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Set-top device for playing back ripped 5.1 music

I have a collection of a few dozen DVD-As and Blu-ray audio discs and feel as if I'm stuck in the 90s: I'm putting a single disc in a DVD/Blu-ray player each time I want to listen to it. Ripping the audio from the discs is simple enough: I understand how to use the software to do that. I haven't been able to find much information about set-top box devices (a la Roku or Apple TV) to play back hi-res 5.1 rips.

I'd like to avoid getting a full-fledged HTPC. Are there any set-top box devices capable of playing 5.1 music in hi-res? What kind of setup might you recommend for this?

FYI: Whatever device I end up getting will end up plugging in to this receiver:
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio...ps/rx/rx-v667/

As you can tell, I'm at the very start of this project. Any advice is most welcome!



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I have a collection of a few dozen DVD-As and Blu-ray audio discs and feel as if I'm stuck in the 90s: I'm putting a single disc in a DVD/Blu-ray player each time I want to listen to it. Ripping the audio from the discs is simple enough: I understand how to use the software to do that. I haven't been able to find much information about set-top box devices (a la Roku or Apple TV) to play back hi-res 5.1 rips.

I'd like to avoid getting a full-fledged HTPC. Are there any set-top box devices capable of playing 5.1 music in hi-res? What kind of setup might you recommend for this?

FYI: Whatever device I end up getting will end up plugging in to this receiver:
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio...ps/rx/rx-v667/

As you can tell, I'm at the very start of this project. Any advice is most welcome!



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Original thread: Set-top device for playing back ripped 5.1 music

Do you want it to play back any other media besides music? i.e. video, photos
What format is your music files in? i.e. .flac, .pcm, .wav
Do you need to be able to search using embedded metadata?
Do you have a reliable home network in place?
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Do you want it to play back any other media besides music? i.e. video, photos
Nope. Just music.
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What format is your music files in? i.e. .flac, .pcm, .wav
I haven't ripped any of the 5.1 tracks from DVD-A or BD yet, so I'd rip to whatever format works. Ideally, this would be FLAC, but I'm flexible.
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Do you need to be able to search using embedded metadata?
It would be nice, but not an absolute requirement. A decent-looking UI would also be nice.
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Do you have a reliable home network in place?
Yes, but for a couple of reasons, I'd rather avoid streaming if possible. It makes more sense to keep a flash drive or SD card connected to the device, if the device supports it. If not, streaming is possible but not desired.

Thanks for the help!

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