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#368077 - 20/12/2016 01:39 Brennan B2
gbeer
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/12/2000
Posts: 2662
Loc: Manteca, California
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Glenn

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#368079 - 20/12/2016 17:24 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
canuckInOR
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3156
Loc: Portland, OR
Nice looking gadget, but wow... that price.

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#368080 - 20/12/2016 18:27 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
larry818
old hand

Registered: 01/10/2002
Posts: 989
Loc: Fullerton, Calif.
Way cheaper than a Central was.

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#368082 - 20/12/2016 20:48 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13894
Loc: Canada
Looks like a nice enough Rpi product. Pity I ditched all of my CDs during the move.

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#368083 - 20/12/2016 21:13 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
Shonky
pooh-bah

Registered: 12/01/2002
Posts: 1965
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Quote:
- 500G stores 1100 FLAC or 5000 MP3 CDs
- 1T stores 2200 FLAC or 5000 MP3 CDs
- 2T stores 4400 FLAC or 5000 MP3 CDs


Does not compute. Typo or a hard limit of ~5000 CDs?
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Christian
#40104192 120Gb (no longer in my E36 M3, won't fit the E46 M3)

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#368084 - 20/12/2016 21:22 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13894
Loc: Canada
Possible database limit?

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#368085 - 20/12/2016 21:58 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31191
Loc: Seattle, WA
I would find that surprising for a new product like this one. I'm betting on a typo.
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#368086 - 20/12/2016 23:03 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13894
Loc: Canada
It's just a Rasberry Pi inside. So perhaps there's some limit on how much track/CD info they think will fit within the onboard flash?

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#368120 - 30/12/2016 03:02 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
snowcrash
journeyman

Registered: 11/07/2013
Posts: 63
Interesting!

24 Volt DC frown
RJ-45 for wireless doubters?
Wendy Filter?

Jim

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#370652 - 10/03/2018 06:03 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: gbeer]
jets
enthusiast

Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I thought the B2 was awesome after discovering this thread. It all came to a screeching halt when I found out it does NOT use ID3 tags to index the ripped music! I mean it is 2018 why would it be designed this way?

EDIT: From their site "The music is organised by artist and album - but paradoxically does not appear in the Sonos categories (artist, album, composer, genre etc) this is because B2 does not tag tracks with ID3 tags presently."

Help me understand this.


Edited by jets (10/03/2018 06:10)
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It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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#371254 - 06/09/2018 04:56 Re: Brennan B2 [Re: mlord]
gbeer
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/12/2000
Posts: 2662
Loc: Manteca, California
From the Brennan faq...

2TB Album Capacity
A 2TB B2 can store 4400 albums losslessly (FLAC).
You can store more if compressed to MP3 - there is currently a software limit of 10,000 albums and 160,000 tracks.


Why do all models have 10,000 Album Limit?
The hard disk on 1TB and 2TB B2s can hold more than 10,000 albums in MP3 format but there is a software limit of 10,000 CDs because thats as far as it has been tested.
There are some "test pilot" owners with special software with a 14,000 CD limit.
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Glenn

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