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Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by patwestlake, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. patwestlake

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    Ok, so this is a ajor project with many different ways of doing it...

    The aim is to be able to play any mp3 track from a central source in any room (of 6)

    My optimum way would be as follows;

    wall plate & remote access in each room selects track -LCD display helps with finding which album/track you want

    mp3 stored on server is played via channel in multi channel amplifier through dedicated room speaker sets

    ability to forward music to next room on command

    The hardware of choice (ease of use) would be PC for mp3 storage, X-box for each room to do the playing and local instruction (this would then lead easily to a distributed video system)

    I'm struggling for the human interface systems though... any ideas or overall alternatives?

    Pat
     
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    I'd have thought that something like a slimp3 would do what you want (if you can wall mount it). I believe you can play the same thing to all rooms or different things to each. The remote talks to the server directly which I understand you can then reprogram to give you the functions you mention. Might take a bit of work but I'm sure it's possible.
     
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    Cheers guys. I'm currently looking at wireless links for this kit. That would make it portable between houses as well. The SliMP3 looks good enough not to have to wall mount, so that looks the way to go. Not sure how many rooms I'll get done at £200 a throw however.... and thats before WAP and speakers. However, prices are falling, so maybe I'll just wait a little longer.

    Cheers, Pat
     
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    or you could use the imerge server, thats come down loads in price now.
     

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