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  1. #1
    Roy Owen
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    Bitrate Options in Slim server

    I would like to add an additional bitrate limit to the options
    availble to Slimserver. I'd like to be able to limit the bitrate to
    32kbps, to keep the trafic down on our network at work (only T1 for
    about 120 people + incoming traffic to our web servers).

    Is it even possible to make Lame go that low, if so how do I hack the
    perl modules, not a perl programmer?

    Thanks
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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Bitrate Options in Slim server

    Quoting Roy Owen <yddraig (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

    > I would like to add an additional bitrate limit to the options
    > availble to Slimserver. I'd like to be able to limit the bitrate to
    > 32kbps, to keep the trafic down on our network at work (only T1 for
    > about 120 people + incoming traffic to our web servers).
    >
    > Is it even possible to make Lame go that low, if so how do I hack the
    > perl modules, not a perl programmer?


    if you are connecting using streaming players, such as winamp, you can avoid the
    need to modify code by using the following url:
    http://slimserverIP:9000/stream.mp3?bitrate=32

    This will connect and set the bitrate limit for that stream. Silence is still
    hardcoded at 320kbps, but once playback begins, the tracks are recoded to
    32kbps

    -kdf

  3. #3
    Roy Owen
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    Bitrate Options in Slim server

    What about SoftSqueeze?


    On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 09:54:16 -0800, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Quoting Roy Owen <yddraig (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
    >
    > > I would like to add an additional bitrate limit to the options
    > > availble to Slimserver. I'd like to be able to limit the bitrate to
    > > 32kbps, to keep the trafic down on our network at work (only T1 for
    > > about 120 people + incoming traffic to our web servers).
    > >
    > > Is it even possible to make Lame go that low, if so how do I hack the
    > > perl modules, not a perl programmer?

    >
    > if you are connecting using streaming players, such as winamp, you can avoid the
    > need to modify code by using the following url:
    > http://slimserverIP:9000/stream.mp3?bitrate=32
    >
    > This will connect and set the bitrate limit for that stream. Silence is still
    > hardcoded at 320kbps, but once playback begins, the tracks are recoded to
    > 32kbps
    >
    > -kdf
    >

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Bitrate Options in Slim server

    Quoting Roy Owen <yddraig (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

    > What about SoftSqueeze?


    you could try tricking it by using the url I gave you previously and entering it
    as the radio url from the help->internet radio form. I'm not sure what
    slimserver dose if you loop back onto itself

    Alternatively, if you are running on a system that has a perl environment, then
    you can edit Slim/Web/Setup. Somewhere near line 918 you will find:

    'maxBitrate' => {
    'validate' => \&validateInList
    ,'validateArgs' => [0, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320]

    You can alter the list of numbers to add the bitrate you want. I believe LAME
    supports 56, 48, 40, 32. 0 is reserved to indicate 'no limit'.

    Then when you restart the server, your player settings will have the new
    options. Be aware that if you are running Windows, you will need to download
    the tar.gz installations, also download and install ActivePerl from
    activestate.com. You can then run slimserver.pl instead of slim.exe.

    -kdf

  5. #5
    Roy Owen
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    Bitrate Options in Slim server

    Thanks. I'll give that a try this evening.


    On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 10:15:38 -0800, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Quoting Roy Owen <yddraig (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
    >
    > > What about SoftSqueeze?

    >
    > you could try tricking it by using the url I gave you previously and entering it
    > as the radio url from the help->internet radio form. I'm not sure what
    > slimserver dose if you loop back onto itself
    >
    > Alternatively, if you are running on a system that has a perl environment, then
    > you can edit Slim/Web/Setup. Somewhere near line 918 you will find:
    >
    > 'maxBitrate' => {
    > 'validate' => \&validateInList
    > ,'validateArgs' => [0, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320]
    >
    > You can alter the list of numbers to add the bitrate you want. I believe LAME
    > supports 56, 48, 40, 32. 0 is reserved to indicate 'no limit'.
    >
    > Then when you restart the server, your player settings will have the new
    > options. Be aware that if you are running Windows, you will need to download
    > the tar.gz installations, also download and install ActivePerl from
    > activestate.com. You can then run slimserver.pl instead of slim.exe.
    >
    > -kdf
    >
    >

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