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    Question Format Confusion

    I have added a number of stations to my favorites on squeezenetwork, but they won't play.

    I do not get any error messages, just silence.

    The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma

    I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to place in my favorites.

    Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2 available?

    Thanks

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    Format Confusion

    On 6-Jul-05, at 9:13 PM, jazzfan wrote:

    >
    > I have added a number of stations to my favorites on squeezenetwork,
    > but
    > they won't play.
    >
    > I do not get any error messages, just silence.
    >
    > The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have
    > .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma
    >
    > I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard
    > Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to
    > place in my favorites.
    >
    > Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2
    > available?
    >
    >

    when used with SqueezeNetwork, the audio formats of the stream must be
    in a format supported natively by the SqueezeBox2. This means Flac,
    Wav, and MP3. Other formats are being investigated, and are planned
    additions where possible.

    -kdf


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    It's worth also pointing out that m3u and pls often actually contain mp3 files - you just have to do a bit of digging to get them. I think winamp will display the real url if you use it to open an m3u.

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    Format Confusion

    Jazzfan,

    Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The
    m3u and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or
    WAV or FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.

    The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats
    we don't support. Yet.

    -dean


    On Jul 6, 2005, at 9:13 PM, jazzfan wrote:

    >
    > I have added a number of stations to my favorites on
    > squeezenetwork, but
    > they won't play.
    >
    > I do not get any error messages, just silence.
    >
    > The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have
    > .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma
    >
    > I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard
    > Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to
    > place in my favorites.
    >
    > Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2
    > available?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > --
    > jazzfan
    >

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean
    Jazzfan,

    Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The
    m3u and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or
    WAV or FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.

    The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats
    we don't support. Yet.

    -dean


    On Jul 6, 2005, at 9:13 PM, jazzfan wrote:

    >
    > I have added a number of stations to my favorites on
    > squeezenetwork, but
    > they won't play.
    >
    > I do not get any error messages, just silence.
    >
    > The sites range in file name extensions at the end of the url, I have
    > .m3u .pls .asx .rm .ram .wma
    >
    > I get the sites using a freeware tool, internet radio by Bleucanard
    > Software. It's nice. I can sample the site and get it's address to
    > place in my favorites.
    >
    > Is there a list of file types I'm allowed to stream into my SB2
    > available?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > --
    > jazzfan
    >
    Would it be possible for the SqueezeNetwork server to send a meaningfull message to the Squeezebox when a non-supported audiostream is encountered?
    Such a message should preferably contain the audio format of the unsupported stream.
    I think displaying such a message would reduce the confusion...

    Steinar

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    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    Re: Format Confusion

    Absolutely. Bug filed: <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?
    id=1777>


    On Jul 7, 2005, at 5:14 AM, sbjaerum wrote:

    > Would it be possible for the SqueezeNetwork server to send a
    > meaningfull message to the Squeezebox when a non-supported audiostream
    > is encountered?
    > Such a message should preferably contain the audio format of the
    > unsupported stream.
    > I think displaying such a message would reduce the confusion...


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    Post

    I looked and most are of the file type not supported. However, one seems odd as the URL is only listed as http://cryomedia4.cryohost.net/GMG_Smooth_Manchester and does not play. It plays in my internet radio using this URL. ???

    Hopefully not a stupid question, but if I run my PC with Slimserver as a host rather than squeezenetwork can I connect to the stations using .asx, .rm, .ram, .wma, (and I assume convert the file formats), and listen to them?

    Thanks

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    Question

    Absolutely. Bug filed: <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?
    id=1777>

    To gain this fix do I need to download slimserver again and have it perform a firmware update? I believe I'm at 12.0 and that gained me access to squeezenetwork. Or, does my SB2 get updated automatically since I connect mainly to squeezenetwork and do not use Slimserver?

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    Re: Format Confusion

    On 7-Jul-05, at 8:47 AM, jazzfan wrote:

    >
    > Absolutely. Bug filed: <http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?
    > id=1777>
    >
    > To gain this fix do I need to download slimserver again and have it
    > perform a firmware update? I believe I'm at 12.0 and that gained me
    > access to squeezenetwork. Or, does my SB2 get updated automatically
    > since I connect mainly to squeezenetwork and do not use Slimserver?
    >

    that's only a filed bug. there is no fix. It is for tracking purposes
    until there is a fix. you can go to the bug tracker and add your email
    to the cc list for that report if you wish to be included in any
    ongoing progress. If a firmware fix is required, there will be mention
    there of what may be required.

    -kdf


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    Red face

    Now I'm real confused. You said:

    Jazzfan,

    Can you post the list of stations that aren't working for you? The m3u and pls files should work, assuming that they point to MP3 (or WAV or FLAC) stations, but you may have found a bug.

    The .asx, .rm, .ram and .wma files won't play, since they use formats we don't support. Yet.

    -dean

    I'm reading an on-line SB2 review at audioholics.com that says you support WMA formatted internet radio streams. I cannot play these and you say they're not supported. Is audioholics wrong?

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