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pvm4
2010-08-10, 16:46
Hi,
I'd like to use my squeezebox v3 as a means of streaming music to my receiver. I'd like to use it like one would an airport express where I stream the music from itunes on my mac to the squeezebox and then connect the squeezebox to my receiver using SPDIF. The reason I'd like to go that route rather than using the squeezebox UI is that I have an iphone and there's a remote app that allows me to control itunes from my iphone. Anyone know if this is possible? If so how do I do it. thanks.

David

garym
2010-08-10, 17:13
Hi,
I'd like to use my squeezebox v3 as a means of streaming music to my receiver. I'd like to use it like one would an airport express where I stream the music from itunes on my mac to the squeezebox and then connect the squeezebox to my receiver using SPDIF. The reason I'd like to go that route rather than using the squeezebox UI is that I have an iphone and there's a remote app that allows me to control itunes from my iphone. Anyone know if this is possible? If so how do I do it. thanks.

David

not in any easy direct way if I understand your question. You can tell SbS to "integrate" with itunes, but you're not using ITUNES as your music library or interface. But do you realize that there is an app (iPENG) for your iphone that controls all your SB players and the SqueezeboxServer software. It's a fantastic app (better than the itunes app REMOTE). I use itunes for loading stuff on my ipods and iphones but have never looked back after getting SB players for home use. and the ipeng app makes them perfect.

p.s. do keep in mind that SbS will NOT play any itunes songs that were purchased with DRM. So if you have lots of these type song files, that's a problem.

edit: I'm confused, if this is what you want to do, why not buy an airport express???? Is a SB a lot cheaper?

bhaagensen
2010-08-11, 00:34
The reason I'd like to go that route rather than using the squeezebox UI is that I have an iphone and there's a remote app that allows me to control itunes from my iphone.

The SqueezeboxServer and Squeezebox can also be controlled using iPeng on the iPhone. No need for iTunes.