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    ? for the Slim staff about the new model

    I like the new looks. However, WAF is preventing an order today since my SBII is roughly 6 months old.

    I was reading the following:
    New SlimDSPÖ pure software architecture for all audio format decoding and signal processing functionality.
    Native WMA support; provides playback capability not only for WMA files, but also many internet radio stations

    Is the SlimDSP in the SBII or is it a 3rd generation item only? Also, I REALLY want the WMA support as a good number of NPR staions have jazz programs streamed in this format. Can the SBII be upgraded for native WMA? I'm assuming "native WMA" means it will allow you to listen to a WMA stream via SqueezeNetwork and not need the PC turned on.

    Thanks, in advance, for your answers.
    JazzFan

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    addational question

    I was looking at a local NPR station I like. They stream in Windows media, Quicktime, and Real plyaer. Is the windows media a WMA stream?

    Thanks again,
    JazzFan

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    Perl Commando Dan Sully's Avatar
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    ? for the Slim staff about the new model

    * jazzfan shaped the electrons to say...

    >Is the SlimDSP in the SBII or is it a 3rd generation item only? Also,
    >I REALLY want the WMA support as a good number of NPR staions have jazz
    >programs streamed in this format. Can the SBII be upgraded for native
    >WMA? I'm assuming "native WMA" means it will allow you to listen to a
    >WMA stream via SqueezeNetwork and not need the PC turned on.


    SlimDSP is in the SB2, as is WMA firmware support with SlimServer 6.2.0

    I'm working on SqueezeNetwork support for direct WMA streaming as I type.

    (yes, I have 4 hands)

    -D
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    I'm really looking forward to this hangover.

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    Perl Commando Dan Sully's Avatar
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    ? for the Slim staff about the new model

    * jazzfan shaped the electrons to say...

    >I was looking at a local NPR station I like. They stream in Windows
    >media, Quicktime, and Real plyaer. Is the windows media a WMA stream?


    Yes - Windows Media is WMA.

    -D
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    I'm really looking forward to this hangover.

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    ? for the Slim staff about the new model

    On 10/25/05, jazzfan <jazzfan.1xhiyn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    Is the SlimDSP in the SBII or is it a 3rd generation item only? Also,
    > I REALLY want the WMA support as a good number of NPR staions have jazz
    > programs streamed in this format. Can the SBII be upgraded for native
    > WMA? I'm assuming "native WMA" means it will allow you to listen to a
    > WMA stream via SqueezeNetwork and not need the PC turned on.



    Functionally, SB2 and SB3 are *identical*. This has been discussed seemingly
    ad nauseum.

    If you upgrade to SlimServer 6.2 you will be prompted to upgrade your
    firmware and you can listen to WMA streamed directly to your SB2 when using
    your own SlimServer instance. The SqueezeNetwork servers are going to be
    upgraded "soon" and once they are upgraded then you will be able to listen
    to WMA streams over squeezenetwork too, without your own SlimServer copy.

    HTH,

    Ben


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    Thanks for the feedback, and

    > I'm working on SqueezeNetwork support for direct WMA streaming as I type.

    Yaaah! Thank you! 98% of my listeneinf is through SqueezeNetwork.

    Even though the SBII seems to be the same animal the new looks are worthy of a compliment. I'm still going to push for an upgrade to the new model under the basis we need the SBII for our upstairs system.

    > (yes, I have 4 hands)

    My wife has accused me of this, but that's another topic...

    JazzFan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Sully
    (yes, I have 4 hands)
    So you're the one they wrote all those piano pieces for ...

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