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Guy Ivie
2004-03-21, 05:55
Felix,

I don't always see the buffer bar. It appears only when I've stopped
SlimServer and then restarted it, and then try to access the radio
station. If I switch over to playing local MP3s (which works; I'm
listening to The Corrs right now) and then switch back to the radio
station, I get that scanning message but no buffer bar. As for
"fast-forwarding" the stream, if that's happening, it isn't because of
any buttons I pushed.

I have server version 5.1.1, which I installed a couple of weeks ago,
and the firmware updated itself to version 8 at that time. Do you think
I should download the latest nightly build and install it?

Good point about running SlimServer on different boxes. I do notice
sometimes that cross-platform apps don't always run quite the same way
on Mac OS X. I suppose it's also possible that my being on system
10.2.8 rather than 10.3.x makes a difference, but I'm not planning to
drop over $100 on a new OS just to stream Internet radio out to the
front room!

Guy


On Saturday, Mar 20, 2004, at 14:39 America/Chicago, Felix Mueller
wrote:

> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>>