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kbelinski
2005-07-21, 01:01
The SlimServer sends digitized music via either wireless or wired connection to the SB2. What communication protocol is used for this purpose? Is it TCP? UDP? or other streaming protocols? Pls advise. Thanks.

kdf
2005-07-21, 02:10
Quoting kbelinski <kbelinski.1sifib (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> The SlimServer sends digitized music via either wireless or wired
> connection to the SB2. What communication protocol is used for this
> purpose? Is it TCP? UDP? or other streaming protocols? Pls advise.
> Thanks.

its a custom TCP-based protocol.

if you have slimerver installed, look in the help section under technical
information. There you will find the details on the older slimp3 (udp)
protocol and the newer squeezebox (tcp) protocol.

-kdf

Jason Voegele
2005-07-21, 05:04
On Thu, July 21, 2005 4:01 am, kbelinski said:
> The SlimServer sends digitized music via either wireless or wired
> connection to the SB2. What communication protocol is used for this
> purpose? Is it TCP? UDP? or other streaming protocols? Pls advise.
> Thanks.

At one point when I was trying to understand the SlimServer protocol
myself, I began to document the commands and structures that comprise the
protocol. Unfortunately I didn't get very far before being pulled away
for more pressing matters, but attached is what I did document. Perhaps
someone can finish this document for the rest of the SlimServer protocol.

--
Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
-- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun

Dan Sully
2005-07-21, 09:28
* Jason Voegele shaped the electrons to say...

>On Thu, July 21, 2005 4:01 am, kbelinski said:
>> The SlimServer sends digitized music via either wireless or wired
>> connection to the SB2. What communication protocol is used for this
>> purpose? Is it TCP? UDP? or other streaming protocols? Pls advise.
>> Thanks.
>
>At one point when I was trying to understand the SlimServer protocol
>myself, I began to document the commands and structures that comprise the
>protocol. Unfortunately I didn't get very far before being pulled away
>for more pressing matters, but attached is what I did document. Perhaps
>someone can finish this document for the rest of the SlimServer protocol.

There's a start on the wiki, of documents that are included with SlimServer:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimProto

-D