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    Getting Started with SlimServer

    Hi! I've been playing around with SlimServer for the last few hours -- I've managed to get it installed on my Debian box and get it sync'd with the java client on a windows box.

    I've looked and faq'd and google'd, and I can't seem to find the answer to one question I was looking for:

    Can you get the SlimServer to output locally on the server's machine and sound card? My linux box doesn't run X, and I'd hate to waste the resources running X just to get one gui client. The box is well located to plug in to another household stereo, so it'd be great if there was a way to make the server also run a client.

    I've been playing with slimp3slave (http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pdw/slimp3slave/), but I can't get it to pipe the data properly to an mpeg player -- and I think tuning in to the local stream is probably a round-about way of doing this. I was hoping there might be a better way?

    Thanks guys, and keep up the good work 8-)

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Getting Started with SlimServer

    > I've looked and faq'd and google'd, and I can't seem to find the answer
    > to one question I was looking for:


    You should have searched instead ;-) You'll find quite a few answers to
    this,
    eg. http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=11859

    > I've been playing with slimp3slave
    > (http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pdw/slimp3slave/), but I can't get it to
    > pipe the data properly to an mpeg player -- and I think tuning in to


    I still use slimp3slave ("slimp3slave -s myserver") together with madplay
    as it putting less load on my poor server. I used mpg123 instead of
    madplay before, but it gave me hissing noises when changing tracks, start,
    stop etc.

    > the local stream is probably a round-about way of doing this. I was
    > hoping there might be a better way?


    run softsqueeze "headless", without gui: java -Dskins=headless -jar
    SoftSqueeze.jar

    --

    Michael

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