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Mike Wood
2005-12-07, 08:32
Forgive me if this is a common question - I can't find an answer by searching. I've had a Squeezebox for a year or so and just purchased another to use in the bedroom. One of the main reasons is to be able to use AlienBBC as an alarm clock. As an ex-pat living in the US AlienBBC is sufficent reason on its own for buying a Squeezebox!

It works great - but it's a bit brutal at 7:00am! Is there any way to make the alarm clock stream fade in over, say, 30 seconds or so?

Thanks

kdf
2005-12-07, 09:54
This feature is added in the unstable 6.5 builds and will be part of
that eventual release.
-kdf
On 7-Dec-05, at 7:32 AM, Mike Wood wrote:

>
> Forgive me if this is a common question - I can't find an answer by
> searching. I've had a Squeezebox for a year or so and just purchased
> another to use in the bedroom. One of the main reasons is to be able to
> use AlienBBC as an alarm clock. As an ex-pat living in the US AlienBBC
> is sufficent reason on its own for buying a Squeezebox!
>
> It works great - but it's a bit brutal at 7:00am! Is there any way to
> make the alarm clock stream fade in over, say, 30 seconds or so?
>
> Thanks
>
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Ben Sandee
2005-12-07, 09:58
On 12/7/05, Mike Wood <Mike.Wood.1zof0b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> It works great - but it's a bit brutal at 7:00am! Is there any way to
> make the alarm clock stream fade in over, say, 30 seconds or so?


Yes, this is possible on current production SlimServer (at least 6.2.1 and
higher, maybe a few versions earlier but I don't know how many).
Unfortunately, there is no UI to set the preference until SlimServer 6.5.
So if you are using 6.2.1 you will need to:

1) Shut down SlimServer
2) Find your slimserver.pref file, and find the line "alarmfadeseconds" and
set it to your chosen fade time.
3) Start SlimServer


BTW, I found this info here:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2575

Ben

kdf
2005-12-07, 10:03
On 7-Dec-05, at 8:58 AM, Ben Sandee wrote:
>>
> Yes, this is possible on current production SlimServer (at least 6.2.1
> and higher, maybe a few versions earlier but I don't know how many).
> Unfortunately, there is no UI to set the preference until SlimServer
> 6.5. So if you are using 6.2.1 you will need to:
>
> 1) Shut down SlimServer
> 2) Find your slimserver.pref file, and find the line
> "alarmfadeseconds" and set it to your chosen fade time.
> 3) Start SlimServer
>
>
> BTW, I found this info here:
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2575
>
There is actually a small bug in the handling of that pref that will
make it ineffective with the official 6.2.1. 6.2.2 nightly builds will
correctly use that setting for any alarm. There will be no UI for the
pref until 6.5 as 6.2.2 is locked down for fixes only, no new features.

-kdf

Mike Wood
2005-12-07, 10:37
Many thanks for the responses - I'll give it a try. (If I break it then I'll be patient and wait for 6.5!)

Mike Wood
2005-12-07, 13:38
Worked perfectly with the latest 6.2.2 nightly - many thanks!