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by: AxnJxn May 19, 2011 4:52 PM PDT

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Easiest way to play mp3s on home stereo

by AxnJxn - 5/19/11 4:52 PM

Hello all -

Looking for some advice here. My fiance and I both have SanDisk mp3 players which are great for our travel/portable needs. We have all of our music files on an external hard drive. We're looking for an easy way to be able to play the music on the drive on our home stereo system. I thought about buying a large capacity mp3 player, and hooking that into the system and just leaving it hooked up at all times, but I wanted to see if there was a better way of doing this.

Currently, I have to hook the drive up to my computer, and then hook that into the stereo and play songs out of Media Monkey, which can be a bit cumbersome if the drive and the computer are in different locations and whatnot. I also have a wireless system that I use so that I don't have any wires going from the computer to the stereo (and it never seems to go smoothly - there is always some sort of glitch that I have to putz around with either the software, the computer, the wireless system, or some combination of all three).

Not sure if it is needed, but we're also on DirecTV, and I have a Yamaha surround sound system. TIA for any advice!

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