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Joshua R. Smith
2004-06-18, 09:57
I have kind of fixed this. I found lame.exe and put it in the proper
folder. Now I can play one of my albums, but the rest turn into static.
Any ideas on what is going on?

Again - I am guessing this has been discussed - I just don't know how to
search the archives.

Thanks in advance-
Josh

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Joshua R.
Smith
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 11:30 PM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] WMA issues

I am guessing that this has been addressed, but I am new, and the
archives are not searchable.

I have slim server running on my XP laptop wirelessly connected to a
router. I also have a XP desktop wired to the router. Both have static,
local (local DHCP) IPs. I can stream mp3s in my collection, but when I
attempt to play a wma file it will load the file into the playlist, but
it won’t play the file. On both the local and remote computer winamp
will show the name of the song that is supposed to play, but it never
plays, nor does the server window in the browser show that it is playing
– i.e it says that it is stopped. Again – this works for mp3s. I know
that my wma collection is not write protected. I also have the wma
conversion turned on in the server prefs and I am running the latest
(5.1.5) version.

Thank you in advance-
Josh



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kdf
2004-06-18, 10:17
static is indicative of reversed endian (byte-swapping). This should be solved
in teh recent nightlies. Try installing the lastest and let us know if that
solves the problem.

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/

you will want the EXE version, and it should install nicely over your 5.1.5
isntall without having to uninstall. However, if you dont mind uninstalling, it
is always the nicest way to go, just to be 100.1% sure :)

-kdf

Quoting "Joshua R. Smith" <jrs68 (AT) humboldt (DOT) edu>:

>
> I have kind of fixed this. I found lame.exe and put it in the proper
> folder. Now I can play one of my albums, but the rest turn into static.
> Any ideas on what is going on?
>
> Again - I am guessing this has been discussed - I just don't know how to
> search the archives.
>
> Thanks in advance-
> Josh
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Joshua R.
> Smith
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 11:30 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] WMA issues
>
> I am guessing that this has been addressed, but I am new, and the
> archives are not searchable.
>
> I have slim server running on my XP laptop wirelessly connected to a
> router. I also have a XP desktop wired to the router. Both have static,
> local (local DHCP) IPs. I can stream mp3s in my collection, but when I
> attempt to play a wma file it will load the file into the playlist, but
> it won’t play the file. On both the local and remote computer winamp
> will show the name of the song that is supposed to play, but it never
> plays, nor does the server window in the browser show that it is playing
> – i.e it says that it is stopped. Again – this works for mp3s. I know
> that my wma collection is not write protected. I also have the wma
> conversion turned on in the server prefs and I am running the latest
> (5.1.5) version.
>
> Thank you in advance-
> Josh
>
>
>
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vidurapparao
2004-06-18, 10:34
I believe this issue has been fixed in the latest nightly builds
(http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/). Lame
installation should no longer be necessary (though it may be a good
thing to do depending on the quality of your wireless network) if you're
using a Squeezebox. There was a bug related to transcoding from WMA to
MP3 that has also been fixed.

If you'd rather not update to the latest nightly, you will need to
modify your convert.conf.
The command line for WMA to MP3 transcoding should read:

wma mp3 * *
[wmadec] -r 44100 -b 16 -n 2 $FILE$ | [lame] -x --resample 44100
--silent -q 9 -b $BITRATE$ - -

The -x parameter to lame was missing in older versions.

--Vidur

Joshua R. Smith wrote:

>I have kind of fixed this. I found lame.exe and put it in the proper
>folder. Now I can play one of my albums, but the rest turn into static.
>Any ideas on what is going on?
>
>Again - I am guessing this has been discussed - I just don't know how to
>search the archives.
>
>Thanks in advance-
>Josh
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Joshua R.
>Smith
>Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 11:30 PM
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] WMA issues
>
>I am guessing that this has been addressed, but I am new, and the
>archives are not searchable.
>
>I have slim server running on my XP laptop wirelessly connected to a
>router. I also have a XP desktop wired to the router. Both have static,
>local (local DHCP) IPs. I can stream mp3s in my collection, but when I
>attempt to play a wma file it will load the file into the playlist, but
>it won’t play the file. On both the local and remote computer winamp
>will show the name of the song that is supposed to play, but it never
>plays, nor does the server window in the browser show that it is playing
>– i.e it says that it is stopped. Again – this works for mp3s. I know
>that my wma collection is not write protected. I also have the wma
>conversion turned on in the server prefs and I am running the latest
>(5.1.5) version.
>
>Thank you in advance-
>Josh
>
>
>
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dean
2004-06-18, 10:58
Note that you will still need to convert to MP3 if you are using a MP3
streaming player or SLIMP3, which only supports MP3.

-dean

On Jun 18, 2004, at 10:34 AM, Vidur Apparao wrote:

>
> I believe this issue has been fixed in the latest nightly builds
> (http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/). Lame
> installation should no longer be necessary (though it may be a good
> thing to do depending on the quality of your wireless network) if
> you're using a Squeezebox. There was a bug related to transcoding from
> WMA to MP3 that has also been fixed.
>
> If you'd rather not update to the latest nightly, you will need to
> modify your convert.conf.
> The command line for WMA to MP3 transcoding should read:
>
> wma mp3 * *
> [wmadec] -r 44100 -b 16 -n 2 $FILE$ | [lame] -x --resample 44100
> --silent -q 9 -b $BITRATE$ - -
>
> The -x parameter to lame was missing in older versions.
>
> --Vidur
>
> Joshua R. Smith wrote:
>
>> I have kind of fixed this. I found lame.exe and put it in the proper
>> folder. Now I can play one of my albums, but the rest turn into
>> static.
>> Any ideas on what is going on?
>>
>> Again - I am guessing this has been discussed - I just don't know how
>> to
>> search the archives.
>>
>> Thanks in advance-
>> Josh
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Joshua R.
>> Smith
>> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 11:30 PM
>> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> Subject: [slim] WMA issues
>>
>> I am guessing that this has been addressed, but I am new, and the
>> archives are not searchable.
>> I have slim server running on my XP laptop wirelessly connected to a
>> router. I also have a XP desktop wired to the router. Both have
>> static,
>> local (local DHCP) IPs. I can stream mp3s in my collection, but when I
>> attempt to play a wma file it will load the file into the playlist,
>> but
>> it won’t play the file. On both the local and remote computer winamp
>> will show the name of the song that is supposed to play, but it never
>> plays, nor does the server window in the browser show that it is
>> playing
>> – i.e it says that it is stopped. Again – this works for mp3s. I
>> know
>> that my wma collection is not write protected. I also have the wma
>> conversion turned on in the server prefs and I am running the latest
>> (5.1.5) version.
>> Thank you in advance-
>> Josh
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>>