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dhallag
2017-09-22, 13:02
Hey just a couple of general questions about Deezer:

1. There are two ways to play, via mysqueezebox.com and via ickStream?
2. Mysqueezebox.com only support 320k streaming?
3. Mysqueezebox.com option will only work if you pay for Premium+?
4. Does the free version of Deezer work on ickStream? It still streams in 320k which isn't bad...
5. Does the ickStream method support the FLAC streaming? if so, is anyone use Deezer via ickStream and getting the full FLAC streaming? I believe that requires a HiFi account.

Thanks.. darien

schoeppi
2017-09-23, 10:14
> Am 22.09.2017 um 22:02 schrieb dhallag <dhallag.858osn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:
> 1. There are two ways to play, via mysqueezebox.com and via ickStream?

Yes. You can use the official Deezer plugin available via mysb.com and it is also possible to use Deezer via Ickstream. The official plugin supports more features of Deezer, for example the smart radio.

> 2. Mysqueezebox.com only support 320k streaming?

Yes.

> 3. Mysqueezebox.com option will only work if you pay for Premium+?

Yes.

> 4. Does the free version of Deezer work on ickStream? It still streams
> in 320k which isn't bad…

I am not sure, but I think you also need a Premium+ account to use Deezer via Ickstream.

> 5. Does the ickStream method support the FLAC streaming? if so, is
> anyone use Deezer via ickStream and getting the full FLAC streaming? I
> believe that requires a HiFi account.

Yes. I am using Deezer with a Hifi account via Ickstream and I get the music in flac format. Not every song, but most of them, it seems like some songs are not available in flac.

Ciao,

schoepp

dhallag
2017-09-23, 20:18
thanks much. So the smart radio doesn't work via ickStream. That's a great feature. So you can't start a radio station from an artist, just listen to specific albums or songs, correct? Ugh....

schoeppi
2017-09-25, 13:20
On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 03:18:08AM +0000, dhallag wrote:
>thanks much. So the smart radio doesn't work via ickStream. That's a
>great feature. So you can't start a radio station from an artist, just
>listen to specific albums or songs, correct? Ugh....

- You can search and listen to artists, albums or playlists.
- Playlists, which were created by Deezer, can be played
- Deezer Picks can be played
- Deezers Flow can be played, but for me only 20 songs are in the
playlist generated by the Flow-feature, so it eseems like this feature
is broken somehow :-(

I am using Spottify with the spotty plugin for LMS to search for new
music or browse genres, artists or playlists. Only for favourite
artists or albums, where I like to listen mor ofthen or longer and
ofcourse in a better quality of music, I am using Deezers hifi abo with
Ickstream. Unfortunatly the features of Ickstream for Deezer are very
limited to search for new music, if this would get better, I'd use it
more ofthen. I am still using spotify, because I started with it and I
have all my playlists, artists, e.g. there. I use Deezer only because of
the hifi quality of the music, which really sounds much better via
my hifi system (Acccuphase amp, speakers from B&W and the Logitech
Transporter, cables from HMS) then the songs from Spotify. And it is not
even me, which is hearing the better sound quality, also friends can
hear it and we have tested it in blind tests...

Ciao,

Schoepp

dhallag
2017-09-25, 15:11
so there is a "search" option at the bottom of the deezer list via ickstream which will search via song, album or artist. but, what's not working is the Radio stations. This really sucks as this is how I usually find new music. ugh... is there a way to change this?