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Lars Kellogg-Stedman
2005-03-08, 22:04
I've recently started "tivoing" the audio streams from a number of radio
stations (both Internet streams via mplayer and broadcast audio via a
cheap receiver from craigslist and LIRC). Mostly I'm time-shifting NPR
news programs, but there's also some interesting BBC stuff on overnight.

In any case, listening to these recordings on the slimserver is a mixed
experience -- a typical program is an hour long, and some may be as long
as three hours. Trying to return to the middle of a program using the
existing fast forward feature is an exercise in patience.

Is there a better way? I'd like to see +10min/-10min buttons -- in the
web interface if not via the remote (although perhaps holding down the
FF button longer could result in larger increments). Heck, I'd like to
see +/-N, where N is a user configureable value.

I'm curious if anyone else has pondered solutions to this situation.

Cheers,

-- Lars

Daniel Cohen
2005-03-09, 01:19
On 9/3/05 at 12:04 am -0500, Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote
>I've recently started "tivoing" the audio streams from a number of radio
>stations (both Internet streams via mplayer and broadcast audio via a
>cheap receiver from craigslist and LIRC). Mostly I'm time-shifting NPR
>news programs, but there's also some interesting BBC stuff on overnight.
>
>In any case, listening to these recordings on the slimserver is a mixed
>experience -- a typical program is an hour long, and some may be as long
>as three hours. Trying to return to the middle of a program using the
>existing fast forward feature is an exercise in patience.
>
>Is there a better way? I'd like to see +10min/-10min buttons -- in the
>web interface if not via the remote (although perhaps holding down the
>FF button longer could result in larger increments). Heck, I'd like to
>see +/-N, where N is a user configureable value.
>
>I'm curious if anyone else has pondered solutions to this situation.
>
>Cheers,

There is a Song Scanner plugin. It's fairly easy to modify to scan
much faster than its basic setting. This is using SlimServer 5.4, I
don't know if plugins will break when using 6.

--
Daniel Cohen