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Simon Turner
2004-01-08, 07:53
I have installed the latest nightly build executable I could find (05 Jan
2004) over the top of my existing installation. SlimServer now reports
version 5.0.3.

I have downloaded
http://search.cpan.org/src/SBURKE/HTML-Tree-3.18/lib/HTML/Tree.pm
to
C:\Audio\SlimServer\server\Plugins\HTML
and
http://search.cpan.org/src/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.76/lib/LWP/Simple.pm
C:\Audio\SlimServer\server\Plugins\LWP

The StreamCast plugin box is checked in the Server (Squeezebox Home / Server
Settings / Plugins).

When I look at my Squeezebox settings it say that the Shoutcast Plugin is
DISABLED. NO VERSION.

If it matters... I have customized my Home Menu and added Plugins to it.
When I look at Plugins on the Squeezebox, ShoutCast does not appear (but i
did have fun playing Tetris and Shooter.. wtf?).

Can anyone help?

I have read all the plugins list posts i can and must say I agree with Mr
"Editor of a Mac Magazine". It'd be great if plugin installation was a lot
simpler and straight forward (for the less technical mac and Win32 users),
especially considering that the plugins are one of the main things that
makes the Squeezebox so much better than it's rivals (it's a usp as we say
in the business).. it's got to make sense! :-)

Simon Turner
Brighton UK


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
Sent: 08 January 2004 11:47
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How to get Shoutcast plugin to work on on Win32?


Quoting Simon Turner <simon (AT) brighton (DOT) co.uk>:

> OK Thanks. I'll give it a shot. By "recent changes to the server code" do
> you mean i should download a nightly build (if there is a Windows version,
> I'm new to nightly builds) or is vs 5.0.1 OK?

definately a nightly build.


>
> I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that Slimserver is a really
> cool device that does the job very well indeed(and it great fun even if
you
> are not a perl and unix bod). The open source part gives it so much more
> spice, interest and possibilities too.
> I'm really looking forward to someone working out how (one way or
another!)
> to get the Real Audio streams from the UK Radio 4 web site
> (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4) to work through it.

its tricky legal space, but there is bound to be some way or another.
earlier
versions of the server had one option (Alienstreams) for windows only. It
was
broken by server changes. I'm sure it will be working with the current
slimserver eventually.

-kdf

kdf
2004-01-08, 12:33
Quoting Simon Turner <simon (AT) brighton (DOT) co.uk>:

> I have installed the latest nightly build executable I could find (05 Jan
> 2004) over the top of my existing installation. SlimServer now reports
> version 5.0.3.
>
> I have downloaded
> http://search.cpan.org/src/SBURKE/HTML-Tree-3.18/lib/HTML/Tree.pm
> to
> C:\Audio\SlimServer\server\Plugins\HTML
> and
> http://search.cpan.org/src/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.76/lib/LWP/Simple.pm
> C:\Audio\SlimServer\server\Plugins\LWP
>
> The StreamCast plugin box is checked in the Server (Squeezebox Home / Server
> Settings / Plugins).
>
> When I look at my Squeezebox settings it say that the Shoutcast Plugin is
> DISABLED. NO VERSION.
>
> If it matters... I have customized my Home Menu and added Plugins to it.
> When I look at Plugins on the Squeezebox, ShoutCast does not appear (but i
> did have fun playing Tetris and Shooter.. wtf?).
>
> Can anyone help?

what would help would be access to the d_plugin debug information during
startup. I dont know of a way to do that in windows, however.

try adding HTML\Treebuilder.pm
hwoever, each module you add, may have its own requirements for modules as well.
The debug output is an easy way to spot which ones you need.

>
> I have read all the plugins list posts i can and must say I agree with Mr
> "Editor of a Mac Magazine". It'd be great if plugin installation was a lot
> simpler and straight forward

agreed. However, speaking as a plugin developer, there really isnt much
motivation to go through all the pain of making it simple for Windows when I'm
using linux. In several cases, the extra modules are already present when the
OS is installed, so its simple. I use windows all the time for regular use, but
I find running the server on it to be painful in comparison, and I just dont
have enough time to be testing my plugins on that system too when I have no
intention of ever using it myself.

Dean recently made this process much easier, so I would think if I create any
NEW plugins, I probably would create it with all OS's in mind.

-kdf