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pharmswo
2005-04-25, 05:06
Hi,

I'm interested in several squeezeboxes but only if Alien BBC actually works really well.

I have installed Slimserv and added AlienBBC and mplayer plus the codecs.

Softsqueeze connects to slimserv and show me either the music selected or Radio 4 but there is no sound.

Any Ideas?

Regards

Paul

danco
2005-04-25, 05:46
On 25/4/05 at 5:06 am -0700, pharmswo wrote
>Hi,
>
>I'm interested in several squeezeboxes but only if Alien BBC actually
>works really well.
>
>I have installed Slimserv and added AlienBBC and mplayer plus the
>codecs.
>
>Softsqueeze connects to slimserv and show me either the music selected
>or Radio 4 but there is no sound.

I was just trying this on my laptop (I have it all working ok on my
desktop) with the same result.

I traced it to a wrong version of the cook codec.

You don't say what OS your are using, and I don't know anything about Windows.

On *nix or Mac OS run mplayer from the command line,


mplayer -playlist (name of stream)

and see if it works.
--
Daniel Cohen

Patrick Dixon
2005-04-25, 07:24
I will be worth you having a look though the AlienBBC threads in the Plugins forum.

You need to verify that softsqueeze/slimserver all works by playing an MP3 or something, then if you still need help you'll need to post details of your OS and which versions of slimserver/softsqueeze you're running (plus by the looks of it, the version of MPlayer too).

Many other people have AlienBBC working, so I'm sure it will work for you too.

pharmswo
2005-04-26, 06:42
OK i have now RTFMed and checked out more detauls

I now get normal music played. YES!!

AlienBBC Radio 4 is displayed on softsqueeze but no sound... Any ideas?

I'm using XP SP2 on a notebook.

Regards

Paul

danco
2005-04-26, 07:14
On 26/4/05 at 6:42 am -0700, pharmswo wrote
>AlienBBC Radio 4 is displayed on softsqueeze but no sound... Any
>ideas?

Same as before.

Does it work with mplayer? You may have the wrong version of the codec.
--
Daniel Cohen