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Oliver Cookson
2004-01-19, 07:37
Well for a true "multi-room" system music should be played in all rooms,
this includes my study. Again buying a 3rd slim device seems a bit
wasteful when the stream is being sent from the PC in the study.

This is not a derogatory comment to slim as I think there product is
fantastic but I feel it would be a fantastic software addition to the
squeezebox.

Thanks :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon BulkMail [mailto:junkmail (AT) ok-then (DOT) net]
Sent: 19 January 2004 14:24
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Listening to music locally at PC?


Maybe I'm missing the point.

But is there any need to have a software slim player / monitor on the
pc. I know personally the reason I purchased a slim was to have my mp3
where I didn't want a pc. And if at my computer i continue to use
winamp etc and play the same mp3 files over a network share from the
machine that have my music collection on it.

Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Cookson [mailto:OCookson (AT) 3t (DOT) co.uk]
Sent: 19 January 2004 14:10
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Listening to music locally at PC?


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