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Oliver Cookson
2004-01-19, 07:31
>>I think you're doing the 'slim guys' a dis-service here

Well that is the last thing I would want to do as they are generally
fantastic and have recommened them to many a person.

>>Nobody really expects you to buy a SB to sit next to your PC

Of course not - but surely the need to be able to "monitor" the output
to the slim devices from the server is not limited opinion. It does seem
a waste buying another squeezebox to monitor the output when the server
is producing the stream?



-----Original Message-----
From: peter (AT) bowyer (DOT) org [mailto:peter (AT) bowyer (DOT) org]
Sent: 19 January 2004 04:23
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Cc: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Listening to music locally at PC?


I think you're doing the 'slim guys' a dis-service here - what you're
talking about is a feature request - if you or someone else has logged
it in the Bugzilla system, it will get worked on either by someone
in-house or by one of the extended team of contributors...

Nobody really expects you to buy a SB to sit next to your PC - that was
a tongue-in-cheek suggesting by kdf (wasn't it???).

The most obvious route would be for someone to get Slimp3Slave working
on Windows. It appears to the server as a Slimp3 client, so it can be
synchronised to a hardware Slimp3/SB for monitoring, or can play its own
independent stream.

Peter

> I agree if it can be done on Linux surely it can be ported to windows
> with some tweaks. Surely its just a matter of duplicating the slimp3
> stream on localhost and re-routing to the line-out using some sort of
> timestamp as a reference to playing the music in parallel. I could
> have a look at the source and see hows it done with view to porting
> but I feel I might not be the best person as I have no experience in
> developing with audio under Win.
>
> Unfortunately I *think* the slim guys aren't really in a hurry to get
> a useable solution to this issue for Windows as it stops people from
> buying a 2nd squeezebox for a local monitor.
>
> I personally feel there is a **REAL** need to get a better-than-kludge

> solution to being able to monitor the stream from slimp3 server on
> windows.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Taylor [mailto:adam (AT) cc (DOT) gatech.edu]
> Sent: 19 January 2004 14:03
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Listening to music locally at PC?
>
>
>
>> 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, 09:19
On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 06:31, Oliver Cookson wrote:
> >>I think you're doing the 'slim guys' a dis-service here
>
> Well that is the last thing I would want to do as they are generally
> fantastic and have recommened them to many a person.
>
> >>Nobody really expects you to buy a SB to sit next to your PC
>
> Of course not - but surely the need to be able to "monitor" the output
> to the slim devices from the server is not limited opinion. It does seem
> a waste buying another squeezebox to monitor the output when the server
> is producing the stream?
....
You can't hear the stereo from your computer? Must have a pretty sizable
house :-)

Satellite speakers and a multi-channel amp are a wonderful thing.
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