synology-package-template VS AirConnect-Synology

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  • Bose SoundTouch WiFi Audio Streaming
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 28 Jun 2023
    There are a few dockers that seem to be able to do what you want. Some can stream local audio to airplay devices what might work with a bit of scripting for your white noise and others might work as a Chromecast to Airplay bridge
  • Is there a project similar to shairport-sync to serve a chrome cast server?
    2 projects | /r/Chromecast | 6 Jan 2023
  • Sonos airplay
    1 project | /r/sonos | 16 Aug 2022
  • Sonos One Bundle as multimedia system (movies and games)
    2 projects | /r/sonos | 10 Aug 2022
    AirConnect - "Use these applications to add AirPlay capabilities to Chromecast and UPnP (like Sonos) players, to make them appear as AirPlay devices. AirConnect can run on any machine that has access to your local network (Windows, MacOS, Linux -x86, x64 and ARM, Solaris and FreeBSD). It does not need to be on your main computer. (For example, a Raspberry Pi works well). It will detect UPnP/Sonos/Chromecast players, create as many virtual AirPlay devices as needed, and act as a bridge/proxy between AirPlay clients (iPhone, iPad, iTunes, MacOS, AirFoil ...) and the real UPnP/Sonos/Chromecast players."
  • Use Google Home as Speaker
    1 project | /r/HomeKit | 8 Apr 2022
    Not sure with HOOBS or HomeBridge. But there are projects like AirConnect which turn Sonos or Google Cast/Homes into AirPlay v1 targets.
  • Breathe New Life Into an Old iPod Hi-Fi by Connecting Your iPad | Here's How
    1 project | /r/apple | 20 Feb 2022
  • Chromecast --> Airplay possible?
    1 project | /r/Chromecast | 16 Nov 2021
    I know there are several tools to stream music to chromecasts via airplay protocol (AirConnect is one of them, CastBridge another one) I'm looking for the other way around; Using the Chromecast protocol to send audio to airplay devices?
  • Got some questions before switching
    2 projects | /r/AppleMusic | 5 May 2021
    I've installed AirConnect on my Pi and it's working great so far. I can even pause and stop playback from my Home Mini. (Skipping doesn't seem to work). Even groups work. (For those interested, it should also support other devices like older Sonos speakers).
  • Siri and Sonos Play:1 in an Apple Household
    1 project | /r/sonos | 18 Mar 2021
    I see you mentioning that you should be ok with all speakers having Airplay (2) support. You may patchwork something useful together on the RPi with Homebridge (for - clunky - HomeKit support) and this (Airplay (1) support for each speaker):
  • Stereo Pair with Airplay 2
    2 projects | /r/SonoSequencr | 2 Jan 2021
    I am using AirConnect for a few years now and i am also maintaining the AirConnect package for Synology NAS and Router devices on github: AirConnect-Synology If you have a synology device, you only need to download the specific package and install it on your synology device.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing synology-package-template and AirConnect-Synology you can also consider the following projects:

synology-docker - An Unofficial Script to Update or Restore Docker Engine and Docker Compose on Synology

homebridge-syno-spk - Homebridge Package for Synology DSM 7.

VideoStation-FFMPEG-Patcher - Patcher to enable DTS, EAC3 and TrueHD support to Synology VideoStation (from DSM 6.2 to DSM 7.0 and above ; ffmpeg4, 5, 6 ready)

Synology-NAS-monitoring - influxDB, Grafana, snmp and telegraf

aircast - AirPlay to Chromecast audio bridge

valheim-server-docker - Valheim dedicated gameserver with automatic update, World backup, BepInEx and ValheimPlus mod support

AirConnect - Use AirPlay to stream to UPnP/Sonos & Chromecast devices

owntone-server - Linux/FreeBSD DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay 1 and 2 speakers (multiroom), Apple Remote (and compatibles), Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.

UniversalMediaServer - A DLNA, UPnP and HTTP(S) Media Server.

synology-plex-auto-update - I propose a step-by-step tutorial to keep the native package of your Plex server automatically up to date.