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    Automated Home Sr Member n07tv's Avatar
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    Default Playing MP3 tunes from USB Hard Drive

    I have a large external USB hard drive with all my MP3s on it. I want to find the cheapest and easiest way of playing these through a device that plugs into my hifi.

    I see it as a small MP3 player with support for external hard drive via USB and 2 line level audio outputs.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Playing MP3 tunes from USB Hard Drive

    How about this product from Aleratec http://www.aleratec.com/usbcocrplpa31.html
    Don't know if it would work with other file types as it seems to be geared towards photos.
    Here is something similar http://www.xpcgear.com/mp3hdvox20gb.html

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    Default Re: Playing MP3 tunes from USB Hard Drive

    Anyone know of anything I can direct from the UK?

    The idea is simple ... I just want to play my MP3 collection directly from my USB hard drive via my hifi without using a bloody pc or laptop.

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    Jamo's new DMR60 surround sound and DVD player box has a USB input on the front and will play from it.

    I am using this as my main hifi in the lounge as it has a AM/FM tuner in it as well and it sound great (all be it though a 700 of Jamo speakers, its nice being in the trade)

    www.jamo.com has more details, not sure how much control it gives you though.
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    Default Re: Playing MP3 tunes from USB Hard Drive

    Thanks for that, I had found something similar in the form of a personal media player, but I was hoping for something in the 100 - 200 mark.

    I have an iPod Mini and have been trying to work out if that at all can be used, even considered plugging them both into a USB hub just to see what happens. I suspect iTunes will be involved somewhere though :cry:

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    Sorry, The jamo amp/dvd/turner box is only 410 on its own or with some very sexy little surround sound speakers for 589.00.

    I just happened to fancy some BIG speakers and spent another 700 on just those (big smile)

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