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peter
2006-11-30, 06:19
I use my bedroom SB3 as an alarm clock, which usually works pretty well.
I use a Dutch public radio wma stream to wake me up with the news. This
morning slimserver was unable to connect to the wma stream. The alarm
didn't go off and I was late.

This was actually the second time it happened. Of course I could use a
normal playlist with local files, but I happen to like being woken up by
the news.

My request would be for slimserver to play an alert tone (or some
backup-mp3) if the alarm clock tune/stream cannot be played for some reason.

Regards,
Peter

Smiffy
2006-11-30, 06:40
I've had the same happen to me. Luckily it was a weekend and I didn't miss work.

I get around the problem by creating a play list with the radio station first followed by a local song. That way when the radio fails to connect the play list continues and plays the local file. :-)

mherger
2006-11-30, 06:42
> My request would be for slimserver to play an alert tone (or some
> backup-mp3) if the alarm clock tune/stream cannot be played for some
> reason.

Create a playlist with the stream at the top position. This will hopefully
play the second song if the station isn't available.

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Michael

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peter
2006-11-30, 08:00
Smiffy wrote:
> I've had the same happen to me. Luckily it was a weekend and I didn't
> miss work.
>
> I get around the problem by creating a play list with the radio station
> first followed by a local song. That way when the radio fails to connect
> the play list continues and plays the local file. :-)
>
Thanks, Michael & Smiffy. That sounds like a good idea.

My boss will be pleased :)

Regards,
Peter

funkstar
2006-11-30, 17:06
this happened to me this morning. It was my own fault though, i scheduled a full re-scan at 01:00 and forgot it would dump the current playlist of my players. oh well, didn't miss anything at work anyway :)

vacaboca
2006-11-30, 17:11
using a playlist with a local file *first*, then the radio... that way you'd at least have a consistent wake-up... :)

Pale Blue Ego
2006-11-30, 18:53
I used a good microphone and recorded my wife yelling at me to get up. That's what I use as my alarm playlist.

tomjtx
2006-11-30, 22:06
I used a good microphone and recorded my wife yelling at me to get up. That's what I use as my alarm playlist.

AAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Using the SB to make marriage even harder?????????? :-)