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Beechwoods
2013-02-06, 02:19 PM
I know a lot of us will have portable FLAC players and for a long time the Rockbox audio player firmware (rockbox.org) was the means by which I played FLAC and Shorten files on a 4th Gen iPod, and later a Cowon iAudio X5L player.

Nowadays I have FLAC Player for iOS on my iPhone which handles my primary lossless playback needs. Obviously you can only carry so much lossless music around with you and if you're like me you wont want to mess around converting stuff to lossy formats, and again, you hit a limit as to what you can take with you.

For about a year I've had access to my entire lossless audio collection when out and about via a streaming setup from my desktop at home. I use Air Media Centre for iOS which has a very lightweight server on my desktop which transcodes pretty much anything on the fly to Ogg Vorbis and then streams it to my iPhone over 3G or WiFi (quality is best over WiFi but acceptable on 3G).

Air Media Centre (http://www.airmediacenter.com) is the only app like this for iOS that handles Shorten (though its not advertised and support for SHN is in beta at the moment, but it does work :)) Many other apps do FLAC and the other mainstream formats.

Now, I can listen to every show I own whenever and wherever. Its worth checking out.

What systems do other members use for listening to their stuff on the move?

b_squared
2013-02-11, 09:32 PM
Here's my solution: install the Logitech Media Server (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Logitech_Media_Server), and you can use either Squeezecast or iPeng to stream it to an iOS device.

And, if you don't have a Squeezebox yet for listening to all your music at home, you're missing out. Fantastic stuff!

matt_twism
2013-02-12, 09:23 AM
And, if you don't have a Squeezebox yet for listening to all your music at home, you're missing out. Fantastic stuff!

But you'd better hurry getting one, Logitech have decided to dramatically change (read: end) the Squeezebox line, now called UE.

And I have everything stored on a NAS and can play with my Android phone almost everything (movies, music, photos) everywhere I want.

radiowaves
2013-02-12, 07:55 PM
I have PowerAmp http://powerampapp.com/ on my android. Brilliant app for the phones with loads of extras. Plays Flac no problem