Vortexbox Blues

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#151 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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Just got back from Glasgow, WOW!

'course what you lot didn't say and I didn't see ( wasn't looking) that you've had a considerable 'discussion' about PiCorePlayer etc etc etc already. Just before setting off fir the Northern wastes I went to a colleague and friend's retirement bash and he told me with great enthusiasm about max2play....

Tomorrow I shall take up the Cayse again and I shall delight in your discussion about PiCorePlayer etc etc etc.
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#152 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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I'm chuffed...its so simple. Today I booted the 'new' p.c. up. Connected only to the mains and ethernet cable to my router ( no screen, no mouse) it flawlessly connects to my Squeezebox Touch downstairs via wi fi and the music is playing.

This sort of £50 jobbie has completely replaced the broken Vortexbox. Brilliant!

The only prog. on the p.c. is LMS which is set to switch on at boot up and in Windows I clicked the box to let this p.c. be recognised by other devices on the network. This latter may not be necessary ? Who knows! It works. F.A.B.

I can control the hi fi downstairs from the p.c. ( upstairs) using the LMS software ( with a mouse and screen) but of course, don't need to because the Squeezer App on the phone just works too.

Now , could the RasRi do more than this???
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#153 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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Now , could the RasRi do more than this???
For you it seems not :-)

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#154 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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I know when I'm not wanted! Like who cares! The music sure sounds good.
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#155 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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One of the benefits of a pi is its low energy consumption compared to the windows PC I'd imagine.
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#156 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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Now that has to be very true!!!! But then valves eh! Transmitter valves, ppppjhhhhrrrrooooooaaaaaaarrrrr! Eh, if I spelled it right.
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#157 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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Close enough :-)
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#158 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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simon wrote: Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:00 pmClose enough :-)
Except for the 4 'M's and a silent 'Q'.
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#159 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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and the sibilant J?!
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#160 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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Dave the bass wrote: Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:40 pm Except for the 4 'M's and a silent 'Q'.
And the silent P? As in bath?
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Surely that's more of a 'K' with a lisp?
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#162 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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I've bought another Touch! £70 on EBay. Can't have too many eh. I'm not sure it doesn't actually sound better than my old one.

I stuck a 250gig usb stick full of music on the back and let it do its stuff. Now, relative peace of mind about Logitech a server if sorts with all my music I can let the Vortexbox cool down. I can turn towards RaspberryPi in my own god time.
Now I'll write to Mr Putin and give him a piece of my mind...
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#163 Re: Vortexbox Blues

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I sorted out the vortex box today.., it now reads the meta data for ripped cds. The challenge was that the website it got the metadata from freedb.org was turned off in 2020. Now it’s pointing to gnudb.org instead. Idiots guide to doing this is https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/support ... ifying-cds
Took me ages to work out the nuisances between Linux and Unix, Like how to edit a file :(
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