Originally Posted by astropuppy
DLNA server what a great idea.
Nope my squeezebox didn't break, I'm just very pissed and hope to sell it; while I can get at least a couple bucks for it.
What about wireless Dac's? How well do they work? Wireless Dac from my main computer to the living room; then use a android tablet to control Media Center over the LAN.
I need to educate myself about DLNA servers.
I'm with jdcrox above. If your Squeezebox still works, there's no reason to abandon it if you have enjoyed it for years. I have four of them and have used one for about 5 years now. They work great. Just because Logitech discontinued the product line doesn't mean they will stop working for your local files.
My suggestion would be to step back, get your emotions in check, and continue to use your trusty SB. It's a great product. If your Duet remote fails or you can no longer get a rechargeable battery for it, iPeng makes a great app for iPhone or Android phone or tablet use that is designed to work specifically with squeezebox products. In my opinion, once you learn its interface, it's actually a better remote than the Duet ever was (I have a Duet too -- an add on SB from that product line, and two SB Touches).
Another suggestion? Convert your wav files to FLAC. They are still bit perfect files musically, but they are space
compressed computer files; they take up roughly half the space that uncompressed wav files do. Also, unlike wav files, they allow the use of tags, which is immensely functional for devices like the Squeezebox and will bring its full functionality to life like never before. If you've been using nothing but wav. files on your SB, you've been missing out on a lot due to the lack of tags, including album cover art.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.