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    Hard Drive

    If you connect a external hard drive to a In-Touch will the files be available to other players (Boom) on your account/network?

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    May 2008
    United States
    Quote Originally Posted by vajim View Post
    If you connect a external hard drive to a In-Touch will the files be available to other players (Boom) on your account/network?
    I think yes. You'll be running a "tiny" version of the LMS server on the Touch. And other players on your network can be connected to that LMS server. Note that this is a "tiny" version, not full featured (I think no WebGUI), and the Touch is woefully underpowered for this in general. So it is likely not a great setup. Much better to get an rPi 3B+ or 4, install picoreplayer, and install LMS on the rPi. This makes for a very powerful LMS server. I use one with an attached USB drive containing about 114,000 files, mostly FLAC and it works very well. Easy to setup too.

    Last edited by garym; 2020-03-17 at 16:21.
    Home: VBA 4TB (2.5) or rPi4B/pCP6.0/4TB>LMS 7.9.3>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4) or rPi4B/pCP6.0/4TB>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet, Radio WIFI)
    Office: Win10(64)>LMS 7.9.3>Squeezelite
    The Wild: rPi3B+/pCP4.0, hifiberry Dac+Pro, 4TB USB (LMS & Squeezelite)
    Controllers: iPhone11 & iPadAir2 (iPeng), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64)
    Files: ripping: dbpa > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    Western & Northern New York
    I setup a touch with tiny LMS for a friend, using a usb stick of music, as he wanted only bare bones. He is only using the touch, but I remember reading that the touch could act as a server for other players, so I went out looking for where I read it:


    when I setup my friend's touch, I got alot of help from the comunity here (limitations are discussed):

    But, I only did this because my friend wanted simple. I agree with everything Garym says. Although my friend's touch is fine for him, the resources can't handle allot of strain without crashing. The PiCore solution that garym mentions is a far superior solution and a reasonable $.


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