View Full Version : Use Squeexebox from MCE2005

Dondi Fusco
2005-01-24, 15:24
If your MCE is on the same network as the machine
running the slimserver, you can use the same MP3s or
playlists that the SB uses... also, you can receive
the stream from the SB in the RADIO portion of MCE2K5

Im not sure I am understanding the MCE2K5-SB
integration request in this thread. MCE2K5 can take
advantage of the same source MP3s, playlists and
stream that the SB server uses/creates. A simple
matter of creating network shares and mapping the same
drive letter on all clients or using IP or UNC
locations should do the trick.

Is the requestor asking to control the squeezebox from
within MCE2K5?? If so, why? I cant seem to see the

-- Dondi

--- Kim Paludan <kip (AT) finansraadet (DOT) dk> wrote:

> Hi Arnon,
> I am not a programmer my self - at least not for 20
> years :-) How can this
> be done, to be more specific. Is it something I just
> have to wait and hope
> for, that someone will actually do, or can I do
> something to actually figure
> this out myself?
> I like the interface of MCE, but I don't like the
> limitation in terms of not
> being able to stream DVD to other computer etc.
> However, I would like to
> provide an integrated interface for my family to
> use, that would allow them
> to watch movies, plays DVDs AND play music over the
> stereo from within MCE.
> I of course choose the SB for the control and
> interface at the stereo, and
> to be able to stream the same music to 2 locations
> in sync with an extra SB.
> Any help is highly appreciated, - I realize I might
> be on the frontier
> here... :-)
> Greetings from Denmark !
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnon Meshoulam
> [mailto:ameshoulam (AT) btconnect (DOT) com]
> Sent: 24. januar 2005 18:58
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Use Squeexebox from MCE2005
> Kim Fenger Paludan wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Is it possible to control Squeezebox from the
> Media Center in MCE 2005? At
> least to have the program show up in the "other
> programs" section.
> Preferreble to play songs similar to the interface
> in "My Music".
> >
> > Maybe it is something the devel. team has
> considered? As I see it, the
> problem with MCE is, that you can only control the
> sources that is connected
> to the MCE 2005 computer. Then you can have another
> computer elsewhere to
> hook up to that computer, but the beauty with
> Squeezebox is that you can
> control your device remotely.
> >
> > However, as I use MCE 2005 Media Center for TV,
> DVD etc. it would be nice
> to also be able to play music from here without
> leaving the Media Center
> program and start another application to control the
> Squeezebox.
> >
> > Media Center also has a section with Online
> Sevices. Mayby that is the
> best place to intergration the control of
> Squeezebox, similar to what is
> already integrated here - eg. CinimaNow and MP3.com.
> >
> > Any thouhts on this subject is highly appreciated
> - any developers out
> there that can see a way? And what about the users -
> do you agree?
> >
> >
> >
> > Med venlig hilsen
> > Kim Paludan.
> Kim,
> Slimserver has a web interface with a good
> "touchscreen" interface - for
> example the handheld. Pointing the MCE to a web URL
> is doable and there
> are plenty of add ins to do so.
> A specific Slimserver addition to the menu is also
> possible. In fact, it
> is a nice idea creating an installation package
> which would allow you to
> install Slimserver ON a MCE box. It is more about
> creating the correct
> files and signatures that MCE looks for than
> anything else..
> Arnon