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Derek Erb
2004-01-20, 00:41
I don't know if this is covered in the "Listening to music locally at PC?"
thread. It is extremely difficult to read threads with this system of
communication. Is there not some way this could be in a newsgroup or a
forum or an eGroup or something more manageable?

However I digress and that is not the subject of this question...

Is there some way to listen to the music which is stored on my SlimServer on
a PC connected to the network?

I have about 8,000 songs stored on my SlimServer PC and I would like to be
able to listen to those same songs on my laptop without necessarily plugging
in to a nearby stereo. Is there some way?

This is perhaps related, and hopefully not the same thing, but is there some
way to treat a computer on the network as a SlimPlayer?


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kdf
2004-01-20, 01:26
Quoting Derek Erb <business (AT) erb (DOT) com>:
>
> However I digress and that is not the subject of this question...
>
> Is there some way to listen to the music which is stored on my SlimServer on
> a PC connected to the network?

Open Winamp or Windows Media Player, open a URL and endter:
http://slimserverIP:9000/stream.mp3

where slimserverIP is the IP address of the PC that is running the slimserver
software. This will give you a software client accessible fromteh slimserver
webUI. This cannot be synchronized with other hardware players, but you will get
all the same playability that you get with slimserver, including access to your
playlists.

-kdf

mherger
2004-01-20, 01:31
> I don't know if this is covered in the "Listening to music locally at
> PC?"
> thread. It is extremely difficult to read threads with this system of
> communication. Is there not some way this could be in a newsgroup or a
> forum or an eGroup or something more manageable?

As you guess correctly, it is covered in exactly that thread. And the link
to the archive of this list is in every message's footer.

> Is there some way to listen to the music which is stored on my
> SlimServer on
> a PC connected to the network?

And as it is not only covered in the thread mentioned, you can find the
answer in the FAQ, too:
http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#advanced-streamout

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Christopher Rowe
2004-01-20, 12:36
On 19 Jan 2004, at 23:41, Derek Erb wrote:

> Is there some way to listen to the music which is stored on my
> SlimServer on
> a PC connected to the network?
>
> I have about 8,000 songs stored on my SlimServer PC and I would like
> to be
> able to listen to those same songs on my laptop without necessarily
> plugging
> in to a nearby stereo. Is there some way?

If you don't want to sync with the Squeezebox (which doesn't seem
possible at the moment), try this: run iTunes on the Slimserver PC,
with iTunes sharing turned on, and also on your laptop, and you can
access the server PC's music library without having to set up playlists
in the Slimserver web interface. This is totally independent of
Slimserver, but you get the added benefit of having your iTunes
playlists show up on the Squeezebox.

From Apple's iTunes site:
"New Music Sharing feature
iTunes 4 has a Music Sharing feature that uses Rendezvous to give you
remote streaming access to your personal music library from any room in
your house. Letís say, for instance, that you have thousands of AAC and
MP3 music files stored on a Mac or Windows computer in your home
office. The iTunes software works so smoothly on both platforms that
you can share music with any combination of Macs and Windows PCs on a
local area network ó regardless of whether youíre running iTunes off a
Mac or PC. And you wonít have to manually configure anything, either."

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