[mythtv-users] OT: Stream Music around the house

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Jul 18 00:15:44 UTC 2007

On 7/17/07, Glenn Harris <gharris+list+mythtv at eklo.com> wrote:
> On 7/16/07, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Sorry this is off topic, but you lot are the best people I can think of
> > to ask.
> >
> > What would you do (or what are you doing) to stream music around a house
> > into rooms that don't have PC's?
> I just looked into this about a month ago.  I ended up going with a
> squeezebox (one for now, it was on sale for father's day, and I found
> a $20 off coupon code using google).  It is awesome.  Very easy to
> search for music.  Plays pandora stations, etc, etc.  Tons of plugins.
> I bought a couple of receivers and speakers off craigslist to plug it
> into.
> Ideally I would have 3 or 4 squeezeboxes but I live alone, and it is
> hard to justify needing one in every room, so I also looked into the
> netgear MP101.
> http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/MP101.asp
> It is kinda like the ugly red-headed step-sister of the squeezebox:
> lcd, remote, wireless or wired.  I don't think they make them anymore,
> so you have to find them on ebay or some such.  I have seen them
> listed for around $80-$100.
> It only plays mp3s, but someone on this list posted a solution to play
> other formats using on-the-fly transcoding.  My notes tell me to
> 'search for mp3fs on the mythtv-users mailing list', and voila:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/275128?search_string=mp3fs;#275128

I tried a HomePod (similar idea) but the biggest problem I had was that the
music selection was done on the device and if you that picking music to play
is bad on MythMusic, try it on a two or three line display with minimal
input methods.

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