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Ralph Edington
2005-01-05, 19:52
After months of playing with slimserver and softsqueeze (and drooling), I
finally received my christmas present today (black squeezebox) and hooked it
up.

OK, so, I don't have a wireless network -- I'm using wired. But still,
installation took all of about 30 seconds. Worked flawlessly.
Mindbogglingly simple and fast. It's smaller and slimmer than I expected,
very neat and trim -- truly a "slim device".

I'm also happy to report that synching between Softqueeze and the Squeezebox
is working perfectly as well! What a relief. It even synched correctly
starting with the first song (which I had heard was a known issue).

I did have one glitch, but that's because I was using my PC a bit overly
much. Interestingly, but not unexpectedly, that caused the softsqueeze and
the squeezebox to become unsynched. Pressing >> solved that problem.

========================================

My only complaint is that the "universal remote" for my stupid Sony
STR-DE685 receiver doesn't include codes for a JVC DVD Player, so I can't
integrate the squeezer into my "universal remote"...

If anyone has any JVC DVD player codes for a Sony remote control, I'd be
happy to hear them.

Or, perhaps some other choices in addition to "jvc_dvd" on the squeeze setup
would be nice, but I guess I can't complain...

Thanks, Slim Devices -- Good Job!!!

Ralph Edington

Ken Veasey
2005-01-07, 02:38
Synchronisation between multiple hardware SBs is pretty much flawless.
I have two in adjoining rooms, so its easy to hear any disparity. Its
fair to say they play for hours without problems. I can't claim that
they are 100% faultless, but what is!

So don't let your experience with Softsqueeze nd Squeezebox put you
off.


Ken


On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 21:45:40 -0800, you wrote:

>
>Regarding synchronization:
>
>Despite my comments below, after playing with it for a whole day, I now find
>that synchronization between Softsqueeze and my new Squeezebox is somewhat
>shaky.
>
>I understand that it must be a hard thing to do, however...
>
>My question for the community is, does synchronization between hardware
>players work any better? Or is this as good as it gets? And is there hope
>on the horizon for better syncing between the hard and the soft players?
>(Richard T., sorry to bug you, but...)
>
>I was really hoping to purchase more squeezeboxen for whole-house audio, but
>the synchronization between softsqueeze and squeezebox is so unacceptable
>that if this is as good as it gets, I would rather run speaker cables
>everywhere for whole house audio.
>
>(Of course, I'm very much hoping the community will respond that syncing
>between hardware players works flawlessly.)
>
>Synchronization seems fine sometimes, but as new songs are played, the
>synchronization goes randomly off. Not by much, but enough to create
>unacceptable "echos" between rooms of my house (which actually sound kind of
>cool, sometimes -- depending on the music...) Clicking to >> "next song"
>usually (but not always!) fixes the problem, but that's not much of a
>long-term fix.
>
>FYI, I'm running:
>
>-- the 1/6/2005 nightly build of slimserver on windows
>-- Java 1.5.0
>-- the MP3 plug-in for Java
>-- SoftSqueeze 1.15
>-- and my audio is set to "Primary Sound Driver"
>-- My single squeezebox is running as a wired client
>
>Thanks for any help, advice or suggestions you can give...
>
>Ralph E
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ralph Edington [mailto:ralph (AT) edington (DOT) com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 6:52 PM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: First Impressions
>>
>>
>> After months of playing with slimserver and softsqueeze (and
>> drooling), I finally received my christmas present today (black
>> squeezebox) and hooked it up.
>>
>> OK, so, I don't have a wireless network -- I'm using wired. But
>> still, installation took all of about 30 seconds. Worked
>> flawlessly. Mindbogglingly simple and fast. It's smaller and
>> slimmer than I expected, very neat and trim -- truly a "slim device".
>>
>> I'm also happy to report that synching between Softqueeze and the
>> Squeezebox is working perfectly as well! What a relief. It even
>> synched correctly starting with the first song (which I had heard
>> was a known issue).
>>
>> I did have one glitch, but that's because I was using my PC a bit
>> overly much. Interestingly, but not unexpectedly, that caused
>> the softsqueeze and the squeezebox to become unsynched. Pressing
>> >> solved that problem.
>>
>> ========================================
>>
>> My only complaint is that the "universal remote" for my stupid
>> Sony STR-DE685 receiver doesn't include codes for a JVC DVD
>> Player, so I can't integrate the squeezer into my "universal remote"...
>>
>> If anyone has any JVC DVD player codes for a Sony remote control,
>> I'd be happy to hear them.
>>
>> Or, perhaps some other choices in addition to "jvc_dvd" on the
>> squeeze setup would be nice, but I guess I can't complain...
>>
>> Thanks, Slim Devices -- Good Job!!!
>>
>> Ralph Edington
>>
>>
>
>

thnmnt
2005-01-07, 10:43
i have a wireless sqeezebox that's in a not-always perfect reception area of
the house. trying to sync it with the wired sb in my office makes both boxes
respond very sluggishly and the sync never really gets going bc the wireless
one has so many dropouts. (without sync my wirelss box works fine) i have
asked the question before but is there a wireless signal strength threshold
below which sync is not considered possible? my wireless sb is usually
between 20-40% signal. solo operation is usually no problem at this level.

t
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Veasey" <k.veasey (AT) blueyonder (DOT) co.uk>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 4:38 AM
Subject: [slim] First Impressions -- Synchronization


Synchronisation between multiple hardware SBs is pretty much flawless.
I have two in adjoining rooms, so its easy to hear any disparity. Its
fair to say they play for hours without problems. I can't claim that
they are 100% faultless, but what is!

So don't let your experience with Softsqueeze nd Squeezebox put you
off.


Ken


On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 21:45:40 -0800, you wrote:

>
>Regarding synchronization:
>
>Despite my comments below, after playing with it for a whole day, I now
find
>that synchronization between Softsqueeze and my new Squeezebox is somewhat
>shaky.
>
>I understand that it must be a hard thing to do, however...
>
>My question for the community is, does synchronization between hardware
>players work any better? Or is this as good as it gets? And is there hope
>on the horizon for better syncing between the hard and the soft players?
>(Richard T., sorry to bug you, but...)
>
>I was really hoping to purchase more squeezeboxen for whole-house audio,
but
>the synchronization between softsqueeze and squeezebox is so unacceptable
>that if this is as good as it gets, I would rather run speaker cables
>everywhere for whole house audio.
>
>(Of course, I'm very much hoping the community will respond that syncing
>between hardware players works flawlessly.)
>
>Synchronization seems fine sometimes, but as new songs are played, the
>synchronization goes randomly off. Not by much, but enough to create
>unacceptable "echos" between rooms of my house (which actually sound kind
of
>cool, sometimes -- depending on the music...) Clicking to >> "next song"
>usually (but not always!) fixes the problem, but that's not much of a
>long-term fix.
>
>FYI, I'm running:
>
>-- the 1/6/2005 nightly build of slimserver on windows
>-- Java 1.5.0
>-- the MP3 plug-in for Java
>-- SoftSqueeze 1.15
>-- and my audio is set to "Primary Sound Driver"
>-- My single squeezebox is running as a wired client
>
>Thanks for any help, advice or suggestions you can give...
>
>Ralph E
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ralph Edington [mailto:ralph (AT) edington (DOT) com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 6:52 PM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: First Impressions
>>
>>
>> After months of playing with slimserver and softsqueeze (and
>> drooling), I finally received my christmas present today (black
>> squeezebox) and hooked it up.
>>
>> OK, so, I don't have a wireless network -- I'm using wired. But
>> still, installation took all of about 30 seconds. Worked
>> flawlessly. Mindbogglingly simple and fast. It's smaller and
>> slimmer than I expected, very neat and trim -- truly a "slim device".
>>
>> I'm also happy to report that synching between Softqueeze and the
>> Squeezebox is working perfectly as well! What a relief. It even
>> synched correctly starting with the first song (which I had heard
>> was a known issue).
>>
>> I did have one glitch, but that's because I was using my PC a bit
>> overly much. Interestingly, but not unexpectedly, that caused
>> the softsqueeze and the squeezebox to become unsynched. Pressing
>> >> solved that problem.
>>
>> ========================================
>>
>> My only complaint is that the "universal remote" for my stupid
>> Sony STR-DE685 receiver doesn't include codes for a JVC DVD
>> Player, so I can't integrate the squeezer into my "universal remote"...
>>
>> If anyone has any JVC DVD player codes for a Sony remote control,
>> I'd be happy to hear them.
>>
>> Or, perhaps some other choices in addition to "jvc_dvd" on the
>> squeeze setup would be nice, but I guess I can't complain...
>>
>> Thanks, Slim Devices -- Good Job!!!
>>
>> Ralph Edington
>>
>>
>
>

Jack Coates
2005-01-07, 14:13
Ken Veasey wrote:
> Synchronisation between multiple hardware SBs is pretty much flawless.
> I have two in adjoining rooms, so its easy to hear any disparity. Its
> fair to say they play for hours without problems. I can't claim that
> they are 100% faultless, but what is!
>
> So don't let your experience with Softsqueeze nd Squeezebox put you
> off.
>
>
> Ken
>

ditto. I've had my Squeezebox and SliMP3 get out of sync every now and
then, but it's fixable by restarting the stream (or in one extreme case,
restarting the Slimserver service). It's been weeks since I've had to
futz with it.

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