Digital audio servers

I’m looking for suggestions for digital audio servers. I have a large music collection that is completely digitized in both FLAC and MP3. I’m looking for a high quality digital music server that will handle the FLAC format. The only product I’m currently aware of is the Logitech (SlimServer) Transporter. This appears to be an excellent product and is pretty much exactly what I’m looking for but my preference would be to also look at other options before committing to buy something which would likely be a pretty hefty investment. Does anyone know of any products similar to the Transporter?

Coincidentally, I’ve just been looking at digital media servers due to problems with XVid playback. This one by Netgear (http://www.avsl.co.uk/shop/netgear-eva9150-digital-entertainer-elite-p-23896.html) seems to stand out of the crowd, both in terms of connectivity and support for different media.

Sláinte

midders

Thanks for the ideas.

http://subsonic.sourceforge.net/

[QUOTE=midders;2288635]Coincidentally, I’ve just been looking at digital media servers due to problems with XVid playback[/QUOTE] Try Freenas with Fuppes.