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cpriest
2005-05-15, 02:27
Hi all, I'm considering purchasing this slimbox2 and I was wondering if I am able to re-route the sound coming from my windows box to the slim box? Right now I'm quite attached to using Yahoo Launchcast.

Is there any way that I can play music 'to' the slimbox2?

Thanks!

stinkingpig
2005-05-15, 08:06
cpriest wrote:
> Hi all, I'm considering purchasing this slimbox2 and I was wondering if
> I am able to re-route the sound coming from my windows box to the slim
> box? Right now I'm quite attached to using Yahoo Launchcast.
>
> Is there any way that I can play music 'to' the slimbox2?
>
> Thanks!
>
>

I'm not familiar with Launchcast, but if you can connect to it as an
stream with another music client then it will work.

If the only way to get to it is the soundcard line-out, it's still
possible to play the music, but you'll probably need to use a second
computer for Slimserver.

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Robin Bowes
2005-05-15, 14:54
Jack Coates wrote:
> cpriest wrote:
>
>> Hi all, I'm considering purchasing this slimbox2 and I was wondering if
>> I am able to re-route the sound coming from my windows box to the slim
>> box? Right now I'm quite attached to using Yahoo Launchcast.
>>
>> Is there any way that I can play music 'to' the slimbox2?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
>
> I'm not familiar with Launchcast, but if you can connect to it as an
> stream with another music client then it will work.
>
> If the only way to get to it is the soundcard line-out, it's still
> possible to play the music, but you'll probably need to use a second
> computer for Slimserver.

I think what cpriest is talking about is using the SB as a "dumb"
client, simple receiving an audio stream from another PC, i.e. like
Windows Media Connect.

Personally, I think this mode of operation should be supported, and
would be eminently doable if the slimserver architecture were more
modularised, i.e. separate processes/threads for streaming, driving the
display, managing the library, etc.

R.

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