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  1. #1
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    Newbie question

    I have 10,000+ mp3 tracks stored on a computer and have been using an Audiotron for the last few years to stream it to a central amplifier and distribution system that in turn sends the music out to speakers in different areas of my house.

    I recently put in a new firewall/router and I can't get the Audiotron to work. Since the Audiotron is discontinued and a bit quirky at times I've decided to replace it rather than spend time trying to figure out the issue.

    The squeezbox and slimserver software look like a good alternative. My main goal is to have something I can control from any one of 3 PCs connected over a home network (LAN) with a reasonable interface that will catalog and play songs stored on a PC that is sitting next to it in my basement.

    Could someone confirm for me that the Squeezbox and Slimserver software are a good combination for what I'm trying to do? Also, out of curiosity, are there one or two products on the market that might be a reasonable alternative?

    Thanks...

    Mike

  2. #2
    Damon Riley
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    Newbie question

    Mike, it sounds as if the slimdevices combo will work for you. My music
    library is about a third the size of yours. A Pentium II is running
    Linux and the slimserver. The other two PCs in the house (one Windows
    PC on wireless and one wired Linux PC) can both operate the slimserver
    and control the squeezebox. An added benefit is that both PCs run
    Softsqueeze, too, which gives me easy access to music to play over the PC.

    An added benefit with the Squeezebox is that you'll be able to enjoy
    internet radio, too.

    The squeezebox can be run into your amplifier for distribution, or you
    can put a separate squeezebox in each location, but if you do, remember
    that the Squeezebox itself isn't an amp, so you'll need someway to get
    the music out to the speakers for each SB.

    If I'd had my choice, I'd have run a wired sb instead of a wireless. I
    sometimes get drop outs when the cordless phone rings. Although, on the
    other hand, I'd be reaching for the remote to turn down the music when I
    take a call anyway. It's not a bug, it's a feature!

    The gurus on this list will correct me if I'm wrong on any of this. ;-)

    -- Damon

    mlsignups wrote:
    > I have 10,000+ mp3 tracks stored on a computer and have been using an
    > Audiotron for the last few years to stream it to a central amplifier
    > and distribution system that in turn sends the music out to speakers in
    > different areas of my house.
    >
    > I recently put in a new firewall/router and I can't get the Audiotron
    > to work. Since the Audiotron is discontinued and a bit quirky at times
    > I've decided to replace it rather than spend time trying to figure out
    > the issue.
    >
    > The squeezbox and slimserver software look like a good alternative.
    > My main goal is to have something I can control from any one of 3 PCs
    > connected over a home network (LAN) with a reasonable interface that
    > will catalog and play songs stored on a PC that is sitting next to it
    > in my basement.
    >
    > Could someone confirm for me that the Squeezbox and Slimserver software
    > are a good combination for what I'm trying to do? Also, out of
    > curiosity, are there one or two products on the market that might be a
    > reasonable alternative?
    >
    > Thanks...
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >


  3. #3
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    thanks

    Thanks for your thoughts. I'll probably order one tonight or tomorrow based on your info and some other research I've done.

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