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    Synchronise line in input?

    Hi.

    Is there a plug in which can take a line in input and sync it with your players?

    Cheers.

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    Yes.
    There may well be more than one but I use WaveInput.
    If you are using pCP then you have other options built into it.
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    Player sync together playing a source. It is not the source thats synced.

    Waveinput can "play" a line in but there will be a delay and Line-in must be on the same system as LMS

    PCP has an option to take line-in on a player (i.e. not on LMS system) and convert it into a HTTP stream which is then played - again there is latency.

    With Waveinput line-in is usually converted into CD quality (i.e. 44.1kHz 2 channel s16p)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Yes.
    There may well be more than one but I use WaveInput.
    If you are using pCP then you have other options built into it.
    I don’t think you can sync the pCP line in IIRC but you definitely can with WavInput.
    I use a different method altogether - the server is too far away from where I want the line in - I use a Pi with Liquidsoap and Icecast and then “tune in” on LMS to its url
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    exactly what ive been looking for - can you give some details/a guide?

    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I don’t think you can sync the pCP line in IIRC but you definitely can with WavInput.
    I use a different method altogether - the server is too far away from where I want the line in - I use a Pi with Liquidsoap and Icecast and then “tune in” on LMS to its url

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunk View Post
    exactly what ive been looking for - can you give some details/a guide?
    There are two methods suggested- which do you want ?

    Main difference
    - Line in is on the player remote from LMS server
    OR
    - Line-in is on the same system as the LMS server

    In both cases there will be latency of maybe up to 5 seconds - so this is not a way to play videos/TV through an audio system

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    pcp-streamer creates an icy stream, either in flac or mp3. Supports full input rate of you line in dac. Your LMS server can be anywhere.

    Describe your hardware/server setup, and we can provide a few tips or threads that has tips in it already.
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  8. #8
    i was hoping to play the output of a record player (inbuilt phono preamp, analog line output) using LMS but the record player is too far away:
    no wires
    no bluetooth stream
    plenty of network (wired and wireless)

    i was happy with a small commerical streamer box that has line in and an mp3 url stream to play, but never found one at a reasonable price

    delay getting started doesnt matter as long as it keeps on streaming through the pauses whilst vinyl is changed

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    What is a reasonable price for you?
    My solution was a 2nd hand line-in to USB ADC which then plugging into an already in place Raspberry Pi that was running LMS ... and the WaveIn plugin that I mentioned in the first reply.
    Paul Webster
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    my lms server is running on a pc next to the multi-room amp in a cupboard and isnt anywhere physical that i can link to using line-in and waveinput (which i cant get working reliably anyway as it always breaks with 2 analog inputs from usb soundcards which are required for my multiple virtual squeezelite players)

    so im left with a solution that is local to the record player - with a analog line-in that can send out a stream eg mp3 via wired or wireless ethernet that the lms server can connect to

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