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I gather I need a plugin so I can listen to BBC radio using my lovely new Squeezebox Duet, with the Squeezebox server on a Netgear NAS.
Firstly, where does this plugin come from? I've seen plenty of references to it without a URL.
Second, to install it. This is guessing:
I start by downloading it to my PC.
Then I open up the admin screens on the Netgear using a web browser.
I click 'system' from the menu down the left, then 'update' and then 'local' on the tabs in the new screen.
I use Browse to locate the plugin, then I click 'Upload and verify image'.
If not, what should I do exactly, please?
Hopeing to get this going while it's still Mozart week on Radio 3...
You do not "need" the BBC iPlayerplugin to listen to BBC Radio live. You can use either the Internet Radio menu or add the BBC App from the Apps Gallery. These are live WMA streams.
If you have difficulty playing the WMA streams then it you nay have a a network issue as these streams are usually reliable.
The BBC iPlayer plugin will give you access to past programs "Listen Again" as well as Flash/AAC format of the live streams and past programs streams.
To install - use WebUI Settings/Plugins and select BBC iPlayer and then click Apply. SBS will do all the work and then prompt you to reboot SBS.
Once installed you will find the BBC iPlayer menu under Internet Radio.
OK, I did find them but they don't play - they all stop straight away. I have no other signs of a network problem, and the URL isn't a BBC one which was a bit of a surprise. Not sure what sort of network problem you are suggesting I might have though.
WebUI - I guess you mean the SqueezeServer one not the one for the NAS. Now on my PC that's 127.0.0.1:900, but 192.168.x.x:9000 doesn't bring it up on the NAS. No problem with 192.168.x.x/admin.
Anything in particular I need to look at?
No other signs of a network problem, everthying is wired with static addresses, no Internet problems, no problems using SyncToy to store stuff on the NAS, no problems using the networked printer either.
Have made quite a bit of progress. I updated the NAS firmware and the SqueezeServer software on it, and that then updated the receiver and/or handset.
New options like App Gallery have appeared.
I can now play live BBC stations through it, and I can play the music I ripped to it as well.
I have one problem left - I can't connect to the SqueezeServer on the NAS - 192.168.1.x:9000 hence I can't configure it for connecting to the Apps server on the Internet.
I have tried with the firewall turned off to no avail.
So, this is a Netgear NAS running the latest firmward, a Duet Receiver running the latest software and a PC running Windows 7 x64 with the free AVG anti-virus. I am stumped as to how to find where it's getting blocked.
Your NAS may be using another port such as 9001 if port 9000 is already in use.
You should check using your Duet Controller.
Not sure about 7.5 but on 7.6 details of access to server (and mysb.com) is under Settings/Advanced/Diagnostics/Server Info
I got there in the end. The last bit of the trouble was that I had used the URL to access the NAS admin screens which had https not http....
Now I can do everything and finally I'm happy. Especially as the music sounds so much better than it did through the TV!
It did take a long time though. Key moments were:
1) finding out how to get it to connect wired - Google found that one for me. I haven't noticed anything in the latest firmware to make it easier either.
2) realising there was a volume control on the handset...
3) stumbling into the page with details of where to get the latest updates and how to install them
4) changing https to http!
Had something else to do this afternoon:
5) remake speaker lead ends...
That seems to have stopped the cutting in and out. Mozart is glorious now!
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