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Apesbrain
2014-11-01, 09:03
This beta service appears remarkably well-baked: http://www.onairplayer.com/. Free server application runs everywhere your music files are located and your library is then controllable and playable on any PC, smartphone or Android mini-PC. They are tentatively planning their own low-priced hardware player: http://www.onairplayer.com/onair_music_box.html

I am a bit wary about exposing my music collection on the internet, but this solution otherwise looks to have a lot going for it.

jimbobvfr400
2014-11-02, 08:54
Quite a good idea I think.

The page on the possible player looks like one of the Chinese Rockchip or Amlogic based Android box's you can get.

ismarketing
2014-11-03, 05:08
Makes me question the security of the app. I run Audio/Mediatap now, but there are no Droid or web clients, and it appears that it's no longer supported.

Would be happy to try this as a replacement, but Java is flakey enough on the Mac, much less running an old version 24/7.

Thought?

onairplayer
2014-11-03, 17:12
Makes me question the security of the app. I run Audio/Mediatap now, but there are no Droid or web clients, and it appears that it's no longer supported.

Would be happy to try this as a replacement, but Java is flakey enough on the Mac, much less running an old version 24/7.

Thought?

OnAir Player runs on the newest Java version as well. OSX unfortunately defaults to the older Java6 (which also works just fine), but you can any time upgrade Java to the newest version manually (download at java.oracle.com) and OnAir Player will use it automatically.

We actually put security first when developing OnAir Player. We are always encrypting all communication with the server via https by default for instance.

GeeJay
2014-11-05, 16:30
Can you sync multiple devices?

onairplayer
2014-11-06, 16:03
Can you sync multiple devices?

you can access the music from multiple other devices in one large library and you can stream the music to multiple devices, yes. You simply select where to play the music, then select your songs. OnAir Player will take care of getting the songs from where they are stored to where they are being played for you.

We are currently not yet supporting perfect-sync play across multiple devices, but we're working on it.

castalla
2014-11-06, 16:12
you can access the music from multiple other devices in one large library and you can stream the music to multiple devices, yes. You simply select where to play the music, then select your songs. OnAir Player will take care of getting the songs from where they are stored to where they are being played for you.

We are currently not yet supporting perfect-sync play across multiple devices, but we're working on it.

It certainly looks good for music playing - however, I suggest you'll have more success attracting users if you can also offer live radio streaming. My listening profile is 80/20 radio/music, for example.

Mnyb
2014-11-06, 23:37
What about gapless playback ? And while discussing sync , gapless and synced .

GeeJay
2014-11-08, 12:22
We are currently not yet supporting perfect-sync play across multiple devices, but we're working on it.

Let us know when you do, please. That's one of the big reasons I'm sticking with LMS and my SBs. The other is Erland's plug-ins, which no one outside the SB world seems to appreciate, and no one who currently uses them wants to do without.

onairplayer
2014-11-11, 18:22
What about gapless playback ? And while discussing sync , gapless and synced .

Both is on our roadmap. Gapless play as well as synced play. Supporting gapless play while streaming to multiple devices in perfect sync sounds like a challenge though. But we like challenges after all :-)

garym
2014-11-12, 06:07
Both is on our roadmap. Gapless play as well as synced play. Supporting gapless play while streaming to multiple devices in perfect sync sounds like a challenge though. But we like challenges after all :-)

Yes. Critical. Squeezeboxes have handled this perfectly for many years. So does sonos.

jarome
2016-03-17, 10:38
http://www.subsonic.org/pages/index.jsp

I have also been using Subsonic to stream my music collection externally via the Web, and to my Mac (since SoftSqueeze no longer works). It handles everything flawlessly, and has a really nice Android client called Dsub.

I highly recommend it.

rkrug
2016-03-17, 12:12
jarome <jarome.7cqksn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

> http://www.subsonic.org/pages/index.jsp
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> I have also been using Subsonic to stream my music collection externally
> via the Web, and to my Mac (since SoftSqueeze no longer works).

But squeezelite works perfectly.

> It handles everything flawlessly, and has a really nice Android client
> called Dsub.
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> I highly recommend it.
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