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  1. #1
    Patrick Dixon
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    AlienBBC - Trying a WinXP install -> successful at last

    Sorry, ignore the first bit (cut and paste error).

    OK - This is how I did it!
    Good luck, and let us know if it works.

    **********************************************
    AlienBBC for Windows Installation Instructions

    These are substantially based on instruction on the AlienBBC website:
    http://www.mrtickle.org/alienbbc.html - but with the gaps filled in!

    Step 1:

    · Download and install SlimServer V5.4.0
    http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads...ver_v5.4.0.exe
    This should install the Slimserver software under "C:\Program
    Files\Slimserver"
    (You will have probably already done this anyway.)

    Step 2:

    · Go to the SlimServer 'Nightly Releases' page
    http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads.../latest/5.4.1/ and download the
    file called something like:
    http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads...Server_5_4_x_v
    2005-01-29.tar.gz (the date part of the name changes nightly!)

    · Having download this file, unzip with WinZip and extract all the files
    (with the "use folder names" box checked) to "C:\Program Files"
    This extracts the files to directory called something like: "C:\Program
    Files\SlimServer_v2005-01-29" (the date part of the name changes nightly!)

    · Copy everything in the "C:\Program Files\SlimServer_v2005-01-29"
    (including all sub-directories and their contents) to "C:\Program
    Files\SlimServer\server" - overwriting any older files.
    You should now be running the latest nightly version of SlimServer V5.4.1
    (although the version under 'Help - About Slimserver' may not say this).

    Step 3:

    · Download the AlienBBC beta:
    http://www.mrtickle.org/downloads/al...93.windows.zip

    · Having download this file, unzip with WinZip and extract all the files
    (with the "use folder names" box checked) to "C:\Program
    Files\SlimServer\server"
    This extracts the files into the main SlimServer directory.

    Step 4

    · Download and install Active Perl:
    http://downloads.activestate.com/Act...Perl-5.8.6.811
    -MSWin32-x86-122208.msi

    · Create the directory "auto" under "C:\Program
    Files\SlimServer\server\CPAN" then copy the directory
    "C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\HTML" and its contents (including all sub-directories
    and their
    contents) to your new directory "C:\Program
    Files\SlimServer\server\CPAN\auto".

    · Copy the directory "C:\Perl\site\lib\HTML" and it's contents (including
    all sub-directories and their contents) to "C:\Program
    Files\SlimServer\server\CPAN\" - overwriting any older files.

    Step 5

    · Download MPlayer:
    http://www2.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...ingw32-1.0pre6
    ..zip

    · Having download this file, unzip with WinZip and extract all the files
    (with the "use folder names" box checked) to "C:\Program Files\MPlayer"
    This extracts the files to directory called: "C:\Program
    Files\MPlayer\mplayer".

    · Download the Windows codecs for MPlayer:
    http://www2.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...l-20050115.zip

    · Having download this file, unzip with WinZip and extract all the files
    (with the "use folder names" box checked) to "C:\Program Files\MPlayer"
    This extracts the files to directory called: "C:\Program
    Files\MPlayer\windows-all-20050115".

    · Copy everything in the directory "C:\Program Files\
    MPlayer\windows-all-20050115" (including all sub-directories and their
    contents) to "C:\Program Files\ MPlayer\mplayer\codecs\" - overwriting any
    older files.

    · Copy everything in the directory "C:\Program Files\Mplayer\mplayer" to
    "C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread" -
    overwriting any older files.

    Step 6

    · Run SlimServer and check that AlienBBC and appears on your Squeezebox
    menus, and that the BBC radio streams play.
    There are some bugs - the BBC have recently changed their radio streaming
    web pages so the "BBCLive" programmes don't work - but a Live version of
    each station appear under the "Listen Again" menus.

    References:

    Slim Devices website: http://www.slimdevices.com
    AlienBBC website: http://www.mrtickle.org/alienbbc.html
    Active Perl website: http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl
    MPlayer website: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html


    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Simon Turner
    Sent: 03 February 2005 22:55
    To: Slim Devices Discussion
    Subject: [slim] AlienBBC - Trying a WinXP install -> successful at
    last


    It'd be great if someone who's had success installing it on windows re-wrote
    the instructions on Mr Tickle's web site, as I think it's a bit unlikely
    anyone would be able to install if they followed the present instructions.
    I've now given up twice.. but am just about to have third go as i think the
    following lines might be the final missing link for me:

    "Dragging the mplayer.exe, codecs and the Windows
    Essential codecs out of their subdirectories into the multi-thread directory
    made it work."

    So far I've only dragged mplayer.exe into the multithread directory.
    At thebe moment for me the plugin looks like it is playing but there is no
    sound.

    Simon Turner
    Brighton UK

    > Thanks to Adrian for helping me wade through myriad issues getting the
    > AlienBBC plugin to work on my WinXP system (it took 17 emails from him!).
    > Along with the regular steps outlined for installing AlienBBC (
    > http://www.mrtickle.org/alienbbc_beta.html ),



  2. #2
    Bruce Tucker
    Guest

    AlienBBC - Trying a WinXP install -> successful at last

    It seems like there may be more than one way to get to a working AlienBBC
    plugin. You seemed to get there quickly, without all the drama and gnashing
    of teeth that I had. But I got there eventually with a lot of help. And
    your success certainly helped keep my spirits from flagging.

    It looks like from your writeup, that you ended up with your mplayer codecs
    not directly in the multi-thread directory. Is that right? It certainly
    didn't work for me that way.

    So, all I can say to those about to try AlienBBC under windows is... Don't
    give up! It can be done.
    Bruce

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Patrick Dixon" <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>
    To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
    Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 3:07 PM
    Subject: [slim] AlienBBC - Trying a WinXP install -> successful at last


    > Sorry, ignore the first bit (cut and paste error).
    >
    > OK - This is how I did it!
    > Good luck, and let us know if it works.
    >
    > **********************************************
    > AlienBBC for Windows Installation Instructions

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