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mapatton
2007-06-23, 15:56
Curious, I understand that a computer connected to the wi-fi network that Slimserver is broadcasting on pick up the transmission and play it. Question, how does the media player recoginize it?

Mark Lanctot
2007-06-23, 18:14
Just point the media player to http://<SlimServer IP address>:9000/stream.mp3

But SoftSqueeze works better.

mapatton
2007-06-23, 18:46
So install SoftSqueeze on the client and simply identify the URL?

And if what I am streaming isn't mp3?

Its flac.

Mark Lanctot
2007-06-23, 21:31
So install SoftSqueeze on the client and simply identify the URL?

The server IP address.


And if what I am streaming isn't mp3?

Its flac.

SlimServer will transcode to MP3 if you have LAME installed, see Player Settings - Audio - Bitrate limiting. Also set FLAC -> MP3 in Server Settings - File Types.

SoftSqueeze doesn't automatically need transcoding, it'll stream in any format a hardware Squeezebox will support.