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James Willis
2004-01-14, 11:39
1: Sounds perfectly acceptable.
2: This is kind of a showstopper me. I can live without streaming WMA
but not being able to stream the majority of BBC radio content is a real
limiting factor for me.
3: Good.
4: That is not a big problem...
5a: I can live with this, but it's a shame.
5b: Good, because I tend to encode in AAC these days.
6: Again I can live with this...

Looks like I will have to wait and see how streaming real audio turns
out. Any official word from the company on getting this to work?

Thanks for the help,

James
-----Original Message-----
From: kdf [mailto:slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 11:50 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Simple Questions

Quoting James Willis <James.Willis (AT) stellent (DOT) com>:


> 1: and if so how long will it be between hitting the next track
> button and the next track starting to play...
less than 1 second. varies depending on network connection and server
speed.
>
> 2: Can I play the BBC Radio 1 live audio feed? Can I play the 'Listen
> Again' streams. They are both Real Audio. I have been following the
> recent Real Audio thread, but the answer still seems to be a little
> vague. Can somebody actually try it and say yes...
real audio does't work yet. its in the works. The vague answer is an
option,
but I'm sensing that it might be something you are not going to want to
attempt
just yet.
>
> 3: Can I play WMA files? Not that I really want to.
yes. you need to install ffmpeg, though.
>
> 4: Can I play WMA DRM files? Again I don't really want to.
no

> 5: Can I play Windows Media Streams e.g. the stream at capitalfm.com?
I think not quite yet, but I may be wrong. I haven't tried.

> 5: Can I play AAC files? I DO want to.
yes.

> 6: Can I play AAC DRM files, specifically purchased from iTunes? I do
> want to do this.
no


-kdf

kdf
2004-01-14, 12:01
Quoting James Willis <James.Willis (AT) stellent (DOT) com>:


> 2: This is kind of a showstopper me. I can live without streaming WMA
> but not being able to stream the majority of BBC radio content is a real
> limiting factor for me.

Look in the archives for the thread "Streaming Real Audio"
and you will find a solution for 2. Its a workaround, for now.

Someone was working on a plugin, but I haven't heard anything on its progress
for some time. Real Audios proprietary nature makes it difficult to get included
in an open source effort.

-kdf