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Paul
2004-01-10, 15:03
I am in the same situation. 5.0.1 build of server, WinXP on fast 2GHz
machine, wireless to Squeezebox)

Music library MP3s play well and sound great.
Streaming radio or NiceCast break up badly within a minute or so of
starting; yet local
iTunes can play the stream fine.

Very frustrating, I listen to internet radio and really wanted to use
NiceCast to play the BBC !

Please can Slim people acknowledge this problem ?

Thanks,

Paul Cracknell


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of John Shriver
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 8:01 PM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox and internet radio?

I posted something on this topic last weekend and get few responses, so
I thought I would try again. Hopefully I can get some ideas to work on
this weekend.

I have a new Squeezebox connected to a PC (XP on a 900 MHz Pentium
III with 256 MB RAM, ethernet connection to the box, running 5.0.3 Jan
5 build with firmware 6, and with the internet connection through a
cable modem). I have no problem connecting and playing MP3's.
However, all internet stations become intermittent after a few minutes.
I have no problem playing the same stations through Winamp or iTunes on
my computer speakers. The guys at slimdevices say that they are aware
of the problem and it is software, not hardware related, but they have
not been able to track down the problem yet.

I wonder how prevalent this problem is. Have people given up for now
trying to listen to internet radio using the Squeezebox, or is there
some way around the problem?

kdf
2004-01-10, 15:07
Quoting Paul <PaulCracknell (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

> Very frustrating, I listen to internet radio and really wanted to use
> NiceCast to play the BBC !
>
> Please can Slim people acknowledge this problem ?

They have. It is a known and registered bug, and its being worked on. Try a
nightly build and see if there is any improvement for you.
http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/

-kdf