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Simon Turner
2004-11-20, 01:18
Due to dodgy eyesight I am attempting to use Slimserver via my TV and
infrared keyboard (using the very handy and very cheap Netgem Freeview box,
also an open source Linux project - www.netgem.com).
However, I cannot find a suitable skin for the TV in the Slimserver
installation. Are there any skins not included with Slimserver that might
suffice?

Simon Turner
Brighton UK
Telephone GB: 07973 628683
International: +44 7973 628683

Gareth Hughes
2004-11-20, 05:22
Hi,

First the intro:
new guy, been a proud owner for 6 weeks and have ripped 200 discs to
date. Been watching the mailing list for about a month. My squeezer is
a wonderful beasty that's become indispensible, and it was my leaving
present from my old job! (http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~gvh/ is the old me).


So, I have nothing but flacs on an old XP based server. I have to set
the player pitch to 92% to hear them correctly or they are too fast.
The few mp3s I have then play too slow. I too get the occasional
dropout as noted in bug 218 and mine is wired on 100Mb straight to
switch to server. I also put the digital output through a DAC, a
Musical Fidelity X-DAC, and most of the time it claims the stream is
48khz, though when a track starts you can see the lights flicker as it
tries to work it out, sometimes it plumps for 44.1. Its obviously a bit
confused.

Any news on this issue?

PS If anyone wants to sell me a Meridian 518 for very small amounts of
money I'd be delighted...

cheers
Gareth Hughes

John Gorst
2004-11-20, 21:54
Simon Turner wrote:
> Due to dodgy eyesight I am attempting to use Slimserver via my TV and
> infrared keyboard (using the very handy and very cheap Netgem Freeview box,
> also an open source Linux project - www.netgem.com).
> However, I cannot find a suitable skin for the TV in the Slimserver
> installation. Are there any skins not included with Slimserver that might
> suffice?

There is the 'touch' skin, which is very large.

I also have a Netgem box and have adapted the 'handheld' skin for use on
the softsqueeze.

Have a look at http://gorst.me.uk/files/ for the .zip download file and
..jpg screenshot.

The main advanatges over the standard skins are that:
1. they dont break the dodgy Netgem browser!
2. you can use the coloured codes on the netgem remote to navigate
around the skin (e.g. press red to go to the previous track).
3. you can play music from the slimserver and navigate websites at the
same time on your tv

For your use I would reccomend the 'touch' skin and have a look at how I
have using javascript to unleasht eh power of the coloured butons on the
netgem remote in my skin (look in status.html in the zip file).

p.s. you can change the skin by navigating to http://serverIP:9000/Touch/
(replace Touch with the name of the skin)

HTH

John Gorst
2004-11-20, 21:54
Simon Turner wrote:
> Due to dodgy eyesight I am attempting to use Slimserver via my TV and
> infrared keyboard (using the very handy and very cheap Netgem Freeview box,
> also an open source Linux project - www.netgem.com).
> However, I cannot find a suitable skin for the TV in the Slimserver
> installation. Are there any skins not included with Slimserver that might
> suffice?

p.s this topic has been extensively covered on the netgem forums
(forum.netem.com)