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MP3beamer gets the budget audio/media server just right

Ryan Block, @ryan

What would you say to a Pentium 4-based Linux-powered audio server that has a 4-in-1 card reader, PCMCIA slot, SPDIF in/out, 1394, USB 2.0, S-video, RCA, DVI, and a DVD drive that automatically rips and encodes your audio to MP3 on its 80GB drive? And what if we also told you it distributes the music not only over the network, but wirelessly as well, supports syncing, and has slick web, Java, WinCE, Palm, and Windows interfaces? Oh yeah, and that it only costs $400? Well, we'd say that this is everything the Sony NAS-A10 wishes it could be, but doesn't even come close. In fact, we'd say this is basically everything we'd always wished a budget audio/media server could be, and we couldn't be more stoked about it.

[Via LinuxDevices]

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