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Good Afternoon All, I thought I would grab every ones thoughts on the raspberry Pi 2 with windows 10 and the Mediabrowser app from the play store. It really has the potential to be the ultimate client device for anyone to use on their home televisions. 7Illusions had an interesting note (http://mediabrowser.tv/community/index.php?/topic/17162-direct-play/) that in windows 10 the store app might be able to direct stream (or maybe even direct play?) content which would be great to reduce server CPU usage. The app in the windows play store already indicates that it supports the arm processor which is good news. And Microsoft has announced that the raspberry pi 2 will be getting support for windows 10 and the licencing will even be free. (http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/2/7962179/raspberry-pi-windows-10) It does appear that the app currently doesnt show up in the web client to be remote controlled however based on Lukes comment it should and will likely get fixed in the next short while. http://mediabrowser.tv/community/index.php?/topic/18609-play-to-win-81app-version310240/ The process to enable autologin will likely be the same as windows 8. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-vista/turn-on-automatic-logon It also doesnt appear to be to complex to have a store app launch at login. http://superuser.com/questions/502190/adding-windows-store-apps-to-startup Anyone else have any additions?
I am hoping someone who is more knowledgeable than me can help me with an idea I am trying to implement. I have an old stereo amplifier and some nice floorstanding speakers that have been consigned to our old storage unit because the WAF is low and the house was too small. Now we have moved I have been allowed to resurrect them (if I refurbish the speakers that is). I want to install them in our conservatory so we can easily listen to music in there and in the garden. the problem I have is that the amplifier is an old analogue only unit (Kenwood KA3020SE) and all our media is on the UnRAID server. What I want to do is use mediabrowser on phone or tablet (or the mediabrowser server or htpc) to stream music to the amplifier. Simple! My ideal budget to achieve this is as cheap as humanly possible. My best idea is to use a Raspberry Pi with a WI-Fi dongle. Connect the RPi audio output to the amplifier auxiliary input with phono cables. The Rpi would be connected to my home network using the Wi-Fi. Could I then use the DLNA capabilities of Mediabrowser to achieve this, assuming I use Volumio for the RPi OS. This can be achieved for about £40 (and therefore can be my father's day present) and will have a good WAF (I hope). Does anyone have any experience in this or any ideas or any suggestions or just mocking me for missing a really obvious alternative solution that is a similar price or cheaper?