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Ert
2004-05-22, 08:13
Hiya.

I have a newbie question: I was recently handed some ogg files for the
first time, and I'm trying to get playback for them working on my
slimserver. I was hoping to just find a drop-in binary file of some
variety like the ogg quicktime plug-in, based on the answer in the slim
FAQ:

> Where do I put the lame, oggtools or other transcoding programs?
>
> [...] On the Mac, you can place executable programs in your
> Library/SlimDevices/bin folder, or in the system path.

I've installed the LAME binary into /usr/local/bin and linked it into
/usr/bin, which seems to launch fine from the command line, but I'm not
sure where to go from there. The files still don't play on the slimp3,
although I can play them fine from iTunes.

Is there an easy binary file I can get somewhere and drop-in, without
having to figure out what needs to be compiled from scratch?

Thanks,
- Ert

Oscar Marsh
2004-05-23, 16:32
> I've installed the LAME binary into /usr/local/bin and linked it into
> /usr/bin, which seems to launch fine from the command line, but I'm
> not sure where to go from there. The files still don't play on the
> slimp3, although I can play them fine from iTunes.

Hi Ert

If you're playing back Ogg Vorbis, you'll need oggdec installed as
well. You can use Fink to install vorbis-tools which contains oggdec.

Once that's installed, you can see which programs are being recognised
by SlimServer by looking in Server Settings>File Types and turning on
one of the File Formats, eg. Ogg Vorbis, and clicking Change. It'll
tell you if it comes across any problems (thanks kdf for pointing this
out for me!)

Oscar Marsh
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