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RaK
2008-08-03, 12:48
Hello,

is that possible. Perhaps using a 3rd party plugin? The hardware should be able to do that and the software is open source. Anyone an idea? Together with an ipod touch it would be a great deal in an mixed squeeebox/itunes eviroment which I have.

I know it is possible to play the stream (http://127.0.0.1:9000/stream.mp3). Thats not what I want. I want to see the AE as "real player" in squeezecenter.

KR

radish
2008-08-03, 20:25
It would require hacking the AE, or writing a pretty sophisticated SC plugin (or more likely both). I don't know of anyone who's tried...

peter
2008-08-03, 22:46
radish wrote:
> It would require hacking the AE, or writing a pretty sophisticated SC
> plugin (or more likely both). I don't know of anyone who's tried...
>

There's source for a player available so it should be doable. Too bad my
AE just died ;)

Regards,
Peter

jsprag
2008-08-04, 19:41
Hello,

is that possible. Perhaps using a 3rd party plugin? The hardware should be able to do that and the software is open source. Anyone an idea? Together with an ipod touch it would be a great deal in an mixed squeeebox/itunes eviroment which I have.

KR

Hmmm....spend time to add support for another manufacturers (cheaper) hardware? I'd love to see the feature as I myself have an unused AE lying around, but I'll be the first to admit that it doesn't make good business sense.

radish
2008-08-04, 20:08
radish wrote:
> It would require hacking the AE, or writing a pretty sophisticated SC
> plugin (or more likely both). I don't know of anyone who's tried...
>

There's source for a player available so it should be doable.


I dunno...source is no good if you don't have the hardware to run it on. I'd be surprised if the AE had the CPU/memory to do something like that, but I could be wrong.

peter
2008-08-05, 06:39
radish wrote:
> peter;325751 Wrote:
>
>> radish wrote:
>>
>>> It would require hacking the AE, or writing a pretty sophisticated
>>>
>> SC
>>
>>> plugin (or more likely both). I don't know of anyone who's tried...
>>>
>>>
>> There's source for a player available so it should be doable.
>>
>>
>
> I dunno...source is no good if you don't have the hardware to run it
> on. I'd be surprised if the AE had the CPU/memory to do something like
> that, but I could be wrong.
>

I think I was unclear. There's source code for a Linux software player
that uses an Airport Express as a client. It should be possible to send
music from SC to an AE that way. I wouldn't be interested though. I'd
rather spend $100 on a Receiver.

The AE player: http://raop-play.sourceforge.net/

Regards,
Peter

peter
2008-08-05, 06:45
Peter wrote:
> radish wrote:
>> peter;325751 Wrote:
>>
>>> radish wrote:
>>>
>>>> It would require hacking the AE, or writing a pretty sophisticated
>>>>
>>> SC
>>>
>>>> plugin (or more likely both). I don't know of anyone who's tried...
>>>>
>>>>
>>> There's source for a player available so it should be doable.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I dunno...source is no good if you don't have the hardware to run it
>> on. I'd be surprised if the AE had the CPU/memory to do something like
>> that, but I could be wrong.
>>
>
> I think I was unclear. There's source code for a Linux software player
> that uses an Airport Express as a client. It should be possible to
> send music from SC to an AE that way. I wouldn't be interested though.
> I'd rather spend $100 on a Receiver.
>
> The AE player: http://raop-play.sourceforge.net/

I see it even supports playing an mp3 stream on an AE. That means you
could point it to SC's stream.mp3 link and have more or less what the OP
wanted.

Regards,
Peter

radish
2008-08-05, 06:51
interesting, although from reading that page I'm not sure there's actually anything running on the AE, it looks more like someone reversed the streaming protocol and figured out how to make it play stuff with it's existing firmware. Still interesting though, you could probably install the alsa drivers from that site and then use softsqueeze to play through it.