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NuSkooler
2005-07-25, 14:16
I have a Squeezebox2 and LOVE it! One question though (I'm sure someone has asked and received an answer but I can't find it...): How do I _stream_ from my Slimserver -> WinAMP with FLAC? I'd like to be able to play the same stream in a few rooms at once (I have computers in some rooms, Squeezebox physical device in others). When I load the stream URL in WinAMP while playing FLAC, I see that it is receiving data, but there is no sound.

Please help! TIA!

radish
2005-07-25, 14:38
As far as I know the stream URL always delivers mp3, I don't think you can tell it to stream as FLAC (FLAC files will of course be transcoded to mp3 when you play them though). Additionally, when you connect via the stream URL you are treated as a different player. If you connect with winamp, then go to the slimserver webpage you'll see a new player (identified by it's IP I think), which you can then control as normal. It's impossible (for technical reasons) to sync between real slim players (like the SB2) and stream players (like winamp) so they can't play the same stuff at the same time. If you want to do that, I'd recommend using softsqueeze instead of winamp. It can sync with other players (and use FLAC).

pfarrell
2005-07-25, 14:41
On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 14:16 -0700, NuSkooler wrote:
> I have a Squeezebox2 and LOVE it! One question though (I'm sure someone
> has asked and received an answer but I can't find it...): How do I
> _stream_ from my Slimserver -> WinAMP with FLAC?


You need the FLAC plugin for WinAmp.

Google for it, or try
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=131643


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

kdf
2005-07-25, 14:44
Quoting NuSkooler <NuSkooler.1squzb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> I have a Squeezebox2 and LOVE it! One question though (I'm sure someone
> has asked and received an answer but I can't find it...): How do I
> _stream_ from my Slimserver -> WinAMP with FLAC? I'd like to be able to
> play the same stream in a few rooms at once (I have computers in some
> rooms, Squeezebox physical device in others). When I load the stream
> URL in WinAMP while playing FLAC, I see that it is receiving data, but
> there is no sound.

currently the stream url will only playback as mp3 (converted at server end).
You will need LAME installed, and have the server recognise that its installed,
in order to do this. You can see that its been recognised if you go into
server settings->file types and the flac->mp3 conversion is checked. it will
also show up on player settings->audio under bitrate limiting. The description
will say whther lame is found or not, and give you a link to get it if not
found.

Also, when you connect with winamp, you are only telling the server that you are
there. What you get is silence until you use teh web UI to slimserver to load
a playlist and start playing.

-kdf

NuSkooler
2005-07-27, 14:46
Thanks all, Softsqueeze was what I was looking for -- works great!