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Nick Patience
2004-07-19, 06:51
OK thanks for the update Jules. I haven't got the ability to fiddle with
Xine & the other things. so I'll have to wait to someone more skilled
has a crack at it.

There is talk of the BBC adopting MP3 soon so this might become moot -
we live in hope!

Cheers,

Nick


> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject:
> [slim] Version 0.6 of AlienBBC released
> From:
> "Jules Taplin" <slim-discuss (AT) ourhouse (DOT) org.uk>
> Date:
> Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:45:52 +0100
> To:
> "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>
> To:
> "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>
>
> Hi Nick.
>
> Really... this is all the price being paid by the BBC choosing to stream
> only in proprietry formats (on a totally separate point... I have issues
> with a publically funded organisation choosing to only supply content based
> on closed technologies when there are perfectly good options available which
> are rather less encumbered), but I digress somewhat.
>
> My current understanding is that it should be technically possible for a
> Windows port to work... but there are a few hurdles:
>
>
> Firstly... you're right that it depends entirely on the Xine libraries
> underlying it. Xine can be compiled on Microsoft platforms, I believe, but
> I've never tried.
>
> Secondly... the named-pipe implementation that moves data between the xine
> wrapper, lame (to transcode to mp3) and SlimServer doesn't look very
> portable to me. However... named pipes do exist on Windows (I seem to
> recall), so it's probably doable - just not in the same way.
>
> I'd be delighted if anybody wanted to take on this piece of work... I'm
> afraid to say that I'm highly unlikely to do it myself (I quite happily use
> Windows Desktops, but if I want a server... Linux seems the way to go.
> Equally... however good ActiveState perl is nowadays - I've never enjoyed
> perl on windows - somehow it just seems philosophically wrong to me). Right
> now... the only reason I'd consider running SlimServer on Windows is for DAB
> support - and that's only because nobody seems to make a DAB tuner with
> Linux support :(
>
>
> Best Regards,
>
>
> Jules
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Patience" <nick.patience (AT) the451group (DOT) com>
> To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 7:51 PM
> Subject: [slim] Version 0.6 of AlienBBC released
>
>
>
>>Hi Jules,
>>
>>Apologies if this has been asked before but I'm only a Squeezebix owner
>>of a couple of weeks standing.
>>
>>I checked out AlienBBC as this is particularly exciting for me as an
>>exiled Brit.
>>
>>So the question is, are there any plans to do it for Slimserver on
>
> Windows?
>
>>Or is dependent on the underlying Xine libraries or something like that?
>>
>>Cheers,
>>
>>Nick
>>
>>
>>
>>

Jules Taplin
2004-07-19, 16:04
Now _THAT_ would be excellent. Then all we'd have is a parsing problem...
and I think we can tackle them *grin*


-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Patience" <nick.patience (AT) the451group (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 2:51 PM
Subject: [slim] Version 0.6 of AlienBBC released


> OK thanks for the update Jules. I haven't got the ability to fiddle with
> Xine & the other things. so I'll have to wait to someone more skilled
> has a crack at it.
>
> There is talk of the BBC adopting MP3 soon so this might become moot -
> we live in hope!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Nick
>
>
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Subject:
> > [slim] Version 0.6 of AlienBBC released
> > From:
> > "Jules Taplin" <slim-discuss (AT) ourhouse (DOT) org.uk>
> > Date:
> > Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:45:52 +0100
> > To:
> > "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> >
> > To:
> > "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> >
> >
> > Hi Nick.
> >
> > Really... this is all the price being paid by the BBC choosing to stream
> > only in proprietry formats (on a totally separate point... I have issues
> > with a publically funded organisation choosing to only supply content
based
> > on closed technologies when there are perfectly good options available
which
> > are rather less encumbered), but I digress somewhat.
> >
> > My current understanding is that it should be technically possible for a
> > Windows port to work... but there are a few hurdles:
> >
> >
> > Firstly... you're right that it depends entirely on the Xine libraries
> > underlying it. Xine can be compiled on Microsoft platforms, I believe,
but
> > I've never tried.
> >
> > Secondly... the named-pipe implementation that moves data between the
xine
> > wrapper, lame (to transcode to mp3) and SlimServer doesn't look very
> > portable to me. However... named pipes do exist on Windows (I seem to
> > recall), so it's probably doable - just not in the same way.
> >
> > I'd be delighted if anybody wanted to take on this piece of work... I'm
> > afraid to say that I'm highly unlikely to do it myself (I quite happily
use
> > Windows Desktops, but if I want a server... Linux seems the way to go.
> > Equally... however good ActiveState perl is nowadays - I've never
enjoyed
> > perl on windows - somehow it just seems philosophically wrong to me).
Right
> > now... the only reason I'd consider running SlimServer on Windows is for
DAB
> > support - and that's only because nobody seems to make a DAB tuner with
> > Linux support :(
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
> >
> >
> > Jules
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nick Patience" <nick.patience (AT) the451group (DOT) com>
> > To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 7:51 PM
> > Subject: [slim] Version 0.6 of AlienBBC released
> >
> >
> >
> >>Hi Jules,
> >>
> >>Apologies if this has been asked before but I'm only a Squeezebix owner
> >>of a couple of weeks standing.
> >>
> >>I checked out AlienBBC as this is particularly exciting for me as an
> >>exiled Brit.
> >>
> >>So the question is, are there any plans to do it for Slimserver on
> >
> > Windows?
> >
> >>Or is dependent on the underlying Xine libraries or something like that?
> >>
> >>Cheers,
> >>
> >>Nick
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>