RIO / DDAR and SlimRio

17 years ago, at the end of October | 2 Comments

For the longest time I’ve been using a selection of Rio Receivers, affectionately known as the DDAR (Dell Digital Audio Receivers, because Dell briefly sold them too) for my mp3 collection. Initially I had to use the supplied Windows server software, it was almost completely useless with a collection the size of mine and couldn’t be run as a service, so I ended up trying another application, MediaNet. It was streets ahead. I even wrote a short review for automatedhome. The problem was, however, that when I moved to solely using Linux I couldn’t run it. I suppose I could have created a VMWare image and run it in that, but that wasn’t really an acceptable solution for me. In the end I reverted to the very basic solution provided by Jeff Mock. It worked, but was just very very basic.

So today, as I learn of SlimRio I’m very pleased indeed. SlimRio allows you to use the slimserver software to control and play music on the Rio / DDAR. I can’t wait to restart my music server build project based on slimserver, rios and the odd Nokia 770

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October 25, 2007 12:26


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  1. Rio / DDAR Made useful once more. : ..the cat came back.. on November 10, 2007 17:02

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  2. Q on June 19, 2008 15:00

    You should take a look at Yarrs[1] (Yet Another Rio Receiver Server). I’ve been using that for more than a year and it just works.

    [1] http://homepage.mac.com/pauljlucas/software/yarrs/

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