I have all my cds on my computer and ipod as mp3's. What would be the most inexpensive server option where you can select different songs and that would work with most any setup that sends audio to different locations in the house??? thanks
I need to clarify a bit. Want to have mp3 server in head end room and be able to access it through a remote switch on wall that allows me to access any song from any group. So I need recommendation on switch that will allow me to see mp3 info and to select accordingly. Thanks
I got musiclobby and mediacenter going, but any clue on how this works from a remote location? Do you use a wireless tabletpc or is there a way to access through touch pad on wall or through IR through tablet or handheld? Any clues would be helpful. Thanks
It takes alot to really get it going and work properly using multiple locations. Especially if you want to run multiple locations simultaneously.
You need ML server running on the server computer and possibly the host PC's as well.
The tablets can access the music collection on the server using remote desktop. There really is no propiertary "touch pad" that mounts on the wall that is used with this type of system. It really is a DIY type of project.
Cinemaronline also has a user forum that could provide help.
I will say that Mario, the creator of Mainlobby, has provided alot of assistance to get me and others going.
Not sure this is for everyone. I use an old 486 with Linux and 2 250Gig HD's I have MSERV running on the box with three sound cards in it. This gives me three seperate zones/feeds. I use XTEND to recive x10 commands from either tablets or slimline switches on the wall (playlist's volume, next tracks etc). Happy to go into detail if this fits, all in all less than $200 bucks.
I just discovered some software like proximis netremote and an iPAQ h2200 with wifi to run media center server and this would give me remote access to my mp3's in various parts of my house. does this sound like a good way to approach the situation in terms of functionality and cost? Or would it be better to consider dedicated touch panels like the ones you referenced? thanks
Midi-guy, I am pretty new at this so these may sound dumb, but how is your server set up to run different mp3's to different sources? I know you can configure media center and music lobby so it shows the different sources. But, how do you have your server setup to run different sources? Do you have one set of stereo audio out from your sound card to a distribution amp? This is confusing to me and I would like to set up a similar server. Apparently you are using the M-Audio FW410 (4 stereo channels) to route the different sources? How do you integrate this with other things like tuners, cd, ect? Thanks for the help.
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