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    Sorry if dumb question

    Can the touch run as a server and player at the same time?

    I have a spare that I may take to work for the office with a usb HDD plugged in

    Thanks!

    Simon

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    It can, but the server is not that robust. A USB flash drive is what was in mind when it was designed; a big USB hard drive with a lot of files will make it slow to respond.

    Don't update to the "Community Firmware" as it removes this capability.

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    Thats really helpful thanks

    I have a USB SSD drive, maybe give that a go

    S

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    Before I became a homeworker due to the pandemic, I built a small server for my office with a Raspberry Pi (piCorePlayer, LMS) and a hard drive (a copy of my music files), which might be a cost effective and better performing alternative to using the tinyLMS in the Touch.

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    Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
    Touch > DacMagic 100 > Naim Audio Nait 3 > Mission 752 (plus Rega Planar 3 > Rega Fono Mini; Naim CD3)
    2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
    Office: LMS8.0.0 running on Raspberry Pi3; Raspberry Pi 3 player with touchscreen/piCorePlayer/IQaudIO DAC and Amp
    Portable: Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate portable drive, powered via power brick

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    Sorry if dumb question

    > Before I became a homeworker due to the pandemic, I built a small server
    > for my office with a Raspberry Pi (piCorePlayer, LMS) and a hard drive
    > (a copy of my music files), which might be a cost effective and better
    > performing alternative to using the tinyLMS in the Touch.


    If you want to play more than a few dozen albums, eg. online radio,
    podcasts, services, you're definitely better off using a Pi setup.
    "TinyLMS" (as we used to call it) on Touch doesn't have SSL support
    (needed for many online radio stations, podcasts, music services) or web
    UI, no plugins, and always too little memory. It's super slow compared
    to a Pi.

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