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Tore Johnsson
2005-03-10, 05:05
I have a few questions which does not involve SqueezeNetworking.

1. Will be there be a difference between the Slimserver for SB1 and SB2 in
future except for the SqueezeNetwork?

2. Will SB2 play for ex Live365 through SPDIF which is not possible with
SB1?

3. Is the internal DAC different to SB1?

3. Will there be any advantage for SB2 to receive internet radio stations.
In that case, in what way (variety, amount, quality etc)

3. I have a friend from Sweden going to Lexington Kentucky 17th mars until
5th April. Is it possible that he could bring a SB2 back to Sweden from a
local dealer? In that case for 230-240 volt and European plugs.

Kind Regards
Tore



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Yes! SqueezeNetwork!

We're launching SqueezeNetwork along with Squeezebox2 to provide a
SlimServer-in-the-sky and provide internet radio, alarm clock, RSS
feeds, etc. while your home computer is turned off. You don't even
need SlimServer installed at all. Just plug in, set up your networking
and tune in. Access to Live365, Shoutcast, Radioio, the Internet
Archive and more will be available for browsing.

You'll also be able to add favorite stations, adjust your settings, etc
by logging into the SqueezeNetwork web site. Down the road we hope to
make the SqueezeNetwork the focal point of the community, it's where
our forums, plug-ins, downloads, and wiki will live. We also plan on
adding additional features to allow playlist sharing, music purchasing
and let the community help build a great by adding features, etc.

There's a bit more information available on our web site:

<http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_overview.html> and
<http://www.slimdevices.com/au_press_squeezenetwork.html>

SqueezeNetwork will open up as a beta service when Squeezebox2 ships.

Thanks,

dean



On Mar 9, 2005, at 11:25 AM, Steinar Bjaerum wrote:

> If I have an URL of an MP3 radio stream (let's say a Norwegian radio
> station) will it play back directly on SB2 without the need for
> slimserver?
> I.e. act as a standalone internet radio receiver?
>
> Steinar
>
>
>
>

Aaron Zinck
2005-03-10, 08:00
2> My SB1 plays Live365 through the SPDIF connection so I'm not sure what
you mean.

I cannot play live 365 streams through my SPDIF connection, either. You
likely have a DAC that's capable of locking onto the unusual sample rates
that many live 365 streams are broadcast in.

dean
2005-03-10, 12:11
On Mar 10, 2005, at 4:05 AM, Tore Johnsson wrote:
> I have a few questions which does not involve SqueezeNetworking.
>
> 1. Will be there be a difference between the Slimserver for SB1 and
> SB2 in
> future except for the SqueezeNetwork?
No, SlimServer will continue to support SLIMP3, Squeezebox and
Squeezebox2. Of course, some features will only be possible on some
devices.

> 2. Will SB2 play for ex Live365 through SPDIF which is not possible
> with
> SB1?
Yes. SB2 will upsample the low sample rate audio and provide 32k,44.1k
or 48k output on the S/PDIF outputs.

> 3. Is the internal DAC different to SB1?
Completely. See Sean's earlier postings or
<http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#about2-audio>

> 3. Will there be any advantage for SB2 to receive internet radio
> stations.
> In that case, in what way (variety, amount, quality etc)
Squeezbox2 will support SqueezeNetwork, so you won't need to run a
SlimServer to connect to most internet radio station. In addition, we
expect to expand the number of native audio formats in the Squeezebox2
firmware, which should further expand the number of possible stations.

> 3. I have a friend from Sweden going to Lexington Kentucky 17th mars
> until
> 5th April. Is it possible that he could bring a SB2 back to Sweden
> from a
> local dealer? In that case for 230-240 volt and European plugs.
Contact sales (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com about availability. My guess is that we
won't have cleared out our backorders by then, so your order probably
wouldn't be ready yet.

-dean

Kevin O. Lepard
2005-03-10, 12:21
>In addition, we expect to expand the number of native audio formats
>in the Squeezebox2 firmware, which should further expand the number
>of possible stations.

Although I'm a die-hard unix/mac (os X) guy, I'd like to see .wmv
supported. There's one station I like that only broadcasts in that
format. :-(

Kevin
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