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Ben Rubinstein
2005-01-03, 04:50
How plausible is it to get DAB on SqueezeBox? I'm planning to put my first
SqueezeBox in a room that currently has no audio. I can either get a simple
powered speaker system; or a DAB tuner with speakers, into which the
SqueezeBox can go. The former is obviously cheaper; and I'm hoping that it
would also have the advantage of avoiding having to juggle two remotes; but
we listen to a lot of Radio 4. So I'm wondering how realistic it is to
expect to listen to DAB over squeezebox, day in and day out - and how I'd do
it.

Looking around the forum etc, it seems that one way involves a Wavefinder,
a Windows server, and DABbar, plus a plug-in; and another involves AlienBBC
and the internet. Is there a linux or MacOS X alternative to DABbar, that
would allow a real DAB radio device to be accessed via the Squeezebox? And
how well does that work anyway? (NB: my partner is a technophobe - though
she very quickly learned to love the TiVO - I'd prefer to avoid skanky
solutions.) Or would it be better just to get a normal hardware radio, and
put a squeezebox on top of that for the static music collection?

TIA,

- Ben

Daniel Cohen
2005-01-03, 05:35
On 3/1/05 at 11:50 am +0000, Ben Rubinstein wrote
>another involves AlienBBC
>and the internet.

AlienBBC is pretty easy to use, once it has been set up.
--
Daniel Cohen

Jules Taplin
2005-01-03, 06:31
Hi Ben.

I've looked at this - last time I did there were _NO_ DAB radios with
linux driver support :(. Don't know
about MacOS/X, I'm afraid. Personally... I'd really like this to work,
too - although if it had - I'd have got
my Radio 4 fix that way, and probably wouldn't have started writing
AlienBBC.

Incidentally... and shameless plugs aside... if it's Radio 4 you're
after, then AlienBBC is probably the
answer anyway. Not only will it fix Radio 4 for you, but it'll do lots
of other things, including things like
different streams to different Squeezeboxes, which a single DAB radio
could never do. Plus all the
time-shifted stuff the BBC put out, which is also out of bounds, and
Radio from areas you're not in,
although that appears to be largely an ex-pat longing ;)

-- Jules


Ben Rubinstein wrote:

>How plausible is it to get DAB on SqueezeBox? I'm planning to put my first
>SqueezeBox in a room that currently has no audio. I can either get a simple
>powered speaker system; or a DAB tuner with speakers, into which the
>SqueezeBox can go. The former is obviously cheaper; and I'm hoping that it
>would also have the advantage of avoiding having to juggle two remotes; but
>we listen to a lot of Radio 4. So I'm wondering how realistic it is to
>expect to listen to DAB over squeezebox, day in and day out - and how I'd do
>it.
>
>Looking around the forum etc, it seems that one way involves a Wavefinder,
>a Windows server, and DABbar, plus a plug-in; and another involves AlienBBC
>and the internet. Is there a linux or MacOS X alternative to DABbar, that
>would allow a real DAB radio device to be accessed via the Squeezebox? And
>how well does that work anyway? (NB: my partner is a technophobe - though
>she very quickly learned to love the TiVO - I'd prefer to avoid skanky
>solutions.) Or would it be better just to get a normal hardware radio, and
>put a squeezebox on top of that for the static music collection?
>
>TIA,
>
>- Ben
>
>

Daniel Cohen
2005-01-03, 16:49
On 3/1/05 at 1:31 pm +0000, Jules Taplin wrote
>Radio from areas you're not in,
>although that appears to be largely an ex-pat longing ;)


--
Not in my case. I like traditional folk music, and there are better
programmes on Radio Scotland and Radio Ulster than on national
BBC.Daniel Cohen

Jules Taplin
2005-01-04, 15:56
Check your mail, Daniel... and look under 'Other Streams'. Lots of
opportunity for folk music in the added BBC stations. And on some of
them, vowels I can't even prononce *grin*.


-- Jules


Daniel Cohen wrote:

> On 3/1/05 at 1:31 pm +0000, Jules Taplin wrote
>
>> Radio from areas you're not in,
>> although that appears to be largely an ex-pat longing ;)
>
>
>

Daniel Cohen
2005-01-04, 16:16
On 4/1/05 at 10:56 pm +0000, Jules Taplin wrote
>Check your mail, Daniel... and look under 'Other Streams'. Lots of
>opportunity for folk music in the added BBC stations. And on some of
>them, vowels I can't even prononce *grin*.

Brilliantly fast solution. Thanks.
--
Daniel Cohen