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I have finally gotten around to building a giant file server for both Hi-Def and music storage and want to get started.


I noticed there are a few programs out there for playing back music and displaying the information on screen.


X10 has a new program called Lola : http://www.x10.com/home/offer.cgi?LOLB,../lola5268.htm


and the software also comes with a remote and USB interface. Does it look like a good software package or would one of the other ones talked about here in this forum be better?


I want to be able to play them back on my HTPC and have the information displayed on my AMX LCD touch panel.


Also I would like to convert all of my CD’s to a format that sounds just as good but does not take up as much space on the hard drive, like the new WMP9 format?


Any help or guidance to link showing me the best way to go would be great!


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Well, I personally have never used Lola, though I must say I really like the interface shown on that website. The remote also looks quite well-made and I doubt that you'll easily find another push-button remote as well suited for media library navigation as this one.


As for your alternatives, I use the 4AM Music Console (see website , forum and official AVS Thread .) Client\\Server support is in the works.


As for deciding which format to use for archiving all of your music onto your file server, there are quite a few new formats of Lossless Compression available - APE, SHN, Speek's, FLAC, and the new WM9 format are among them. A good place to start looking for more information would be http://www.hydrogenaudio.com .
 

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Thanks SouthyPar, I also think the interface looks good. Maybe I will give it a try and let everyone know if it works as good as they claim.
 

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Well seeing they charge $99 just for the software: http://www.x10.com/products/lola_software.htm I figured for $49.99 they through in the remote and USB interface it is worth a try just to see how it works.


Will let everyone know what I think of it as soon as it arrives and I have a chance to mess around with Lola.... hummm... that sounds like fun? ;)
 
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