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b_prem
2005-11-14, 20:33
I recently installed Slimserver 6.2 and tried playing WMA files streamed from the Slimserver6.2 in WinAMP/Windows Media Player. But the media is not played by the WinAMP/Windows Media Player. Do anyone face the same problem?

I have not installed LAME in the PC running slimserver. Is that the reason? Does Slimserver require LAME to be present in the PC to stream WMA files to non-slim clients like WinAMP/Windows Media Player?

dropbear
2005-11-18, 07:12
Streaming to winamp is available, however Slimserver only supports streaming in mp3 format. So, if you want to stream youe WMA files you will have to install Lame to transcode the wma file to mp3. You will then have to start the playing music in Slimserver. Next, in winamp choose Play URL and open http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3.

To install Lame begin by looking at the Slimdevices FAQ here: http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#formats-binarywhere

Pete