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peter@bowyer.org
2004-01-18, 23:15
>
> The linux solution is just like any other software player -- the
> difference is that it's more scriptable. If you can find a command line
> controllable player for your OS that receives streaming mp3 data, it'll
> be able to do the same thing. An OS that expects people to be logged in
> and clicking graphical elements is more challenging to hack, but it's
> not impossible.

No, I think you've missed the point re Slimp3Slave. It's not a generic
stream player, it's a software implementation of the Slimp3 client
protocol - and can thus be synchronised with another player server-side by
the Slimserver.

Peter

Adam Taylor
2004-01-19, 07:03
> it does allow you to listen to the same music, in about the closest
> way possible.

> if you want syncronized play, that IS the solution. The only
> software option works in Linux only. As for the 'right' solution,
> what exactly did you have in mind? jsut becuase you have a pc and
> speakers doesn't make the music automatically get from slimserver
> to your speakers.
>
> The ONLY other solution is to run a splitter off the slimp3, one set
> going to the amplifier, and another set going to the line in of your
> soundcard. By claiming my suggestion (while, admittedly
> tongue-in-cheek) are bogus, suggests you are not aware of the
> capabilities (and limitations) of the SlimServer software.
> To use the server to listen to the same music, requires one of the
> above solutions. Of course, if anyone wants to write a cross
> platform client that can deliver audio to a pc souncard, I'll be
> plenty willing to suggest it to anyone who needs it.
>
> -kdf

It sounds as if a reasonable solution has been found for Linux. I'm
not sure exactly how it works, where it gets the info from, and why a
simliar such method won't work on a Windows box but if that could be
duplicated then I think everyone would be happy downloading a separate
client to do the actual push to the soundcard. What if the slimp3
server just updated an XML file of the current Now Playing info?

This is something I too have been interested in since I bought my
slimp3. My reasons for purchasing a slimp3 over other units on the
market are the same that forbid me from purchasing one to sit right
next to my PC/slimp3 server... It just doesn't make sense, it's not
the best solution. While I can envision having them fill my house this
particular situation/location just doesn't work for me.

Thoughts?

-Adam

Jack Coates
2004-01-19, 09:10
On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 06:03, Adam Taylor wrote:
....
>
> It sounds as if a reasonable solution has been found for Linux. I'm
> not sure exactly how it works, where it gets the info from, and why a
> simliar such method won't work on a Windows box but if that could be
> duplicated then I think everyone would be happy downloading a separate
> client to do the actual push to the soundcard. What if the slimp3
> server just updated an XML file of the current Now Playing info?
....

The linux solution is just like any other software player -- the
difference is that it's more scriptable. If you can find a command line
controllable player for your OS that receives streaming mp3 data, it'll
be able to do the same thing. An OS that expects people to be logged in
and clicking graphical elements is more challenging to hack, but it's
not impossible.
--
Jack at Monkeynoodle Dot Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
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