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I posted this in the beginner section, but then saw this area, so sorry for the double post.
I control my sqeezebox3 from a browser. I don't see anyway to get access to squeeze network through the browser and play through my squeezebox. The only place I can access is directly from the player. Am I missing something?
I want access to it all via a browser, but my current issue is access to the nature sounds section... made the mistake of showing that to my wife suddenly that's a must have on the web browser.
I understand there is a web page on the Internet, but it's my understanding that in order for this to work you would need to open up firewall ports, do some port forwarding and a few other things. This seems overly complicated if that is the solution as well as a security concern.
I assumed I could use a browser connected to my slimserver to make my player initiate the conversation to squeeze network just like I do for Internet radio thus avoiding most of the security issues.
Is this possible?
It also seems like an one or the other situation. So if I sign on to Squeeze Network then that is effectively my slim server so I lose all control of my SB3 via the browser and ONLY have access to the Squeeze network.
Most of my listening will be to my collection, but I would like to be able to connect to the SN on occassion just like I would to Internet radio to expand my options. But I need to be able to do all of this via a browser for my setup to work as intended.
Hope that clarifies things.
On 16-Nov-05, at 7:16 PM, Zinfari wrote:
> I assumed I could use a browser connected to my slimserver to make my
> player initiate the conversation to squeeze network just like I do for
> Internet radio thus avoiding most of the security issues.
> Is this possible?
not, not a function like that. at least, at this time.
There is an open request to have the player connect automatically to
squeezenetwork when the server is offline. Perhaps a feature such as
this could be an extension of that.
Ok thanks for the info It would be nice if you could initiate the connection through the slimserver. Having the player have to conenct to one or the other seems limiting to me. I understand it to an extent, but why not just make them both available? I know it would be nice to be able to control the system from the Internet without a dedicated computer for the slim server. But for those of us who do use a dedicated server we could access SN just like another source of streaming content like Internet radio stations that would be ideal for me anyway.
My background is from audiotrons and turtle radio. They use a similar setup where you had a device ID and that gave you access to turtle radio and you could configure that, add and delete your stations, etc there. I figured SN worked the same way. If you had your computer on line.. you could pick from either, if not then only the Internet options were available.
The web control was built into the device so you would connect directly to that so web access didn't depend on a dedicated computer (it was kind of slow though).
Don't get me wrong so far I really like my SB3, but I've only had it 1 day :-) so I'm trying to figure it all out.
One thing I'm not sure of is why you want access to both. The purpose of SN is to allow people to stream internet radio without having to run their own server. If you are running your own server - why do you need SN? I have never needed it...
Additional content. As an example my wife really likse the nature sounds selection in SN. That's not something we have in our collection. I'd just like to be able to get access to that.
Ahh - gotcha. So maybe SD should include the nature sounds in the slimserver distribution?
That or make those streams available via internet radio.
It seems the various nature sounds were produced to be of very short duration, so that once downloaded, they wouldn't need to be streamed over and over again. I don't think any sample is longer than about 10 seconds?
Without disrespecting or negating the suggestions here, there are "environmental" CDs that are very inexpensive that have at least 50-60 minutes of variance. Perhaps a couple of those added to ones collection would provide even more tranquility in the home. :-)
Yea that's always an options. Just tough to do when you have access to it right there, but can't use it with my desired method of control.
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