How to stream your personal lossless library

Hey All,

So I am upping my headphone game a bit, since sitting at work is the main time I get to listen to music. And so far I have been happy with spotify, but with a nicer usb dac/headphone amp in the mix, I wish I could listen to my lossless library at work (and no, I don't want to do tidal).

So does anyone currently stream their library? I have pled on my home computer, so I think I can open a port that would allow my to do this, but I have never done that before and it makes me a little nervous. Any advice?

Thanks!
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,467
    Buy an external hard drive, copy all your music onto it, plug hard drive into work computer and listen?
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,219
    yes that is an option. they are so small now that its not that cumbersome, but I would ideally like to be able to stream to my phone as well when I am working in a starbucks, etc.
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Yes pled will stream your music over the web using your home pc as the server.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,219
    Anyone know how to open a port? I gave it a quick try this morning to no avail. I don;t know much about routers, but this is the one I have:

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-R7000-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B00P1Q9XNI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1438787228&sr=8-2&keywords=netgear+nighthawk+ac1900
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • D'prived
    D'prived Posts: 191
    edited August 2015
    I don't know much about Plex but can't you log in to it via http://? I have a QNAP and log into it via the web and am able to stream my music via Music Station which is an app similar to Plex.

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-access-your-plex-library-from-a-remote-computer/
  • I have not tried to use another PC but have tried the android app with good success.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,219
    Okay thanks guys the linked article should help. I will give it a try later this week hopefully. In the meantime I am grabbing my portable 1 tb hard drive with my entire collection on it and taking ti to work tomorrow...
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer