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This thread may become obsolete soon, in view of the availability of 1TB USB flash drive. 

 

With a portable DAP with USB OTG functio, you may be able to add 256GB-1TB of USB flash storage now.

 

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB flash drive offers up to 1TB of USB flash storage:
http://www.kingston.com/us/usb/personal_business#DTHXP30
http://www.kingston.com/us/company/press/article/6487

 

1TB USB flash drive is available now for $1260:
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12138170325661239202?q=kingston%20Traveler%20HyperX%20Predator&es_sm=93&biw=1366&bih=666&dpr=1&sa=X&ei=d2bVUrbUHbDKsQTchYLQAg&ved=0CPwDEJwVKAAwAA&prds=scoring:tp

 

512GB for $530:
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12889624063367181784?q=kingston%20Traveler%20HyperX%20Predator&es_sm=93&biw=1366&bih=666&dpr=1&ei=d2bVUrbUHbDKsQTchYLQAg&ved=0CIIEEKYrMAA&prds=scoring:tp

 

256GB for $300:
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15155313190113380396?q=kingston+Traveler+HyperX+Predator&prds=hsec:specs&ved=0CA4Q4Ss&ei=P2fVUof-LMHa2AWp74HgDA

 

I said "you may be able to ...." as I haven't tried them myself. Kingston's web pages indicate that those USB flash drives are exFAT-formatted, backward compatible with USB 2.0 and will work for Windows, Mac and Linux. Assuming that no special driver is needed (as Kingston does not indicate such), I am speculating that those drives may be reformatted as FAT32 and work with any portable DAP with USB OTG function. 

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:17pm
post #108 of 117
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^ Dude, thanks but I am not sure 2.5'' SATA SSD is portable (considering its power requirement and bulk).

 

mSATA SSD may be slightly better, but its power requirement is still significantly higher than USB flash. That would hurt portability, even if it works with USB OTG from a portable DAP (isn't it true that most OTG is USB 2.0 not USB 3.0 - thus power supply is less). 

 

I know an iPod Classic mod can run mSATA SSD via adapter(s), but battery drain / heat may be quite significant, so much so that portability is reduced. A USB flash drive should theoretically be more portable.


Edited by zzffnn - 1/14/14 at 11:29am
post #109 of 117

Hi everyone,

i just tried to connect with my sony music player to my netbook using Astro file Manager...

Playing flac files works like a charm... even with the built in Sony player app (wich means im able to use sony's EQ stuff...)

but there is one little drawback: I do neither have the ability to load the whole library to the built in lib, nor im i able to create any sort of playlist.... so yeah is there any android-player app out there wich allows me to connect to Server Streight from the app itself and build the library right from my server, without the need of some kinda "Data explorer" app?

 

Thanks alot!

post #110 of 117
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Originally Posted by Ev0lution View Post
 

Hi everyone,

i just tried to connect with my sony music player to my netbook using Astro file Manager...

Playing flac files works like a charm... even with the built in Sony player app (wich means im able to use sony's EQ stuff...)

but there is one little drawback: I do neither have the ability to load the whole library to the built in lib, nor im i able to create any sort of playlist.... so yeah is there any android-player app out there wich allows me to connect to Server Streight from the app itself and build the library right from my server, without the need of some kinda "Data explorer" app?

 

Thanks alot!

 

Sorry, I don't have experience with any Android player or Astro File Manager. 

 

BUbbleUPnP /DLNA app may work for you for connecting to server: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp&hl=en

 

But I am not sure it will "build a library". It probably won't do EQ either. I don't know any streaming app that does EQ, be it iOS or Android. I would love to find a streaming app that does parametric EQ.

 

I build my own structure / library using folder structures genre - artist - album. 

post #111 of 117
Bubble is extremely capable, will show the library with all the tags and so forth, has playlists along with usual music functions like shuffling by artist/genre etc, equaliser, gapless, FLAC playback.
post #112 of 117
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Bubble is extremely capable, will show the library with all the tags and so forth, has playlists along with usual music functions like shuffling by artist/genre etc, equaliser, gapless, FLAC playback.

I was mistaken in my previous post by saying no streaming app offers EQ. Sorry. I meant to say that no iOS streaming app offers parametric EQ.

With rooted Android, you may be able to use system-level parametric EQ "viper4android":
http://www.head-fi.org/t/672375/great-news-for-rooted-android-users-viper4android#post_9972264

Maybe try combining viper4android with BubbleUPnP.
post #113 of 117
Somebody has probably mentioned this, but if you have an iPhone you can use plex media server to remotely stream ALAC. The iPhone plays it without converting.
You only need your phone. I'm able to do this since I've unlimited data, this may not be the best solution for people with data limitations.
post #114 of 117
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Originally Posted by tayano View Post

Somebody has probably mentioned this, but if you have an iPhone you can use plex media server to remotely stream ALAC. The iPhone plays it without converting.
You only need your phone. I'm able to do this since I've unlimited data, this may not be the best solution for people with data limitations.

 

Thanks. Very true. Unfortunately many do not have unlimited data plan (many other apps will work if you do).

post #115 of 117
Do you know other apps that stream alac without converting? Please let me know then smily_headphones1.gif
post #116 of 117
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Originally Posted by tayano View Post

Do you know other apps that stream alac without converting? Please let me know then smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625493/ipad-with-24-bit-files-high-storage-capacity-portability-bit-perfect-configurations-that-work
IIRC, it has been mentioned in the in above thread. You can search "alac" in that thread and this thread. I personally don't use alac and don't mind converting, so I cannot tell you.
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:08pm
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