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  1. #21
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    Try this website -

    http://www.mikesradioworld.com/
    Gary

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    Re: Shoutcast Problems

    On Oct 5, 2006, at 4:16 PM, Ridg wrote:

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    > Hi,
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    > I'm also experiencing problems by trying to connect different radios
    > over Shoutcast.
    >
    > As some popular radios have their own website and links to get the
    > streaming for different players, I am wondering if there is any way to
    > get directly to that streaming?... meaning not using Shoutcast any
    > more.


    Yes, I'd recommend this over using Shoutcast. Just go to Favorites
    on the website and add the stream URL to your list.

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    Yes but as the shoutcast browse is a feature within slim isnt it reasonable to expect that it will be fixed or work.. I do not mean to be difficult but jsut that if it works via the pc and works via the shoutcast interface then isnt it a matter of sorting out how slimserver relays the relevant search with shoutcast?

    Again - I am not trying to offend or be a pain.. just simply trying to understand why this proves such an issue for so many users / the software

    thanks

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    Re: Shoutcast Problems

    rick's cafe <ricks.cafe.2f93yn1160129401 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > Yes but as the shoutcast browse is a feature within slim isnt it
    > reasonable to expect that it will be fixed or work.. I do not mean to
    > be difficult but jsut that if it works via the pc and works via the
    > shoutcast interface then isnt it a matter of sorting out how slimserver
    > relays the relevant search with shoutcast?


    AFAIK shoutcast provides its services to promote WinAmp through its
    website. From their terms of use:

    | The SHOUTcast directory listings and other content available on and
    | through this website (collectively, the "Directory") are provided by
    | Nullsoft for your personal use only. [..] Systematic retrieval of
    | data or other content [..] without written permission from Nullsoft
    | is prohibited.

    Rumors have that they take technical measures to recognize and kick
    requests which don't seem to come from private users.

    They seem to be not the only one: a few days ago, Google told me while
    doing a (manual, of course) search, that they suspect I'm a not a
    person but a computer =:| and that I'm therefore banned for a while ...


    Cheers from a computer,

    Heike

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    Senior Member rick's cafe's Avatar
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    Question

    but I thought my use (albeuit through the squeezbox) was personal in nature....

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    Re: Shoutcast Problems

    rick's cafe <ricks.cafe.2f9dx01160142302 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > but I thought my use (albeuit through the squeezbox) was personal in
    > nature....


    I'm pretty sure you are . But it's not me who's interested in, and
    it's not you who's asking at shoutcast.com for data. Instead, you get
    a compilation from SN without being able to benefit from the goodies
    on the web page (i.e. from Nullsoft's WinAmp advertisings), and
    shoutcast gets its queries from SN which they may consider
    non-private.

    I don't blame Nullsoft for that; it's a totally reasonable business
    model and (apart from the fact that I rarely use Windows) WinAmp is a
    good product. It just means one more step for us SN users: we have to
    go to shoutcast.com (that's what they're interested in), look there for
    the station's home page, and there for their stream address, then
    paste the address into SN's web interface.

    Even right-clicking (in firefox) shoutcast's play button, selecting
    "copy link location" and pasting the result into SN's favorite list
    will do, but I've got the impression that the playlist you get this
    way has a somewhat limited life time. Better download its contents
    and use the address(es) found inside.

    Sure, you can't zap through shoutcast stations this way. For me,
    that's a minor nuisance. I think we'll have to live with whatever
    shoutcast decides to answer when it gets queries from the SN server.

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    Senior Member rick's cafe's Avatar
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    thanks for the explanation...

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    RE:Shoutcast Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by rick's cafe View Post
    thanks for the explanation...
    I too epxerienced problems conncecting to my shoutcat stations after upgrading to 6.5.0 from 6.3.1. After reading this thread, I'm not sure that the real reasons have been totally determined.

    I ended up completely uninstalling 6.5.0 and went back to 6.3.1 and lo and behold, all was well agin with Shoutcast. This leads me to conclude the Shouctast issues with 6.5.0 are the result of code changes implemented in 6.5.0. If I am mistaken, I would love for someone to explain why.

    I was very disappointed with 6.5.0 after upgrading from 6.3.1. Right off the bat I experienced several major issues that significantly impacted my day to day use of my SBs. It was extremely annoying, esepcially given 6.5.0 was a major relase.

    Whether the issues were the result of new bugs introduced in 6.5.0, the lack of regression testing before releasing 6.5.0, or poor docmentation of the upgrade requirements (From what I've read on the forums, 6.5.0 works the best on a clean install), I have to say that this exercise proved to be another major time waster on my part trying to get my SBs back up up and running (including downgrading my firmware and reconfiguring my network settings). FWIW I do not mess with the nightlies unless I absolutely have to, as they seem to be a crap shoot at best. I do expect major releases to work well. And no, I do not use advanced features whatsoever. I just stream music and internet radio from SlimServer to my two SBs.

    So, now I'm very suspect about installing "official" releases. Guess I'lll have to search the forums before trying anything. It would be real nice if SD could provide a compilation page of known issues that I could use to evaluate whter or not I want to dare to upgrade.

    While I apologize for the rant, I make no apologies to what I percieve as the premature release of software that has not been fully tested and documented. I hate spending the better part of a day trying to get something working again only to have to end up going back to the previous version. This has happened all to often with this product, and for the most part I am referring to advertised features that just plainly (or perhaps I should say (painly) did not work.

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    Re: Shoutcast Problems

    On Oct 8, 2006, at 9:34 AM, Mark wrote:

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    > rick's cafe;143737 Wrote:
    >> thanks for the explanation...

    >
    > I too epxerienced problems conncecting to my shoutcat stations after
    > upgrading to 6.5.0 from 6.3.1. After reading this thread, I'm not sure
    > that the real reasons have been totally determined.
    >
    > I ended up completely uninstalling 6.5.0 and went back to 6.3.1 and lo
    > and behold, all was well agin with Shoutcast. This leads me to
    > conclude
    > the Shouctast issues with 6.5.0 are the result of code changes
    > implemented in 6.5.0. If I am mistaken, I would love for someone to
    > explain why.


    The Shoutcast plugin is exactly the same in 6.5 as it was in 6.3.1.

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    Former Squeezebox Guy andyg's Avatar
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    Also, understand that Shoutcast is out of our control. Please try a 6.5.1 nightly build. Shoutcast mostly works fine from my local SlimServer. SqueezeNetwork gets banned a lot due to many requests from the same address, so there are more problems there.

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