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zanbo
2004-09-19, 10:15
I read in the FAQ that Squeezebox will play wma, when the slimserver runs on Windows. Does the SLIMP3 also support wma? I tried a couple of wma encoded songs with no luck. Running v5.2.1 on WinXP SP1.
Thanks,

..Dan

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kdf
2004-09-19, 12:55
Quoting zanbo <zanbo (AT) cox (DOT) net>:

> I read in the FAQ that Squeezebox will play wma, when the slimserver runs on
> Windows. Does the SLIMP3 also support wma? I tried a couple of wma encoded
> songs with no luck. Running v5.2.1 on WinXP SP1.

the server converts to mp3 for slimp3, so you will need LAME installed in your
windows path (c:\windows\, or c:\windows\system, or c:\program
files\slimserver\server\ for eg.)

check the server settings, file types, to see if your system has the wma-to-mp3
conversion option enabled. the description will tell you if the server has
found the right tools.

-kdf

zanbo
2004-09-21, 22:11
Ok. That did it, thanks.

When you say "the server converts to mp3 for slimp3", does that mean it
converts to something different (like .wav) for squeezebox? & Does that
mean slimp3 doesn't support wav?

-- any idea when the server will support Real Audio streaming?


Thanks again,
Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:55 PM
Subject: [slim] wma support


> Quoting zanbo <zanbo (AT) cox (DOT) net>:
>
> > I read in the FAQ that Squeezebox will play wma, when the slimserver
runs on
> > Windows. Does the SLIMP3 also support wma? I tried a couple of wma
encoded
> > songs with no luck. Running v5.2.1 on WinXP SP1.
>
> the server converts to mp3 for slimp3, so you will need LAME installed in
your
> windows path (c:\windows\, or c:\windows\system, or c:\program
> files\slimserver\server\ for eg.)
>
> check the server settings, file types, to see if your system has the
wma-to-mp3
> conversion option enabled. the description will tell you if the server
has
> found the right tools.
>
> -kdf
>

kdf
2004-09-21, 22:22
Quoting zanbo <zanbo (AT) cox (DOT) net>:

> Ok. That did it, thanks.
>
> When you say "the server converts to mp3 for slimp3", does that mean it
> converts to something different (like .wav) for squeezebox?

That's correct.

> & Does that
> mean slimp3 doesn't support wav?

slimp3 has a hardware mp3 decoder. Wav's that are sent to slimp3 from
slimserver care converted to mp3 for playback. Squeezebox supports WAV so any
non-mp3 is converted to WAV or AIFF to be sent to squeezebox. MP3's are sent as
mp3's to squeezebox as well.

-kdf

>
> -- any idea when the server will support Real Audio streaming?
>
>
> Thanks again,
> Dan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:55 PM
> Subject: [slim] wma support
>
>
> > Quoting zanbo <zanbo (AT) cox (DOT) net>:
> >
> > > I read in the FAQ that Squeezebox will play wma, when the slimserver
> runs on
> > > Windows. Does the SLIMP3 also support wma? I tried a couple of wma
> encoded
> > > songs with no luck. Running v5.2.1 on WinXP SP1.
> >
> > the server converts to mp3 for slimp3, so you will need LAME installed in
> your
> > windows path (c:\windows\, or c:\windows\system, or c:\program
> > files\slimserver\server\ for eg.)
> >
> > check the server settings, file types, to see if your system has the
> wma-to-mp3
> > conversion option enabled. the description will tell you if the server
> has
> > found the right tools.
> >
> > -kdf
> >
>
>