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earthbased
2005-11-05, 15:21
Hi,

My music on the slimserver is in FLAC format for my home stereo systems using SB2s. I was wondering if a Windows software music player can connect to hear the flac file.

Earth Based.

Mark Lanctot
2005-11-05, 15:29
I believe if you're just listening to a stream, it
has to be in MP3 format, but SlimServer can
convert FLAC to high-bitrate MP3 (320 kbps) on the
fly.

On my SlimServer (6.1.1) I don't have the option
*not* to convert FLAC to MP3 for my software players.

Of course, there are many players that can play
FLAC natively if you're not going through
SlimServer. foobar and I believe Winamp can. If
the files are on the same PC, easy. If they're on
a networked PC, just find the files over the network.

earthbased wrote:
> Hi,
>
> My music on the slimserver is in FLAC format for my
home stereo systems
> using SB2s. I was wondering if a Windows software
music player can
> connect to hear the flac file.
>
> Earth Based.
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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pfarrell
2005-11-05, 15:33
On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 14:21 -0800, earthbased wrote:
> My music on the slimserver is in FLAC format for my home stereo systems
> using SB2s. I was wondering if a Windows software music player can
> connect to hear the flac file.

There is a plugins for flac format for Winamp,
then follow the standard instructions to point your
copy of Winamp (or any other player that can understand flac)
to your slimserver.
Look at the Remote Streaming help on your main page

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

kdf
2005-11-05, 15:34
On 5-Nov-05, at 2:21 PM, earthbased wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> My music on the slimserver is in FLAC format for my home stereo systems
> using SB2s. I was wondering if a Windows software music player can
> connect to hear the flac file.
>
connect to the url:
http://serverIP:9000/stream.mp3

make sure "serverIP" is the address of your slimserver computer.
you will need LAME installed because the stream to software players
needs to transcode to mp3 format

if you want to limit the bitrate for remote connections use:
http://serverIP:9000/stream.mp3?bitrate=128

You can also load softsqueeze on any remote computer that supports
Java. The link is available from the slimserver web interface, in the
Help section.
-k

dropbear
2005-11-05, 15:34
if you have a windows PC, then install winamp. A very nice and stable media player and you can get the flac decoder plugin from www.winamp.com too.
Pete

earthbased
2005-11-05, 16:56
On 5-Nov-05, at 2:21 PM, earthbased wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> My music on the slimserver is in FLAC format for my home stereo systems
> using SB2s. I was wondering if a Windows software music player can
> connect to hear the flac file.
>
connect to the url:
http://serverIP:9000/stream.mp3

make sure "serverIP" is the address of your slimserver computer.
you will need LAME installed because the stream to software players
needs to transcode to mp3 format

if you want to limit the bitrate for remote connections use:
http://serverIP:9000/stream.mp3?bitrate=128

You can also load softsqueeze on any remote computer that supports
Java. The link is available from the slimserver web interface, in the
Help section.
-k

I tried loading SoftSqueeze and I get "Found unsigned entry in resource: http://192.168.100.2:9000/html/softsqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar". I am running 6.0.2 (trunk). Should I upgrade SlimServer and try again?

Earth Based

kdf
2005-11-05, 17:06
On 5-Nov-05, at 3:56 PM, earthbased wrote:

>>
>
> I tried loading SoftSqueeze and I get "Found unsigned entry in
> resource: http://192.168.100.2:9000/html/softsqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar".
> I am running 6.0.2 (trunk). Should I upgrade SlimServer and try again?
>
were you trying the applet link or the webstart link?
what version of sun's java do you have installed? Getting the latest
from sun.com may help there.

-kdf

earthbased
2005-11-05, 17:56
On 5-Nov-05, at 3:56 PM, earthbased wrote:

>>
>
> I tried loading SoftSqueeze and I get "Found unsigned entry in
> resource: http://192.168.100.2:9000/html/softsqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar".
> I am running 6.0.2 (trunk). Should I upgrade SlimServer and try again?
>
were you trying the applet link or the webstart link?
what version of sun's java do you have installed? Getting the latest
from sun.com may help there.

-kdf

I clicked on the link in the Slim Server web interface that says "click to install and run Softsqueeze". My Java build is 1.5.0_04-b05 which is the latest. I did get it to run by by clicking on "Softsqueeze as an applet" clicking here link. Then after this success the webstart (standalone?) now works. I think I was having wireless issues. Everything seems A OK now. Thanks for the communication. Me Clunk.