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Simple network controlled player
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:13:32 PM »
Hey folks:

Now that USB portable drives are so inexpensive, I have all my music on a single 4tb portable drive.

Is there a simple player which has a usb port for such a drive with a coax or toslink digi out which can then be controlled by my iphone?

Most of the stuff on the market wants to wirelessly stream the data from a networked computer to the player, but this seems silly to me, because the data could be local. The only think I want to do over the network is control the thing.

I suppose a mac mini could do this, but is there a cheap box?
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 08:48:50 AM »
Raspberry Pi + Dragonfly DAC.

http://www.tested.com/tech/521750-how-i-turned-raspberry-pi-2-audiophile-music-player/

That link uses the Raspberry Pi 2. Personally I'd grab a Raspberry Pi 3. I think they cost the same and the 3 is significantly faster. Both probably would work fine but that give you the option to do more with it.
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 10:27:39 AM »
believe you can also accomplish this with an Oppo bd105

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 10:35:30 AM »
believe you can also accomplish this with an Oppo bd105

That's what I want, minus the disc player.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v, mk4v, mk22, mk3 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek Stereo96> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 12:33:14 PM »
Yeah, you could easily do this with a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 or an old-school Mac Mini.  The RPi will obviously be the cheaper choice.
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 03:04:09 PM »
Yeah, you could easily do this with a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 or an old-school Mac Mini.  The RPi will obviously be the cheaper choice.

anyone know what the oldest model of oppo disc play can read a usb HD and be controlled by an ios app?
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v, mk4v, mk22, mk3 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek Stereo96> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 03:18:21 PM »
I didn't want to derail Noah's thread with my questions about the Raspberry Pi, which I'm interested in, so here's a dedicated Pi thread:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=178442.0

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 07:07:45 AM »
You could do this with Amazon Fire TV. Wifi and Ethernet, HDMI and optical
Out. There are several media solution apps that would more than take care of your needs.
I do this with the squeezebox server as ther is an app for the fire tv. They run about $100 each. The fire stick will do the same if HMDI is all you need for lower cost
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 07:02:17 PM »
You could do this with Amazon Fire TV. Wifi and Ethernet, HDMI and optical
Out. There are several media solution apps that would more than take care of your needs.
I do this with the squeezebox server as ther is an app for the fire tv. They run about $100 each. The fire stick will do the same if HMDI is all you need for lower cost
This looks perfect, however, Per: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201452430

no more optical spdif on the current generation of fire tv. That, unfortunately, is a deal breaker. I need a digi out, and don't have a dac with hdmi. I guess, I could do it with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Wiistar-Converter-Support-Coaxial-Blue-ray/dp/B012F1LFAK/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1468883234&sr=1-3-spons&keywords=hdmi+to+spdif+converter&psc=1
« Last Edit: July 18, 2016, 07:08:05 PM by noahbickart »
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v, mk4v, mk22, mk3 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek Stereo96> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2016, 01:31:07 PM »
believe you can also accomplish this with an Oppo bd105

That's what I want, minus the disc player.

To be honest, I've never used my oppo's disk player --

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2016, 01:55:04 PM »
You could do this with Amazon Fire TV. Wifi and Ethernet, HDMI and optical
Out. There are several media solution apps that would more than take care of your needs.
I do this with the squeezebox server as ther is an app for the fire tv. They run about $100 each. The fire stick will do the same if HMDI is all you need for lower cost
This looks perfect, however, Per: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201452430

no more optical spdif on the current generation of fire tv. That, unfortunately, is a deal breaker. I need a digi out, and don't have a dac with hdmi. I guess, I could do it with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Wiistar-Converter-Support-Coaxial-Blue-ray/dp/B012F1LFAK/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1468883234&sr=1-3-spons&keywords=hdmi+to+spdif+converter&psc=1

shit I just bought the newer one, I guess I didnt notice that it was gone. Sorry about that, but thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2016, 02:11:25 PM »
https://www.google.com/chromecast/speakers/

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http://www.auralic.com/en/

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I know some of the guys here have done well with the chromcast stuff. I dont know much about the auralic folks but they are more an audio company vs. google etc
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2016, 02:25:18 PM »
https://www.google.com/chromecast/speakers/

has toslink out $35


http://www.auralic.com/en/

ARIES MINI

I know some of the guys here have done well with the chromcast stuff. I dont know much about the auralic folks but they are more an audio company vs. google etc

That looks good, its just for ~$500 I could buy a mac mini....
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v, mk4v, mk22, mk3 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek Stereo96> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701

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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2016, 06:08:11 PM »
You should look I to the many "tv boxes" out. Most of them are Android based and have a split output. You can install the squeezebox/squeeze player app, or plex app and stream from your own collection.

Here are a couple of examples

http://wetek.com/product/wetek-play

http://www.minix.us/

And with these you can run Kodi, formerly xbmc, and watch any movie or any tv show at any time for free as long as you have an internet connection
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Re: Simple network controlled player
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2016, 06:33:13 PM »
^ The Wetek looks like it could replace my Win8.1 dedicated HTPC (which I was considering rebuilding soon), except I like that the Win8 Netflix app can do 5.1 Dolby EX. I also like using WMC to watch/record ATSC TV, although I'm guessing XBMC is decent for that?

 

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