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    Quote Originally Posted by itm View Post
    - How would you register each DAC as a different player in LMS?
    I imagine you'd run multiple instances of Squeezelite each of which is addressing a different USB DAC device. (I like where this is going.)

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    - Any reason it couldn't be more than 4 if you use a USB hub?
    So long as the PC sees each of the USB DACs as an individual device, I'd think there is no limit. Could you have ten instances of Squeezelite running? If so, I'd suggest a capable PC running a robust OS; maybe some linux variant for stability sake locked down against any sort of "automatic update".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    I imagine you'd run multiple instances of Squeezelite each of which is addressing a different USB DAC device. (I like where this is going.)
    How would you run multiple instances of Squeezelite?

    (Edit: if LMS is running on Linux for example)
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    Quote Originally Posted by itm View Post
    How would you run multiple instances of Squeezelite?

    (Edit: if LMS is running on Linux for example)
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom1" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry0 &
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom2" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry1 &
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom3" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry2 &

    etc etc

    Edit: I over simpllified but essentially this is correct
    Last edited by Jeff07971; 2018-12-06 at 08:53. Reason: Added info
    Players: SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLite-X,PiCorePlayer x3
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    Remotes: iPeng9/Orangesqueeze/PC/Jivelite/SqueezeLite-X
    Music: 522GB,1660 albums with 23087 songs by 5204 artists mostly FLACs

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    Not suggesting that you use it as it is built on an old Fedora, but Vortexbox is set up to handle 5 local players. Why only 5 I don't know - perhaps simply web development reasons.
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    On this basis the cheapest option by far would be a chunky PC as a server with x instances of squeezelite into simple USB DACs e.g. Behringer UCA202 and then into either a) the existing amplification or b) a new multizone amplifier.
    On the PC side I'd stick the OS and LMS itself onto an SSD but keep media files on normal HDs or did you say your friend had a NAS (if so then keep the files there and mount it via NFS)?
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    A couple of cards like this will come in handy. Note the power jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff07971 View Post
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom1" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry0 &
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom2" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry1 &
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom3" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry2 &

    etc etc

    Edit: I over simpllified but essentially this is correct
    Note that each squeezelite instance needs a unique MAC address and you can use -z to automatically background each instance.

    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom1" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry0 -z
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom2" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry1 -m 00:00:00:00:00:02 -z
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom3" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry2 -m 00:00:00:00:00:03 -z
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Note that each squeezelite instance needs a unique MAC address and you can use -z to automatically background each instance.

    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom1" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry0 -z
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom2" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry1 -m 00:00:00:00:00:02 -z
    /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -n "Bedroom3" -o hw:CARD=sndrpihifiberry2 -m 00:00:00:00:00:03 -z
    Thanks Ralphy, The MAC was the "simplification" but the -z is a new one for me !

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    Players: SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLite-X,PiCorePlayer x3
    Server: LMS Version: Latest Nightly on Centos 7.5 VM on ESXi 6.5.0U2 on Dell T320
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    Remotes: iPeng9/Orangesqueeze/PC/Jivelite/SqueezeLite-X
    Music: 522GB,1660 albums with 23087 songs by 5204 artists mostly FLACs

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