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Bill Bonham
2006-03-27, 14:50
Hi,

I have installed mplayer and AlienBBC on my PowerBook G4 running Mac OS
Version 10.4.5

The test suggested for mplayer on the AlienBBC site works fine but I just
canıtget AlienBBC to work on Softsqueeze.

Alien BBC is listed as a plugin but if I select one of the BBC stations
Softsqueeze displays ŒConnectingı which flashes a few times and then I get

Now playing (1 of 1) 00:00
Radio 2 <musical note> ---------

with no sound.

Softsqueeze then hangs up and all I can do is quit it.

Any help or suggestions would be very welcome as I really want to buy a
couple of Squeezeboxes but am reluctant to spend £400 and find that I canıt
use them to listen to BBC radio.

Thanks.

bpa
2006-03-27, 15:19
There are two likely causes.
1. Wrong version of mplayer
2. Edit needed to Bin/mplayer.sh file to locate mplayer.

What version of mplayer did you install ?
Did you use the version for this OSX on this page http://www.x2systems.com/alienbbc/mplayer.html

The change that may be needed to mplayer.sh is as follows, change

app=mplayer

to

app=/usr/local/bin/mplayer.

Other Mac users have warned not to use textEdit to edit the file as it doesn't presever the line ending properly.

Patrick Dixon
2006-03-28, 00:35
I think you may also need to install Lame to get Softsqueeze to work with AlienBBC.

In Server Settings->File Types check that the rstp > mp3 box is checked.

danco
2006-03-28, 00:38
bpa's response almost certainly deals with the issues

In addition, you may want to increase the Radio Station Timeout (found in the web interface under Server Settings, Network). I find it takes at least ten seconds, maybe more, from the time I select an item to play until sound starts