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Alex B
April 1st, 2017, 07:05 AM
A major drawback of portable high res audio players is their very limited storage capacity. Now that tablets and phones are becoming available with sound cards supporting 192khz/24bit music, it would be great to be able to stream music from a partnered wireless external hard drive for foobar playback, without having to transfer the whole file over onto the tablet/phone. Has this already been proposed or done?
Thanks.

Alex B
April 2nd, 2017, 05:13 AM
I see there was a related thread about streaming from OneDrive from 3 years ago, that was not discussed further. http://forum.foobar2000.com/forum/showthread.php?40-Music-Access-from-Microsoft-OneDrive-Windows-Phone-8-1&. Whilst streaming from the cloud would undoubtedly by desirable, the ability to stream from a local battery powered wireless drive would also be important, as a means of avoiding ruinous data roaming charges for large high res audio files.