I have an operating music server in my house (Netgear NAS / Logitech Media Server / various squeezebox players).
I also have a workshop which is far enough away from the house that I can’t pickup the wifi signal from my house. So, I set about building another music server for the workshop, but figured I would try doing this one with a raspberry pi…
So I thought (incorrectly??) that I could get a raspberry pi, connect a hifiberry dac+, a wifi dongle and an external hard drive (with all the music files), and create a headless music player which I could then connect directly to the amplifier in the stereo system in the workshop and control from my iphone.
Have I missed something completely?? Every youtube video I watch and every website I read about how to setup a R-Pi as a music server always seems to direct me to connect to my (existing home) wifi router. Although I can obviously do that to initally set this up, I can’t receive that same house broadband signal in the workshop, and I want the raspberry pi to stand alone down there… I want it to pick up the flac files on my hard drive, process them, send them to the dac+ and into the rca jacks on the back of my stereo. And I want to be able to pick the music from my iphone.
Is this possible, or do I have some gross misunderstanding about what I am trying to accomplish?
Thanks in advance for any help - much appreciated.