Originally Posted by jchretien4
Any suggestions for equipment? I have about 350 CDs and want to preserve the audio quality but ditch the physical disks. I would like easy access to the stored music, perhaps through a touch screen. I would connect it to my home audio system as any other component, I presume.
If I got a media PC (maybe that is the only alternative...?) I worry that it would take too long to boot up or that I would need additional equipment or software to play music through my stereo. So I am looking for a single component answer. Any ideas?
I run a dedicated windows machine that's always on. Set the BIOS to wake on LAN and that's it. It also supplies video so I used and i3 processor of the 35w variety for low power consumption and heat. iPad,iPhone, iTouch all are touch screens and display all iTunes catalog details such as cover art, track list, track lengths and allows to sort/search by title, artist, genre, rating, etc. One very simple, but very functional application.