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Larry Buss
2004-01-01, 12:51
Why shouldn't I be able to select a different source? If I have two
different music libraries stored on two different computers (each
computer running the SlimServer sftw) what is so unreasonable about
selecting a different source to stream to the player? Perhaps I should
have mentioned "not at the same time", but only one server feeding the
player at any one time. I understand multiple servers feeding the
player at the same time would get ugly.

You say to have "... one server access all the music that is on both
servers..." How would I do this if the libraries are on two different
computers and there are no common mount points or shares?

The SlimServer manual says this is possible by entering the URL (IP
address or hostname) of the other computer. When I do this I can bring
up the playlist of the second computer, but the player remains
allocated to the first computer. Even if there is no music being
streamed to it.

Thanks for your suggestions and help!

-LB



From: "Bruce Hartley" <Bruce (AT) Seahunt4pl (DOT) co.uk>
Date: January 1, 2004 5:54:05 AM EST
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Multiple servers accessing a single player
Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>


I very much doubt that you can.
How would that work?

Only one server at a time could be sending music to the player,
otherwise it
would be very messy.

Why would you want to do this?
Why can't one server access all the music that is on both servers?

Bruce Hartley
2004-01-01, 14:15
No reason why it shouldn't be possible, and I am glad to see you were
talking about one at a time.

Assuming that the player can access both PCs though, then presumably both
servers are on the same network, so the obvious response from me would be -
why not make shared or mount points that both can access.

Again, I realise I am going around your problem rather than solving it, but
I still don't see why you can't have all your music available on one server?

Rgds,

"Larry Buss" <labuss (AT) magothy (DOT) com> wrote in
message news:F24A2172-3C93-11D8-B246-0003938D54EE (AT) magothy (DOT) com...
> Why shouldn't I be able to select a different source? If I have two
> different music libraries stored on two different computers (each
> computer running the SlimServer sftw) what is so unreasonable about
> selecting a different source to stream to the player? Perhaps I should
> have mentioned "not at the same time", but only one server feeding the
> player at any one time. I understand multiple servers feeding the
> player at the same time would get ugly.
>
> You say to have "... one server access all the music that is on both
> servers..." How would I do this if the libraries are on two different
> computers and there are no common mount points or shares?
>
> The SlimServer manual says this is possible by entering the URL (IP
> address or hostname) of the other computer. When I do this I can bring
> up the playlist of the second computer, but the player remains
> allocated to the first computer. Even if there is no music being
> streamed to it.
>
> Thanks for your suggestions and help!
>
> -LB