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Jesse David Hollington
2004-11-03, 13:03
Well, Microsoft is pushing Windows Media Connect as supporting the Roku,
so that may explain it somewhat. (Of course, I went to the Squeezebox
specifically to move my media *away* from Windows, so I'm not sure I
actually care ;-)

See
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/devices/wmconnect/default.aspx
for info.

(Just stumbled across this randomly today while researching something
else).

>>> danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com 11/03/04 11:44:32 >>>

On 2/11/04 at 8:33 pm -0800, Jonathan Miller wrote
>I noticed they didn't mention the fact that the one the reviewer
liked
>would need SlimServer to play anything other than iTunes. At least
>that's my understanding of the Roku.

Either their review is wrong, or Roku have updated. Because the
review says that Musicmatch and Windows Media servers can be used on
the Roku.
--
Daniel Cohen

Robin Bowes
2004-11-03, 13:59
Jesse David Hollington wrote:
> Well, Microsoft is pushing Windows Media Connect as supporting the Roku,
> so that may explain it somewhat. (Of course, I went to the Squeezebox
> specifically to move my media *away* from Windows, so I'm not sure I
> actually care ;-)
>
> See
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/devices/wmconnect/default.aspx for
> info.
>
> (Just stumbled across this randomly today while researching something else).

So, would it be possible for the Squeezebox to work with WMC? i.e. could
the firmware be re-written to work without slimserver?

I guess it might be possible to stream audio but slimserver also
controls the Squeezebox display, doesn't it?

One way to do it might be to write a small server module (either for
slimserver or standalone) that talks to Windows Media Connect and
behaves like a Network Device and streams whatever is sent from WMC to
the Squeezebox. Sounds like an interesting project...!

R.
--
http://robinbowes.com

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=22Mr=2E_N=F5u=22?=
2004-11-04, 01:04
Jesse David Hollington wrote:
> Well, Microsoft is pushing Windows Media Connect as supporting the Roku,
> so that may explain it somewhat. (Of course, I went to the Squeezebox
> specifically to move my media *away* from Windows, so I'm not sure I
> actually care ;-)
>
> See
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/devices/wmconnect/default.aspx for
> info.
>
> (Just stumbled across this randomly today while researching something else).
>
> >>> danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com 11/03/04 11:44:32 >>>
> On 2/11/04 at 8:33 pm -0800, Jonathan Miller wrote
> >I noticed they didn't mention the fact that the one the reviewer liked
> >would need SlimServer to play anything other than iTunes. At least
> >that's my understanding of the Roku.
>
> Either their review is wrong, or Roku have updated. Because the
> review says that Musicmatch and Windows Media servers can be used on
> the Roku.

I chaired a session on "digital home convergence" session at a
conference in Stockholm the other day. A Microsoft representative
from Seattle talked about Windows Media Center, and a Roku was
prominently displayed on one of his slides. The presenter was in
charge of evangelizing "sight and sound technologies" for Northern
Europe region.

I couldn't help myself but telling the audience about my grand
Squeezebox experience in between speakers, without bashing the
proprietary MS technology.

best,
peter

seanadams
2004-11-04, 03:06
They're fucked because they have no technology of their own...
Microsoft loves to see the hardware "commoditized" while everyone pays
for the windows platform. Hapless fools - playing right into their
game!


On Nov 4, 2004, at 12:04 AM, Mr. Nġu wrote:

> Jesse David Hollington wrote:
>> Well, Microsoft is pushing Windows Media Connect as supporting the
>> Roku, so that may explain it somewhat. (Of course, I went to the
>> Squeezebox specifically to move my media *away* from Windows, so I'm
>> not sure I actually care ;-)
>> See
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/devices/wmconnect/
>> default.aspx for info.
>> (Just stumbled across this randomly today while researching
>> something else).
>> >>> danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com 11/03/04 11:44:32 >>>
>> On 2/11/04 at 8:33 pm -0800, Jonathan Miller wrote
>> >I noticed they didn't mention the fact that the one the reviewer
>> liked
>> >would need SlimServer to play anything other than iTunes. At least
>> >that's my understanding of the Roku.
>> Either their review is wrong, or Roku have updated. Because the
>> review says that Musicmatch and Windows Media servers can be used on
>> the Roku.
>
> I chaired a session on "digital home convergence" session at a
> conference in Stockholm the other day. A Microsoft representative from
> Seattle talked about Windows Media Center, and a Roku was prominently
> displayed on one of his slides. The presenter was in charge of
> evangelizing "sight and sound technologies" for Northern Europe
> region.
>
> I couldn't help myself but telling the audience about my grand
> Squeezebox experience in between speakers, without bashing the
> proprietary MS technology.
>
> best,
> peter
>