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jazzfan
2005-07-06, 21:13
I have added a number of stations to my favorites on squeezenetwork, but they won't play.

I do not get any error messages, just silence.

The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma

I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to place in my favorites.

Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2 available?

Thanks

kdf
2005-07-06, 21:38
On 6-Jul-05, at 9:13 PM, jazzfan wrote:

>
> I have added a number of stations to my favorites on squeezenetwork,
> but
> they won't play.
>
> I do not get any error messages, just silence.
>
> The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have
> .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma
>
> I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard
> Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to
> place in my favorites.
>
> Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2
> available?
>
>
when used with SqueezeNetwork, the audio formats of the stream must be
in a format supported natively by the SqueezeBox2. This means Flac,
Wav, and MP3. Other formats are being investigated, and are planned
additions where possible.

-kdf

radish
2005-07-06, 21:43
It's worth also pointing out that m3u and pls often actually contain mp3 files - you just have to do a bit of digging to get them. I think winamp will display the real url if you use it to open an m3u.

dean
2005-07-06, 21:56
Jazzfan,

Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The
m3u and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or
WAV or FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.

The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats
we don't support. Yet.

-dean


On Jul 6, 2005, at 9:13 PM, jazzfan wrote:

>
> I have added a number of stations to my favorites on
> squeezenetwork, but
> they won't play.
>
> I do not get any error messages, just silence.
>
> The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have
> .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma
>
> I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard
> Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to
> place in my favorites.
>
> Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2
> available?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> jazzfan
>

sbjaerum
2005-07-07, 05:14
Jazzfan,

Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The
m3u and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or
WAV or FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.

The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats
we don't support. Yet.

-dean


On Jul 6, 2005, at 9:13 PM, jazzfan wrote:

>
> I have added a number of stations to my favorites on
> squeezenetwork, but
> they won't play.
>
> I do not get any error messages, just silence.
>
> The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have
> .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma
>
> I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard
> Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to
> place in my favorites.
>
> Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2
> available?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> jazzfan
>

Would it be possible for the SqueezeNetwork server to send a meaningfull message to the Squeezebox when a non-supported audiostream is encountered?
Such a message should preferably contain the audio format of the unsupported stream.
I think displaying such a message would reduce the confusion...

Steinar

dean
2005-07-07, 07:18
Absolutely. Bug filed: <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?
id=1777>


On Jul 7, 2005, at 5:14 AM, sbjaerum wrote:

> Would it be possible for the SqueezeNetwork server to send a
> meaningfull message to the Squeezebox when a non-supported audiostream
> is encountered?
> Such a message should preferably contain the audio format of the
> unsupported stream.
> I think displaying such a message would reduce the confusion...

jazzfan
2005-07-07, 07:18
I looked and most are of the file type not supported. However, one seems odd as the URL is only listed as http://cryomedia4.cryohost.net/GMG_Smooth_Manchester and does not play. It plays in my internet radio using this URL. ???

Hopefully not a stupid question, but if I run my PC with Slimserver as a host rather than squeezenetwork can I connect to the stations using .asx, .rm, .ram, .wma, (and I assume convert the file formats), and listen to them?

Thanks

jazzfan
2005-07-07, 08:47
Absolutely. Bug filed: <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?
id=1777>

To gain this fix do I need to download slimserver again and have it perform a firmware update? I believe I'm at 12.0 and that gained me access to squeezenetwork. Or, does my SB2 get updated automatically since I connect mainly to squeezenetwork and do not use Slimserver?

kdf
2005-07-07, 09:09
On 7-Jul-05, at 8:47 AM, jazzfan wrote:

>
> Absolutely. Bug filed: <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?
> id=1777>
>
> To gain this fix do I need to download slimserver again and have it
> perform a firmware update? I believe I'm at 12.0 and that gained me
> access to squeezenetwork. Or, does my SB2 get updated automatically
> since I connect mainly to squeezenetwork and do not use Slimserver?
>
that's only a filed bug. there is no fix. It is for tracking purposes
until there is a fix. you can go to the bug tracker and add your email
to the cc list for that report if you wish to be included in any
ongoing progress. If a firmware fix is required, there will be mention
there of what may be required.

-kdf

jazzfan
2005-07-07, 17:36
Now I'm real confused. You said:

Jazzfan,

Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The m3u and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or WAV or FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.

The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats we don't support. Yet.

-dean

I'm reading an on-line SB2 review at audioholics.com that says you support WMA formatted internet radio streams. I cannot play these and you say they're not supported. Is audioholics wrong?

dean
2005-07-07, 18:16
Sorry for the confusion. When connected to your own SlimServer
running on a Windows PC, you can stream WMA files.

When connected to the SqueezeNetwork, you can only stream the
natively supported formats (MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF).

-dean

On Jul 7, 2005, at 5:36 PM, jazzfan wrote:

>
> Now I'm real confused. You said:
>
> Jazzfan,
>
> Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The m3u
> and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or WAV or
> FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.
>
> The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats
> we don't support. Yet.
>
> -dean
>
> I'm reading an on-line SB2 review at audioholics.com that says you
> support WMA formatted internet radio streams. I cannot play these and
> you say they're not supported. Is audioholics wrong?
>
>
> --
> jazzfan
>