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    Spotify on Squeezebox

    Not sure whether this has been discussed here, but there is a useful guide to streaming Spotify via a Squeezebox: http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/t...widget_spotify

    About three quarters of the way down, Magnus gives detailed instructions for how to output Spotify from a pc to a SB. I am indebted to Simeon at pfm for pointing this out. It works really well!

    You have to use the pc to select the music, so it's not a perfect solution. But until official support for Spotify is made available, this will do me very nicely.

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    Another way is using the wav input plugin and send the sound from your pc to your sb.

    Even better I use virtual audio cable to connect spotify to the wav input plugin. This way only spotify sound is output through to the sb and all other sounds keep being output to the pc speakers.

    You can select a different sound output device in spotify by entering this in the search field:
    spotify:config2

    peter

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    I use virtual audio cable to connect spotify to the wav input plugin
    This looks neat, though I am reluctant to pay for VAC having got Magnus's free method working.

    Do you know if the bugs mentioned in the trial version of VAC cause a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter314 View Post
    This looks neat, though I am reluctant to pay for VAC having got Magnus's free method working.

    Do you know if the bugs mentioned in the trial version of VAC cause a problem?
    I dont use spotify that much yet, but I have not seen any problems. I use it with jriver mediacenter everyday and it has been rock solid all the time.

    peter

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    I got Magnus's method working at the first attempt and was listening to Spotify on my Controller in bed while controlling Spotify on my server using the VNC app on my iPod Touch.

    Now my aim is to get the stream to work on my iPod, and I've installed TVersity to do it. I just need to try it out when I get home from work to see if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomWolf View Post
    Now my aim is to get the stream to work on my iPod, and I've installed TVersity to do it. I just need to try it out when I get home from work to see if it works.
    Cool. Let us know how you get on.

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    Good news, it worked flawlessly. I added the stream generated by Icecast into TVersity, loaded up TVersity through Safari on the iPod, selected the stream and after a short buffer time as it transcoded it for Quicktime it played perfectly.

    It may seem like a bit of a kludge to use three apps - Edcast, Icecast and TVersity - to stream from Spotify to my iPod and Squeezeboxes, but I do love these techie solutions to do things that otherwise can't be done.

    The couple of links I found that helped with setting up TVersity were:

    http://tversity.com/support/quickstart/
    http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/bl...BlogPost:38497

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    Spotify on Squeezebox

    Maybe we could make use of the good work the despotify.se guys have done to
    reverse engineer the Spotify protocols? Out of the box, you need a premium
    account, but it does just use an HTTP style bridge between Spotify and <any
    client>.

    What do you guys think of that?
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    2009/3/31 DoomWolf <DoomWolf.3pxcdz1238522401 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>

    >
    > Good news, it worked flawlessly. I added the stream generated by Icecast
    > into TVersity, loaded up TVersity through Safari on the iPod, selected
    > the stream and after a short buffer time as it transcoded it for
    > Quicktime it played perfectly.
    >
    > It may seem like a bit of a kludge to use three apps - Edcast, Icecast
    > and TVersity - to stream from Spotify to my iPod and Squeezeboxes, but
    > I do love these techie solutions to do things that otherwise can't be
    > done.
    >
    > The couple of links I found that helped with setting up TVersity were:
    >
    > http://tversity.com/support/quickstart/
    > http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/bl...BlogPost:38497
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonTheNiceGuy View Post
    Maybe we could make use of the good work the despotify.se guys have done to
    reverse engineer the Spotify protocols? Out of the box, you need a premium
    account, but it does just use an HTTP style bridge between Spotify and <any
    client>.

    What do you guys think of that?
    This is way over my head, but if it means being able to select Spotify playlists via SB I hope someone will have a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomWolf View Post
    Good news, it worked flawlessly. I added the stream generated by Icecast into TVersity, loaded up TVersity through Safari on the iPod, selected the stream and after a short buffer time as it transcoded it for Quicktime it played perfectly...
    Well done - enjoy!

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