Originally Posted by ben_r_
Thats what I was thinking. Now, as long as they add Windows 8 support before they kill it, we'll be set for some time. Ill be on Windows 7 for quite a few years from now, so Im good either way.
It really is going to suck when Ill have to find a new mini FLAC streaming device like these little guys... Shame.
Yeah, they claim renewed focus on LMS now that UE Radio and UE online server are essentially complete. But, as always, the developers and support people are very vague on just what "continued, renewed" actually means. Largely, I'd guess, because they themselves do not actually know. We wait... we see. Win8 support? Anybody's guess. Might work fine now. No idea.
I'm still on my rock solid WinXP and plan to stay with XP till the bitter end, another two years last I heard.
Lotsa luck finding a decent replacement for SqueezeBox players, they simply do not exist. There is nothing else out there that even comes close in form, function, features, audio quality, customization, codec support, flexibility, etc.... But, as long as your hardware players are working then you really have no need to go looking elsewhere. Worse case is years from now you buy a cheap used laptop with an older OS (XP, Win7) and run that as your dedicated LMS/SB server, which buys you many more years of use.