Streaming music from pc over wifi

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RustySpoons

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Big LMS fan here, had it for years. No Logitech stuff left now, all home brew stuff or Pi's
Using Daphile as the server, amazing bit of software.
Why use a renderer and not steam it via samba/ciffs?

What’s the main advantage please?

I use my FreeNAS to store the music, the Pi running MoOde streams via samba.

No rendering in the chain, so this has me curious.
 
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RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
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2,207
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 50W829 DVB-S2 Tuner
My Location
South Wales
Why use a renderer and not steam it via samba/ciffs?

What’s the main advantage please?

I use my FreeNAS to store the music, the Pi running MoOde streams via samba.

No rendering in the chain, so this has me curious.
There is no rendering done, the music is stored on the "Daphile" Box in FLAC, it can automatically rip when I insert a CD, it shares across the network as SMB/CIFS/DNLA etc, and it has Logitech Media Server running that has lots of plugins available like Spotty for Spotify, also Tidal, BBC Iplayer, radio players etc.

Logitech Media Server is amazing, once you have used it and got your head around it you won't go back. I've been using it since 2007/8.

Also the Daphile box allows me to plug my Chord Qute EX dac directly in to it.

There are 100s of Android Apps/iOS apps for LMS, I use one called Squeeze Ctrl

By running LMS it keeps everything centralised, I can just plug a pi in with a Picoreplayer image on it anywhere in my home and it will pick it up, you can sync between players as well for multiroom audio, or send what you are listening to another player and it shuts that one down.
For example if I have the HiFI on and want to listen to it in bed instead I hit send to bedroom.
 
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