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fcm4711
2004-03-20, 13:39
Guy,

When listening to internet radio the time on the
display can show quite funky values, especially
when it is set to show the remaining time. Best
to ignore it for now. The 'Show buffer fullness'
only affects the bar graph. It should start to fill
and Squeezebox should start playing when the
buffer is about 3/4 full.

To change the bar graph / play time / remaining time
display, just hit 'now playing' a few times.

What version of SlimServer are you running? And
what's the firmware version of your Squeezebox?

I'm wondering about the display saying 'Now scanning'
which would mean that you are fast forwarding within
the stream?!?

Just to make sure: Are local music files playing ok?

There are some debug flags that might help, but I'm
not sure which ones. Maybe somebody else could tell
you which ones.

Also I'm running SlimServer on a Linux box versus
your Mac. Might make a difference.

Sorry, that's all I can think of right now.

Felix

--- Guy Ivie <gi58 (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> Okay, now I'm jealous! :-)
>
> I tried both those playlists and waited more than 5
> minutes each
> without ever hearing anything. I've had the same
> results with any radio
> station that I've tried. (I learned today that I can
> find any Live365
> radio station in my iTunes library by cruising
> through the genre list
> in Slimserver, either with the Web interface or via
> the Squeezebox.)
>
> I did see "Connecting to play" on the display.
>
> I just tried turning on "Show Buffer Fullness" and
> selecting a radio
> station. When I walked out to the front room, the
> display said "Now
> scanning 2x (1 of 1)" with a countdown that
> apparently started at 5
> minutes (it was at 4:43 when I walked out). I'll
> wait to see what
> happens in 5 minutes...
>
> ... just walked out to the front room again and saw
> that the time had
> jumped to more than 6 minutes...
>
> ... I went back out there and the time was over 7
> minutes. I watched it
> count down to 7:00 and then it switched to 8:59 and
> kept counting down.
> That's odd...
>
> ... and now we're up to 14:59. Seems to be it's
> counting down the
> seconds but up the minutes. Strange logic, eh?
>
> Still no music playing, though. I don't know what to
> make of it, since
> you're having no problems listening to the station.
>
> Thanks for the assistance, anyway.
>
> Guy
>
>
> On Saturday, Mar 20, 2004, at 12:56 America/Chicago,
> Felix Mueller
> wrote:
>
> > Guy,
> >
> > I tried your .pls playlist and it looks ok. I'm
> > currently listening to Pacific Island Radio just
> fine.
> >
> > One thing though. It takes up to one minute for
> the
> > music to start, at least in my case.
> >
> > When you hit 'Play' what does the display read?
> > It should say: 'Connecting to play:' If it doesn't
> > you might try to press 'Play' a second time.
> >
> > Did you try to listen to other radio stations?
> > And with what result?
> >
> > Did you try to turn on the 'Show Buffer Fullness'
> > to see if the buffer fills up at least?
> > The setting is in 'Server Settings', 'Additional
> > Server Settings', 'Performance' at the bottom.
> >
> > Hope that helps
> > Felix
> >
> >
> > --- Guy Ivie <gi58 (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> >> You have to register with Live365 if you want to
> >> avoid the commercials,
> >> but if you don't mind advertising, you can listen
> >> all you want for
> >> free. I normally play Live365 stations through
> >> iTunes. After I've
> >> launched a station from their site once, it
> appears
> >> in the iTunes
> >> library and can be launched directly from there.
> >>
> >> Here's the PLS:
> >>
> >> [playlist]
> >> numberofentries=1
> >>
> >
>
File1=http://www.live365.com/play/237745?LID=656-usa&lid=656-
> >>
> >> usa&SaneID=24.27.221.131-
> >>
> >
>
1043025597536&AuthType=NORMAL&VisitCount=14&membername=givie&bitrate=12
>
> > 8
> >>
> >> &now=1079800837100&session=52LHOGUmLJY3Y
> >> Title1=Pacific Islands Radio
> >> Length1=-1
> >> Version=2
> >>
> >> Here's the M3U:
> >>
> >>
> >
>
http://www.live365.com/play/237745?LID=656-usa&lid=656-
> >>
> >> usa&SaneID=24.27.221.131-
> >>
> >
>
1043025597536&AuthType=NORMAL&VisitCount=14&membername=givie&bitrate=12
>
> > 8
> >>
> >> &now=1079800837100&session=52LHOGUmLJY3Y
> >>
> >> I created the PLS by copying the example in the
> >> Slimserver docs and
> >> changing the relevant portions (File1 and
> Title1).
> >>
> >> I appreciate your time.
> >>
> >> Guy
> >>
> >> On Saturday, Mar 20, 2004, at 11:51
> America/Chicago,
> >> Felix Mueller
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Guy
> >>>
> >>> I often listen to Shoutcast radio stations
> without
> >>> much problems. If you post your playlist or the
> >> URL
> >>> I can try it and report back.
> >>>
> >>> Doesn't Live365 require registering? That might
> >>> be the problem.
> >>>
> >>> Felix
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --- Guy Ivie <gi58 (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> >>>> I'm using the Squeezebox with a Linksys
> wireless
> >>>> router and a PowerMac
> >>>> Quicksilver (2001) running Jaguar (10.2.8).
> I've
> >>>> tried creating an
> >>>> iTunes (v 4.2) playlist with an Internet radio
> >>>> station (one from
> >>>> Live365) in it, as well as manually creating a
> >> PLS
> >>>> and an M3U text file
> >>>> for the same Live365 station. Although I can
> see
> >> all
> >>>> of these playlists
> >>>> in the Saved Playlist section of the
> SlimServer,
> >>>> what I hear from the
> >>>> Squeezebox is the sound of silence. Music
> >> actually
> >>>> stored on my hard
> >>>> drive plays just fine, including non-radio
> iTunes
> >>>> playlists. Is anyone
> >>>> else having a similar problem? Does anyone have
> a
> >>>> fix?
> >>>>
> >>>> Guy Ivie
> >>>>
> >>>>