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Chris Niekel
2004-06-06, 05:38
Hi,

My telephone company can send my voicemail to my email-address. I've
enabled that this morning, so now I get an email from them with a
wav-file when someone leaves a message on my voicemail.

What I'd like to have, is that my squeezebox (when turned off) tell me
how much voicemail I have, and that I can listen to the messages as
well.

Has anyone already implemented some things for this? I'm now writing a
script to extract the message and convert it to 44.1kHz stereo wav
somewhere in my music tree. I saw a script that talked through the
commandline-interface to play a wav and then continue with the current
song, so that leaves the 'inform about how many messages there are'.

Any hints or tips greatly appreciated,

Chris Niekel

--
I've been down so long, if I'd cheer up, I'd still be depressed.
- Lisa Simpson, Moanin' Lisa Blues.

max barker
2004-06-06, 08:30
If you're on windows, you could use xAP to report new/number of emails on the squeezebox display.
You would need (these require .net to be running on your PC):
xAP hub
slimserver connector
POP3 monitor
new email OSD

all available from http://www.xapframework.net/
All are available in a variety of console, GUI and service versions.

To set up the slimserver connector, you input the server PC's IP address/name. (there are a few more options but that should do it).
The POP3 takes a POP3 mailbox, username and password. This can be set to poll as frequent or in infrequently as you like, I use every two minutes. It can be set to send a "total" number of emails periodically, with the mailbox contents strung together into a chain of OSD messages.
The new email OSD and hub probably wouldn't need any configuration. The hub is needed to enable more than one xAP application to run on one PC.

If you wanted to push this information to a PC monitor, you could install xAP desktop from www.mi4.biz

Any use to you?

Max

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Niekel" <chris (AT) niekel (DOT) net>
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Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 1:38 PM
Subject: [slim] Using squeezebox for my voicemail


> Hi,
>
> My telephone company can send my voicemail to my email-address. I've
> enabled that this morning, so now I get an email from them with a
> wav-file when someone leaves a message on my voicemail.
>
> What I'd like to have, is that my squeezebox (when turned off) tell me
> how much voicemail I have, and that I can listen to the messages as
> well.
>
> Has anyone already implemented some things for this? I'm now writing a
> script to extract the message and convert it to 44.1kHz stereo wav
> somewhere in my music tree. I saw a script that talked through the
> commandline-interface to play a wav and then continue with the current
> song, so that leaves the 'inform about how many messages there are'.
>
> Any hints or tips greatly appreciated,
>
> Chris Niekel
>