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Lukas Hinsch
2004-01-17, 11:48
John,

I used the shoutcast plugin for winamp with slimserver a while ago so I
don't remember exactly how to set it up. But if I remember correctly, you
need to have both the winamp plugin and the shoutcast server running. Then
you should be able to connect to http://localhost:8000 or whatever the port
number is and play the stream. I don't know if there is an option in the
shoutcast server to limit the stream to a local client only to prevent
broadcasting to the world but you can block incoming connections on that
port with any decent (personal) firewall (software) to prevent that.

hope this helps,

lukas

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John Shriver
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 7:23 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How to configure shoutcast to
interfacewinamptoslimserver?


Karl,
Thanks for the idea. I tried to configure the shoutcast plugin in winamp to
connect to localhost:8000, but it would not connect. I set <localhost> to
the ip address of the ethernet card used to interface the squeezebox to. I
can see the input on the level meters of the configuration panel, so I know
I am getting input. But I cannot connect to the ethernet card or the
squeezebox. Any more ideas?
John
----- Original Message -----
From: Karl <mailto:slim (AT) addrison (DOT) co.uk>
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion' <mailto:discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:10 AM
Subject: [slim] How to configure shoutcast to
interfacewinamptoslimserver?

After a quick read I would guess the instruction in Slimserver would work
because shoutcast uses port 8000 as default
Try this but change the ip address to your server address change the title
if you want

PS have not tried this (let me know if it works)

[playlist]
numberofentries=1
File1=http://62.49.59.50:8000
Title1=Monkeyfunk
Length1=-1
Version=2


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Karl
Sent: 17 January 2004 17:02
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] How to configure shoutcast to
interfacewinamptoslimserver?

Not sure about that (what are you trying to listen to)
Can't slimserver do it


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John Shriver
Sent: 17 January 2004 16:54
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How to configure shoutcast to interface
winamptoslimserver?

This will work for stations currrently listed on the shoutcast web page. I
would like to use shoutcast to stream from winamp to the squeezebox.


----- Original Message -----
From: Karl <mailto:slim (AT) addrison (DOT) co.uk>
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion' <mailto:discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 10:42 AM
Subject: [slim] How to configure shoutcast to interface winamp
toslimserver?

In windows right click on the tune in button on shoutcast and save as ( save
in your music folder ) it will then come up when you browse

Works for me


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John Shriver
Sent: 17 January 2004 16:32
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How to configure shoutcast to interface winamp to
slimserver?

I would like to listen to radio stations such as the BBC on my stereo using
a squeezebox interfaced to a PC running XP. Following a recent discussion
here on this topic, I have installed the tara plugin in winamp, and that is
working fine. I have also installed the shoutcast plugin into winamp. I am
now stuck.

Could someone provide the details on how to configure the shoutcast plugin
to get it to stream its output into a playlist file to be read by the
squeezebox. An example of a playlist file would be great. Do I need to
install the shoutcast server and actually broadcast to the world? What do I
use for a url in the shoutcast output configuration?

Needless to say, this field is new to me, so detailed instructions would be
much appreciated. If there is a better way to do this with XP, I would also
appreciate hearing about it. Thanks in advance.

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John Shriver
2004-01-18, 13:21
I have finally been able to play Real Audio radio (e.g. the BBC) as well as Spinner (AOL Internet Radio)
through winamp to the Squeezebox and it sounds great! Much better than I had expected.
Much thanks to Lukas and Karl for helpful advice.

For those who do not do this sort of thing full time, I thought I would provide a summary of one way to accomplish this.
This is on a PC running XP with 5.0.3 and firmware 6.

(By the way, I use an ethernet connection to my squeezebox (with 100' of cable and 7' of crossover cable) to
eliminate any problems with signal strength. I may go wireless at some point, but for now I am
trying to reduce the number of unknowns.)



Download and install SpinAmp (with Tara plugin and Winamp)

http://www.musiclivesonline.com/software/Radio (AT) AOL (DOT) html



This will permit listening to Real Audio, Spinner (AOL internet radio), as well as other winamp channels.

You may want to associate all RA files with Winamp (I have never liked the commercial Real Audio

Player).



Test this with a text file such as:

#EXTINF:0,BBC Radio 3, BBC, Copyright:(C) British Broadcasting Corporation 2003

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ram/r3g2.rpm



Save this with a file name such as "bbc_radio".

Open it in winamp under the Playlist editor, double click the entry, and play.



Download the Shoutcast DSP plugin from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

under "be a d.j." and install.



Download Shoutcast server software from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

under "be a server" and install.



Edit the sc_serv file (with WordPad or similar text editing program - not WORD). I specify 1 user,

and changed the password.You also may want to change SrcIP and DestIP.

Leave default port as 8000.



Startup winamp. Type Ctl-P and look under Plugins - Input.

You should see the Tara Audio Video Plugin for Winamp listed.

Under Plugins - DSP/Effect you should see Nullsoft Shoutcast Source DSP listed.

Double click on this to set up the Shoutcast DSP plugin.

Select the input source under Input (Winamp recommended now).

Under output select Connection and under Address enter 'localhost' - not an ip address!

Set port to 8000, and under Password enter the password you entered in the sc_serv file above.

Adjust the encode rate under Encoder.



Click on Yellowpages on the SHOUTcast Source panel and set a name for your server.

The URL should be that of the computer connection to the Squeezebox.

Enable title updates. Do not make the server public since we are only serving the Squeezebox.



Startup the Shoutcast server by double clicking on the sc_serv icon.

A log window opens showing the activity on the server.

You should see successful opening of the source socket and client socket.



Create a playlist file as follows:



[playlist]

numberofentries=1

File1=http://<your ip address>:8000/

Title1=BBC

Length1=-1

Version=2



Save this file as something like Winamp_radio.pls



Go back to the SHOUTcast Source window and hit Connect.

You should see the status window indicate that a connection to the server has been established.

Start playing something on winamp, and check the input and output panels in the SHOUTcast Source window.

You should see activity.



Startup the Slim Server and select the above playlist file for input.

You should soon hear on your stereo whatever you are currently listening to on Winamp.



With the Tara and Spinner plugins this now includes RealAudio broadcasts as well as AOL Internet Radio.

When playing spinner, the artist information is available on the Squeezebox.



What a great product and sound. The Squeezebox is superb! Thanks guys.

Mark A. Aiken
2004-01-18, 19:09
I'm interested setting up Internet Radio through my SB but haven't gotten to this yet. One thing is not clear to me from your writeup: in order to start listening to, say, the BBC, or switch between Internet Radio channels, is it necessary to use the server PC, or is this possible from the SB with its remote?

Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: John Shriver
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 12:21 PM
Subject: [slim] Summary-How to use Real Audio, Spinner, Winamp, andShoutcast to Squeezebox


I have finally been able to play Real Audio radio (e.g. the BBC) as well as Spinner (AOL Internet Radio)
through winamp to the Squeezebox and it sounds great! Much better than I had expected.
Much thanks to Lukas and Karl for helpful advice.

For those who do not do this sort of thing full time, I thought I would provide a summary of one way to accomplish this.
This is on a PC running XP with 5.0.3 and firmware 6.

(By the way, I use an ethernet connection to my squeezebox (with 100' of cable and 7' of crossover cable) to
eliminate any problems with signal strength. I may go wireless at some point, but for now I am
trying to reduce the number of unknowns.)



Download and install SpinAmp (with Tara plugin and Winamp)

http://www.musiclivesonline.com/software/Radio (AT) AOL (DOT) html



This will permit listening to Real Audio, Spinner (AOL internet radio), as well as other winamp channels.

You may want to associate all RA files with Winamp (I have never liked the commercial Real Audio

Player).



Test this with a text file such as:

#EXTINF:0,BBC Radio 3, BBC, Copyright:(C) British Broadcasting Corporation 2003

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ram/r3g2.rpm



Save this with a file name such as "bbc_radio".

Open it in winamp under the Playlist editor, double click the entry, and play.



Download the Shoutcast DSP plugin from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

under "be a d.j." and install.



Download Shoutcast server software from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

under "be a server" and install.



Edit the sc_serv file (with WordPad or similar text editing program - not WORD). I specify 1 user,

and changed the password.You also may want to change SrcIP and DestIP.

Leave default port as 8000.



Startup winamp. Type Ctl-P and look under Plugins - Input.

You should see the Tara Audio Video Plugin for Winamp listed.

Under Plugins - DSP/Effect you should see Nullsoft Shoutcast Source DSP listed.

Double click on this to set up the Shoutcast DSP plugin.

Select the input source under Input (Winamp recommended now).

Under output select Connection and under Address enter 'localhost' - not an ip address!

Set port to 8000, and under Password enter the password you entered in the sc_serv file above.

Adjust the encode rate under Encoder.



Click on Yellowpages on the SHOUTcast Source panel and set a name for your server.

The URL should be that of the computer connection to the Squeezebox.

Enable title updates. Do not make the server public since we are only serving the Squeezebox.



Startup the Shoutcast server by double clicking on the sc_serv icon.

A log window opens showing the activity on the server.

You should see successful opening of the source socket and client socket.



Create a playlist file as follows:



[playlist]

numberofentries=1

File1=http://<your ip address>:8000/

Title1=BBC

Length1=-1

Version=2



Save this file as something like Winamp_radio.pls



Go back to the SHOUTcast Source window and hit Connect.

You should see the status window indicate that a connection to the server has been established.

Start playing something on winamp, and check the input and output panels in the SHOUTcast Source window.

You should see activity.



Startup the Slim Server and select the above playlist file for input.

You should soon hear on your stereo whatever you are currently listening to on Winamp.



With the Tara and Spinner plugins this now includes RealAudio broadcasts as well as AOL Internet Radio.

When playing spinner, the artist information is available on the Squeezebox.



What a great product and sound. The Squeezebox is superb! Thanks guys.









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John Shriver
2004-01-18, 21:09
Since RealAudio is not supported directly by Slim Devices, the only way I can see how to do this is to use winamp. Thus, I select the station I want to listen to with winamp on the PC. With the Shoutcast server configured to input the winamp output, and output this to a playlist file, one only has to select this playlist on the Slim Server. I have been running with winamp, SHOUTcast source, spinamp, and slim server windows open on my PC. It's not too inconvenient once you get used to it.

John
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark A. Aiken
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 8:09 PM
Subject: [slim] Summary-How to use Real Audio, Spinner, Winamp,andShoutcast to Squeezebox


I'm interested setting up Internet Radio through my SB but haven't gotten to this yet. One thing is not clear to me from your writeup: in order to start listening to, say, the BBC, or switch between Internet Radio channels, is it necessary to use the server PC, or is this possible from the SB with its remote?

Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: John Shriver
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 12:21 PM
Subject: [slim] Summary-How to use Real Audio, Spinner, Winamp, andShoutcast to Squeezebox


I have finally been able to play Real Audio radio (e.g. the BBC) as well as Spinner (AOL Internet Radio)
through winamp to the Squeezebox and it sounds great! Much better than I had expected.
Much thanks to Lukas and Karl for helpful advice.

For those who do not do this sort of thing full time, I thought I would provide a summary of one way to accomplish this.
This is on a PC running XP with 5.0.3 and firmware 6.

(By the way, I use an ethernet connection to my squeezebox (with 100' of cable and 7' of crossover cable) to
eliminate any problems with signal strength. I may go wireless at some point, but for now I am
trying to reduce the number of unknowns.)



Download and install SpinAmp (with Tara plugin and Winamp)

http://www.musiclivesonline.com/software/Radio (AT) AOL (DOT) html



This will permit listening to Real Audio, Spinner (AOL internet radio), as well as other winamp channels.

You may want to associate all RA files with Winamp (I have never liked the commercial Real Audio

Player).



Test this with a text file such as:

#EXTINF:0,BBC Radio 3, BBC, Copyright:(C) British Broadcasting Corporation 2003

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ram/r3g2.rpm



Save this with a file name such as "bbc_radio".

Open it in winamp under the Playlist editor, double click the entry, and play.



Download the Shoutcast DSP plugin from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

under "be a d.j." and install.



Download Shoutcast server software from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/download/

under "be a server" and install.



Edit the sc_serv file (with WordPad or similar text editing program - not WORD). I specify 1 user,

and changed the password.You also may want to change SrcIP and DestIP.

Leave default port as 8000.



Startup winamp. Type Ctl-P and look under Plugins - Input.

You should see the Tara Audio Video Plugin for Winamp listed.

Under Plugins - DSP/Effect you should see Nullsoft Shoutcast Source DSP listed.

Double click on this to set up the Shoutcast DSP plugin.

Select the input source under Input (Winamp recommended now).

Under output select Connection and under Address enter 'localhost' - not an ip address!

Set port to 8000, and under Password enter the password you entered in the sc_serv file above.

Adjust the encode rate under Encoder.



Click on Yellowpages on the SHOUTcast Source panel and set a name for your server.

The URL should be that of the computer connection to the Squeezebox.

Enable title updates. Do not make the server public since we are only serving the Squeezebox.



Startup the Shoutcast server by double clicking on the sc_serv icon.

A log window opens showing the activity on the server.

You should see successful opening of the source socket and client socket.



Create a playlist file as follows:



[playlist]

numberofentries=1

File1=http://<your ip address>:8000/

Title1=BBC

Length1=-1

Version=2



Save this file as something like Winamp_radio.pls



Go back to the SHOUTcast Source window and hit Connect.

You should see the status window indicate that a connection to the server has been established.

Start playing something on winamp, and check the input and output panels in the SHOUTcast Source window.

You should see activity.



Startup the Slim Server and select the above playlist file for input.

You should soon hear on your stereo whatever you are currently listening to on Winamp.



With the Tara and Spinner plugins this now includes RealAudio broadcasts as well as AOL Internet Radio.

When playing spinner, the artist information is available on the Squeezebox.



What a great product and sound. The Squeezebox is superb! Thanks guys.









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