Controlling Line Level Audio


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I am using an Elk and HomeSeer for home automation along with J River Media Center and several USB soundcards for cheap zoned whole house audio. This works for a music collection but I was wondering if there is a reasonable way to get the music player to play from a line level source such as an FM radio, satellite radio, TV audio, etc. where I could have control over the line level source from the computer in much the same way as I can control my music collection.

Any thoughts?

You can do this with other sources via the line-level input on the sound card. Controlling things, other than volume, depends on the source. There are USB radios out there, and sources with IR remotes can be handled with something like a USB-UIRT.