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Iain Shaw
2004-03-31, 09:36
Obviously didn't search the archives enough. Found this from Dave
Pullen and it works well.

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I use slimserver and it works pretty well. You can control slimserver
through its webserver but you lose control of volume and mute. If you
want to have these in one web page then you need to have a wrapper for
the slimserver page and incorporate these elements. You can set the
volume/mute in the Exstreamer using serial, HTTP, TCP, UDP and IR
remote. You can see what I did in a previous post.

One disadvantage of using another source such as slimserver is that
there is a slight delay in things happening as the buffer fills or
enters eg when you click on stop the music will not end immediately. I
got around this by immediately muting the exstreamer!!

The config for using slimserver is pretty straightforward and you can
find some old posts talking about it.

Go to the exstreamer config screen http://<IPaddress>/config.html and
set the following under the server tab:

Mode 3 Streaming Puller
Server Address <slimserver IP>
Server Port <slimserver port>
Server Path /stream.mp3
Init sequence
Streaming Listen Port 2020

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Happy to live with the delays if it means I can get rid of zServer and
use one music server for my Squeezebox / PCs running WinAmp and
exstreamer. Extends the life of my exstreamer as well. It was on the
way to becoming skipware.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Iain Shaw [mailto:iain (AT) brilliantliving (DOT) co.uk]
Sent: 30 March 2004 20:39
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Slimserver with Barix Exstreamer - request for help

Hi there, been lurking here for a while and I've searched the archives
on this but can't find what I'm looking for

I've got a Squeezebox and I'm running Slimserver 5.1 - though I'm
downloading 5.1.1 now. I've also got a Barix Exstreamer for which I'd
like to use Slimserver rather than the zServer software. Is there a
HOW-TO on this anywhere or could some kind soul help me out.? I'd like
to be able to control an individual Exstreamers in the same way I can a
Squeezebox if that is possible

Thanks
Iain


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Iain Shaw
brilliantLiving
Fairhill
Hawnby
Nr Helmsley
YORK YO62 5LT
t: 01439 798236
f: 01439 798071
m: 07811 159807
e: iain (AT) brilliantliving (DOT) co.uk
w: www.brilliantliving.co.uk
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