|John Karr on 26 Sep 2017 20:32:05 -0700|
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|[PLUG] Open Source Whole House Audio Streaming Alternatives to Sonos, Chromecast|
* poor quality integrated DAC * only supports wireless connection and has frequent dropouts * undocumented API (based on DLNA protocol) * need Google's Home Application on Andriod to manage them* linux driver (pulse-dlna) has audible click switching tracks during playback from VLC (and Clementine my preferred player doesn't seem to want to send audio there at all).
There are a number of premium sound cards available for raspberry pi along with the ability to connect a higher quality dac via usb or optical out add ons. I've found a number of different programs out there that might be usable to create a better system to upgrade from ChromeCast.
The question is has anyone used Raspberry Pi or similar devices to create a whole house audio network? What software (preferably FOSS) and hardware did you use?
To clearly state the problem I'm trying to solve: I have 3 stereos around my house and I want to be able to transmit audio without lag to all of my speakers at once. My house is already wired with ethernet in every room. I have a huge local digital music library which I want to play.
I prefer an ethernet based solution to running a lot of new wires to create a system that cannot easily be reconfigured (if I wanted to movie the master player or add more amplifiers and speakers)
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