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Rikk
2009-02-25, 09:07
Finally I bought it! Now waiting for the SB classic to be delivered, probably in a week. Just can't wait!!!

Meantime a question: do you experience a streaming problem on certain radio through shoutcast servers that are not present if you tune directly on the web site of the radio? (not passing through shoutcast)

toby10
2009-02-25, 09:22
Finally I bought it! Now waiting for the SB classic to be delivered, probably in a week. Just can't wait!!!

Meantime a question: do you experience a streaming problem on certain radio through shoutcast servers that are not present if you tune directly on the web site of the radio? (not passing through shoutcast)

Not sure I understand but....
- ShoutCast is just another service on SC and SN, it is not required
- unless specifically selecting ShoutCast server or station URL copied from ShoutCast then ShoutCast will not be utilized
- ShoutCast will often "shuffle" it's streams so a saved URL from ShoutCast may not work in the future
- if the station via it's website uses ShoutCast servers then all of that stations streams will be through ShoutCast

I hope one of the above answers your question? :)

Rikk
2009-02-26, 01:14
Well, shoutcast is a service of winamp, not of slimdevices or logitech.

Let me try another way: I like two radios. I found and listen them in winamp (through shoutcast). The problem is that they play scattering. One of this radio I found that broadcasts even directly. If you tune on it directly, it plays without scattering. I desume that shoutcast has some problems.
My question was: has anyone experienced something like this in squeezebox, or is only a problem of winamp?

toby10
2009-02-26, 02:18
Well, shoutcast is a service of winamp, not of slimdevices or logitech.

Let me try another way: I like two radios. I found and listen them in winamp (through shoutcast). The problem is that they play scattering. One of this radio I found that broadcasts even directly. If you tune on it directly, it plays without scattering. I desume that shoutcast has some problems.
My question was: has anyone experienced something like this in squeezebox, or is only a problem of winamp?

I've experienced both (I also use WinAmp/ShoutCast). You can use cut & paste to get the URL from ShoutCast or from the streams home website and paste into SC or SN. The URL must be in the proper format and not an embedded player feed for SC or SN to play the stream.

Rikk
2009-02-26, 02:44
and what about sound? Ever experienced scattering?

toby10
2009-02-26, 03:05
and what about sound? Ever experienced scattering?

If you mean buffering or stuttering, yes. But these are usually due to the source stream and/or their servicing provider (like Live365 or ShoutCast) having issues. But these are rare occurrences.

Rikk
2009-02-26, 03:21
ok, I tell you when I'll receive my SB3

toby10
2009-02-26, 04:03
ok, I tell you when I'll receive my SB3

You'll love it! :)

If you are connecting your SB3 via WiFi then make sure you have a solid WiFi signal with no interference.

If you have not done so already create your www.SqueezeNetwork.com account, then get setup with all of the FREE membership based streaming accounts like Last.fm, Slacker, RadioTime, Pandora, Live365, etc... Then enter your SN login info into SC. This way when your SB3 arrives you will be ready to roll with Internet Radio via SC or SN. :)

I'd suggest not doing the 30 day trial memberships like Rhapsody, MP3Tunes, Napster, etc... until you have had your SB3 up and running for a few days. If you run into some issues with initial setup (rare, but it happens) then you won't be ticking away at your time limits for such accounts while you work out any bugs.

Happy streaming! :)

Rikk
2009-02-27, 07:20
You'll love it! :)

If you are connecting your SB3 via WiFi then make sure you have a solid WiFi signal with no interference.

If you have not done so already create your www.SqueezeNetwork.com account, then get setup with all of the FREE membership based streaming accounts like Last.fm, Slacker, RadioTime, Pandora, Live365, etc... Then enter your SN login info into SC. This way when your SB3 arrives you will be ready to roll with Internet Radio via SC or SN. :)

I'd suggest not doing the 30 day trial memberships like Rhapsody, MP3Tunes, Napster, etc... until you have had your SB3 up and running for a few days. If you run into some issues with initial setup (rare, but it happens) then you won't be ticking away at your time limits for such accounts while you work out any bugs.

Happy streaming! :)

can't wait anymore!!! It'll arrive probably in the middle of next week...
meanwhile... account done and studying. Actually I've got some question and I'm going to post them in the right section...

Mark Lanctot
2009-02-27, 08:08
Download and install SqueezeCenter as well and try out SoftSqueeze to get a feel of how the SB3 looks and its interface. It's not perfect, but it'll give you a good idea.