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OK so we've had a network upgrade at the office. As part of this upgrade I've got a new computer and it is very nice. But there's a problem.
First problem is that we are buttoned down in terms of admin rights and application use. Second problem is that once we are bedded in...it appears that all USB inputs from portable storage media to the computers will be disabled.
The combined problem is that I now have to use Windows Media Player to listen to all my music files on my external hard drives...but in a short time I won't be able to do even that.
So now I'm considering a media player or even server that I can sit on my desk at work, plug my headphones into and dance away the drudgery in my mind...
Does anyone know of any such beasties I should look at? Say up to around $300 to $400. Needs to be able to output via headphones, deal with 1 terabyte external hard drives with over 1500 album file and be capable (if possible) of decoding WMA coded files (otherwise I may have to cope with mp3 or convert all the wma lossless files to flac or some such - sure as hell don't want to re-rip!).
All the usual suspects in terms of outlets like Coem Audio and Wicked Digital that I knew of appear to have 'gone to God' so I don't even know where to look!