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54 minutes ago, milklover12 said:

The poll is closed. I wanted to make sure if MAXMP will add this feature in the next build

Not very likely in the near future builds, as Chromecast won out as the next requested major feature. I would hope it may appear at some point in the future though.

Andre

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Pardon the old man grumbling, but who needs to store music in the cloud when Spotify and Apple Music exist? Where do you get these tracks and why? I'm wondering, maybe my worldview isn't enough to use Dropbox for a broader purpose. I registered Dropbox storage to keep my documents safe. I chose between Google Drive or Dropbox, but hundreds of family photos have already been uploaded to the GD, and I don’t want to mix content. Moreover, I was convinced by this article https://blog.coupler.io/what-is-dropbox-security/. How do YOU use Dropbox?

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7 minutes ago, AbramYetman7 said:

Pardon the old man grumbling, but who needs to store music in the cloud when Spotify and Apple Music exist?

A couple of reasons come to mind. Those services often do not have a truly lossless service, or come at a cost that wouldn't be necessary if you already have a copy of the same music that you have already purchased. And more importantly, there are often titles that some or all of these service providers do not have rights to. And since many newer devices have removed the option to add external uSD card storage, the cloud may be your next best solution. Of course this does add the potential cost for data if your package doesn't include enough to cover your usage.

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17 minutes ago, AbramYetman7 said:

Where do you get these tracks and why?

From an extensive CD and vinyl library that I have collected over the last 40+ years in my case. I'm sure this is similar for many others as well. Why buy again what you have already paid for?

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@MotleyG  Same here, I have a huge collection of audio files, varying from rips from my CD/DVD collection, radio shows, concert recordings, theme park audio, etc. Including some quite esoteric stuff.

If you can find me one single streaming service that has everything in my collection, and 100% guarantees that they will never remove any existing items from their service, then I'll happily sign up. If not, my music is where I know I can always find it, and where I can play it on any device of my choice, with or without an internet connection.

Andre

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1 minute ago, andrewilley said:

...with or without an internet connection

And yet another benefit! Air and out of country travel are certainly not ideal for streaming either.

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I personally would rather have option to connect to a lan storage (instead of things like gdrive for example) in some better and more solid way, such as a more complete/polished implementation of smb or ftp connectivity for example. The way we can do it now is pretty squishy, tags and pictures won't load and you can't seek, a remote controlled icecast stream works better but the setup is pretty bonkers and it comes with its own limitations.

But any advance on this area is interesting to follow

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Maybe an option to do it via plugins? 

ie. a plugin would be responsible handling the source of files (ie. connecting, authentication, crawling through folders, caching etc) and then it would be passing the music file, ie. mp3 (steam/file?) to Poweramp to play,
or plugin would be passing playlist/queue to Poweramp and Poweramp would be requesting from plugin the file/stream on playlist/queue change

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