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    SqueezeBox player (not controller) for Windows 10

    I picked up an inexpensive Windows 10 system (just over $200 with a tiny wireless keyboard). This has an Intel processor so I can run any Windows 10 software on it. I have it hooked up to my home theatre using HDMI, so it can play anything up to 7.1 channels 192 kHz 24 bit. I have tested it with foobar2000 for audio and used the built in video player and it all works very nicely.

    But what I'm looking for now is a good audio player (not controller) that will connect to my local LMS and allow me to play anything. foobar2000 works nicely, but the UPNP browser component (foo_upnp) is pretty plain (OK, very plain). Since I will only be playing music on this system I don't need all the fancy stuff in foobar2000. I'd like to find something that works similar to my Touch, but on Windows 10.

    Any ideas?

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    Yep, SqueezePlay works well for me. I use it on my Surface 4 (comes with Win10). It's in the Mediafire builds.

    The interface is not what you'd call comparable to Android or iOs tools, and essentially replicates the Controller. But it works well on Win 10, supports touch screen functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonM View Post
    Yep, SqueezePlay works well for me.
    Or JiveLite. Both look just like a Touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    Or JiveLite. Both look just like a Touch.
    JiveLite is a controller, not a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonM View Post
    Yep, SqueezePlay works well for me. I use it on my Surface 4 (comes with Win10). It's in the Mediafire builds.
    Thanks go out to Nomen and Ron.

    SqueezePlay works well and seems to do most of what I need. It doesn't seem to work well if the PC is in tablet mode, but in normal mode it works well.

    Of course, it can only serve up what LMS makes available, so any surround music is clipped back to just L&R. But most of my surround music also has a stereo copy, so this isn't the worst problem in the world.

    Thanks,
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    There is this app as well,

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...for-Windows-10

    I have it on a windows 8 phone and also on an android tablet.

    I have not yet tried it in W10 (I lie, apparently I have it on a cheap Linx tablet )

    ronnie.
    Last edited by Man in a van; 2016-10-09 at 11:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    There is this app as well,

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...for-Windows-10

    I have it on a windows 8 phone and also on an android tablet.

    I have not yet tried it in W10 (I lie, apparently I have it on a cheap Linx tablet )

    ronnie.
    I concur that there are some issues running in Tablet mode but it is fine in "normal" mode on my Linx - the onboard sound is naff but it is Ok with a USB sound card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    There is this app as well,

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...for-Windows-10

    I have it on a windows 8 phone and also on an android tablet.

    I have not yet tried it in W10 (I lie, apparently I have it on a cheap Linx tablet )

    ronnie.
    Again, that's a Controller, not a Player.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sargent View Post
    Again, that's a Controller, not a Player.

    Mike

    Look at something like this/bluetooth

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-...s=neet+airplay


    why not a raspberry pi and dac hat?

    if your in the UK an O2 joggler with squeezeplay and Triode's edo into a cheap usb dac (a bit of software hacking needed).

    Some of the software controller solutions also have playback (often an in app purchase)

    A link to your

    inexpensive Windows 10 system
    might give people more ideas, also your location might help as well.

    Ronnie

    If the LMS is on your bargain buy why not install the Local Player plugin and use a usb outlet into a dac or usb/spdif converter
    Last edited by Man in a van; 2016-10-10 at 08:10.

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