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StigErik
2008-11-13, 03:21
I have a new shiny HP server, the plan is to install it with Windows Server 2008 standard x64. Anyone know if SqueezeCenter can be installed on that?

PSSO
2008-11-13, 04:40
I have a new shiny HP server, the plan is to install it with Windows Server 2008 standard x64. Anyone know if SqueezeCenter can be installed on that?
SC on Server 2008 x64 is no problem.

StigErik
2008-11-14, 02:33
Installed it... works perfectly with plugins and everything. Nice!

By the way - Windows Server 2008 is very good I think, a nice upgrade from 2003.

StigErik
2008-11-21, 04:51
Ah well...
I found now that I cant play WMA files with SqueezeCenter running on Windows Server 2008. It does work with SC on Windows XP. Isn't WMA supposed to be supported natively by the Squeezebox?

funkstar
2008-11-21, 05:04
Are they WMA lossless files?

Only the lossy WMA codecs are streamed and decoded natively.

StigErik
2008-11-21, 05:08
Are they WMA lossless files?

Only the lossy WMA codecs are streamed and decoded natively.

Yes.

A codec is required on the server in this case?

mherger
2008-11-21, 05:31
> A codec is required on the server in this case?

Yes. And this is very likely not installed on the server, but is on XP (Windows Media Player).

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Michael

StigErik
2008-11-21, 06:24
I will try to install the Desktop Experience feature... maybe it will solve the problem, since Windows Media Player is a part of this feature. It seems that no media services, players or codec are installed by default in Windows Server 2008.

StigErik
2008-11-21, 07:04
Installing Desktop Experience solved the problem with lossless WMA.

funkstar
2008-11-21, 07:16
I will try to install the Desktop Experience feature... maybe it will solve the problem, since Windows Media Player is a part of this feature. It seems that no media services, players or codec are installed by default in Windows Server 2008.
Sounds like a very sensible thing to do. No need for all that additional resources and possible security issues if they can be avoided on a server.

Glad you got it sorted out.