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jaysung
2008-03-01, 03:43
Hi,
I have got some rather diverse questions and do not want to open so many threads:
1. Can I have the volume control in Slimserver not range from 0 to 11 but from -48db to 0db? My preamp has this sort of scale and it would be easier to understand this way.
2. Is it possible to try squeezecenter 7.0 while sticking to 6.5.4 on my main server? I have got a nas running 6.5.4 stable for a while and want to stick to it since SC7 will need repackaging for that nas. But I would like to look at SC7. Will there be firmware problems or will each server feed my players back and forth with respective firmware?
3. How exactly is setup of sbr with sbc done? I heard that the controler talks to slimserver and that it inturn talks to the receiver. This seemingly isn't true for setup right?
I am asking since the sbr lacks a display and would therefore be THE device for blind people you are quite into music listening mosttimes but don't have decent audio gear. If the setup could be done without the remote that is of no use to the blinds right now the sbr allone would be a real deal!

funkstar
2008-03-01, 04:16
2. Is it possible to try squeezecenter 7.0 while sticking to 6.5.4 on my main server? I have got a nas running 6.5.4 stable for a while and want to stick to it since SC7 will need repackaging for that nas. But I would like to look at SC7. Will there be firmware problems or will each server feed my players back and forth with respective firmware?
You could easily install SC7 on a PC and switch between the two. Yes you would need to "upgrade" the firmware each time you change, but other than some hastle, it shouldn't cause any problems.


3. How exactly is setup of sbr with sbc done? I heard that the controler talks to slimserver and that it inturn talks to the receiver. This seemingly isn't true for setup right?
You setup the Controller with your wireless and SueqqCenter details, it then connects temporarily to the Reciever and transfers the wireless settings to it. After that both devices are communicating directly with SC7


I am asking since the sbr lacks a display and would therefore be THE device for blind people you are quite into music listening mosttimes but don't have decent audio gear. If the setup could be done without the remote that is of no use to the blinds right now the sbr allone would be a real deal!
There is a Reciever setup plugin being developed that will let you manually add the wireless details etc

bpa
2008-03-01, 05:12
There may be a usability issue about the SBR's button and LED.

The status of the SBR is shown by its LED - steady, flashing rate and colour. When resetting the SBR the user has to press it until it Flashes. I believe the SBR goes into a test mode if it is pressed for too long.

If you are blind or colour-blind then you may have difficulty getting the SBR to work if the button pressing is picky. If this is an issue I'm sure it can be resolved with some feedback, more development and possibly by setup using the SC plugin which may have better feedback.

radish
2008-03-01, 12:32
Certainly setting up the SBR would be hard if you're blind, not so much because of the button pressing but because the initial setup is via the screen on the SBC. Once setup is possible via a PC and control can be via SC7 (and thus a screen reader) that should be better.

As for color blind folks, I don't think it should be much of a problem. The only flashing modes are red (slow/fast) and white. There is a green stage for a few seconds during setup, but to be honest I don't think you'd suffer by not seeing it, it's purely informational. The full list of colors/flash patterns is here: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SBRFrontButtonAndLED

FYI - test mode requires you to press and hold while applying power. You can hold the button for as long as you like while doing a reset.

radish
2008-03-01, 12:34
1. Can I have the volume control in Slimserver not range from 0 to 11 but from -48db to 0db? My preamp has this sort of scale and it would be easier to understand this way.


Not on slimserver (note that the SC volume control doesn't have numbers at all). If you install the MusicInfo plugin however you can have a dB scale on the player itself.

jaysung
2008-03-02, 00:43
Hello,
concerning setup I would connect the sbr via wired ethernet since I hate the hassles with streaming drop outs and feel I get some sort of headache not only when using the wifi components inside computer gear but also when I live next to them.
Would wired ethernet make setup easier?