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dean
2005-05-18, 10:19
Hi Folks,

The latest nightly releases of SlimServer include firmware that can
connect to our SqueezeNetwork service.

Right now it's providing Internet Radio, RSS News Feeds, Alarm Clock
(with a bunch of cool alarm sounds and environmental sounds), Live
Music Archive access and more. Expect this feature set to grow over
time!

I encourage the brave among us to download and try the pre-release
6.1 version and use the SqueezeNetwork here:

<http://www.slimdevices.com/nightly.html>

Thanks, and feel free to post your experiences here or post a bug on
http://bugs.slimdevices.com> until we create a forum specifically for
SqueezeNetwork discussion.

Thanks,

Team SqueezeNetwork!

JJZolx
2005-05-18, 11:14
Congratulations!

It works well! Seemed to have a little problem connecting at first, but after a few tries it got there.

When it connects it goes immediately into my chosen screensaver, which is date/time. It might be good to have an indication on that screen that you're connected to SqueezeNetwork. Maybe on all screens.

I don't use the remote much, so the interface is fairly foreign, but it would be nice if the right-arrow button were equivalent to 'Play' when a radio station is displayed. I was wondering why I wasn't getting anywhere until I eventually tried 'Play'. Duh.

Are settings and favorites kept on a central server or in NVRAM? If the former, how is a network or player identified and will a person see the same favorites on all of the Squeezeboxes on his/her network?
________
Kawasaki KR250 (http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Kawasaki_KR250)

dean
2005-05-18, 11:29
On May 18, 2005, at 11:14 AM, JJZolx wrote:
> When it connects it goes immediately into my chosen screensaver, which
> is date/time. It might be good to have an indication on that screen
> that you're connected to SqueezeNetwork. Maybe on all screens.
Hm, it shouldn't do that. Were you prompted for your Language and
TimeZone?

> Are settings and favorites kept on a central server or in NVRAM? If
> the former, how is a network or player identified and will a person
> see
> the same favorites on all of the Squeezeboxes on his/her network?
All the settings are on the server and (for now) are separate from
your SlimServer settings.

-dean

sbjaerum
2005-05-18, 11:34
How can SoftSqueeze be configured to work with SqueezeNetwork?

It would be nice for me as a SB1 owner to test SqueezeNetwork with
SoftSqueeze in order to convince myself to buy a SB2.

Steinar

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-
> bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean blackketter
> Sent: 18. mai 2005 19:20
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] SqueezeNetwork Alpha up and running...
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> The latest nightly releases of SlimServer include firmware that can
> connect to our SqueezeNetwork service.
>
> Right now it's providing Internet Radio, RSS News Feeds, Alarm Clock
> (with a bunch of cool alarm sounds and environmental sounds), Live
> Music Archive access and more. Expect this feature set to grow over
> time!
>
> I encourage the brave among us to download and try the pre-release
> 6.1 version and use the SqueezeNetwork here:
>
> <http://www.slimdevices.com/nightly.html>
>
> Thanks, and feel free to post your experiences here or post a bug on
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com> until we create a forum specifically for
> SqueezeNetwork discussion.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Team SqueezeNetwork!
>
>

JJZolx
2005-05-18, 11:53
On May 18, 2005, at 11:14 AM, JJZolx wrote:
> When it connects it goes immediately into my chosen screensaver, which
> is date/time. It might be good to have an indication on that screen
> that you're connected to SqueezeNetwork. Maybe on all screens.

Hm, it shouldn't do that. Were you prompted for your Language and
TimeZone?

Yes, I did all that - language, timezone, long date format, time format, screen saver. I don't recall if I was 'prompted', per se, or if I went into Settings on my own.

Just tried it again. Signed off and then back on. I see an _extremely_ brief message in the smallest font size and then it drops me into the date/time screen saver that I chose.
________
GSX-R750 (http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Suzuki_GSX-R750)

mcremer
2005-05-18, 14:08
The Computer-Off functionality provided by SqueezeNetwork is exactly the reason why I had decided to buy Squeezebox2 instead of any other streaming client -- I simply do not want to be forced to have the computer running all day just to be able to listen to my favourite internet radio station. So thanks a lot for turning this feature on now!

Setup went very quick and well, without any problem to report.

The only thing I could not get sorted out so far is:
How to set up (save) any own favourites, internet radio stations and rss sources?

I have a number of particular internet radio streams stored on my slimserver as playlist files and I am wondering how to save these "bookmarks" on my SqueezeNetwork account in order to be able to connect to them with the computer being turned off, such as ...

-> mms://213.200.64.231/motorfm%24livestream.wma
-> http://mp3.d-radio.t-bn.de/live_dlr

and so on.

Same problem for RSS feeds, such as ...

-> http://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker.rdf
-> http://www.spiegel.de/schlagzeilen/rss/index.xml

I cannot see how to save these URLs in a way that makes them available to my SB2 without the computer/slimserver running.

Thanks in advance for any hint on this issue. Hope it will be of interest for other users as well.

Michel.

vidurapparao
2005-05-18, 14:20
Expect to see in the near future, a web interface for the SqueezeNetwork
always-on functionality. This will allow you to edit your favorites from
a browser.

Unfortunately, the mms: stream that you mention will not be immediately
available through the SqueezeNetwork. Radio stations currently stream
directly to your Squeezebox, so we only support formats decoded natively
by the SB2 - MP3 today (and FLAC, but that's not significant in the
context of streaming).

--Vidur

mcremer
2005-05-18, 14:44
Expect to see in the near future, a web interface for the SqueezeNetwork
always-on functionality. This will allow you to edit your favorites from
a browser.
--Vidur

So you're saying for the time being there's no way for me as a SB2 user to save a MP3 streaming URL [like http://217.71.214.37:8006] for listening while the computer running slimserver is off?

Michel.

dean
2005-05-18, 15:43
For the time being, yes. We expect to turn on this capability very
soon.

Stay tuned!


On May 18, 2005, at 2:44 PM, mcremer wrote:

>
> vidurapparao Wrote:
>
>> Expect to see in the near future, a web interface for the
>> SqueezeNetwork
>>
>> always-on functionality. This will allow you to edit your favorites
>> from
>> a browser.
>> --Vidur
>>
>
> So you're saying for the time being there's no way for me as a SB2
> user
> to save a MP3 streaming URL [like http://217.71.214.37:8006] for
> listening while the computer running slimserver is off?
>
> Michel.
>
>
> --
> mcremer
>

mcremer
2005-05-18, 16:13
For the time being, yes. We expect to turn on this capability very
soon.

Stay tuned!
> [/color]


Do you consider to give notification once it will be available, by filing an entry on bugzilla for instance? That would be great!

In fact, SqueezeNetwork always-on functionality for listening to any streaming Internet radio without being connected to a PC was the decisive argument for me to purchase SB2, so I would really appreciate a quick implementation of this feature.

Best Regards, Michel.