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    DSBridge - A simpler way to stream Spotify

    I thought I'd share the fruits of my labour here... I have written a small drop-in wrapper utility that will allow you to stream among other things Spotify (anything that uses the first DirectSound API basically) as MP3 (with metadata).

    Download link: http://dsbridge.googlecode.com/files...090727-bin.zip. Installation instructions are found in the included readme file.

    Note that for SqueezeCenter http://localhost:8124/ might not work (even when running it on the same machine), instead you have to input the actual IP of the computer to get it to work.

    I do not include the LAME encoder DLL due to the usual patent issues. It can be tracked down elsewhere.
    Last edited by chp; 2009-07-27 at 01:27. Reason: Updated URL for new release (20090727)

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    WOW! Impressive.

    I just tried it on my Logitech Boombox. And it workes brilliantly!

    So easy and... well, have no complaints!

    PS. It was so easy I had trouble understanding how to get it working. How I did it:
    1. Download dsbridge.
    2. Extract the dll file into my Spotify folder (c:\program files\spotify)
    3. Get lame_enc.dll and also put it in th Spotify folder.
    4. Restart Spotify - and start playing a track (I put the volume to zero in Spotify).
    5. On my Boombox I connected to http://192.168.0.199:8124 (the IP of my computer) and VOILA - It plays music!
    Last edited by ted1001; 2009-06-21 at 14:38.

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    Stream spotify sound

    Thanks chp, works like a charm for me! I'm on Vista 32 bit.

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    I must try it.

    Spotify Premium for a subscription of ú10 per month will allow streaming at 320Kb/s OGG

    That could be extremely good.

    Will Premium be accessible via SB?

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    Brilliant! Works perfectly and is very easy to set up. This will keep me very happy until an official plugin is available - thanks!

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    Metadata

    Quote Originally Posted by chp View Post
    I thought I'd share the fruits of my labour here... I have written a small drop-in wrapper utility that will allow you to stream among other things Spotify (anything that uses the first DirectSound API basically) as MP3 (with metadata).
    This is really cool. Thanks for the hard work!

    I don't seem to get any metadata, however. Which metadata is supposed to be streamed?

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    It streams the title of the main window in the application that it is wrapping. If it's not working it means that either SqueezeCenter is doing something differently (I did only test the metadata-support with Winamp before releasing and don't have access to proper SB hardware right now), or the primitive HTTP server is not parsing the header properly.

    I'm working on some improvements and I'll put this on the list to be fixed.

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    E: as my drive

    Hello
    This is just what i'am looking for. Tried it yeasterday but i cant get it to work. I think the problem is that my hard drive is E:\ not C:\
    Could this bee the problem?

    Paul

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    Works very well. Thanks.

    Does it trancode the stream to mp3?

    Soundquality is not that good but I guess it have to do with that I never had listen to Spotify on a real system before.
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    It would be nice if someone could write a similar item for Linux and Mac OS X.

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