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richie_b
2011-10-30, 15:03
I am currently running a Linn Sneaky DS through a QNAP TS-210 NAS in one room. I've had this set up for some time & really like it, however, I have been wanting to have music downstairs too.
I have recently been given a fairly basic separates system that includes a CD player (as well as amp & speakers, obviously), which I was planning on using in said different room. Budget is very limited & there is no way of getting ethernet connections down there without drilling lots of holes & my wife never speaking to me again, but I was hoping not to have to use the CD player & replace it with a streaming player that was happy taking files from my NAS drive wirelessly. The Squeezebox seems the obvious answer.
So....
I was looking at the Squeezebox Duet or Squeezebox Receiver, but have a few questions that I'm hoping you can help with:
-I currently run Twonkymedia on the NAS, will the Squeezebox run with this (I guess not, from what I've read, but) if not, will the Squeezebox server software work alongside Twonky happily?
-I run Bubble DS on a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000, would I need to buy a Controller, or can I use apps on the tablet?
-What/Which radio stations are available? & how easy are they to access? Much as I love the Linn system, internet radio isn't the most straight forward thing to access... We'd love a DAB tuner in the lounge, but internet radio makes more sense, how much can the Squeezebox pick up (& particularly, can it get TMS on Radio 4 & Radio 6...)?
-Do I need to buy the Duet, or would the straight Receiver work fine with Android controllers?
-Is there anything I've missed? Is there something else I should be looking at? Or another questions I should be asking?
I think that's all for now...
I'm moderately competent with IT, but by no means expert. Can I ask for a "for-idiots" translation to be put in with anything technical?
Thanks in advance
Richie

sebp
2011-10-30, 15:31
-I currently run Twonkymedia on the NAS, will the Squeezebox run with this (I guess not, from what I've read, but) if not, will the Squeezebox server software work alongside Twonky happily?
No, you can't control the Squeezebox from Twonky Media Server.
But yes, you can run Squeezebox Server from the TS-210, and yes, your can run both servers simultaneously.


-I run Bubble DS on a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000, would I need to buy a Controller, or can I use apps on the tablet?
You'll need another app.
Logitech offers one for free that may work on your tablet, and there are some really good paying alternatives like SqueezeCommander if it doesn't.


-What/Which radio stations are available? & how easy are they to access? Much as I love the Linn system, internet radio isn't the most straight forward thing to access... We'd love a DAB tuner in the lounge, but internet radio makes more sense, how much can the Squeezebox pick up (& particularly, can it get TMS on Radio 4 & Radio 6...)?
There are thousands and thousands of radios available from the Squeezebox.
They're classified by city/genre/etc, and you can search a station by its name, so it's quite easy to find the one you're looking for.
BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 6 are available, if they're the ones you're talking about.
Not sure what TMS means, but there's some plugin available for playing BBC streams that may offer that.


-Do I need to buy the Duet, or would the straight Receiver work fine with Android controllers?
You'd theorically need the Controller coming in the Duet package to set up the Receiver, but it's possible to use a utility called Net-UDAP to set it up without a Controller.
And once it's configured, you can control it from any control app.

flattermann
2011-10-30, 15:55
-Do I need to buy the Duet, or would the straight Receiver work fine with Android controllers?

You can either use the Net::UDAP tool (for PCs) to setup a Receiver, or you can use SqueezeConfig on your Android device:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=76584

Depending on your Android device, it may or may not work.
(Some HTC devices have a bug in the firmware that makes SqueezeConfig unusable.)

On a Galaxy Tab, it should run fine.
I'm using a GT here as well...

richie_b
2011-10-30, 17:11
Thank you for getting back so quickly.

I probably need the Controller too, then, given my general incompetence...

I'll prob be asking other questions shortly when I can't get things set up properly, but thanks for answering just now.

Cheers