv set, too.

jimbobvfr400
2014-09-15, 09:48
LMS is imho an excellent choice for setting up a UPnP server on a linux box, not only for audio through Squeezebox devices, but for occasional video streaming to a tv set, too.

Agreed. My LMS (7.9 running on an o2 joggler that also doubles up as 1 of my players) Serves music to my small family of SB players, none of them Logitech hardware anymore and also feeds a couple of DNLA devices for music and movies.

For DNLA purposes it is slightly inconvenient having to do a scan every time I add a new episode of a TV series I watch but not too onerous as my tablet is always handy anyway.

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