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blah509
2007-01-31, 05:52
http://charlesv.livejournal.com/127966.html

Here is the abstract:

Netvibes + Slimserver Mashup = All Your MP3s Anywhere, In Any Browser
Recently, I've been using netvibes for my rss needs. It's a slick, fast interface with ajax tabs and all sorts of actually useful web 2.0 interface bits. One of the cooler things about netvibes is you can subscribe to podcasts on your netvibes page, and it will play them in a small flash (?) mp3 player at the top of the screen, no external application required.

For a long time, I've been using SlimServer to listen to my music library at work / wherever. It monitors my iTunes database (but can point to folders), and will transcode on the fly to a lower bitrate so that I can stream at a listenable quality on my residential cable connection. I've been using winamp to listen to the stream, but that was a little clunky, and I thought there must be a better way.

Looking on the netvibes ecosystem (a repository of rss feeds, podcasts, and custom netvibes mini-apps called modules), I couldn't find a SlimServer control/streaming module. So, I decided to hack together my own solution which, if I say so myself is pretty ding-dang neat.

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blah509
2007-01-31, 06:11
I have a question about this part:

^^^**** THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR SLIMSERVER INTERFACE OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN NETWORK. TO TEST: IF YOU CAN ACCESS HTTP://LOCALHOST:9000, BUT NOT HTTP://YOURPUBLICIP:9000, YOU MOST LIKELY ARE HAVING ROUTER AND/OR FIREWALL ISSUES.^^^****

As far as streaming the public ip part (HTTP://YOURPUBLICIP:9000), does anyone know how to set this properly in a router (linksys)?

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mherger
2007-01-31, 06:26
> As far as streaming the public ip part (HTTP://YOURPUBLICIP:9000), does
> anyone know how to set this properly in a router (linksys)?

You might want to read the following wiki article:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?ConnectingRemotely

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blah509
2007-01-31, 17:09
hmmmmmmm ...

Thanks

Robin Bowes
2007-01-31, 17:15
blah509 wrote:
> hmmmmmmm :(
>
> please don't bother to respond next time.

I'm sure he won't.

Please don't bother to ask any more questions.

R.

mherger
2007-02-01, 00:53
> please don't bother to respond next time.

Why, what was wrong with my answer?

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mherger
2007-02-01, 00:53
> I'm sure he won't.

Sorry, I did :-)


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Smiley Dan
2007-02-01, 02:01
I personally think new rich interfaces to slimserver are desperately needed. Like you I stream my music to work and I manage to do it despite of the hoops I jump through rather than because of it. The most tedious hoop of all is the web interface.

Trouble with this one is the whole netvibes thing. I've never even heard of it before and now I have to register for it? No thanks. Can't someone just write a FF plugin to do it? And no, I don't have the time, although I was considering an Eclipse plugin using the SoftSqueeze streaming code :D

Michael I've been trying your small app a little at home which seems fairly good. How's it working out remotely? It uses the telnet integration doesn't it?

mherger
2007-02-01, 02:10
> Michael I've been trying your small app a little at home which seems
> fairly good. How's it working out remotely? It uses the telnet
> integration doesn't it?

It's working surprisingly well. Don't tell anybody ;-): quite a few lines
I developed at work, connecting to my home server through a SSH tunnel.
The CLI is quite lean, with little data overhead to transport. As the
application doesn't get full lists of data, but only one or two screes in
one request, response is pretty quick.

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Smiley Dan
2007-02-01, 12:13
I noticed a couple of bugs around the synchronisation but I'm not sure how much it's come on now. Looks like good work... my feature request would be that it supports plugins, and TrackStat ratings in particular.

bernt
2007-12-06, 01:43
Netvibes worked fine with Slimserver but I think Songbird is a better option.

http://lindhe.sytes.net/bilder/songbird.JPG