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Oliver Cookson
2004-01-12, 12:42
Ohh so I could in theory shoutcast server could create a local MP3 stream which SqueezeBox can read?

If thats possible it sounds fantastic. Has anyone had any experience doing this?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Rennie [mailto:jon (AT) jonrennie (DOT) com]
Sent: Mon 12/01/2004 19:30
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Cc:
Subject: Re: [slim] Push other sound source to SqueezeBox (WiFi)?



On Monday 12 January 2004 17:51, Oliver Cookson wrote:
> Firstly I will say "Hi" as I am new here and I'm in the realms looking
> to buy the new SqueezeBox (WiFi) for home use. I have a question which I
> can't find the answer for anywhere on the site so I thought I would post
> here. The scenario is:
>
> I have a pair of turntables in my spare room which are connected to a
> mixer and in turn the mixer is connected directly to a the line in on my
> PC (WinXP Pro). This is the same PC I am looking to run slim on.
>
> Is there any possible way I can re-route the Line In signal from my
> soundcard to the SqueezeBox device(s)?
>
> This would be fantastic as music being played from the turntables could
> be re-routed to the SqueezeBox device(s) so the music is played
> throughout my house.
>
> Any thoughts on this would be great?
>
> Thanks
>
> Oliver Cookson

The shoutcast server ( http://www.shoutcast.com ) would do this for you. It
runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and Solaris,
is free, and will produce an 'Internet Radio' style mp3 stream from your
soundcard. Whilst the Shoutcast server was designed for Winamp and similar
software players to connect to, the (fantastic) Slimp3 and (even more
fantastic :-) Squeezebox can play Shoutcast mp3 streams.

Hope this helps

Jon Rennie

Wayne Mery
2004-01-12, 13:05
Oliver Cookson wrote:

> Ohh so I could in theory shoutcast server could create a local MP3 stream which SqueezeBox can read?
>
> If thats possible it sounds fantastic. Has anyone had any experience doing this?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Rennie [mailto:jon (AT) jonrennie (DOT) com]
> Sent: Mon 12/01/2004 19:30
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Cc:
> Subject: [slim] Push other sound source to SqueezeBox (WiFi)?
>
>
>
> On Monday 12 January 2004 17:51, Oliver Cookson wrote:
> > Firstly I will say "Hi" as I am new here and I'm in the realms looking
> > to buy the new SqueezeBox (WiFi) for home use. I have a question which I
> > can't find the answer for anywhere on the site so I thought I would post
> > here. The scenario is:
> >
> > I have a pair of turntables in my spare room which are connected to a
> > mixer and in turn the mixer is connected directly to a the line in on my
> > PC (WinXP Pro). This is the same PC I am looking to run slim on.
> >
> > Is there any possible way I can re-route the Line In signal from my
> > soundcard to the SqueezeBox device(s)?
> >
> > This would be fantastic as music being played from the turntables could
> > be re-routed to the SqueezeBox device(s) so the music is played
> > throughout my house.
> >
> > Any thoughts on this would be great?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Oliver Cookson
>
> The shoutcast server ( http://www.shoutcast.com ) would do this for you. It
> runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and Solaris,
> is free, and will produce an 'Internet Radio' style mp3 stream from your
> soundcard. Whilst the Shoutcast server was designed for Winamp and similar
> software players to connect to, the (fantastic) Slimp3 and (even more
> fantastic :-) Squeezebox can play Shoutcast mp3 streams.

Someone else wrote 12/25 under the subject "Real Audio" ... "I use a
program called simplecast in union with icecast. Simple cast will
rebroadcast anything playing across the servers soundcard to icecast in
mp3 format. This can then be received as a stream by your
slimp/squeezebox."

I personally haven't gotten it working, but I installed them and it
doesn't look difficult.

Jon, any idea how this would compare with your shoutcast solution?

Wayne

Jon Rennie
2004-01-12, 13:54
On Monday 12 January 2004 20:05, Wayne Mery wrote:
> Oliver Cookson wrote:
> > Ohh so I could in theory shoutcast server could create a local MP3 stream
> > which SqueezeBox can read?
> >
> > If thats possible it sounds fantastic. Has anyone had any experience
> > doing this?

Yes. It works :-)

I use the Linux version of Shoutcast and their DSP plugins, but the Windows
version looks equally easy to use. Only downside is that you need to have
Winamp running to select the soundcard input source and stream, but hohum.

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jon Rennie [mailto:jon (AT) jonrennie (DOT) com]
> > Sent: Mon 12/01/2004 19:30
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Cc:
> > Subject: [slim] Push other sound source to SqueezeBox (WiFi)?
> >
> > On Monday 12 January 2004 17:51, Oliver Cookson wrote:
> > > Firstly I will say "Hi" as I am new here and I'm in the realms looking
> > > to buy the new SqueezeBox (WiFi) for home use. I have a question which
> > > I can't find the answer for anywhere on the site so I thought I would
> > > post here. The scenario is:
> > >
> > > I have a pair of turntables in my spare room which are connected to a
> > > mixer and in turn the mixer is connected directly to a the line in on
> > > my PC (WinXP Pro). This is the same PC I am looking to run slim on.
> > >
> > > Is there any possible way I can re-route the Line In signal from my
> > > soundcard to the SqueezeBox device(s)?
> > >
> > > This would be fantastic as music being played from the turntables
> > > could be re-routed to the SqueezeBox device(s) so the music is played
> > > throughout my house.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts on this would be great?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Oliver Cookson
> >
> > The shoutcast server ( http://www.shoutcast.com ) would do this for you.
> > It runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and
> > Solaris, is free, and will produce an 'Internet Radio' style mp3 stream
> > from your soundcard. Whilst the Shoutcast server was designed for Winamp
> > and similar software players to connect to, the (fantastic) Slimp3 and
> > (even more fantastic :-) Squeezebox can play Shoutcast mp3 streams.
>
> Someone else wrote 12/25 under the subject "Real Audio" ... "I use a
> program called simplecast in union with icecast. Simple cast will
> rebroadcast anything playing across the servers soundcard to icecast in
> mp3 format. This can then be received as a stream by your
> slimp/squeezebox."
>
> I personally haven't gotten it working, but I installed them and it
> doesn't look difficult.
>
> Jon, any idea how this would compare with your shoutcast solution?

I'd use icecast by preference on a NIX box, but Oliver wanted something that
would run on Windows.

The simplecast plugin looks like it would handle the RealAudio re-encode and
re-cast, which is one better than the winamp + shoutcast method, but is not
free.

There's a winamp plugin to enable RealAudio playback - see http://
www.musiclivesonline.com/software/watara.html . You must have a real
RealPlayer installed (deliberate repetition :-) but this might be a suitable
Real stream solution for Windows users, subject to limitations of (again)
having to have Winamp running, and not being able to switch between different
Real atreams without mouse clicking Winamp on the Windows box.

Jon