Off line music for office music system

Hello, can anyone recommend an OFFLINE method to play music over an amp?  Should I get an MP3 player and load music to it from an app?

I don't want to stream music because I don't want to use the internet bandwidth.
tucktechAsked:
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sure you could do that. Or you could also save the MP3's on a local server, and use a PC or device with Kodi on it to play those MP's. although this is also streaming, you would only be using your LAN and not the internet. Or you could also have the MP's local on the Kodi device if it has enough storage. As Kodi Device you could use an older PC you don't need anymore, and load Linux and Kodi on it, or you can also use an Android Device, as Kodi is available for that to, or a Raspbery Pi, etc. It is very simple and works well.
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Dr. KlahnConnect With a Mentor Principal Software EngineerCommented:
We looked into this about twelve years back for a client who wanted to put background music in grocery stores.  The technical end was easy; Windows on the physically smallest machine available, with a Perl script to pick files randomly and avoid anything played within the last 8 hours.  It logged what was played, when it was played, avoided the issue of "I heard that three hours ago," and if the customer didn't like what was on at 8:07 AM it could be removed from the available files by looking up what was on then.

But, the legal end was a show-stopper.  We would have had to (a) buy licenses from BMI and ASCAP for public performance, or (b) stick with unknown "buyout" music that nobody had ever heard of.  BMI and ASCAP are aggressive about enforcement and the license fees were prohibitive.  The customer found the "buyout" music unpalatable, and of course said "Can't you put real music on it anyway and ignore the licensing?"  And that was the end of our involvement in the project.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
BMI is reputed to hire lawyers who can squeeze blood out of a turnip.  That's what they do all day long.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Ok then, I think we will stick to keeping the hookup we have for cable company tuner.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
I think the best thing is to use our cable service that we have.
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