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Dave Strickler
2005-02-18, 22:35
I work in an office where the cubes are close enough that its a good
idea if everyone is playing the same stream, in sync. Is it possible for
3 copies of iTunes to use the same stream coming off of a slimserver? I
run slimserver v5.4.1 Linux (under SuSE 9.2) if that matters at all.

Dave Strickler
Mailwise LLC
617 267-0044 x810
www.mailwise.com


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Aaron Zinck
2005-02-18, 22:46
Hi Dave

No--you cannot have multiple clients connect to the same stream, however 3 computers could all run softsqueeze (the squeezebox emulator) and those could all be synchronized (slimserver has a synchronization feature built in which allows synchronization of any valid squeezebox/slimp3/softsqueeze clients) providing you with essentially the same result. The server is actually broadcasting three individual, synchronized streams. I know some people have had some issues with precise synchronization in softsqueeze (at least when synchronizing softsqueeze with a squeezebox, I don't know what the results are when synchronizing multiple softsqueezes) and that Richard Titmuss has been constantly tweaking this. He could probably better tell you how well synchronization in softsqueeze is working these days.

"Dave Strickler" <dstrickler (AT) mailwise (DOT) com> wrote in message news:s21689f3.078 (AT) poa (DOT) emailsolutions.com...
I work in an office where the cubes are close enough that its a good idea if everyone is playing the same stream, in sync. Is it possible for 3 copies of iTunes to use the same stream coming off of a slimserver? I run slimserver v5.4.1 Linux (under SuSE 9.2) if that matters at all.

Dave Strickler
Mailwise LLC
617 267-0044 x810
www.mailwise.com







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