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DIY Music Server

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July 7, 2009 9:35:16 PM

Newbie here. Considering building a low cost music only media server. It should be small form factor with low power consumption, remote control and HD audio (S/PDIF). Currently archiving my CD's in both WAV and FLAC. While Zotac's IONITX mobo (atom 330) looks like a promising foundation, I'm open to ideas. It will run Vista initially then upgrade to Win 7.

All ideas welcome.

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July 7, 2009 10:16:20 PM

Thanks.

Yeah, audio is the priority right now. When I can afford a 40"+, 1080p HDTV building a full HTPC will make sense.
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July 8, 2009 12:14:05 AM

Might be a stupid question, but do you own a PS3 or XBox360 (or even old XBox that can be moded)? If so, it could be easy to just add a NAS with UPnP support to your home network and play your media files that way.

Not as DIY as you might have hoped, but it might save you $$$ toward that big 1080p TV and full HTPC :) .
July 8, 2009 1:55:37 AM

^True that. My friend uses his PS3 for Bluray/music streaming.
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