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arrowfire
2006-01-03, 08:03
I have downloaded and made all the alterations that are required to make AlienBBC work, but it still refuses to work.

It tells me its playing but nothing is comeing out of the speakers. and nothing is showing in the visualization, so I now its not detecting any sound, yet it says its playing.

Im using a mac with OSX Tiger. The Instalation instructions for AlienBBC are very confusing...it would be great if someone could develope an install that would do all of it automatically. :)

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Has anyone got it to work on a mac?

Thanks!

mherger
2006-01-03, 08:39
> I have downloaded and mad all the alterations that are required to make
> AlienBBC work, but it still refuses to work.

Please search the plugins forum - it's full of information and hints about
possible problems with AlienBBC.

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danco
2006-01-03, 09:30
On 3/1/06 at 07:03 -0800, arrowfire wrote
>I have downloaded and mad all the alterations that are required to make
>AlienBBC work, but it still refuses to work.
>
>It tells me its playing but nothing is comeing out of the speakers. and
>nothing is showing in the visualization, so I now its not detecting any
>sound, yet it says its playing.
>
>Im using a mac with OSX Tiger. The Instalation instructions for
>AlienBBC are very confusing...it would be great if someone could
>develope an install that would do all of it automatically. :)
>
>Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Has anyone got it to work on
>a mac?

Works fine on a Mac with Tiger. Not that easy to install and debug.

Unfortunately, an installer is impossible as both mplayer and the
needed codec are third-party and can't be bundled with AlienBBC.

The instructions are confusing partly because the places where one
downloads mplayer and the codec have got changed from time to time,
as has the place in your computer where they are best put. Also
because different people have posted different parts of the
instructions. But it should still be possible to work one's way
through them without problems.

There are plenty of points where one can get the installation wrong.
Here are a few things to look at.

1. Have you installed lame?

2. Where have you put mplayer and cook.bundle?

3. Have you tried the instructions for running mplayer itself from
the Terminal?

4. Have you tried stopping SlimServer and restarting it from the Terminal?

5. Have you edited mplayer.sh to point to where mplayer is?

It's some time since I looked at the instructions, but I think all
these were covered in them.

6. If it does work when SlimServer is run from the terminal, but not
when it is run normally, the probability is a permissions error. What
are the permissions on mplayer?

7. I found (because my computer and my hi-fi are in different rooms)
that it was easier to test under SoftSqueeze than with the Squeezebox
itself.

8. Just thought of another point.Open the web interface, and in
Server Settings, Network bump up the Radio Station Timeout - I use
120 seconds, which is probably much higher than needed, but I don't
think it can cause any harm.

9. What *exactly* happens when you try to play something, what
messages do you get?

--
Daniel Cohen

danco
2006-01-03, 09:53
Further to my previous reply. First thing to try is this item on my
list. It needs less effort than the other points I raised, and I know
the default setting can cause problems that sound somewhat similar to
yours.

8. Just thought of another point.Open the web interface, and in
Server Settings, Network bump up the Radio Station Timeout - I use
120 seconds, which is probably much higher than needed, but I don't
think it can cause any harm.

--
Daniel Cohen

arrowfire
2006-01-03, 09:54
Thanks mherger & danco,

Im gonna look at all the items you both mentioned and try and get it to work this evening when I get home.

Cheers,

Ivan :)