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Tony Hehr
2004-01-10, 15:16
I would like to request that (if possible) future versions of slim server support simple tag editing. I control my squeezebox mostly through the web browser interface. As I'm browsing through my music collection, I often come across mistakes in the tags and would like to be able to fix a mistake when I see it. I realize there are dozens of third party tag editors, but I'd rather not have to run off to my server room to fix type-o's and spelling mistakes in tags. This isn't a major problem for me, but simple tag editing would be a very nice feature to have.

Overall I'm very happy with my new squeezebox. The only thing that hasn't worked well for me is internet radio streaming, which isn't something I use often anyway. Lower bit rate streams seem to work, but anything 128 or more stutters like crazy.

kdf
2004-01-10, 15:25
Quoting Tony Hehr <hehr (AT) usinternet (DOT) com>:

> I would like to request that (if possible) future versions of slim server
> support simple tag editing. I control my squeezebox mostly through the web
> browser interface. As I'm browsing through my music collection, I often come
> across mistakes in the tags and would like to be able to fix a mistake when I
> see it. I realize there are dozens of third party tag editors, but I'd
> rather not have to run off to my server room to fix type-o's and spelling
> mistakes in tags. This isn't a major problem for me, but simple tag editing
> would be a very nice feature to have.

Convenient yes, but there is a great resistance to letting the slimserver
sofware have access to write to the filesystem for any files other then the
config files and playlists it creates.

one option you can use, is the 'zap' feature. Press and hold REC/ADD on the
remote and the currnet song gets removed from the current playlist, and saved to
zapped.m3u. You can go back later and review the list of files that need work.

-kdf

Tony Hehr
2004-01-10, 15:33
Thank You, I will try that.

----- Original Message -----
From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 4:25 PM
Subject: [slim] humble software request


> Quoting Tony Hehr <hehr (AT) usinternet (DOT) com>:
>
> > I would like to request that (if possible) future versions of slim
server
> > support simple tag editing. I control my squeezebox mostly through the
web
> > browser interface. As I'm browsing through my music collection, I often
come
> > across mistakes in the tags and would like to be able to fix a mistake
when I
> > see it. I realize there are dozens of third party tag editors, but I'd
> > rather not have to run off to my server room to fix type-o's and
spelling
> > mistakes in tags. This isn't a major problem for me, but simple tag
editing
> > would be a very nice feature to have.
>
> Convenient yes, but there is a great resistance to letting the slimserver
> sofware have access to write to the filesystem for any files other then
the
> config files and playlists it creates.
>
> one option you can use, is the 'zap' feature. Press and hold REC/ADD on
the
> remote and the currnet song gets removed from the current playlist, and
saved to
> zapped.m3u. You can go back later and review the list of files that need
work.
>
> -kdf
>

eric humbert
2004-01-11, 08:47
Does anyone have an idea of how to do this:

> take the audio output of your iBook and stream it as WAV via http

thanx

Kevin Pearsall wrote:

> Eric,
>
> You can stream PCM (uncompressed WAV/AIFF) and MP3 formatted audio to
> the Squeezebox... That's what it supports in hardware.
>
> I'm not exactly sure how to do what you're asking, though. If you
> could perhaps find a program that will take the audio output of your
> iBook and stream it as WAV via http, this may work, but it's something
> we've never tried.
>
> You've got a very interesting idea, but it's not exactly what we
> designed the Squeezebox and Slim Server for. It can probably be done,
> but may require a bit of hacking.
>
> Regards,
> Kevin P.
>
>
>>> Hello,
>>> Your product seems great!
>>> But there's something i didn't understand:
>>> Is it possible to stream ANY sound to the squeezebox, whithout mp3
>>> conversion? In fact i just want to use the squeezebox to transform
>>> my
>>> monitoring amplified speakers into wireless speakers that would play
>>> any sound coming out of my ibook, like the sound of a movie, or of a
>>> VST instrument playing in cubase...
>>> I've read there's something with NiceCast but i don't want to convert
>>> the stream in mp3 (CPU intensive). As slimserver and the squeeze box
>>> seem to be able to manage uncompressed audio (as the audio coming out
>>> of my mac) i guess it's possible to stream the main uncompressed
>>> audio
>>> output directly to the squeezebox, isn't it?
>>> thank you for your help
>>> PS: i have an airport extreme base.
>

dean
2004-01-11, 11:13
Check out NiceCast from Rogue Amoeba:

http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/


On Jan 11, 2004, at 7:47 AM, eric humbert wrote:

> Does anyone have an idea of how to do this:
>
>> take the audio output of your iBook and stream it as WAV via http
>
> thanx
>
> Kevin Pearsall wrote:
>
>> Eric,
>>
>> You can stream PCM (uncompressed WAV/AIFF) and MP3 formatted audio to
>> the Squeezebox... That's what it supports in hardware.
>>
>> I'm not exactly sure how to do what you're asking, though. If you
>> could perhaps find a program that will take the audio output of your
>> iBook and stream it as WAV via http, this may work, but it's
>> something we've never tried.
>>
>> You've got a very interesting idea, but it's not exactly what we
>> designed the Squeezebox and Slim Server for. It can probably be
>> done, but may require a bit of hacking.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Kevin P.
>>
>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Your product seems great!
>>>> But there's something i didn't understand:
>>>> Is it possible to stream ANY sound to the squeezebox, whithout mp3
>>>> conversion? In fact i just want to use the squeezebox to transform
>>>> my
>>>> monitoring amplified speakers into wireless speakers that would play
>>>> any sound coming out of my ibook, like the sound of a movie, or of a
>>>> VST instrument playing in cubase...
>>>> I've read there's something with NiceCast but i don't want to
>>>> convert
>>>> the stream in mp3 (CPU intensive). As slimserver and the squeeze box
>>>> seem to be able to manage uncompressed audio (as the audio coming
>>>> out
>>>> of my mac) i guess it's possible to stream the main uncompressed
>>>> audio
>>>> output directly to the squeezebox, isn't it?
>>>> thank you for your help
>>>> PS: i have an airport extreme base.
>>
>
>