Originally Posted by sxr71
My question revolves around the level of control I will have. Since my network has multiple computers and all Windows machines have built in WMP DLNA or UPNP will I have control enough that I can limit it to just one machine which I would use as the default music streaming machine? Ultimately I have been married to the Squeezecenter product and I use iTunes airtunes/remote as backup. Will I be able to use those other interfaces instead of the PS Audio app? I must admit the PS Audio app is quite good but it lacks some of the features I enjoy with either Squeezecenter/iPeng or airtunes/remote. I run a WHS machine which has all my music and on it a squeezebox server in addition I have a Mac Mini which runs iTunes/Airtunes. I also keep my entire library in both FLAC and ALAC. I wouldn't want duplicate songs due to my approach of parallel libraries. I really hope PS Audio can control the PC aspects in addition to the excellent job they do with the "audiophile" aspects.
The PS Audio TagNPlay software that runs on iPhone, Touch and iPad will allow you to select one of many servers available for control, and also select the destination for it to play, in case you have multiple bridges or other devices that can play music from uPNP servers. So, I can have my iMac as one music server, and my Macbook Pro as another, and choose between them.
I am experimenting with TwonkyServer for Mac which lets me select specific folders that I have my music, photos and videos stored in. I have Twonky looking at my 1Tb external drive with my iTunes library, and it's serving up the same music and movies that iTunes is serving to my Apple TV's and Airport Express. Both can serve at the same time. I keep my FLAC files in a separate folder from iTunes music. And, I can set my server software to serve folders that contain ALAC and then also folders that contain FLAC, and both are available to the TagNPlay software.
Since my library has two copies of many albums in different bit rates with the actual files in the same folder (320K and ALAC), the only thing I've had to do in preparation for my Bridge arriving is to rename some albums by adding the word "ALAC" at the end, so they are separated from the low bit rate albums when I look at the "albums list". This way within TagNPlay I can choose to play "100 Lovers" or play "100 Lovers ALAC", instead of hearing two copies of each song when playing one album.
I used to use smart playlists where one playlist is "Album = blah blah blah" and "bitrate = 320K" and the other is "bitrate > 320K". TwonkyServer is only showing non-smart iTunes playlists in the web browser's controller, and NO iTunes playlists show up by default in the TagNPlay app. So in TagNPlay I can just look for music by album name, and play them from there.