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Streaming Audio device

267 69 October 30, 2017 at 07:15 PM
Greetings,

I have an audio stream provided by a server in mp3 format. It seems fairly standard as vlc will play it as will ios devices and Android natively.

So I'm looking for a hardware device that will play this stream without a separate host. I know that a Chromecast audio would likely do it but I'm looking for a stand alone device. I looked at and purchased an AudioCast device and it hits all my marks but doesn't support anything but major provider (pandora &others) streams in other words I can't give it a url and say play this; which is what I need to be able to do.

Is anyone aware of a device that is basically a hardware version of vlc (but for audio only)

Thanks in advance

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I'm sure you could do this with a raspberry pi if you aren't afraid of linux.
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Thats a good idea my linux experience is minimal but I do manage several linux boxes and can navigate them a little it's at least something to try. Thanks
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Thats a good idea my linux experience is minimal but I do manage several linux boxes and can navigate them a little it's at least something to try. Thanks
Super quick google search shows this is a common project https://www.codeproject.com/Artic...eaming-box
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Yep perfect for a RPi. Could even pick up a gen 1 or 2 for this.
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Super quick google search shows this is a common project https://www.codeproject.com/Artic...eaming-box
This looks perfect. I'm going to get the hardware together and give it a shot. Thanks so much!
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Super quick google search shows this is a common project https://www.codeproject.com/Artic...eaming-box
This worked great. Got it operational on friday. Thanks for the idea!
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