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Michael Tarr
2004-12-07, 19:52
Nope. Can't get it to work. Followed Daniel's instructions. I do get
AlienBBC listed as a plugin and in the squeezebox (or softsqueeze)
menus under internet radio and can browse to various BBC streams. But
nothing plays.

A few things I think are broken:

1. There is some perl vaguery I might be missing. I installed one of
several different HMTL parsers available from fink - html-parser-pm581.
I have no idea if this is correct relative to other html-parser-pmxxx
options.

2. I get the following error upon running:

./slimserver.pl --d_plugins

Error is:

Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at
/Library/PreferencePanes/SlimServer.prefPane/Contents/server/Plugins/
Alien/Plugin.pm line 594.
Can't ignore signal CHLD, forcing to default.


Hmm...

3. I also looked into the mplayer installation done by fink. Although
it does seem to install, it is very dependent on the xfree libraries.
It runs (badly) under xfree86. I am not sure about the command line. So
this might also be a problem.

4. FYI, the fink install of madplayer is called madplay

It think that is all for now. Bummer.

Daniel Cohen
2004-12-08, 10:15
On 7/12/04 at 9:52 pm -0500, Michael Tarr wrote
>Nope. Can't get it to work. Followed Daniel's instructions. I do get
>AlienBBC listed as a plugin and in the squeezebox (or softsqueeze)
>menus under internet radio and can browse to various BBC streams.
>But nothing plays.


My instructions are definitely incomplete. There should be something
about a realaudio codec, which I omitted. But, though I have the
right codec, I think it is not in the right place, or is misnamed,
but I haven't yet found out where to put it.

The current aim is just to get mplayer to work (as per the testing
instructions on the AlienBBC page). Until that is done, we can't get
any further.

On my system, with slimserver installed for me only, I can only get
the display and the browsing if I run slimserver from the command
line, not via the preference pane. Do you have this issue?

>
>A few things I think are broken:
>
>1. There is some perl vaguery I might be missing. I installed one of
>several different HMTL parsers available from fink -
>html-parser-pm581. I have no idea if this is correct relative to
>other html-parser-pmxxx options.


I don't know enough to comment on this.

>
>2. I get the following error upon running:
>
> ./slimserver.pl --d_plugins
>
>Error is:
>
>Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at
>/Library/PreferencePanes/SlimServer.prefPane/Contents/server/Plugins/Alien/Plugin.pm
>line 594.
>Can't ignore signal CHLD, forcing to default.


Yes, I get the same, but I think it isn't important.

>
>
>Hmm...
>
>3. I also looked into the mplayer installation done by fink.
>Although it does seem to install, it is very dependent on the xfree
>libraries. It runs (badly) under xfree86. I am not sure about the
>command line. So this might also be a problem.


Again, I know nothing about this.

>
>4. FYI, the fink install of madplayer is called madplay


Yes, you're right.

>It think that is all for now. Bummer.
>
>