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My digital setup , still not satisfied ?

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Thread Starter 
Hello
I have the below system and thinking to change the digital player

The car: Seat Leon HB
Amp 2 X Audison Thessis Quattro ; total 8 channels to run 4 way active system
Drivers: Thessis Orchestra 3 way Active
Subw: Pioneer 12" Slim ( inside spare tire ) sealed conditon
DSP: Audison Bitone.1
SFC unit for sample frequency converter dowmsample to 24/48Khz if anything bigger is sent
Transport: Pioneer 9310bt ( custom built VW unit ) ( DVD, NAV, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Iphone Cable to connect my iphone4S , running 1 X RCA to DSP
Digital Player: WD live ( hidden , remote control receiving point extended ) 1st Gen ( Playing flac files) running 1 X optical to DSP and composite video out to Transport unit to see the file name.

All my system is working ;
My problem is the slow and sucking WD live when connecting the 500 GB HDD,which has 300 GB of FLAC files.
WD often stuck and has to be restarted ( you have to restart the car for this )
It also takes alot of time when you try to find a track.

I was concidering Logitech squeezebox touch to add with NAS system ,( although the unit is being discontinued , was after sound quality )
I have the question what do I need to run it in car ?

SBT + HDD with NAS system + small wireless 4 port Router
Connect SBT to HDD with LAN cable ?
How to connect the rest as dont want to connect the HDD to SBT through USB only.
Do I need to connect to internet all the time ?
CAn I distribute iphone shared connection so that SBT can reach to internet for internet radio ? and otjers ?

Thanks
post #2 of 4
I'm not sure you'll find anything too different with another media players. The time issue I believe is "cataloging" Every time you start the WD it has to catalog all that music and flac isn't the friendliest of formats to begin with. Other media devices like the boxee box you can set to "catalog" once a day, but still, it's slower to boot up anyway.

I would try and simplify things instead of trading off the equipment in HOPES of finding something better. Your pioneer may not understand flac, but it does know WAV, and there is very little difference between flac and wav anyway. Convert your music to WAV and play it directly through the pioneer via usb (which is a lot faster at cataloging).

Avoid NAS if you can. It's almost guarantied to slow things down
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot for the update.

The reason of FLAC is to run Digital signal from media player to my DSP which doesnt DAC but sends out to AMPs which DAC before sending out the signal to speakers.
There is no RCA connection between my DSP and AMPS , all connections are done with LAN cables so everything can be Digital till the end if it starts digitaly .

If we skip this indexing issue, is there any player that will work without any trouble ,
- see the file names when seaching files in bigger fonts ?
- dont stuck when starting 100 MB audio file.
- able to search another file when one isbeing played ?

Am I requesting alot ??

I am considering a simple computer at the trunk to make things faster if SBT is not the solution as it will cost lower nowadays.

regards
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Originally Posted by Devrim Saglam View Post

I am considering a simple computer at the trunk to make things faster if SBT is not the solution as it will cost lower nowadays.

regards

I think part of the problem here is that you're living in 2 worlds... the car entertainment world AND the mobile computer world. I think it would be easier to go COMPLETELY one way or the other, and it sounds like mobile computers is more what you should be looking at.
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