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Hdmi music player

Can someone link me a music player that can play , mp3,mp4a,alac and flac.

i would also want to read my 262gb music collection of a 500gb external harddrive and work with no internet. 

 

Im using a laptop with foobar which is fine but it takes 5mins to boot and take ages to settle down. 

 

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RE: Hdmi music player

smuggs wrote:

Can someone link me a music player that can play , mp3,mp4a,alac and flac.

i would also want to read my 262gb music collection of a 500gb external harddrive and work with no internet. 

 

Im using a laptop with foobar which is fine but it takes 5mins to boot and take ages to settle down. 

 

look at WD HD TV Live. 

It does everything that you want an has HDMI output.

 

:cheers:

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RE: Hdmi music player

+1 An excellent device for little money.

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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RE: Hdmi music player

smuggs wrote:

Can someone link me a music player that can play , mp3,mp4a,alac and flac.

i would also want to read my 262gb music collection of a 500gb external harddrive and work with no internet. 

 

Im using a laptop with foobar which is fine but it takes 5mins to boot and take ages to settle down. 

 

Seems to me you could do with a re-install or at least a bit of 'spring cleaning'.

You can also choose sleep mode when you close the lid, you only really need to reboot once a week or so.

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EDIT - Smugs - u already have a wd tv in your sig ?????

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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RE: Hdmi music player

RobinKidderminster wrote:

EDIT - Smugs - u already have a wd tv in your sig ?????

yes he does, and i didn't saw! :doh: :grin:

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Then what IS he looking for we may ask? Recon hes gone shoppin'.

 

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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RE: Hdmi music player

My wdtv is poor artwork on the screen and it does not play alac. Just not a nice experance. But for music dvd rips its awesome so it has its purpose. 

Atv airplay is good for spotify and deezer and 75% of my collection. 

 

So i think i will convert my flac files over the next two months to alac and drop them all into itunes and run itunes on my gaming rig. 

Then. I might swap my laptop hardrive for a £60 120gb ssd and give it a fresh windows 7 install for i want a bit more quality i will use foobar. 

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RE: Hdmi music player

Your AV have streaming capabilities and has AirPlay why not use it?

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I use my apple tv 3 for deežer spotify and bbc five live for airplay the image and eye candy on the tv is better than the yamaha airplay direct. 

i am going to this week try and get all my music into its own folders itunes and amazon purchases, then a flac folder and a alac folder and a hi res folder. 

Then make a alac copy of my all my flacs and flac copy of all my alac files. 

then on my gaming pc. Foobar will look at all folders apart from alac., itunes will look at all folders apart from flac and hi res. 

then from my pc i will airplay itunes music atv3 and local i will listen to foobar. 

that way i dont need a laptop by my amp.  Im sure i change my plans in the near future. 

Thanks for advise and help 

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