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paulgruson
2010-09-17, 05:31
I intend to digitalize my CD library in FLAC and listen to it on my audio system without the computer running.

So, I need

1.A Squeezebox Touch
2.the software Sqeezebox server
3.An internal hard disk and a hard disk multimedia being
a back up of the previous and able to be autonomous to
allow Touch to read the files and link them to the audio
system

For this last purpose, I have a lot of interrogations :

a. Is Synology DS 109 a good solution and can I choose the same type of hard disk for internal and external ( I aim Seagate Barracuda 1,0 To )?

b. Is there another solution less costly ?

c. Is the hard disk multimedia software part of the pack or must it be added ?

That's a lot of questions which I already asked to a Logitech Sqeezebox specialist who couldn't answer all of them and recommanded me to go to this forum.

Thanks for your help.

iPhone
2010-09-17, 07:40
There are only two ways to run local files with the Touch. One is using an attached USB drive and running TinySC but this limits what one can do. The other is by having a PC/NAS/Server running that has SBS on it.

I personally don't care for the NAS solution as it to can have limitations. I think it costs less just to build/buy and Atom based dedicated Music Server. One has all the features this way and plenty of horsepower and resources to run SBS.

spamtom
2010-09-17, 08:11
Hi paulgruson

I just wanted to warn you that according to the developers running your squeezebox without a network is not officially supported, imho that kinda defeats the point of advertising a local USB port. In Beta firmware 7.6 it actually stops you from playing back music unless you have a network connected. See here http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16552

I personally am very dissapointed, especially after so many people helped me find the right hard drive to use (iphone, jean).

Guess im going to have it to it back,

Phil Leigh
2010-09-17, 10:31
Hi paulgruson

I just wanted to warn you that according to the developers running your squeezebox without a network is not officially supported, imho that kinda defeats the point of advertising a local USB port. In Beta firmware 7.6 it actually stops you from playing back music unless you have a network connected. See here http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16552

I personally am very dissapointed, especially after so many people helped me find the right hard drive to use (iphone, jean).

Guess im going to have it to it back,
Don't think so - I think this will be changed...
I've voted for the bug and urge everyone else to.
Even though I don't use TinySC, it is a nonsensical constraint.

spamtom
2010-09-17, 11:31
Don't think so - I think this will be changed...
I've voted for the bug and urge everyone else to.
Even though I don't use TinySC, it is a nonsensical contraint.

Cheers, i really hope they do. Its kinda of all i use the touch for