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ifoster
2007-02-01, 07:52
I have my music library FLAC encoded on a Win2k PC and want to be able to access it remotely using an MP3 player like WinAmp or Windows Media Player.

I can remotely connect to SlimServer using a browser via port 9000, and I can see the MP3 player listed as a player device, however I can't hear anything. The player shows it is connected to SlimServer (http://hostIP:9000/stream.mp3) and even pauses to buffer before starting to play, but there's no sound.

I have installed LAME into the \Slimserver\server\bin directory and SlimServer reports LAME is installed correctly. I have tried various settings for bitrate limiting and audio quality with no success. I have tried two different players with the same results on each, and have tried accessing it from two different remote PCs.

If I had to guess I'd say the problem was either getting LAME to translate on the fly, or that the player needs another firewall port (in addition to 9000) open for the stream.

Anyone have any suggestions?