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donovan
2005-05-11, 23:26
I have finally given in and realized this product is the real deal. My only complaint, if one could be made, is that I would like to be able to point my Squeezebox2 to get its music files not from my PC, but rather from an external hard drive that I have connected directly to my wireless G router.

Is this possible, and I am just missing the trick to doing this ?..or is this not yet possible ?

I appreciate any response/time that someone could give to my inquiry.

Thank you .

D

mherger
2005-05-11, 23:35
> I have finally given in and realized this product is the real deal. My
> only complaint, if one could be made, is that I would like to be able
> to point my Squeezebox2 to get its music files not from my PC, but
> rather from an external hard drive that I have connected directly to my
> wireless G router.
>
> Is this possible, and I am just missing the trick to doing this ?..or
> is this not yet possible ?

The device won't do a lot without a server. It needs slimserver run on a
machine it can connect to. It can't read the files itself.

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Michael

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shaboyi
2005-05-15, 05:30
So long as the external drive only holds your music files and not the
slimserver application (which needs to run on the PC), it should not
be a problem. Point the music library settings to the network dirve
and you should be set.

On 5/12/05, Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:
> > I have finally given in and realized this product is the real deal. My
> > only complaint, if one could be made, is that I would like to be able
> > to point my Squeezebox2 to get its music files not from my PC, but
> > rather from an external hard drive that I have connected directly to my
> > wireless G router.
> >
> > Is this possible, and I am just missing the trick to doing this ?..or
> > is this not yet possible ?
>
> The device won't do a lot without a server. It needs slimserver run on a
> machine it can connect to. It can't read the files itself.
>
> --
>
> Michael
>
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> StringEditor Plugin (http://www.herger.net/slim/)
>
>

sleepysurf
2005-05-15, 05:45
I am using a Network Storage Device (300 GB Buffalo Linkstation), with the Slimserver running on my office laptop. Works great. Some hackers *HAVE* figured out a way to load Slimserver directly on the Linkstation (for earlier v.1 models), but it looks a bit arduous. I'm fine running it with my setup, plus it's a breeze to install slimserver updates.