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    Fade in Alarms?

    Forgive me if this is a common question - I can't find an answer by searching. I've had a Squeezebox for a year or so and just purchased another to use in the bedroom. One of the main reasons is to be able to use AlienBBC as an alarm clock. As an ex-pat living in the US AlienBBC is sufficent reason on its own for buying a Squeezebox!

    It works great - but it's a bit brutal at 7:00am! Is there any way to make the alarm clock stream fade in over, say, 30 seconds or so?

    Thanks

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    Fade in Alarms?

    This feature is added in the unstable 6.5 builds and will be part of
    that eventual release.
    -kdf
    On 7-Dec-05, at 7:32 AM, Mike Wood wrote:

    >
    > Forgive me if this is a common question - I can't find an answer by
    > searching. I've had a Squeezebox for a year or so and just purchased
    > another to use in the bedroom. One of the main reasons is to be able to
    > use AlienBBC as an alarm clock. As an ex-pat living in the US AlienBBC
    > is sufficent reason on its own for buying a Squeezebox!
    >
    > It works great - but it's a bit brutal at 7:00am! Is there any way to
    > make the alarm clock stream fade in over, say, 30 seconds or so?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
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    Fade in Alarms?

    On 12/7/05, Mike Wood <Mike.Wood.1zof0b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > It works great - but it's a bit brutal at 7:00am! Is there any way to
    > make the alarm clock stream fade in over, say, 30 seconds or so?



    Yes, this is possible on current production SlimServer (at least 6.2.1 and
    higher, maybe a few versions earlier but I don't know how many).
    Unfortunately, there is no UI to set the preference until SlimServer 6.5.
    So if you are using 6.2.1 you will need to:

    1) Shut down SlimServer
    2) Find your slimserver.pref file, and find the line "alarmfadeseconds" and
    set it to your chosen fade time.
    3) Start SlimServer


    BTW, I found this info here:
    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2575

    Ben


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    Fade in Alarms?

    On 7-Dec-05, at 8:58 AM, Ben Sandee wrote:
    >>

    > Yes, this is possible on current production SlimServer (at least 6.2.1
    > and higher, maybe a few versions earlier but I don't know how many).
    > Unfortunately, there is no UI to set the preference until SlimServer
    > 6.5. So if you are using 6.2.1 you will need to:
    >
    > 1) Shut down SlimServer
    > 2) Find your slimserver.pref file, and find the line
    > "alarmfadeseconds" and set it to your chosen fade time.
    > 3) Start SlimServer
    >
    >
    > BTW, I found this info here:
    > http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2575
    >

    There is actually a small bug in the handling of that pref that will
    make it ineffective with the official 6.2.1. 6.2.2 nightly builds will
    correctly use that setting for any alarm. There will be no UI for the
    pref until 6.5 as 6.2.2 is locked down for fixes only, no new features.

    -kdf



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    Many thanks for the responses - I'll give it a try. (If I break it then I'll be patient and wait for 6.5!)

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    Worked perfectly with the latest 6.2.2 nightly - many thanks!

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