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ELOOMIS@woh.rr.com
2004-06-21, 04:23
OKay Im going to show my ignorance. A softsqueeze? is this some
sort of software implementation of the squeezebox?

Guess I should spend more time reading what everyone has to say.
I am amazed at the response I got to my questions.

Thanks so much for the info.

Question. I have ethernet jacks in every room and also have wireless
running. I think I am going to order two squeezeboxes to put in
prominent location on each level of the house. Question is do
I go wireless (can it keep up with the streams or is there dropout problems).


Thanks again.

----- Original Message -----
From: John Quirk <john (AT) quirkshop (DOT) co.uk>
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2004 7:58 am
Subject: [slim] Newbie (actually oldie) question

> Hi Eric,
>
> 1) One I assume would be to place additional slimp3s on each
> level, synchronize them all, and then I could see what's playing and
> have remote control in at least one room on each level. Sounds
> good but
> expensive. How well does synching 3 slimp3s really work? Have many
> folks done this???
>
> I do this now with 2 Slims and on Squeezebox (and even a couple of
> SoftSqueezes on occasion) it generally works excellently, even if
> it does
> lose sync, it always picks up at the beginning of the next track.
> I love it
> when I can walk round the house and have the same thing playing in
> eachroom, but am also able to have a different track in one/some
> rooms if I
> want.
>
> 2) Get a PocketPC with wireless that I could leave laying
> around -
> not sure how well the skins/web browser would work though? Any
> experience with this?
> I do this too, the handheld skin is adequate for this, I find it very
> reliable, I use a Dell Axim x3i, cheap and lightweight, good
> wireless.
>
> 3) What are the other options?
> The only things I can think of would be more expensive than buying
> additional Slim kit, wall mounted LCD screens etc.
>
> If I choose #1 will I have any compatibility problems when synching
> older device with the new squeezebox model?
>
> Not in my experience, and the Extended Sync plugin is a great
> addition.
> HTH
> John
>
>
>

Jules Taplin
2004-06-21, 14:26
Well... for what it's worth... I run 5 squeezeboxes here... and only two are
on a wired connection.

The other three seem to keep up just fine, and I've never heard a dropout,
except on the Kitchen one when I turn the microwave on (hardly fair... the
wireless drops completely when it's on - a laptop running WinAmp couldn't
cope either, when it was just reading over a windoze file share).

For the record... that's with a PIII 600 doing the serving. It's got a
reasonable amount of memory (512Mb), and runs RedHat 9. It does a few other
minor things - Mail server, runs Nagios for the house and local mesh, and
has about 800Gb of store attached, but none of the rest of the stuff sucks
any significant CPU usage. About the only time it's slow is when you make it
rescan the music archive, which makes the squeezebox interfaces run like
treacle for a bit.


-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: <ELOOMIS (AT) woh (DOT) rr.com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: RE: [slim] Newbie (actually oldie) question


> OKay Im going to show my ignorance. A softsqueeze? is this some
> sort of software implementation of the squeezebox?
>
> Guess I should spend more time reading what everyone has to say.
> I am amazed at the response I got to my questions.
>
> Thanks so much for the info.
>
> Question. I have ethernet jacks in every room and also have wireless
> running. I think I am going to order two squeezeboxes to put in
> prominent location on each level of the house. Question is do
> I go wireless (can it keep up with the streams or is there dropout
problems).
>
>
> Thanks again.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John Quirk <john (AT) quirkshop (DOT) co.uk>
> Date: Sunday, June 20, 2004 7:58 am
> Subject: [slim] Newbie (actually oldie) question
>
> > Hi Eric,
> >
> > 1) One I assume would be to place additional slimp3s on each
> > level, synchronize them all, and then I could see what's playing and
> > have remote control in at least one room on each level. Sounds
> > good but
> > expensive. How well does synching 3 slimp3s really work? Have many
> > folks done this???
> >
> > I do this now with 2 Slims and on Squeezebox (and even a couple of
> > SoftSqueezes on occasion) it generally works excellently, even if
> > it does
> > lose sync, it always picks up at the beginning of the next track.
> > I love it
> > when I can walk round the house and have the same thing playing in
> > eachroom, but am also able to have a different track in one/some
> > rooms if I
> > want.
> >
> > 2) Get a PocketPC with wireless that I could leave laying
> > around -
> > not sure how well the skins/web browser would work though? Any
> > experience with this?
> > I do this too, the handheld skin is adequate for this, I find it very
> > reliable, I use a Dell Axim x3i, cheap and lightweight, good
> > wireless.
> >
> > 3) What are the other options?
> > The only things I can think of would be more expensive than buying
> > additional Slim kit, wall mounted LCD screens etc.
> >
> > If I choose #1 will I have any compatibility problems when synching
> > older device with the new squeezebox model?
> >
> > Not in my experience, and the Extended Sync plugin is a great
> > addition.
> > HTH
> > John
> >
> >
> >