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Didier Fiszel
2004-02-27, 20:56
Hi

How do I stream Internet Radio fro Winamp to Slim Server.
Is there a plugin for Winamp (I have not found one on their site) to redirect the radio stream to the Slim Server?
Somebody in this list mentioned that he is using Winamp and Shoutcast to control the Slim Server. How is it done?

Thanks


Didier

Steve Baumgarten
2004-02-28, 13:04
> How do I stream Internet Radio fro Winamp to Slim Server.
> Is there a plugin for Winamp (I have not found one on their site) to
> redirect the radio stream to the Slim Server?
> Somebody in this list mentioned that he is using Winamp and Shoutcast to
> control the Slim Server. How is it done?

There were a few discussions back in January; have a look at the archives,
and especially at this posting:

http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-January/024192.html

I wrote up what I hope is a reasonable, step-by-step approach to getting
WMA and RA audio streams (from Internet radio sites) working via a
combination of Winamp and Shoutcast. It's not exactly a no-brainer, but
it does work.

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Daniel Cohen
2004-02-28, 13:23
On 28/2/04 at 3:04 pm -0500, Steve Baumgarten wrote
> > How do I stream Internet Radio fro Winamp to Slim Server.
>> Is there a plugin for Winamp (I have not found one on their site) to
>> redirect the radio stream to the Slim Server?
>> Somebody in this list mentioned that he is using Winamp and Shoutcast to
>> control the Slim Server. How is it done?
>
>There were a few discussions back in January; have a look at the archives,
>and especially at this posting:
>
>http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-January/024192.html
>
>I wrote up what I hope is a reasonable, step-by-step approach to getting
>WMA and RA audio streams (from Internet radio sites) working via a
>combination of Winamp and Shoutcast. It's not exactly a no-brainer, but
>it does work.

I note that Step 5 suggests

Create a playlist file for the SlimServer:

[playlist]
numberofentries=1
File1=http://192.168.11.7:8000
Title1=Winamp
Length1=-1
Version=2

(I have 192.168.11.7 above because that's the IP address of the PC I'm
running Shoutcast on.)

I am wondering about the pros and cons of using the line

File1=http://localhost:8000

rather than the numbered address.

The thing is (if I understand DHCP correctly) that if the computer is
connected to the Internet by a router that provides address by DHCP
the numbered address is not necessarily constant, whereas localhost
will always refer to the computer. But are there any disadvantages to
this?
--
Daniel Cohen

Dan Sully
2004-02-28, 15:37
* Daniel Cohen <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com> shaped the electrons to say...

>(I have 192.168.11.7 above because that's the IP address of the PC I'm
>running Shoutcast on.)
>
>I am wondering about the pros and cons of using the line
>
>File1=http://localhost:8000
>
>rather than the numbered address.

Because you are using a private address in 192.168.11.7 (and have control of
the DHCP server?), these are effectively the same. localhost is also known as 127.0.0.1

-D
--
Down, not across.

Steve Baumgarten
2004-02-28, 21:01
>>I am wondering about the pros and cons of using the line
>>
>>File1=http://localhost:8000
>>
>>rather than the numbered address.
>
> Because you are using a private address in 192.168.11.7 (and have control
> of the DHCP server?), these are effectively the same. localhost is also
> known as 127.0.0.1

Hmm, I guess I assumed the URL in the .pls file was something that
Squeezebox was going to attempt to connect to directly (i.e., itself),
hence the need to specify an actual IP address for the Shoutcast server.
Of course, if it's actually the Slimserver that's connecting to the
Shoutcast server and then relaying the data to the Squeezebox (and if the
Shoutcast and Slimserver servers are both on the same box), then 127.0.0.1
or localhost should work fine.

SBB