Squeezebox Duet, which bundled
the Squeezebox Receiver (a headless
device capable of playing Squeezebox
streams) together with the Squeezebox
Controller (a remote-control device
capable of controlling any Squeezebox
or Transporter device). Both the Boom
and Duet have since been discontinued,
but the Squeezebox Controller is notable
as it was the first device to ship with the
new Linux-based SqueezeOS operating
system and the Lua-based SqueezePlay
interface. Logitech released other Linux-based hardware devices: the Squeezebox
Radio and the Squeezebox Touch
(which I discuss later in this article).
Logitech also sells the Transporter,
which is geared toward the audiophile
market. The Transporter uses two
fluorescent displays (similar to those
used in the Squeezebox Classic), and
includes upgraded, audiophile-quality
hardware (see the Logitech Transporter
sidebar). At the time of this writing,
the Transporter, Squeezebox Radio and
Squeezebox Touch are the only hardware
players sold by Logitech.
Okay, enough history. Let’s get
something set up so you can start
You’ll need both a Logitech Media Server
and one or more Squeezebox clients to
make use of the Squeezebox platform.
Fortunately, you won’t need to make
a trip to the store, as both the server
and clients are freely available on-line.
The server software is available from
Let me talk a bit about the Media Server.
The Media Server is the brains of the
Squeezebox platform. The server acts as
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