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derwin
2006-08-11, 17:32
Hi,
I have been trying unsucessfully to connect to the slimserver stream through my PSP and was looking for some assistance.
I have done the following:


I setup the slimserver to post the following xml:

- <rss version="2.0">
- <channel>
<title>My Sony PSP Music Feed</title>
<link>http://192.168.1.109:9000/xml/</link>
<description>My Home Music Feed for the Sony PSP</description>
<language>en-US</language>
<lastBuildDate>Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:59:13 -1000</lastBuildDate>
- <item>
<title>stream.mp3</title>
<link>http://192.168.1.109:9000/xml/</link>
<pubDate>Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:59:13 -1000</pubDate>
<enclosure url="http://192.168.1.109:9000/stream.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" />
<description>Test to the stream</description>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

From the psp I point the RSS reader to : http://192.168.1.109:9000/xml/status.xml
It sucessfully adds the feed.

When I play the feed it looks like its going to work then gives me an error - The server does not support this feature.

Any idea why connecting to the slimserver stream (stream.mp3) is different than some other mp3 stream (namely the sony example?)

Any ideas for a work around?
Thanks
Doug

andyg
2006-08-11, 17:46
You can't just tune in directly to the audio stream?

derwin
2006-08-11, 17:53
no - unfortuntly, just pointing the psp browser to the stream starts a download that never ends. Sony has shown a couple of examples of streaming mp3s through RSS feeds but it seems that they must be linked to a n individual file?
thanks
D

newgas
2006-08-13, 19:54
I too have been trying to get the slimserver streaming to my PSP, but I have given up on the RSS method and gone the homebrew track.

I came across this pretty cool app PSPRadio:
http://dl.qj.net/PSPRadio-Pre-release-0.38.091-Installer-edition-PSP-Homebrew-Applications/pg/12/fid/6448/catid/189

Using this app I can create a playlist to my Slimserver and connect, I can then see the PSP as a Player on the Slimserver PC and set settings accordingly. I used LAME MP3 @128. When I select music and play the stream on the PSP it works, but it sounds like it is skipping / jumping.

Then I found this very detailed guide:
http://forums.qj.net/showthread.php?t=48862

Basically I followed the guide, but what I did different was use Winamp as my main player on the Slimserver PC, then used the PSP to tune into the Shoutcast Stream!! Seems complicated, but it worked perfectly!!!

So I've got this set up on the Slimserver PC:
Slimserver-> Winamp-> Oddcast Plugin-> Shoutcast Server-> [then to WIFI Router]-> PSPRadio on PSP

The beauty of the PSPRadio program, is that it has a Browser Plugin (Links2) which lets you control your Slimserver playlist while it is still streaming.

My preference would be to have the Slimserver played directly to PSPRadio (i.e. Slimerser -> PSPRadio), it seems it is possible. Is there a difference between the Shoutcast vs the Slimserver MP3 output stream?? It gets too complex for me from here. Anybody have any ideas??

Thanks.

merc4a2
2007-09-18, 21:38
All, I know this is an old thread, but I revisited this issue after giving up long ago and I found a very simple solution. Someone wrote a php script called ShoutPSP which basically rebuilds the URL to the stream.mp3 to trick the PSP in to thinking it's a huge static mp3 file. As the name implies, it was written to listen to Shoutcast stations on PSP.

It's only 2 files, the php script and an xml rss file.

The *catch* is you need a web server that can execute php.

Performance has been fine, the only drawback is you have to stop the music to go back to the remote control on the psp, and then go back again to the rss feed to listen to the music.

Ragg
2007-10-03, 14:09
All, I know this is an old thread, but I revisited this issue after giving up long ago and I found a very simple solution. Someone wrote a php script called ShoutPSP which basically rebuilds the URL to the stream.mp3 to trick the PSP in to thinking it's a huge static mp3 file. As the name implies, it was written to listen to Shoutcast stations on PSP.

It's only 2 files, the php script and an xml rss file.

The *catch* is you need a web server that can execute php.

Performance has been fine, the only drawback is you have to stop the music to go back to the remote control on the psp, and then go back again to the rss feed to listen to the music.

To all:
I have tried to make this ShoutPSP work but probably lack the knowledge. Could someone explain how to install, I have slimserver running on FreeNAS