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day 2.

Its not starting up again. No split screen. Just that dumbass white screen!!!

Going to go into the abyss of attempting a recovery.
I have little confidence in my backup. I do it every couple of months. Anything not on their is on my computer except perhaps some playlist editing. I usually do a back up when I do a lot of work.
Why unconfident??? Well, this machine eats time.
I know some of you have a good handle on how to move forward beyond the machine. I just have so much vested in time on this machine.
IN fact, I hope the restore works because I see the future and its a ONE machine!!!! $300 for a motherboard vs. $450 for a discounted ONE.
Seems its not a matter of if but WHEN.
I love/Hate this machine.
In a world where I have a housefull of Apple products this kind of malfunction seems so outdated. I know many of you are very good in and around software and data and while Im not Noob, I just find the task of spending hour upon hour for music to be a frivolous use of time.

I have one playlist with about 1,000 songs that just makes life so good. That one list that has the songs of a lifetime............ I hope this list makes it!!!!
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Originally Posted by clpetersen View Post
Very similar experience to Mark. We still have one working Olive (the 04HD); the 06HD was sold (in perfect working order) on Audiogon.
At our main home we now use Sonos. I was lucky to get a friends and family discount, but Sonos is a great value regardless. The main system uses the digital out of a Sonos connected into a OPPO HA-1 DAC/ headphone amp/pre-amp. Highly recommended, btw. Of course, the analog out of the Sonos is quite good as well.
All music was pulled off the Olive via XBMC and is now on a Time Capsule using JRiver to manage the library This all works very well. For our limited hi-res collection I use a Macbook running JRiver into the USB port of the OPPO.
But 98% of the time it is Sonos as the source. Very easy to run multiple zones; the kids have Play1's in their rooms rather than TV's. All good.

A very good alternative, hi-res ready, is BlueSound.

Olive could have been great, but missed it.

CJP, Thanks to you I was able to transfer my Olive Library to the C drive of XBMC. I am assuming that I can't play the files directly from XBMC, but rather need a music management software such as JRiver. You mention above that your music is now on a "time capsule using JRiver". Can you please explain how to do this./
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