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Todd Fields
2004-02-12, 10:26
I stumbled across this new device from Roku:

http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/index.php

It seems very similar to a SLIMP3/Squeezebox (I
actually like its looks a little better.) Even the
server software screen shot reminds me of the
SlimServer.

Anyway, I was checking out the technical
specifications and noticed that under supported
protocols is listed "SlimServer Open Source UDP-based
Streaming and Control Protocols". Does this mean this
device will work with a SLMP3/Squeezebox?

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seanadams
2004-02-12, 10:33
It is a shameless knock-off.


On Feb 12, 2004, at 9:26 AM, Todd Fields wrote:

> I stumbled across this new device from Roku:
>
> http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/index.php
>
> It seems very similar to a SLIMP3/Squeezebox (I
> actually like its looks a little better.) Even the
> server software screen shot reminds me of the
> SlimServer.
>
> Anyway, I was checking out the technical
> specifications and noticed that under supported
> protocols is listed "SlimServer Open Source UDP-based
> Streaming and Control Protocols". Does this mean this
> device will work with a SLMP3/Squeezebox?
>
> __________________________________
> Do you Yahoo!?
> Yahoo! Finance: Get your refund fast by filing online.
> http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html
>

Ron Thigpen
2004-02-12, 10:36
Todd Fields wrote:

> I stumbled across this new device from Roku:
>
> http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/index.php

this has already been discussed.

see full thread:
<http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-January/008125.html>

and a rundown by sean adams:
<http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-January/008323.html>

--rt

kdf
2004-02-12, 11:04
Quoting Todd Fields <jtfields91 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

> I stumbled across this new device from Roku:
>
> http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/index.php
>
> It seems very similar to a SLIMP3/Squeezebox (I
> actually like its looks a little better.) Even the
> server software screen shot reminds me of the
> SlimServer.

That's because its the Fishbone skin with a colour change and some button
graphics. I even wrote them about it, and they had the balls to credit their
own developer for the whole thing. All I wanted was to request they fix the
buggy javasctipt that I know is in that version of the skin.

oh well. Their hack, they choice :) Sure, I'll admit it looks nify, but I just
can't support ppl who simply USE open source for their own gains, without (thus
far at least) contributing back.

Not to mention, as evidence by this very email, that it uses the support
resources of another party for their own gain. Sorry, Todd, I have nothing
against you, and your question is perfectly reasonable. I think, however, that
you need to be asking this of Roku. Maybe it will change you mind about ther
product, as their resonse time, from my experience, is not even close to what
you can get from Slim Devices.

-kdf

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-02-12, 11:17
Sean Adams said:
>
> It is a shameless knock-off.

Well, sure, it may use older protocols and sport an ugly early Fishbone
skin, but at least it's more expensive!

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any time before the heat death of the Universe.
</aside>

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