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    Is there a way to remotely access and listen to audio?

    I'm not sure if what I am about to ask will make any sense ........ but please do your best not to think I have gone crazy!

    Introduction

    I am aware that software like airsonic will allow you to remotely access and stream audio whereever you have a connection to the internet.

    My question

    I was wondering is it possible to access the logitech media server remotely and have access to my music whilst I am away from home?

    Further thoughts and ideas - that might help

    I am trying to figure out how this might work, my PiCorePlayer would need to remotely connect to my home sever as would my phone which I use to control LMS.

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    Your safest route (since you would be opening up your home network to internet access) would probably be to run OpenVPN server on your pCP server and then forward a port to it from your LAN router.
    Then run OpenVPN client on your various player systems.
    Paul Webster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Your safest route (since you would be opening up your home network to internet access) would probably be to run OpenVPN server on your pCP server and then forward a port to it from your LAN router.
    Then run OpenVPN client on your various player systems.
    Hi Paul,

    PiCorePlayer is my client device not my server, from your reply I am not sure where I should be running OpenVPN.

    Hope you drop back by and clarify as I think OpenVPN would be a possible solution, I just need to mentally map out in my brain what steps I need to take and it would be great to talk it through with you so I can unpick those steps

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1uke_ View Post
    Hi Paul,

    PiCorePlayer is my client device not my server, from your reply I am not sure where I should be running OpenVPN.

    Hope you drop back by and clarify as I think OpenVPN would be a possible solution, I just need to mentally map out in my brain what steps I need to take and it would be great to talk it through with you so I can unpick those steps
    Some routers allow you to run openvpn on them.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Some routers allow you to run openvpn on them.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
    If all i need to do is run OpenVPN and it doesn't have to be on the server or the client then then it would be easy to set up PiVPN on a raspberry pi and add it to my home network.

    Is this the best way forwards?

    Once I have my PiCorePlay at the remote location how would I make it connect to the VPN server back at on my home network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1uke_ View Post
    If all i need to do is run OpenVPN and it doesn't have to be on the server or the client then then it would be easy to set up PiVPN on a raspberry pi and add it to my home network.

    Is this the best way forwards?

    Once I have my PiCorePlay at the remote location how would I make it connect to the VPN server back at on my home network?
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    I have used VPN to remotely access my LMS in the past, but nowadays I just have a portable server with a copy of my library on a 2Tb drive. I find it much easier.

    Best wishes,

    Robert
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