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  1. #1
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    Streaming Spotify (free) and setting IP address

    I followed the directions (see below) to stream my new free Spotify account to my Squeezebox. I am not having success following this last part of these instructions- my radio cant find it.

    ".....Now, you just need to tune in your stream from your Squeeze Centre web control panel, in effect creating the bridge between Squeeze Centre and Spotify.
    Do this by entering your Squeeze Centre address into the address bar (mine is http://10.2.1.81:9000/)
    Locate Internet Radio / Tune In URL on the web interface and enter the address of the PC running Spotify. In my case it was http://10.2.1.100:8124""


    Can someone break down for me how to find my computer IP (VIA the Squeezebox)? Clearly I am doing something wrong.
    ************************************************** **************
    FULL INSTRUCTIONS:

    Playing Spotify through Squeezebox

    Posted in Off Topic about 1 years ago by Nick Kewney - Comments (0)

    Spotify is a peer-to-peer music streaming allowing users to listen to specific tracks or albums on-demand.

    Despite launching clients for Android, Symbian and iPhone OS, an officially supported Squeezebox Server (formerely SqueezeCentre) client for Spotify hasn’t yet been unveiled. Until somebody gets their Perl boots on and creates one, I’ve created a short tutorial demonstrating how to stream audio from Spotify on your PC to your Squeezeboxes. It works by utilising DirectSound Bridge, a small wrapper which exposes the playing stream as an MP3, which can be received by your Squeezebox.

    It really is pretty simple. To start, you’ll need to download two files to your PC:

    * The Lame MP3 Encoder
    * DirectSound Bridge

    Next, you'll need to:

    1. Close the Spotify application if it is currently running. On Windows 7, you might have to launch the Task Manager and end the process.
    2. Open the Lame MP3 Encoder archive you just downloaded and locate the file “lame_enc.dll” and copy it to the Spotify directory on your local PC (e.g. C:\Program Files\Spotify)
    3. Open the DSBridge archive and copy “DSound.dll” and “DSBridge.ini” to your the same folder.

    Open Spotify as normal and start a track playing. It’s best you turn the volume down as your PC will only be used as a controller for streaming to your Squeezeboxes. You might notice a new icon in your system tray. It’ll be blue when idle and green when streaming music.

    You’re done. Now, you just need to tune in your stream from your Squeeze Centre web control panel, in effect creating the bridge between Squeeze Centre and Spotify.

    Do this by entering your Squeeze Centre address into the address bar (mine is http://10.2.1.81:9000/)

    Locate Internet Radio / Tune In URL on the web interface and enter the address of the PC running Spotify. In my case it was http://10.2.1.100:8124

    Tip: If you don’t know the address, go to your PC and press WINDOWS+R, type CMD and enter which will display a command prompt window. Now enter ipconfig and press enter again. The IP address will be displayed.

  2. #2
    Chad Busk
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    Streaming Spotify (free) and setting IPaddress

    You can't stream a free spotify account on your SBR, must be a premium user..

    Chad

    On Saturday, July 30, 2011, ejnj <
    ejnj.4xpaxb1312050363 (AT) no-mx (DO...limdevices.com> wrote:
    >
    > I followed the directions (see below) to stream my new free Spotify
    > account to my Squeezebox. I am not having success following this last
    > part of these instructions- my radio cant find it.
    >
    > ".....Now, you just need to tune in your stream from your Squeeze
    > Centre web control panel, in effect creating the bridge between Squeeze
    > Centre and Spotify.
    > Do this by entering your Squeeze Centre address into the address bar
    > (mine is http://10.2.1.81:9000/)
    > Locate Internet Radio / Tune In URL on the web interface and enter the
    > address of the PC running Spotify. In my case it was
    > http://10.2.1.100:8124""
    >
    >
    > Can someone break down for me how to find my computer IP (VIA the
    > Squeezebox)? Clearly I am doing something wrong.
    > ************************************************** **************
    > FULL INSTRUCTIONS:
    >
    > Playing Spotify through Squeezebox
    >
    > Posted in Off Topic about 1 years ago by Nick Kewney - Comments (0)
    >
    > Spotify is a peer-to-peer music streaming allowing users to listen to
    > specific tracks or albums on-demand.
    >
    > Despite launching clients for Android, Symbian and iPhone OS, an
    > officially supported Squeezebox Server (formerely SqueezeCentre) client
    > for Spotify hasn’t yet been unveiled. Until somebody gets their Perl
    > boots on and creates one, I’ve created a short tutorial demonstrating
    > how to stream audio from Spotify on your PC to your Squeezeboxes. It
    > works by utilising DirectSound Bridge, a small wrapper which exposes
    > the playing stream as an MP3, which can be received by your
    > Squeezebox.
    >
    > It really is pretty simple. To start, you’ll need to download two files
    > to your PC:
    >
    > * The Lame MP3 Encoder
    > * DirectSound Bridge
    >
    > Next, you'll need to:
    >
    > 1. Close the Spotify application if it is currently running. On
    > Windows 7, you might have to launch the Task Manager and end the
    > process.
    > 2. Open the Lame MP3 Encoder archive you just downloaded and locate
    > the file “lame_enc.dll” and copy it to the Spotify directory on your
    > local PC (e.g. C:\Program Files\Spotify)
    > 3. Open the DSBridge archive and copy “DSound.dll” and
    > “DSBridge.ini” to your the same folder.
    >
    > Open Spotify as normal and start a track playing. It’s best you turn
    > the volume down as your PC will only be used as a controller for
    > streaming to your Squeezeboxes. You might notice a new icon in your
    > system tray. It’ll be blue when idle and green when streaming music.
    >
    > You’re done. Now, you just need to tune in your stream from your
    > Squeeze Centre web control panel, in effect creating the bridge between
    > Squeeze Centre and Spotify.
    >
    > Do this by entering your Squeeze Centre address into the address bar
    > (mine is http://10.2.1.81:9000/)
    >
    > Locate Internet Radio / Tune In URL on the web interface and enter the
    > address of the PC running Spotify. In my case it was
    > http://10.2.1.100:8124
    >
    > Tip: If you don’t know the address, go to your PC and press WINDOWS+R,
    > type CMD and enter which will display a command prompt window. Now
    > enter ipconfig and press enter again. The IP address will be displayed.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ejnj
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    > View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=89212
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    >



  3. #3
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    I thought using the DL Bridge was a work around to pickup Spotify from my PC.

  4. #4
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    figured the IP part out

    Went to mysqueezebox.com, click favorites and added my computers IP address as a favorite. Easy.

    As far as streaming free Spotify from my Window PC to the Squeezebox- no luck.
    I tried the IP address and also the IP address with :8124
    Nada.
    I started a new thread today to see if streaming is actually possible for a free account

  5. #5
    I can comfirm that it's working

    Put the 3 files in your spotify folder
    Put the same 3 files i your flash folder, on my win7 x64 system it's C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

    Now start spotify and play something and you shall see a blue icon in the taskbar, the music is now in your PC speakers

    Fire up your webbrowser and connect to your SBS server
    Add an favourite pointing to yor PC's IP ex. 192.168.0.10:8124 now the server takes over the sound and your PC speakers is silent and the taskbar icon goes green
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  6. #6
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    I too can confirm that this procedure works - very nice apart from the annoying adverts.

    You also get track metadata.

  7. #7
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    Still some problems with Spotify free streaming

    Thanks for the replies. First off, I did not have Flash on my machine (just Quicktime) but I installed it and copied the the files into the Flash folder.
    Still the icon remains blue (it tells me it is running on the local host:8124/).
    Tuning to my local IP simply yields "connection is timed out".
    **SIGH**
    My own questions are-
    1. I downloaded and copied and pasted the three files into the appropriate folders but have never unzipped them. When I got the message that I was opening a dll file that could destabilized my system, I stopped. Was that wrong? If I should unzip, what program unzips them?
    2. I have a Linksys E4200 Wireless Router. I tried using the LAN IP to stream Spotify but again, nothing.
    3. I do note when I add the IP to my Favorites, each time I get the message "we were unable to verify the stream but could not connect to stream server." Why not?? I know the IP address is correct.

    I feel I am sooo close yet no luck.
    Any help is appreciated.

  8. #8
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    Tou must unzip the zip packages and extract the appropriate files to the appropriate folders/directories!

    Use winzip or winrar - both are available by googling.

  9. #9
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    Connection Times Out

    Unzipped and placed correctly. Connection Timed Out. I'm sorry I wish I were better at this.

  10. #10
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    If using your server's local IP address as a favorite, your favorite must be created on your own local SBS server NOT mysqueebox.com

    If you really really want to use mysb.com rather than a local SBS server - there may be a possible tweak but I'm not sure it still works..
    Last edited by bpa; 2011-08-01 at 23:45.

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