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Philip F. Meads, Jr.
2005-05-27, 14:45
I do not keep my computers on when I am not actively using them in order
to save energy (which I would hope all are doing), heat (when I am air
conditioning), and noise (even my laptops makes some noise that I can do
without).

I do hope that it will be possible to use the SqueezeNetwork to go to
any URL, as there are several that probably are not of any general
interest but are of great interest to me.

nhopton
2005-05-31, 06:12
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I do hope that it will be possible to use the SqueezeNetwork to go to any URL, as there are several that probably are not of any general interest but are of great interest to me.

This is my position as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue about how the SqueezeNetwork actually works. The model I've constructed in my head is probably entirely wrong, but what I imagine is that the SB connects to the SN, where there are the preset options (such as Shoutcast) that allow one to select an Internet stream and having done this the SN sends the underlying URL for the stream to the SB. So after the initial arrangements have been made the SB communicates directly with the stream. But whether or not this is anything like what happens in real life I have no idea.

Regards,
Nick.

vidurapparao
2005-05-31, 07:30
nhopton wrote:

>Philip F. Meads, Jr. Wrote:
>
>
>>[...]
>>I do hope that it will be possible to use the SqueezeNetwork to go to
>>any URL, as there are several that probably are not of any general
>>interest but are of great interest to me.
>>
>>
>
>This is my position as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue about
>how the SqueezeNetwork actually works. The model I've constructed in my
>head is probably entirely wrong, but what I imagine is that the SB
>connects to the SN, where there are the preset options (such as
>Shoutcast) that allow one to select an Internet stream and having done
>this the SN sends the underlying URL for the stream to the SB. So after
>the initial arrangements have been made the SB communicates directly
>with the stream. But whether or not this is anything like what happens
>in real life I have no idea.
>
>
Your model is correct. We will fairly shortly be rolling out a web
interface for the SqueezeNetwork, which will allow you to add arbitrary
URLs to your favorites list and RSS feeds.

--Vidur

nhopton
2005-05-31, 08:52
nhopton wrote:
>
>This is my position as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue about
>how the SqueezeNetwork actually works. The model I've constructed in my
>head is probably entirely wrong, but what I imagine is that the SB
>connects to the SN, where there are the preset options (such as
>Shoutcast) that allow one to select an Internet stream and having done
>this the SN sends the underlying URL for the stream to the SB. So after
>the initial arrangements have been made the SB communicates directly
>with the stream. But whether or not this is anything like what happens
>in real life I have no idea.
>
>
Your model is correct. We will fairly shortly be rolling out a web
interface for the SqueezeNetwork, which will allow you to add arbitrary
URLs to your favorites list and RSS feeds.

--Vidur

You chaps really are the bee's knees, thanks for this. This is going to be important for you as well because there are going to be a lot of people like me whose interests include things like classical music and jazz that aren't well-catered for in local mainstream broadcasting. Miserable old wrinklies like me who in the main are more interested in listening to music than in playing about with computers...

Regards,
Nick.