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#391186 - 03/18/13 08:10 PM Re: Is ANYBODY streaming music through their AVR? [Re: tomtuttle]
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party@dans radio.
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#393434 - 05/26/13 05:42 PM Re: Is ANYBODY streaming music through their AVR? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Sonos is the answer. Supports FLAC and is a standalone product without having a computer on. Can Work with NAS or other storage. Check it out.

Apple sucks. Once they got you, they got you........

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#393614 - 06/01/13 03:34 AM Re: Is ANYBODY streaming music through their AVR? [Re: tomtuttle]
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"InTheMixRadio" has a nice sound.
That is until the kids in the studio decide to chime in.
Fairly odd mix between what I believe to be french, english and dutch? tunes.
Very few songs are out on typical top 40 lists, played everywhere, etc.
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#394815 - 07/02/13 11:25 PM Re: Is ANYBODY streaming music through their AVR? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Yes to just about any IP device that has a UPnP/DNLA client.

As you surmise receivers, pre/pro's, TV's, Blu-Ray players and media centers now all come with streaming clients. I find these proprietary clients lack the features and robustness of the open source alternatives.

All you need is a server that streams audio (or video). There are many such options from open source media server software like XBMC to proprietary solutions from Apple.

The benefit of the client/server approach is you probably have a computer that can act as a server. For example a windows box can run something like Tversity (tversity.com) or if you have XBMC running it can mount smb network shares or other file services and stream the contents to clients.

My current solution is a dedicated XBMC media center in the living room that connects to the media file server over a gigabit wired network and acts as a streaming server to devices and as an airplay service for devices. Any device that supports the protocol can connect to xbmc and thus access all the centralized media files. This was all done using off the shelf standard components.

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