Media server / solution for new house

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by pippin88, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. pippin88

    pippin88 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Messages:
    7,406
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Purchased a new house and want to get the music and media set up right.

    I've got:
    'Smart' TV (Plasma)
    Yamaha RX-V673 (handles two zones)
    A HTPC - E6500, with a few HDDs

    In my old place I have the Yamaha in the lounge hooked up to the TV with 5.1 set up. I use the HTPC to watch movies. I use the Netflix app on the TV (though getting some sound glitches that don't occur when using Netflix via PC).
    The second zone is speakers in the kitchen.
    I don't have a good solution for playing locally stored music.

    What I would like:
    Low power consumption solution
    Able to easily select music via multiple devices (eg browse and choose music on my android phone)
    Able to handle pandora, spotify or similar.
    Able to handle the different zones - I don't usually need different things going at the same time, but want to reliably select the correct zone, sometimes airplay to the receiver is a bit random.

    I have a NEEO remote coming from Kickstarter which may be quite useful. Particularly as the Yamaha app is a bit crap, I'm hoping I can use the IR blaster and use other apps.

    Possible solutions?
    RPi or BeagleBone Black running a dlna server? With decent size HDD attached.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  2. Zee

    Zee Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    11,694
    Location:
    SYD/MNL/SIN/SFO
    Out of the box solution that works straight away but costs money:

    Sonos Connect.

    Solutions that are significantly cheaper/free, but probably take a lot of messing around to get right:

    Others will chime in.

    Z...
     
  3. OP
    OP
    pippin88

    pippin88 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Messages:
    7,406
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Thanks.

    I'm not looking to spend that much.

    At present I'm looking at raspberry pi 2 or an odroid. The new Odroid XU4 looks great, powerful, has gigabit Ethernet, and USB3.
     
  4. Kodaz

    Kodaz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    940
    Location:
    Brisbane 4124
    Not exactly locally stored but for music I've found that spotify connect with my Yammy A3040 has been good. Can queue from phone for either zone and the amp itself does the streaming from the net and had no issues with speed\caching over ADSL (not 2).
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: