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  1. #1

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    A beta version of a SlimServer plugin that integrates the AudioFeast
    service was released at the same time as SlimServer 5.4.0. Information
    about the plugin can be found at
    http://www.slimdevices.com/dev_audiofeast.html. For now, the service and
    the plugin are available only on Windows.

    We'd like to get some feedback regarding the plugin. If you've had a
    chance to download and install the plugin, please post feedback to the
    discuss list or send mail to audiofeast (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com. If you haven't
    yet tried the plugin, please consider doing so. :-)

  2. #2
    Bill Burns
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    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Vidur Apparao wrote:
    >
    > A beta version of a SlimServer plugin that integrates the AudioFeast
    > service was released at the same time as SlimServer 5.4.0. Information
    > about the plugin can be found at
    > http://www.slimdevices.com/dev_audiofeast.html. For now, the service and
    > the plugin are available only on Windows.


    Looks to me like AudioFeast is Not Quite Ready For Primetime.

    I downloaded the AF software and installed it on my music server
    (WinXP). I chose the free service and set it to downloading the
    channels. Several minutes later, the download was stuck at 0%. I
    rebooted the PC and AF eventually started downloading. While it was
    doing this, attempting to play a channel from the AF screen produced an
    ugly "Content Error" message box:

    "Error code 80040256. File
    C:\...\CONTENT\channel_audio_unavailable.srnd is invalid"

    I get a similar error message (referencing a .srnd file) even after the
    channels are finished downloading. And the download takes forever - 10
    minutes to download an 8MB file? - I'm on 10 megabit/second broadband
    here. (I just found the download speed setting in Preferences, looks
    like the default is 40KB, which I changed to unlimited, but the
    downloads are still quite slow).

    On the Squeezebox, with the AF plugin installed as directed, when I
    select Internet Radio -> Audio Feast -> Marketplace (one of the channels
    showing as downloaded in the AF interface), I see only: No Channels
    Available.

    Aside from these problems, I don't see what the advantage is of having
    every selected channel downloaded to my PC every day (whether I want to
    listen to it or not) instead of streaming on demand. The four channels
    I downloaded took 131MB of disk space.

    --
    Bill Burns
    Long Island NY USA
    mailto:billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com

  3. #3
    Jim
    Guest

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Ok Roger, let's take another look. The plugin DOES WORK, I'm listening
    right now, so we just need to figure out what's different.
    When last we left off, it looked like Slim::Music::Info::isURL() didn't
    understand the idea of the live365 playlist handler.

    On the assumption that that's been fixed, get the latest version of
    Slimserver, run it with --d_plugins, and try to tune to a Live365
    station. Please send everything after the "Logging in" message until a
    few seconds after it fails to play.

    Also, and I apologize if I've already asked this, can you please post
    details about the system Slimserver is running on and your internet
    connection?

    Cheers,
    Jim


    Roger Mitchell wrote:
    > Never mind Audiofeast - It would be really good if someone could get Live365
    > to work. There are still lots of us that can't use it because it just won't
    > work! I still get "Stopped" a few seconds after I try to connect to any
    > Live365 channel yet all the other web radio services work fine.
    >
    > Is there nay update on this problem please?
    >
    > Regards
    > Roger
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Vidur Apparao
    > Sent: 09 December 2004 15:53
    > To: Slim Devices Discussion
    > Subject: [slim] AudioFeast plugin feedback
    >
    >
    > A beta version of a SlimServer plugin that integrates the AudioFeast service
    > was released at the same time as SlimServer 5.4.0. Information about the
    > plugin can be found at http://www.slimdevices.com/dev_audiofeast.html. For
    > now, the service and the plugin are available only on Windows.
    >
    > We'd like to get some feedback regarding the plugin. If you've had a chance
    > to download and install the plugin, please post feedback to the discuss list
    > or send mail to audiofeast (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com. If you haven't yet tried the
    > plugin, please consider doing so. :-)
    >
    >
    >
    >

  4. #4
    Steve Bernard, Jr
    Guest

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    I've got similar symptoms. The Squeezebox shows my channels, but when
    I go to play them I get "No Channels Available".


    On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 16:00:38 -0500, Bill Burns <billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com> wrote:
    > On the Squeezebox, with the AF plugin installed as directed, when I
    > select Internet Radio -> Audio Feast -> Marketplace (one of the channels
    > showing as downloaded in the AF interface), I see only: No Channels
    > Available.

  5. #5
    Bill Burns
    Guest

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Steve Bernard, Jr wrote:
    > I've got similar symptoms. The Squeezebox shows my channels, but when
    > I go to play them I get "No Channels Available".


    Can you play a channel from the AudioFeast interface, or do you get an
    error box?

    --
    Bill Burns
    Long Island NY USA
    mailto:billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com

  6. #6

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Steve,

    Are you running SlimServer as a Windows service ("Start automatically"
    was checked during installation) or an application?

    Thanks,
    --Vidur

    Steve Bernard, Jr wrote:

    >I've got similar symptoms. The Squeezebox shows my channels, but when
    >I go to play them I get "No Channels Available".
    >
    >
    >On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 16:00:38 -0500, Bill Burns <billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>On the Squeezebox, with the AF plugin installed as directed, when I
    >>select Internet Radio -> Audio Feast -> Marketplace (one of the channels
    >>showing as downloaded in the AF interface), I see only: No Channels
    >>Available.
    >>
    >>

    >

  7. #7
    Steve Bernard, Jr
    Guest

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Plays fine in Windows from the AudioFeast app, yeah.

    Additionally, trying this a few more times, I found it randomly
    crashed the server two or three times when I tried to play. Once it
    left the SerenadeStreamer.exe process running after the crash.

    On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 10:28:43 -0500, Bill Burns <billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Steve Bernard, Jr wrote:
    > > I've got similar symptoms. The Squeezebox shows my channels, but when
    > > I go to play them I get "No Channels Available".

    >
    > Can you play a channel from the AudioFeast interface, or do you get an
    > error box?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Bill Burns
    > Long Island NY USA
    > mailto:billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com
    >

  8. #8
    Steve Bernard, Jr
    Guest

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Typically I run it as a service, yeah. I just tried it twice by
    running the perl script directly and it crashed when I tried to play
    or get more info on the program. The output window (not running any
    debug flags) read:

    Month '12' out of range 0..11 at C:/Program
    Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/AudioFeast/Plugin.pm line 846
    Win32::OLE(0.1701): GetOleObject() Not a Win32::OLE object at
    C:/Perl/site/lib/Win32/OLE/Lite.pm line 154.

    I ran the EXE with -d_plugins and got those same two lines of errors
    before it crashed.

    I'm running the 12-10 nightly 5.4.x build.

    -Steve

    On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 07:42:37 -0800, Vidur Apparao <vidur (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote:
    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > Are you running SlimServer as a Windows service ("Start automatically"
    > was checked during installation) or an application?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --Vidur
    >
    >
    >
    > Steve Bernard, Jr wrote:
    >
    > >I've got similar symptoms. The Squeezebox shows my channels, but when
    > >I go to play them I get "No Channels Available".
    > >
    > >
    > >On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 16:00:38 -0500, Bill Burns <billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>On the Squeezebox, with the AF plugin installed as directed, when I
    > >>select Internet Radio -> Audio Feast -> Marketplace (one of the channels
    > >>showing as downloaded in the AF interface), I see only: No Channels
    > >>Available.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

  9. #9
    Bill Burns
    Guest

    AudioFeast plugin feedback

    Vidur Apparao wrote:
    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > Are you running SlimServer as a Windows service ("Start automatically"
    > was checked during installation) or an application?


    I'm not Steve, but as I posted the first response to your email about
    the AudioFeast plugin I'll answer anyway - I'm running SlimServer as a
    service.

    But why doesn't AudioFeast work from its own interface? See my first
    post on this thread for complete details.

    --
    Bill Burns
    Long Island NY USA
    mailto:billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com

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