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2006-02-09, 08:16
Has anyone tried this yet with their Squeezebox. Seems like you can
control your Squeezebox with it.

EW

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-09, 08:57
I gotta wonder - what's with the Songbird logo
bird farting? :-D

It seems to be referencing something specific. It
appears everywhere the logo appears.

Examples:

http://69.90.210.150/themes//gespaa_customized/extn_birdmeditating.png

http://69.90.210.150/themes/gespaa_customized/dev_masthead.png

In that last image, they even have a specification
list pointing to the gas plume. :-)

Regarding SlimServer/Squeezebox support, I tried
the program out briefly yesterday and apart from a
link to Slim's website, I didn't see anything
specific.

Mind you, the program doesn't do anything I can't
already do. Although it looks very slick already,
I uninstalled it.

I like the fact that it's open-source, based on
Firefox, and free. I'll keep an eye on it and
when it can do something
SlimServer/foobar2000/Firefox can't, I'll install
it again.

Emile_Weekes (AT) Dell (DOT) com wrote:
> Has anyone tried this yet with their Squeezebox.
Seems like you can
> control your Squeezebox with it.
>
> EW
>

notanatheist
2006-02-09, 20:13
Only thing is you're still buying compressed music and whatever they decide to encode at. At least it supports various stores and should make it's way to linux. Does anybody sell raw wav files?

radish
2006-02-10, 08:43
Beatport do, if it suits your music style.

Christian Pernegger
2006-02-10, 08:59
Did anyone get what Songbird is good for?

The interface is 100% ripped off from iTunes. There's nothing wrong
with FOSS apps loosely modelled on commercial ones, but iTunes in
black is a bit much. Their graphics designer is good, but a bit of
originality would have been fine.

I pointed it to my archive of flacs and got something like no music found.

The items on the left just open regular web sites in an integrated
firefox. The squeezebox one just links to the SD homepage when I
thought it would allow me to control the sb. About the only thing a
bit integrated is Amazon, and that can't do anything I can't do via
the web site. (Search across multiple Amazons, filter third-party
offers, sort by availibility, ...)

I realize it's a proff-of-concept, but what's the concept?

C.

stinkingpig
2006-02-10, 10:14
> Did anyone get what Songbird is good for?
>
> The interface is 100% ripped off from iTunes.

really? ewww. Scratch that off the "to try someday" list....

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Mark Lanctot
2006-02-10, 12:20
Thank goodness someone else said it. That's
exactly what I was thinking when I tried it...

"What does it do that I can't do already?"

They're describing it as a "revolution". File
playback, playlist creation? WinAmp, May 1997.
Graphic web browser? NCSA Mosaic, April 1993.
And organizing music by artist-album-title can be
done by dozens of programs - try MPEG Audio
Collection, http://mac.sourceforge.net for one.
Obviously SlimServer itself does this too.

It's not surprising that it misses FLAC files in
this preview version. I'm sure these and other
formats will be supported eventually.

It looks really slick already and I like the fact
that it's open-source and built on Firefox.

But for now it's looking like it fills a need that
doesn't really exist.

I'll keep my eye on it, but until it does
something nothing else can I don't really have a
need for it.

My file playback needs are met by foobar2000, I
have no need to organize my music collection
(Mp3tag handles any filename/tagging issues) and I
already have a web browser.

Christian Pernegger wrote:
> Did anyone get what Songbird is good for?
>
> The interface is 100% ripped off from iTunes.
There's nothing wrong
> with FOSS apps loosely modelled on commercial ones,
but iTunes in
> black is a bit much. Their graphics designer is
good, but a bit of
> originality would have been fine.
>
> I pointed it to my archive of flacs and got
something like no music found.
>
> The items on the left just open regular web sites in
an integrated
> firefox. The squeezebox one just links to the SD
homepage when I
> thought it would allow me to control the sb. About
the only thing a
> bit integrated is Amazon, and that can't do anything
I can't do via
> the web site. (Search across multiple Amazons,
filter third-party
> offers, sort by availibility, ...)
>
> I realize it's a proff-of-concept, but what's the
concept?
>
> C.

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blah509
2006-02-10, 15:27
it's funny but i can recall people saying that about Firefox too (shrug)

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