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luuk
2005-10-02, 12:52
Dear all,

I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction on the following matter. I would like to subscribe to a online radio station and stream the result to SB2. I contacted the station and they replied as follows:

We do, in fact, stream our broadcast at 96k for contributors, and it can be received on squeezebox 2. Upon contributing, users are provided with a URL to an MP3 stream at 96k. The listener can create a local playlist on PC using this URL, and configure SlimServer to deliver it to Squeezebox.

The bit that I do not quite understand is what exactly I need to do at my end in order to receive this 96k stream. Why do I need a local playlist? Is that just a playlist with the right sort of info like URL and possibly a password?

Luuk

mherger
2005-10-02, 13:02
> The bit that I do not quite understand is what exactly I need to do at
> my end in order to receive this 96k stream. Why do I need a local
> playlist?

You actually don't need it any more with the latest slimserver 6.2.
There's now a "Tune In" page where you simply can paste the URL in a field
and connect. But it might be simpler to then save it in a playlist, as you
would not have to paste the url in that field over and over again.

> Is that just a playlist with the right sort of info like URL
> and possibly a password?

I suppose so.

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luuk
2005-10-03, 02:41
Michael,

I figured it out and it is working beautifully now. Actually Slimserver 6.1.1. also has a Tune in facility, from which I managed to create a playlist.

Luuk

CrzyMikeB
2005-10-03, 05:48
Luuk,
I am glad you worked it out. Could you give us more details? Does anyone
know if this will work with Sirius or XM (the internet versions)?

Thanks,
Mike

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Michael,

I figured it out and it is working beautifully now. Actually Slimserver
6.1.1. also has a Tune in facility, from which I managed to create a
playlist.

Luuk


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luuk