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Squeezbox / Sonos Software Music Players?

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Are there any software music players for these systems that anyone would recommend?


I'm playing with a VortexBox (okay, thinking about a Sonore Music Server, but want to avoid spending dollars till I have a much better understanding. )


It actually looks great to me, and sounds very nice coming out of a Linux box with the MF V-Link. But remote music is a bit of a pain.


Of course, it cannot stream (so far as I know) to an Airport Express, which would be perfect to my way of thinking. I was thinking of just streaming it to a cheap PC or a couple old PowerPC Mac Minis, but cannot find a software player for either one that is reliable and appears to be bit perfect.


Thoughts? It's okay with me of the thought of the moment is - "crazy!"

It's just an interesting little thing to play with and investigate.


My best half is a wee bit annoyed at computers that don't work 100% of the time - to put it mildly! :)





Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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the DAAP app in Vortexbox will allow iTunes to see and play files stored in Vortexbox. FYI even FLAC files:) Anyway, if iTunes can see and play the files you should be able to push the music to an airport express on the network. Here is a link that should help you setup iTunes and the Airport Express:




Jesus R



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I'm sorry if I wasn't clear on that. Problem is two fold:


(1) I have to keep an iTunes server up to do this and


(2) When using a shared library, there isn't any artwork available for the shared files.


I know point number two sounds whiney, but hey! If I had my way, every album would come with at least an 800x600 cover art and a ton of liner notes.



I was kind of hoping there was a way just to have VortexBox player stream to airport express units the same way it can to Squeezebox units (or Squeezeplayers).





Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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