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Paul Kelly
2004-01-04, 16:25
I have seen the earlier postings about trying to get MP2 streams working
with Squeezebox -- but the suggested firmware upgrade (04/01/04) hasn't
worked for me.

The SB works just fine for MP3 files already on my PC, across a wireless
connection.

Here's my set-up:

Win XP Home
D-Link DWL-1000AP access point with 40/64 bit WEP enabled
Slimserver 5.0.3
Squeezebox with firmware from nightly download 04 Jan
Psion Wavefinder DAB receiver
Dabbar software (v1.4 Dev 10)

I have followed the instructions supplied with SB to set-up the streaming
from Dabbar (playlist, etc) and when I select any of the stations I get
broken-up, juddery sound as described by others. I do get the DAB text
correctly transferred through to the SB display (nice!), but the audio is
unintelligible.

It seemingly makes no difference what the bitrate of the stream is, nor how
strong the wireless strength to the SB is.

The data from the Wavefinder via Dabbar is MP2 format (as transmitted from
the BBC, etc). The extension on the URLs in the playlist is .MP2. But
Slimserver and the Squeezebox appear to see these streams as MP3 files. I
have no translation software in the loop as far as I can tell!

I'd love to know if anyone else has got this combination of h/w and s/w
working satisfactorily!

Cheers,

Paul

dean
2004-01-04, 20:46
Tomorrow's (2003-01-05) nightly build will have a fix for MP2 playback
in it.

It will be available here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest

-dean

On Jan 4, 2004, at 3:25 PM, Paul Kelly wrote:

> I have seen the earlier postings about trying to get MP2 streams
> working
> with Squeezebox -- but the suggested firmware upgrade (04/01/04) hasn't
> worked for me.
>
> The SB works just fine for MP3 files already on my PC, across a
> wireless
> connection.
>
> Here's my set-up:
>
> Win XP Home
> D-Link DWL-1000AP access point with 40/64 bit WEP enabled
> Slimserver 5.0.3
> Squeezebox with firmware from nightly download 04 Jan
> Psion Wavefinder DAB receiver
> Dabbar software (v1.4 Dev 10)
>
> I have followed the instructions supplied with SB to set-up the
> streaming
> from Dabbar (playlist, etc) and when I select any of the stations I get
> broken-up, juddery sound as described by others. I do get the DAB text
> correctly transferred through to the SB display (nice!), but the audio
> is
> unintelligible.
>
> It seemingly makes no difference what the bitrate of the stream is,
> nor how
> strong the wireless strength to the SB is.
>
> The data from the Wavefinder via Dabbar is MP2 format (as transmitted
> from
> the BBC, etc). The extension on the URLs in the playlist is .MP2. But
> Slimserver and the Squeezebox appear to see these streams as MP3
> files. I
> have no translation software in the loop as far as I can tell!
>
> I'd love to know if anyone else has got this combination of h/w and s/w
> working satisfactorily!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Paul
> <winmail.dat>