Sonos and local MPD

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skidoo
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Sonos and local MPD

Post by skidoo » August 12th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Maybe this information is useful for someone. A large Swedish furniture store sells relatively cheap Sonos speakers with limited features (Bluetooth and microphone missing) called Symfonisk. In order to be able to listen to music via the Symfonisk without an internet connection, MPD can be configured as a local streaming server.

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audio_output {
	type			"httpd"
	tags			"yes"
	name			"My local HTTP Stream"
	always_on		"yes"
	encoder			"lame"
	# Sonos does not support vorbis or flac radio stations.           
	port			"8000"			# your choice
	bind_to_address		"0.0.0.0"		# optional, IPv4 or IPv6
	bitrate			"320!
        format			"44100:16:1"		# kitchen radio, mono
}
For supported bitrates and codes have a look at https://support.sonos.com/s/article/79?language=en_US. Test stream with your web browser and configure with Sonos app. Have fun.

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