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post #31 of 42
I tried to connect MK808B Android 4.1 (Blutooth version) with ODAC directly from the OTG port. The DAC is getting detected in the Audio out settings, but I am not getting any audio. The DAC is working fine when connected to a PC.
 
Did you get audio when ODAC is connected directly?
post #32 of 42
Thread Starter 

I plugged it directly into the USB port (not the OTG) on the MK808 and it works fine.. Make sure you set it to output to the DAC rather than to the HDMI port.

 

Also, I set it up with Netflix, HBO Go, NES, SNES, Genesis, MAME and Game Boy Advance emulators.  I modded a wireless Logitech Xbox controller receiver to have a normal USB plug and it works great for playing the games.  I also hooked up my wife's Slingbox and it streams pretty well (not quite HD for some reason.. I'm still troubleshooting that).  This player (with the slingbox) has essentially replaced everything connected to my TV, while also providing HiFi sound for music.  tongue_smile.gif


Edited by onefatsurfer - 3/17/13 at 7:46pm
post #33 of 42
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... the only downside is that it has no method of decoding WMA Lossless files...

 

Why can't it decode wma lossless?  Is it because of the raspberry pi?

 

All my files are in WMA Lossless, thats why I ask...

 

Thanks

post #34 of 42
Thread Starter 

It is probably because of the Raspberry Pi.  I didn't have THAT many WMA lossless files, so I just re-ripped those CDs as FLAC and all is right again.

post #35 of 42

Just an FYI....there is a project over at logitech that really has some legs (utilizing wandboard and a custom daughter board developed by John S).  Looks to be a very nice wireless streamer.

 

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97881-Community-Funded-Squeezebox-Replacement-Would-you-be-interested/page68

post #36 of 42
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Thanks.  That looks pretty cool.  I'll check it out more in depth this weekendbeerchug.gif

post #37 of 42
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Just an FYI....there is a project over at logitech that really has some legs (utilizing wandboard and a custom daughter board developed by John S).  Looks to be a very nice wireless streamer.

 

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97881-Community-Funded-Squeezebox-Replacement-Would-you-be-interested/page68

 

Thanks. Interesting thread. I read about 10 pages towards the end of it.

Since this will/may be funded by community (i.e., more than a fun DIY project), please kindly comment:

what are the significant advantages of it over a hacked WDTV Live connected to an external optical DAC (and TV or screen)?

 

I can see a few points: 1) the new project may be 24/96/192 bit perfect; 2) it (if using Android) may have more app support; 3) possibly better processing power?

 

It is probably just my peculiar self: I am personally more interested in a headless portable streaming device. I have a decent device working (see the 4th link of my sig), although its UI and battery life leaves something to be desired.


Edited by zzffnn - 3/19/13 at 11:39am
post #38 of 42

Thanks for your help. It worked.

post #39 of 42
Thread Starter 

Just as an update:

 

It's still working great.  Sounds awesome, works very smoothly.  I ended up upgrading my remote app to Orange Squeeze, and I'm very happy with it.  It wasn't free, but it's worth the money for sure. 

post #40 of 42

Hi, I am late to the party on this one, but have a question.

 

It seems you end up with two devices, the MK808|DAC combo to play the music, and the Nook to act as a controller.

 

Can you think of any reason why you can't run the whole lot on a tablet that had a USB host or OTG port to plug the DAC into, and cut out the middle man?

post #41 of 42
Thread Starter 
You can run the whole thing on one device as long as you can power it while using usb otg
post #42 of 42
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You can run the whole thing on one device as long as you can power it while using usb otg


Thanks, that was my thoughts. Although I have perhaps moved on to something like this as my main concept:

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-SqueezePlayer-with-Raspberry-Pi/?ALLSTEPS

 

With one of the hifi raspberry pi addon boards for the output.

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