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Michael Sigalos
2004-12-14, 13:18
Roy,

Hey, thanks. That port forwarding is quite an interesting feature.

Regarding the limiter, is there any way to "force" this using the
convert.conf file? My reasoning... thinking about setting this up for the
kids remote use where they don't have access to music collections. Given
that I cannot currently apply custom "default" player settings, anytime
they connect I will be relying on them to set the limiter. Probably not
gonna happen. But for my use it will work out great.

Do you know if the "Save Stream" feature does what it seems to imply? That
is, creates a file of whatever the client is "listening" to? If so, not
sure I want to open this up too much as someone could easily obtain a copy
of my library given enough streaming time.

Michael


>> This is great info. I now see that little "Web" button. Very nice,
>> indeed. So, as I understand it, all of this interaction with the
>> server is going across the one SSH port. If so, what purpose would I
>> have for "Forward Additional Ports" and how is it used? Just curious.
>
> That option forwards additional ports from the Slimserver machine to
> the remote machine running SoftSqueeze. I use it for a lot of stuff.
> My usual list is ports 22, 25, 143 and 3128 so that I can access SSH,
> SMTP, IMAP and my squid web proxy all over the same tunnel built by
> SoftSqueeze. That gives me access to my mail (send and receive), a
> secure remote shell and lets me bypass the corporate
> webnazi^H^H^H^Hproxy from work. As far as IT is concerned, I'm just
> listening to tunes. ;)
>
>> I've been wondering how I would limit
>> the outgoing stream for the external SoftSqueeze clients.
>
> Player Settings->Audio->Bitrate Limiting. I downrate to 64Kb/s. It's
> listenable without consuming 25% of the T-1

rtitmuss
2004-12-19, 15:03
I think you can force rate limiting by playerid or player type (e.g.
squeezebox, softsqueeze, etc). At least you could a couple of months
ago, but I think the format may have changed recently. I am sure someone
will correct me if I am wrong.

And yes, the save stream feature does allow the music to be saved
locally. This was requested by a couple of users, but to be honest I
have not implemented it well yet. Does anyone actually use it?

Regards,
Richard


Michael Sigalos wrote:

>Roy,
>
>Hey, thanks. That port forwarding is quite an interesting feature.
>
>Regarding the limiter, is there any way to "force" this using the
>convert.conf file? My reasoning... thinking about setting this up for the
>kids remote use where they don't have access to music collections. Given
>that I cannot currently apply custom "default" player settings, anytime
>they connect I will be relying on them to set the limiter. Probably not
>gonna happen. But for my use it will work out great.
>
>Do you know if the "Save Stream" feature does what it seems to imply? That
>is, creates a file of whatever the client is "listening" to? If so, not
>sure I want to open this up too much as someone could easily obtain a copy
>of my library given enough streaming time.
>
>Michael
>
>
>
>
>>>This is great info. I now see that little "Web" button. Very nice,
>>>indeed. So, as I understand it, all of this interaction with the
>>>server is going across the one SSH port. If so, what purpose would I
>>>have for "Forward Additional Ports" and how is it used? Just curious.
>>>
>>>
>>That option forwards additional ports from the Slimserver machine to
>>the remote machine running SoftSqueeze. I use it for a lot of stuff.
>>My usual list is ports 22, 25, 143 and 3128 so that I can access SSH,
>>SMTP, IMAP and my squid web proxy all over the same tunnel built by
>>SoftSqueeze. That gives me access to my mail (send and receive), a
>>secure remote shell and lets me bypass the corporate
>>webnazi^H^H^H^Hproxy from work. As far as IT is concerned, I'm just
>>listening to tunes. ;)
>>
>>
>>
>>>I've been wondering how I would limit
>>>the outgoing stream for the external SoftSqueeze clients.
>>>
>>>
>>Player Settings->Audio->Bitrate Limiting. I downrate to 64Kb/s. It's
>>listenable without consuming 25% of the T-1
>>
>>
>
>