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ShannonM
2005-08-01, 09:48
That DID work to get the thing to quit hanging, but now it
doesn't see the Rhapsody player. It says,

"The Rhapsody player does not seem to be running on a
machine on your local network. Please launch the Rhapsody
player."

The player IS launched. It's version 3.01. I wonder if the
new version is what's causing the false reporting.

p.s.
I haven't read the lit on the plugin, but I wonder if it
will stream your radio stations on Rhapsody.

--- gsamsa <gsamsa.1t2ptz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:

>
> GreenMan Wrote:
> > I noticed that GSAMA posted 05-18-2005, 10:20 AM saying
> he had a fix,
> > but that's the one I tried that hung my Slimserver
> service. (It
> > acutally hangs anyway on the original Rhapsody plugin).
> Is this the one
> > you are aluding to when you say someone got it working?
> Hope not :-(
>
> I haven't looked at this for a while -- haven't had the
> time -- but the
> version I posted works for me with 6.1. (Actually,
> sometimes it doesn't
> seem to recognize my library unless I stop and restart
> slimserver...not
> sure what's up with that.)
>
> I did once post a note to the realslim forums on
> sourceforge explaining
> another thing I had to do to get things working...and
> that was actually
> causing slimserver to hang.
>
> gsamsa Wrote:
> > After installing RealSlim, I was unable to restart
> SlimServer on my
> > windows XP pro box, either as a service or running
> manually (or running
> > from the perl source code). It started OK as a service
> (manually or
> > automatically) when I booted up, but it was hanging
> pretty much all
> > other times I tried to start it.
> >
> > I crudely traced the problem (using lots of print
> statements -- I
> > barely know Perl) to the UPnP/Common.pm file, and this
> line:
> >
> > my $peer = recv($listenSocket, $buf, 2048, 0);
> >
> > I assume it's just waiting endlessly to get something
> from the socket.
> >
> >
> > If anyone else is having the same problem, my very
> crude fix was as
> > follows:
> >
> > Since this code just seemed to be about getting the
> local IP address, I
> > commented out that line and the following one and
> replaced
> >
> > $consts .= "use constant LOCAL_IP => \'" .
> inet_ntoa($addr) . "\';\n";
> >
> >
> > a few lines later with
> >
> > $consts .= "use constant LOCAL_IP => \'" .
> xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx . "\';\n";
> >
> > where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is my actual local IP (which I
> got using
> > ipconfig).
>
> You might want to give that a shot. The file in question
> is in
> Plugins/Rhapsody/CPAN/UPnP. Let me know if that helps.
>
>
> --
> gsamsa
>

gsamsa
2005-08-01, 15:26
I never tried to get the plugin working with the Rhapsody 3.x client, but other users have reported that it doesn't work, unfortunately. Doesn't surprise me, given the complicated (i.e., fragile) way it hooks in.

I believe it's still possible to download an older version of the Rhapsody client, if having it work with SS is a priority for you.

Sorry.

It would really be great if Slim Devices could do a business deal with Real and license whatever they need to in order to make things work in a more robust way.

GreenMan
2005-08-01, 16:20
Yeah, a licensing arrangement makes the most sense. I also understand how fragile those agreements can be. The SB and SB2 are cutting edge appliances, and audio appliances are hot (witness the iPod). You have to imagine that Real is wondering whether or not they want a hardware route of their own. It'll be interesting to see how things shake out over time for this kind of device.


<soapbox>It seems to me Apple suffered with it's proprietary system while the more open architecure of the IBM PC clones flourished. OTOH, look at 'em go now!

IMHO, I think that Real has something going with it's subscription-based system. I'd much rather lay available funds on improving my home audio system than pay another $.99 for a song I can listen to by subscription at a nominal monthly fee. It seems like exactly the right kind of arrangment for pairing with competing internet-enabled home audio appliances like the SB2 and similar.

(Yes, we pity the Canadians who have not access. In time...)

</soapbox>


I never tried to get the plugin working with the Rhapsody 3.x client, but other users have reported that it doesn't work, unfortunately. Doesn't surprise me, given the complicated (i.e., fragile) way it hooks in.

I believe it's still possible to download an older version of the Rhapsody client, if having it work with SS is a priority for you.

Sorry.

It would really be great if Slim Devices could do a business deal with Real and license whatever they need to in order to make things work in a more robust way.