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azphil
2011-03-25, 07:52
I just ordered a Squeezebox radio and am beginning to learn about setting it up for news stations from around the world before I get it. I don't think I will be setting up any music apps or listening to my computer music files with it.
I just want to set this up for news. I know I won't be taking full advantage of this radio but I have other radios I use for that.
So my question is what do I do and how do I do it?
If someone could take me step-by-step I'd appreciate it.
I have downloaded the instructions and am getting a bit confused.

pski
2011-03-25, 08:52
I just ordered a Squeezebox radio and am beginning to learn about setting it up for news stations from around the world before I get it. I don't think I will be setting up any music apps or listening to my computer music files with it.
I just want to set this up for news. I know I won't be taking full advantage of this radio but I have other radios I use for that.
So my question is what do I do and how do I do it?
If someone could take me step-by-step I'd appreciate it.
I have downloaded the instructions and am getting a bit confused.

1. Download and install Squeezebox Server:

http://mysqueezebox.com/download

2. Create a <free> account at mysqueezebox.com

3. Open a web browser on the computer you installed squeezebox server on and in the address bar enter:

http://127.0.0.1:9000 <or>
http://localhost:9000

This will take you to the web interface that controls the music library (if you have one) and the players' selection, volume, etc. All of these will be available to you on the radio but typing stations' URL's on the computer will be faster than "twirl and enter" on the radio. Open the "Settings" page and enter your account info in the "mysqueezebox.com" tab.

4. Download and install Squeezeplay:

http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.5

Squeezeplay is software that lets your computer act like a hardware player. It can also be controlled like a player in the web interface so you can "play" through your computer speakers just like you will with the radio. (Remember to run squeezeplay before trying to control it through the web interface.)

5. There are four (or more) ways to control your music (using two different "music sources") :
a. Point the player at your squeezeboxserver machine and control it using the web interface
b. Point the player at your squeezeboxserver machine and control it using the knobs and dials
c. Point the player at mysqueezebox.com and control it by logging into mysqueezebox.com on the web.
d. Point the player at mysqueezebox.com and control it using the knobs and dials.

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azphil
2011-03-25, 09:16
I printed out your instructions and will give it a try when I get the radio.

Thanks so much for the info and fast reply. I hop I don't get too bogged down on the setup.
Thanks again...

toby10
2011-03-25, 09:42
Running the full SBS server program will indeed give you more options more configurability and more stations. But you could just use the free www.MySqueezeBox.com (MySB) if you only intend on listening to internet streams.

Go to the MySB site, create your account, then click on Remote Control. This will emulate what your Radio screen will look like and you can even start poking around in there to see what streams you will have access too. These will not play on your computer without the software player mentioned, but it will give you an idea what all is out there.

This Remote Control will play on your actual Radio and makes searching and discovering streams very easy with the web UI and a full computer keyboard. ;)

azphil
2011-03-25, 14:24
Thanks for that information toby10....I'm looking at it right now.