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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-06-22, 07:42
Because people rarely comment when they are happy.

You'll notice that there are probably under 10 people that post issues.
There are far more people trying to help them than people that are
having the problem.

I've been a happy slimp3/squeezebox user for quite some time.
I can sync players, control them from any computer, stream
mp3s and flacs, plus other 3rd party plug-ins.

I see very few of the problems that most of the people are having.
I use the standard distribution server software and firmware,
running it all on Linux. I also run iTunes on Windows and have
been playing around with putting the xml iTunes file on to
my linux box and enabling iTunes support under linux.

I have had no outages, and people that have been over to
my place for parties have loved the setup.

I have a little perl script that parses the directories and I have
a printed booklet that summarizes all the music I have so people
can choose what they want. Sometimes they ask if I am able to
stream the music over the internet to their work computer.
I think I've managed to surprise a few people with softsqueeze.
I think I have between 10 and 15 people that connect to my machine
to listen to music each day.

Now that would be cool. Have playlists based on what device is connecting
to the server. Or based somehow on some sort of login?

Paul



>>> mikelis8 (AT) charter (DOT) net 6/22/2004 10:10:07 AM >>>

I have a question for everyone. With all the issues I read about in this
forum with squeezebox, slimserver and more,
why would I ever consider owning one? When I first heard about the device, I
was all excited to purchase it, but then I started reading the hundreds of
messages posted about problems folks are having and now I have second
thoughts. It sounds like way too much trouble to bother with.

James

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-06-22, 07:46
Mind sharing your perl script for making your printed booklet? I have
been toying with the idea of making one myself.

PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

> Because people rarely comment when they are happy.
>
> You'll notice that there are probably under 10 people that post issues.
> There are far more people trying to help them than people that are
> having the problem.
>
> I've been a happy slimp3/squeezebox user for quite some time.
> I can sync players, control them from any computer, stream
> mp3s and flacs, plus other 3rd party plug-ins.
>
> I see very few of the problems that most of the people are having.
> I use the standard distribution server software and firmware,
> running it all on Linux. I also run iTunes on Windows and have
> been playing around with putting the xml iTunes file on to
> my linux box and enabling iTunes support under linux.
>
> I have had no outages, and people that have been over to
> my place for parties have loved the setup.
>
> I have a little perl script that parses the directories and I have
> a printed booklet that summarizes all the music I have so people
> can choose what they want. Sometimes they ask if I am able to
> stream the music over the internet to their work computer.
> I think I've managed to surprise a few people with softsqueeze.
> I think I have between 10 and 15 people that connect to my machine
> to listen to music each day.
>
> Now that would be cool. Have playlists based on what device is connecting
> to the server. Or based somehow on some sort of login?
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>
>>>>mikelis8 (AT) charter (DOT) net 6/22/2004 10:10:07 AM >>>
>
>
> I have a question for everyone. With all the issues I read about in this
> forum with squeezebox, slimserver and more,
> why would I ever consider owning one? When I first heard about the device, I
> was all excited to purchase it, but then I started reading the hundreds of
> messages posted about problems folks are having and now I have second
> thoughts. It sounds like way too much trouble to bother with.
>
> James
>
>

Ron Thigpen
2004-06-22, 07:47
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

> Now that would be cool. Have playlists based on what device is connecting
> to the server. Or based somehow on some sort of login?

Enhancement Request!

Paul, you may want to visit <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/> and express
your wishes there.

--rt

Robert Zimmerman
2004-06-22, 08:01
I have had my Squeezebox for a few months now and love it. No
problems, using the released versions. I'm always checking the
emails for new ideas or implementations, never thinking of it as a
bunch of complaints.

I'm interested in printing a directory as mentioned below. What do I
have to do?

Thanks for the great products.




>Because people rarely comment when they are happy.
>
>You'll notice that there are probably under 10 people that post issues.
>There are far more people trying to help them than people that are
>having the problem.
>
>I've been a happy slimp3/squeezebox user for quite some time.
>I can sync players, control them from any computer, stream
>mp3s and flacs, plus other 3rd party plug-ins.
>
>I see very few of the problems that most of the people are having.
>I use the standard distribution server software and firmware,
>running it all on Linux. I also run iTunes on Windows and have
>been playing around with putting the xml iTunes file on to
>my linux box and enabling iTunes support under linux.
>
>I have had no outages, and people that have been over to
>my place for parties have loved the setup.
>
>I have a little perl script that parses the directories and I have
>a printed booklet that summarizes all the music I have so people
>can choose what they want. Sometimes they ask if I am able to
>stream the music over the internet to their work computer.
>I think I've managed to surprise a few people with softsqueeze.
>I think I have between 10 and 15 people that connect to my machine
>to listen to music each day.
>
>Now that would be cool. Have playlists based on what device is connecting
>to the server. Or based somehow on some sort of login?
>
>Paul
>
>
>
>>>> mikelis8 (AT) charter (DOT) net 6/22/2004 10:10:07 AM >>>
>
>I have a question for everyone. With all the issues I read about in this
>forum with squeezebox, slimserver and more,
>why would I ever consider owning one? When I first heard about the device, I
>was all excited to purchase it, but then I started reading the hundreds of
>messages posted about problems folks are having and now I have second
>thoughts. It sounds like way too much trouble to bother with.
>
>James
>
>

Graham Scott
2004-06-22, 08:49
I've been toying with something similar in Windows. Not completely
automated but it's a start. I'm using a DOS script to dump an album
listing into a text file. I then have to clean it up a little manually
and then paste it into a pre-built Word document, print it as a booklet,
bang some staples in it and presto .. a handy quick reference for the
bread knife or visitors.

The results can be seen at http://g.hindsight.it/Squeezebox_Booklet.doc

I'd also be very interested if anyone was thinking of fully automating
this for Windows....

g.


Robert Zimmerman wrote:
> I have had my Squeezebox for a few months now and love it. No problems,
> using the released versions. I'm always checking the emails for new
> ideas or implementations, never thinking of it as a bunch of complaints.
>
> I'm interested in printing a directory as mentioned below. What do I
> have to do?
>

Robert Zimmerman
2004-06-22, 10:31
My preference is something for Mac OSX if anyone's working on it.
Technology aside, I still think it's much easier to "browse"
something printed instead of trying to manipulate through menus on a
device that's inside a cabinet!!

Thanks.

>I've been toying with something similar in Windows. Not completely
>automated but it's a start. I'm using a DOS script to dump an album
>listing into a text file. I then have to clean it up a little
>manually and then paste it into a pre-built Word document, print it
>as a booklet, bang some staples in it and presto .. a handy quick
>reference for the bread knife or visitors.
>
>The results can be seen at http://g.hindsight.it/Squeezebox_Booklet.doc
>
>I'd also be very interested if anyone was thinking of fully
>automating this for Windows....
>
>g.
>
>
>Robert Zimmerman wrote:
>>I have had my Squeezebox for a few months now and love it. No
>>problems, using the released versions. I'm always checking the
>>emails for new ideas or implementations, never thinking of it as a
>>bunch of complaints.
>>
>>I'm interested in printing a directory as mentioned below. What do
>>I have to do?
>>
>
>

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-06-22, 10:35
Yeah I think this would be a very useful tool to have. Since we are
discussing it.

I think the ideal script would output the data to a pdf file for easy
layout and printing. Could even get fancy with it and have it output in
several different orders, by Title,by Album, by Artist, by Genre, etc.

I wish I did not already have several other projects on my list,
otherwise I would get on this. :(

Robert Zimmerman wrote:

> My preference is something for Mac OSX if anyone's working on it.
> Technology aside, I still think it's much easier to "browse" something
> printed instead of trying to manipulate through menus on a device that's
> inside a cabinet!!
>
> Thanks.
>
>> I've been toying with something similar in Windows. Not completely
>> automated but it's a start. I'm using a DOS script to dump an album
>> listing into a text file. I then have to clean it up a little manually
>> and then paste it into a pre-built Word document, print it as a
>> booklet, bang some staples in it and presto .. a handy quick reference
>> for the bread knife or visitors.
>>
>> The results can be seen at http://g.hindsight.it/Squeezebox_Booklet.doc
>>
>> I'd also be very interested if anyone was thinking of fully automating
>> this for Windows....
>>
>> g.
>>
>>
>> Robert Zimmerman wrote:
>>
>>> I have had my Squeezebox for a few months now and love it. No
>>> problems, using the released versions. I'm always checking the
>>> emails for new ideas or implementations, never thinking of it as a
>>> bunch of complaints.
>>>
>>> I'm interested in printing a directory as mentioned below. What do I
>>> have to do?
>>>
>>
>>