While making travel plans for the year, I thought it would be really nice to have the single, smallest possible music player to take along. Something that does it all – play from NAS or all my music direct from the device; be able to play on a long flight or walking around; hook up to a powered speaker for a (semi-) stationary player. You can even play Spotify! And do AirPlay!
Yep, you can do all this from a phone. But, I had about 100GB of music, and I enjoy total control of it.
So, the Volumio Mini Player was born. Well, “started gestation”… It took a while to think through what I really wanted. I gradually settled on the following features.
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