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gian
2008-06-11, 00:55
Hello All,

I am happily running SlimServer Version: 6.5.4 - 12568 - Debian - EN - iso-8859-1 on a couple of Linux boxes.

Give me one good reason to move to SqueezeCenter 7...

I listen to my ripped CDs and radio channels, and do not want to subscribe to network services.

-Gian

Rick B.
2008-06-11, 04:57
If it ain't broke...

bpa
2008-06-11, 05:19
If everything is OK and you are happy then don't change.

Reasons in the future for using 7.x

1. You buy a Duet or an SBC.

2. In 7.1 (not released yet) you can FFWD/REW in Podcast and WMA and BBC "Listen Again" streams.

aubuti
2008-06-11, 05:48
If you ever like to synchronize multiple SBs *and* you have been having any problems with sync in 6.5, you should know that sync is much improved in 7.x. But like the others said, if it's working fine for you, leave it alone.

jeebers
2008-06-11, 06:46
Do you use the web interface much?

If so, upgrade - it is vastly improved. If not, probably not worth bothering.

pfarrell
2008-06-11, 07:53
Rick B. wrote:
> If it ain't broke...

Unless you need a feature, say support for Duet, what Rick said


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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

gian
2008-06-19, 13:40
thank you for your comments...
-Gian

amey01
2008-06-19, 18:36
Thanks for raising. I too have been putting off upgrading to SC7.x.

Quite seriously, SlimServer is THE most important system I run - my music is the most important part of my life. If I lost my banking, internet access, word processing ability, et. al., I'd survive, but if I lost my music I'd be in a fit!

Now, if I had a spare server sitting around I would upgrade for sure, but I don't have that just now (not one that's capable of running SC7 anyway!

pfarrell
2008-06-19, 18:44
amey01 wrote:
> Now, if I had a spare server sitting around I would upgrade for sure,
> but I don't have that just now (not one that's capable of running SC7
> anyway!

It doesn't take that much of a computer. I have been running mine on an
ancient AMD 2000+ system that was given to me. I put a gig of ram in it,
and lots of disks. I'm very happy with it. I'm running Linux on it,
which is easier on the system than Windows.

My little brother runs his on a machine he bought for $180. (no monitor)
He bought the machine used two weeks ago, I gave him one of my SB1
units. Figured I'd get him addicted to it, and he can buy his own duet
or Transporter.


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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

amey01
2008-06-21, 16:29
Try a PIII, 500Mhz with 128MB! That's the only spare I've got!!

I run mine on a P4, 1.8 with only 512 MB RAM.

The other serious computers in the house all have a use, and I run a dedicated server. I'll upgrade one day. It's just nice to know I'm not missing much!

Millwood
2008-06-21, 16:35
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2. In 7.1 (not released yet) you can FFWD/REW in Podcast and WMA and BBC "Listen Again" streams.

I haven't seen this working - even though it DID work in 6. Am I missing something?

bpa
2008-06-21, 17:01
For Podcats and WMA stream - FFWD and & REW work.,

For RealAudio, a beta of AlienBBC 2.01 for 7.1 is nearly ready. There will be an announcement. It uses standard FFW/REW controls and so works on SBC as well.

Millwood
2008-06-22, 07:39
For Podcats and WMA stream - FFWD and & REW work.,


I suspect you mean work on the SB3. AFAIK they do not work in the controller. Is that also in the pipeline?

bpa
2008-06-22, 07:59
With current SC 7.1 you can FFW/REW (from WebUI, SB remote and SBC) Podcast and WMA streams as long as the broadcasting server supports it. Try it using BBC Podcasts (this link means you do not need AlienBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/opml/bbc_podcast_opml.xml )

Millwood
2008-06-23, 06:22
With current SC 7.1 you can FFW/REW (from WebUI, SB remote and SBC) Podcast and WMA streams as long as the broadcasting server supports it. Try it using BBC Podcasts (this link means you do not need AlienBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/opml/bbc_podcast_opml.xml )

Sorry - I don't know how to use an xml link.

sorry - of course I do - add it as a podcast list. sigh.

thanks - it does work and another podcast now works.