Hey there everyone,
since I'm waiting to get a Raspberry Pi for a long time now, I could think a lot about all the cool things I would like to do with it.
I wanted to share my ideas and would like to know, whether my expectations are too high?
Basically, I want to use my Pi as an Audio Player!
I thought about installing a small music programme, like for example Rhythmbox.Then I wanted to try to use my Android Phone and control the audio player via WiFi. I'm already doing so with my windows notebook and the programmes foobar2000 (including TouchRemote DACP Server) and an android-app called TunesRemote+. I thought it might be possible to use this android app also for controlling an audio player on the Pi, using the DACP protocoll and a WiFi-Stick. Like that I could play all of my music to my hifi system without having to connect my notebook.
Hopefully, I can make my external USB-Audio-Interface work, too. Like that I could get excellent sound quality.
The next thing I wanted to use it for is a Bluetooth Audio receiver. There are some cheap receivers from logitech or belkin, but I wanted the same function on my Pi (less devices = less power consumption).
So I think it shouldn't be too hard to install a bluetooth dongle and make it work like one of the receivers. Like that I could connect any Bluetooth-Device and use the Pi as a Bluetooth headphone or on my hifi system!
Then I would install a simple print server, so I could do wireless printing. I think many of you will do so.
If all of the above should work perfectly, I would propably try to get a fileserver working for some backups. But I do have concerns whether the Pi will be able to do all this.
Of course, the Pi would be turned on 24/7 and be a very low cost home server / audio player.
What do you think?