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Please recommend a renderer for iPad - JimR - 29-12-2016 14:55

I use MinimServer as my server, and Kazoo on the iPad as my control point when playing music on my Linn streamer.

Sometimes, however, I want to listen to music direct from the iPad via headphones. So I need an app that combines both control point and renderer. I have tried several over the years and found them all to be 'flaky' in one way or another.

Can any one on here recommend anything?

Jim.


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - antonmb - 30-12-2016 16:02

PlugPlayer should do the trick.


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - Peter StreamMagic - 31-12-2016 14:54

(30-12-2016 16:02)antonmb Wrote:  PlugPlayer should do the trick.

It does the trick indeed.
One issue though, not gapless !!


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - lyapounov - 02-01-2017 10:12

If by any chance you have a Synology, I recommend the DS Audio app. I use it worlwide, as my Synology can be seen on the Internet. Very good one.


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - simoncn - 02-01-2017 11:33

(02-01-2017 10:12)lyapounov Wrote:  If by any chance you have a Synology, I recommend the DS Audio app. I use it worlwide, as my Synology can be seen on the Internet. Very good one.

DS Audio is not a UPnP control point. It can only play files directly from the file system of the Synology NAS. This means you can't use the Intelligent Browsing features of MinimServer to select and play music.


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - Peterkj - 02-01-2017 11:41

I am currently using VLC on an iPad 4th Gen. Intrigued by your question, I only started using it a few minutes ago so not sure about any advantages/disadvantages yet.
Others may have more experience.
/Peter
PS. My music is stored in FLAC and MinimStreamer is configured to transcode to WAV


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - Peterkj - 02-01-2017 12:02

Foobar2000 Mobile Edition (1.0.55) also seems to be working for me.
Again, experience very limited and I have not tested everything ...
Hope it helps.
/Peter


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - JimR - 02-01-2017 14:41

Thanks to everyone who responded.

I already use Foobar on my PCs but wasn't aware there was an iPad version. Have just downloaded and installed it. First impressions are good. Will try it more extensively over the next few weeks.

Jim.


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - lyapounov - 03-01-2017 08:10

(02-01-2017 11:33)simoncn Wrote:  
(02-01-2017 10:12)lyapounov Wrote:  If by any chance you have a Synology, I recommend the DS Audio app. I use it worlwide, as my Synology can be seen on the Internet. Very good one.

DS Audio is not a UPnP control point. It can only play files directly from the file system of the Synology NAS. This means you can't use the Intelligent Browsing features of MinimServer to select and play music.

Simon, yes it is not a UPnP control point. But if one structures his/her library in a proper manner, with a very clean tree structure (which I did), then there is less need for Intelligent browsing features. When I am in mobility, I can tell that DS Audio app does a very good job.


RE: Please recommend a renderer for iPad - Mihaylov - 03-01-2017 16:52

mcontrolHD, mconnect player free, mconnect player, etc. Tidal, iCloud, iPad, NAS support.