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Ben Rubinstein
2005-01-10, 11:48
This is presumptuous of me, because I'm a newbie here; but I'd be fascinated
to read, and hence was considering running, a survey of slim users.

Since it would only be advertised on this list, it would be necessarily
somewhat biased to the geeky/committed - but still I think very interesting.

a) Is this a terrible idea, or redundant because there's something I've not
found, or would people for some reason not wish to participate, or for any
other reason should I drop it this idea?

b) If not (a), my 'plan' was just to set up a simple web page that would
collect information, aggregate and display it. Unless there's a better
idea?

c) Below are all the questions I was thinking of asking. Apart from issues
of grammer and voice, are there other, or different, questions? Or is this
way too much anyway?

My intention was not to ask for any identifying information (but ask people
to only complete the form once). Obviously there are some questions below
that are unlikely to aggregate much - eg rather than try to create a true
taxonomy of hardware devices, my idea is to get the headline
Mac/Windows/Linux choice that will actually aggregate, and then just to get
a list, which might occasionally have a 'quantity' > 1, of each device.
Even in this form, I think it would be interesting, especially for people
like myself who are just getting into the water, to see what range of
devices the software can run adequately on, and also to find out about
options they might not have known about (eg someone mentioned a Buffalo
Linkstation on this list recently - has anyone actually run SlimServer on
that?).


Clients
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How many
[n] Squeezeboxes do you use wired
[n] Squeezeboxes do you use wirelessly
[n] Slimp3 do you use

How many boxes do you typically/frequently run simultaneously: [n]


Server
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What operating system do you run SlimServer on (extensible lists)
- Windows
- 98
- XP
- other...
- Linux
- Mandrake 10.1
- E-Smith
- Yellow Dog Linux v4
- other...
- Mac OS X
- 10.3.7
- other...

What hardware do you run SlimServer on (extensible list)
- Mac Beige G3
- Dell Optiplex GX150 SFF
- Shuttle SK41G Duron
- other....

What processor speed [n] () MHz () GHz

What disk space: [n] GB

What memory [n] MB

What version are you currently running:
- 5.4.1
- earlier version
- 6.x

Have you installed any plugins beyond the standard distribtion? [y/n]

Which plug-ins do you use (extensible list, check all that apply)
- AlienBBC
- Internet
- Games
- etc...


You
---

How long have you used SlimServer etc for: [n] months

Would you describe yourself as a (check all that apply)
[check] audiophile
[check] geek
[check] early adopter
[check] tinkerer

How many other people use the Slim devices in your home [n]

Approx how many albums in your SlimServer library [n]

Approx how many tracks in your SlimServer library [n]

Do you regularly listen to (any) internet radio over the Slim network


Err - all comments welcome, especially responses to the questions posed
above.

Cheers,

- Ben

Mark Graham
2005-01-10, 20:00
How many
[1] Squeezeboxes do you use wirelessly


How many boxes do you typically/frequently run simultaneously: [1]


Server
------

What operating system do you run SlimServer on (extensible lists)

- XP


What hardware do you run SlimServer on (extensible list)
- Compaq Presario 7710US

What processor speed [1.3] GHz

What disk space: [60] GB and [160] GB for music files

What memory [512] MB

What version are you currently running:
- 5.4.1

Have you installed any plugins beyond the standard distribtion? [y]

Which plug-ins do you use (extensible list, check all that apply)
- AlienBBC
- Internet


You
---

How long have you used SlimServer etc for: [2] months

Would you describe yourself as a (check all that apply)
[X] tinkerer

How many other people use the Slim devices in your home [1]

Approx how many albums in your SlimServer library [685]

Approx how many tracks in your SlimServer library [8564]

Do you regularly listen to (any) internet radio over the Slim network
About once a week. Purchased it more for listening to my music
collection. Also got tired of changing the CD's in my 300 disc changer

Err - all comments welcome, especially responses to the questions posed
above.

Submitted by Mark Graham (Grand Prairie, TX)


Cheers,

- Ben

stephen van vuuren
2005-01-10, 22:34
Good idea...

> How many
> [n] Squeezeboxes do you use wired

1

> [n] Squeezeboxes do you use wirelessly

0

> How many boxes do you typically/frequently run simultaneously: [n]

2 (box plus softsqueeze)


> What operating system do you run SlimServer on (extensible lists)

Server 2003

>
> What hardware do you run SlimServer on (extensible list)

Old HP Vectra (P 733, 256 RAM, 10 GB HD (6000) music files on on
another network server)

> > What version are you currently running:
> - 5.4.1

> Have you installed any plugins beyond the standard distribtion? [y/n]

N

> How long have you used SlimServer etc for:

3 months


> Would you describe yourself as a (check all that apply)
Y [check] audiophile
Y [check] geek
Y [check] early adopter
Y [check] tinkerer

> How many other people use the Slim devices in your home

2


> Approx how many albums in your SlimServer library [400]
>
> Approx how many tracks in your SlimServer library [6000]
>
> Do you regularly listen to (any) internet radio over the Slim network

Yes, Shoutcast, Live365, Radio.com, local PBS,

> Err - all comments welcome, especially responses to the questions posed
> above.

Works great except for 2-4 second dropout every hour or so when
listening to music files - something on my server I have not tracked
down yet.

Would like to see Sirius and/or XM support.

--
peace,

stephen van vuuren
www.sevensmilingsharks.com
www.truthshark.com

Arnon Meshoulam
2005-01-11, 01:28
Mark Graham wrote:
> How many
> [1] Squeezeboxes do you use wirelessly
>
>
> How many boxes do you typically/frequently run simultaneously: [1]
>
>
> Server
> ------
>
> What operating system do you run SlimServer on (extensible lists)
>
> - XP
>
>
> What hardware do you run SlimServer on (extensible list)
> - Compaq Presario 7710US
>
> What processor speed [1.3] GHz
>
> What disk space: [60] GB and [160] GB for music files
>
> What memory [512] MB
>
> What version are you currently running:
> - 5.4.1
>
> Have you installed any plugins beyond the standard distribtion? [y]
>
> Which plug-ins do you use (extensible list, check all that apply)
> - AlienBBC
> - Internet
>
>
> You
> ---
>
> How long have you used SlimServer etc for: [2] months
>
> Would you describe yourself as a (check all that apply)
> [X] tinkerer
>
> How many other people use the Slim devices in your home [1]
>
> Approx how many albums in your SlimServer library [685]
>
> Approx how many tracks in your SlimServer library [8564]
>
> Do you regularly listen to (any) internet radio over the Slim network
> About once a week. Purchased it more for listening to my music
> collection. Also got tired of changing the CD's in my 300 disc changer
>
> Err - all comments welcome, especially responses to the questions posed
> above.
>
> Submitted by Mark Graham (Grand Prairie, TX)
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> - Ben
>
>