First of all, many thanks for developing an x86 version. As an audiophile, I’m not quite happy with tiny arm-based plaeys and the option to use this with a custom mini-pc or other device is a real plus. Plus, the fact that it boots to the current UEFI Atom processors is a big help, as these devices are cheap and very nice for bargain audiophile systems.
So far I would ask for:
Installation to HD, including mini-pc’s with flash storage
“Disable mixer” option. I edited mpd.conf for this and it changed from an okay player to a truly audiophile presentation.
Disable Web GUI option after set up is achieved, for use with mpd clients without conflict with Web GUI and to reduce services.
With my $180 Atom-based mini-pc with USB boot and USB 3 output, this is so far the best sound I’ve gotten from computer playback. That includes Mac Mini with very expensive audiophile software installed. I think mpd is the best digital player I’ve heard, but as any novice can tell you, configuration is a gigantic PITA. Volumio is so close to solving this and competing with expensive elite audiophile server devices.
A million thanks for your work on this.