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#26782 3-Oct-2008 09:36
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Whats the best way to stream music around the home? Mainly tracks I've bought on iTunes, podcasts and Internet radio.

Of course, it would have to be wireless. I'm currently running both 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.0 at home.

I thought about getting some Logitech Squeezebox units for every location or maybe just some AirPort Express units. Any other ideas?

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  #168866 3-Oct-2008 18:40
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If you have bought into the closed DRM system of itunes then your only choice really is the airport express and using the computer to control playback.

If you are ok with losing more quality by burning and ripping the tracks then you can look at the squeezebox, or else one of the many available uPNP capable players, although most are aimed at video now so have no/minimal on device display and rely on a TV connected to it.


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  #168892 3-Oct-2008 20:00
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If you want just music look on trademe for some cheap netgear mp101's..  Theres usually a couple for sale cheap.  Then use a program like twonky mediaserver.  They have wireless but its not brilliant - I'd recommend getting a cheap AP like the ASUS ones that double as wired to wireless ethernet adapters. 


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  #168918 3-Oct-2008 22:02
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Wireless on them is wep only when I looked into them so worse then useless.

And its B.

And the userinterface is slow and theres no way to control from a PC or webbrowser

I would look to slim devices before a netgear unless you get a _very_ sharp price on one.


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