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    Roon support for squeezeboxen

    per a thread on the roon forums, they're going to look at it, which would be a tremendous development IMO.

    https://community.roonlabs.com/t/squ...upport/1043/14
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    Agreed, but at $119 per year* that's $119 more than LMS. Not sure what additional functionality it could offer to justify that.

    *Or $499 lifetime; such a deal!

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    Step backwards from LMS if it only runs on PC/Mac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Step backwards....
    ....or step forwards, if it connects to a wider range of endpoints and provides a (stable / maintenance-free) user interface that people want ?
    Discuss....
    You might be entitled to your own Opinions, but you're not entitled to your own Facts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolski View Post
    ....or step forwards, if it connects to a wider range of endpoints and provides a (stable / maintenance-free) user interface that people want ?
    Discuss....
    options are always a step forward. there are many things that LMS can do that roon can't, or won't be able to do for some time. that said, LMS is not the most elegant way to browse a music collection, or discover new tunes. Roon excels in this regard, and being able to use both, is a definite boon to the SB community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netchord View Post
    options are always a step forward. there are many things that LMS can do that roon can't, or won't be able to do for some time. that said, LMS is not the most elegant way to browse a music collection, or discover new tunes. Roon excels in this regard, and being able to use both, is a definite boon to the SB community.
    +1. I totally agree with netchord.
    Roon seems quite powerfull and a really efficient, nonsuch and innovative way to browse your own music and (re)discover new works.

    Integration between local library and external music distribution services is a key point when lossless streaming (FLAC) and big libraries including classical music are now available.

    Roon is "young" and Roonlabs a smal company but i will follow them with attention. Is Roon an alternative or a complement to SB ecosystem i don't know but i will hope we will get some interopability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolski View Post
    ....or step forwards, if it connects to a wider range of endpoints ...
    Discuss....
    Streaming only to Meridian and Airplay devices??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto-Wilhelm View Post
    Streaming only to Meridian and Airplay devices??
    Not only. also:

    Auralic
    DcS
    PSAudio
    Linn
    Raspberry Pi 2
    IOS devices without Airplay limits

    and more to come via their proprietary RoonSpeakers protocol: https://community.roonlabs.com/t/roo...for-whom/290/9
    But seems still in dev and probably needs some time to be real.
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    Also keeping an eye on this. But $119 per year is pretty steep for software, I don't see me ditching LMS for that even if they can support the squeezebox line. Still happy with LMS/Muso as a server/browser combination.
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    A bit steep , but people pay much more for TV which I for example use less .

    If you don't sell any physical devices , the remaining sources of $ are the radio stations and services themselfs or the end user .

    mysb.com that we all use was included in our hardware purchases , but we paid much less for mysb.com over the years .

    People don't want to pay for this kind of thing ?
    Including it in hardware purchases demands that you continue to sell new hardware in a probably increasing rate ?

    I don't know what's a sustainable business model ?

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