Over the last few days I’ve talked about setting up a digital home audio player (see my initial post, and an update with some setbacks.) Early this morning, I finally got the first iteration of this project set up and connected to my home stereo. After using it for a few hours, I have some first impressions to share.
Recently, I set up an Internet Radio Station featuring music from Archive.Org’s Great 78 project. While putting that together, it occured to me that a few of my relatives would absolutely adore a way to experience this music, but the quirks of media streaming seem to have left most of them behind. So, for the Holidays this year, I decided to make some Radios. Well, not Radios, but something Radio adjacent. A little box that endlessly loops through 5000+ songs from Archive.org’s Great 78 Project, while being simple enough for even the least technologically inclined members of my family to figure it out.
I spent a few hours today putting together a proof of concept Digital Audio Player based on RasPlex as discussed in yesterday’s post. I had some Successes and some Failures that I’d like to discuss here.
I am building a home stereo digital media player. Specifically, a small, sleek box with two wires coming out of it that I can sit next to my turntable, and plug in to my amp. It will have wifi, and will work as a dlna/UPnP receiver, so that I can cast music to it from my media server using my phone, a laptop, a desktop, or a tablet.