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fairyliquidizer
2006-02-01, 09:01
Hi!

I've just ordered the Squeezebox 3. I have hesitated on this move for a while as I wanted:

1. UPNP support so that I can run an Appliance as a server rather than my beast of a PC

2. iTunes or similar client for real time manipulation of playlists (the web interface lacks drag and drop and the iTunes integration has a "batch processing feel" to it).

3. The ability to stream DRM files from the web music providers.

So why did I buy:

1. Based on pictures on the web the display looks superior on the Squeezebox

2. I couldn't try a soft client version of the Soundbridge. I think the software squeezebox client is an excellent selling tool. Customers can "get a feel" for how the product works. A SB3 makeover to the skin may make it a more powerful selling tool.

3. FLAC support (native Apple Lossless would be lovely)

4. 802.11g NOT b. The Soundbridge appears to be B. I'm not running B traffic on my network especially for streaming.

5. Radio without server support.

Just thought someone somewhere may want to know.

Cheers,
Fairy

stinkingpig
2006-02-01, 16:35
fairyliquidizer wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I've just ordered the Squeezebox 3. I have hesitated on this move for
> a while as I wanted:
>
> 1. UPNP support so that I can run an Appliance as a server rather than
> my beast of a PC
>
>
You can run an appliance as a server now without uPNP, though
performance is a bit suspect with large libraries. uPNP is yet another
solution in search of a problem.

> 2. iTunes or similar client for real time manipulation of playlists
> (the web interface lacks drag and drop and the iTunes integration has a
> "batch processing feel" to it).
>
Try the ExBrowse3 skin for drag and drop capability.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

fairyliquidizer
2006-02-01, 17:03
thank you very much for a very informative reply!

seanadams
2006-02-01, 17:03
Good choice!

You will also enjoy the superior sound quality, faster UI, larger feature set, better support for large music libraries, and more interesting user community compared to tubular alternatives.

fairyliquidizer
2006-02-01, 17:14
Thanks Sean :-D This is all very friendly tonight :)




You can run an appliance as a server now without uPNP, though
performance is a bit suspect with large libraries. uPNP is yet another
solution in search of a problem.


Is this done by running a version of Slimserver on a NAS device?

stinkingpig
2006-02-01, 18:06
fairyliquidizer wrote:
> Thanks Sean :-D This is all very friendly tonight :)
>
> stinkingpig Wrote:
>
>> You can run an appliance as a server now without uPNP, though
>> performance is a bit suspect with large libraries. uPNP is yet another
>> solution in search of a problem.
>>
>>
>
> Is this done by running a version of Slimserver on a NAS device?
>

Yes. The design of Squeezebox is that there must be a Slimserver around
-- Squeezenetwork is basically a Slimserver in the sky. If your
Slimserver is running on a big desktop computer, an antique laptop in
the closet, or a ReadyNAS in the basement, the only difference should be
performance and storage space.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

fairyliquidizer
2006-02-02, 10:40
thank you. I'm making a lot of progress with the setup :)