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Matthew Bloch
2004-12-05, 07:32
Hello,

I've dug around and not found this in an FAQ, so assume it must be
blindingly common knowledge :) I've converted an old laptop (AMD K6
with 128MB) to run slimserver and wanted to run a permanent local
streamer to pipe music through the server's sound card.

What's the best way of doing this? Either of:

mpg321 -q http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
alsaplayer -q -i text http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3

cause frustrating delays when trying to skip around songs, and certain
MP3s seem to skip which doesn't happen when playing the files direct
from the respective cmd-line clients. This is a minimally-configured
slimserver installation, but seems to work apart from these couple of
issues; what do other people do?

cheers,

--
Matthew

mherger
2004-12-05, 08:49
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> What's the best way of doing this? Either of:
>
> mpg321 -q http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
> alsaplayer -q -i text http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
>
> cause frustrating delays when trying to skip around songs, and certain
> MP3s seem to skip which doesn't happen when playing the files direct
> from the respective cmd-line clients. This is a minimally-configured
> slimserver installation, but seems to work apart from these couple of
> issues; what do other people do?

I'm still using slimp3slave (http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pdw/slimp3slave/)
on my headless linux system. It's much more responsive than mpg321 alone
and recognized by slimserver as a player.

--

Michael

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Jules Taplin
2004-12-05, 09:06
It sounds to me like the simplest plan is simple to run SoftSqueeze on
that local machine. That way it's a proper player, and available to
synchronise with other players, and all that stuff.


-- Jules

Matthew Bloch wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I've dug around and not found this in an FAQ, so assume it must be
> blindingly common knowledge :) I've converted an old laptop (AMD K6
> with 128MB) to run slimserver and wanted to run a permanent local
> streamer to pipe music through the server's sound card.
>
> What's the best way of doing this? Either of:
>
> mpg321 -q http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
> alsaplayer -q -i text http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
>
> cause frustrating delays when trying to skip around songs, and certain
> MP3s seem to skip which doesn't happen when playing the files direct
> from the respective cmd-line clients. This is a minimally-configured
> slimserver installation, but seems to work apart from these couple of
> issues; what do other people do?
>
> cheers,
>

mherger
2004-12-05, 10:51
> It sounds to me like the simplest plan is simple to run SoftSqueeze on
> that local machine. That way it's a proper player, and available to
> synchronise with other players, and all that stuff.

Completely forgot that most notebooks come with display attached :-) (I'm
running my server headless).

But given the machine's specs I guess SoftSqueeze might be a quite heavy
load...

>
>
> -- Jules
>
> Matthew Bloch wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I've dug around and not found this in an FAQ, so assume it must be
>> blindingly common knowledge :) I've converted an old laptop (AMD K6
>> with 128MB) to run slimserver and wanted to run a permanent local
>> streamer to pipe music through the server's sound card.
>>
>> What's the best way of doing this? Either of:
>>
>> mpg321 -q http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
>> alsaplayer -q -i text http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
>>
>> cause frustrating delays when trying to skip around songs, and certain
>> MP3s seem to skip which doesn't happen when playing the files direct
>> from the respective cmd-line clients. This is a minimally-configured
>> slimserver installation, but seems to work apart from these couple of
>> issues; what do other people do?



--

Michael

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John Gorst
2004-12-05, 13:00
Michael Herger wrote:
>> It sounds to me like the simplest plan is simple to run SoftSqueeze
>> on that local machine. That way it's a proper player, and available
>> to synchronise with other players, and all that stuff.
>
>
> Completely forgot that most notebooks come with display attached :-) (I'm
> running my server headless).

Softsqueeze can run from the command line wihtout a display.