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dsdreamer
2009-02-18, 21:14
Hi.

Anyone know how to get the 30-day classical.com trial to work? I followed the steps outlined on http://www.slimdevices.com/classical.php

I can build playlists on the http://www.classical.com/ web site and play them back on my SB3, but each track is limited to 60 seconds duration. I was expecting full functionality for 30 days, so these truncated tracks are not making me favorably disposed towards the service, and the brevity of the tracks also prevents me from testing the robustness of the streaming delivery servers. Surely, this wasn't the intended user experience. Or was it?

--dsdreamer.

andyg
2009-02-18, 22:24
On Feb 18, 2009, at 11:14 PM, dsdreamer wrote:

>
> Hi.
>
> Anyone know how to get the 30-day classical.com trial to work? I
> followed the steps outlined on
> http://www.slimdevices.com/classical.php
>
> I can build playlists on the http://www.classical.com/ web site and
> play them back on my SB3, but each track is limited to 60 seconds
> duration. I was expecting full functionality for 30 days, so these
> truncated tracks are not making me favorably disposed towards the
> service, and the brevity of the tracks also prevents me from testing
> the robustness of the streaming delivery servers. Surely, this wasn't
> the intended user experience. Or was it?

The 30-day trial is anonymous, so if you've entered a username/
password into SN, you are not on the 30-day trial. You can try
deleting the login from your SN account and activating the trial.

dsdreamer
2009-02-18, 23:14
On Feb 18, 2009, at 11:14 PM, dsdreamer wrote:
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The 30-day trial is anonymous, so if you've entered a username/
password into SN, you are not on the 30-day trial. You can try
deleting the login from your SN account and activating the trial.

Thanks, Andy. But that would mean that I can either have unlimited play of pre-defined playlists (anonymously) or 60 seconds of each item on my own playlists (after registering, but not paying).

It would be nice if the instructions at http://www.slimdevices.com/classical.php gave specific instructions for signing up for the trial and differentiated these from the normal paying subscriber instructions, and told the user what to expect in each case.

Best regards,

--dsdreamer

andyg
2009-02-19, 07:36
On Feb 19, 2009, at 1:14 AM, dsdreamer wrote:

>
> andyg;398156 Wrote:
>> On Feb 18, 2009, at 11:14 PM, dsdreamer wrote:
>> [color=blue]
>> The 30-day trial is anonymous, so if you've entered a username/
>> password into SN, you are not on the 30-day trial. You can try
>> deleting the login from your SN account and activating the trial.
>
> Thanks, Andy. But that would mean that I can either have unlimited
> play
> of pre-defined playlists (anonymously) or 60 seconds of each item on
> my
> own playlists (after registering, but not paying).

This is correct, although you can sign up for a 15-day trial on their
website. Did you try that? I know, it's confusing...

Eric Seaberg
2009-02-27, 12:53
I was wondering if, once you PAY for the service, does is show up on SC as a service so it can be synchronized between players in my house? Is it ONLY accessible via the individual player on SN?

Thanks Andy

andyg
2009-02-27, 12:57
It's available in SC 7.3.2 and higher. In 7.3.2 you need to install it via the Extension Downloader. You can of course sync it.

Eric Seaberg
2009-02-27, 13:01
I think I'm running 7.4 but will confirm the extension. Thanks!