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  1. #1
    John Hunt

    Re:How to configure shoutcast to interface winamptoslimserver?

    My pc was doing the same until someone suggested clearing the cache by
    clicking on Wipe Cache under Squeezebox Home / Server Settings /
    Performance. Don't know if it'll work for your problem but worth trying if
    you haven't already. Try downloading the latest nightly build as well as
    forcing an update by holding down the brightness button.


    John M Hunt




    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of martin@ntl
    Sent: 08 July 2004 21:15
    To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    Subject: [slim] Re:How to configure shoutcast to interface winamp

    I've tried the advice in this message:


    ...but Slimserver always hangs as soon as I complete the circuit by selecting
    the playlist file that tells Slimserver to listen to the shoutcast server.
    It hands so badly that I can't bring up the task manager and eventually have
    to press the reset button on the PC.

    I'm using Windows XP Pro, Slimserver 5.2, Winamp 5 (I tried Winamp 2.9 as
    well, the only other version I could try).

    Has anyone else who's got this to work got any tips. I'm interested in
    Realaudio (for the BBC) so I'm using the Tara plugin for Winamp rather than
    the WMA one.

    Winamp seems a bit unhappy, and sometimes doesn't produce any sound at all,
    but I don't see that that's likely to be the main cause of the problem

    If I can get it working I'm all set to write a plugin to select "listen
    again" programs from the squeezebox, but there's no point in that yet.



  2. #2
    Peter Heslin

    squeezebox interference

    On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 10:03:07AM -0700, Phillip Kerman wrote:
    > I never would have thought I was such an audiophile, but with one of my
    > receivers I am definitely getting interference from the squeezebox. I can
    > hear a scratchy tick every time the text scrolls a notch. I have to have
    > the stereo volume set high and have little audio coming out the speakers.

    I have the same thing. When I first hooked up the squeezebox to the
    amplifier, it made a really loud "tick" every second -- in time with
    the changing clock display on the squeezebox when it's off. When it
    was actually playing something, the racket made by the interference
    was unbelievable.

    The cables were a rat's nest, so I sorted them all out very carefully,
    and that reduced the volume of the "tick" to a bearable level for me.
    To hear it now, I have to turn the volume up on the amp with all
    inputs quiet and put my ear up to a speaker. It's still there, and if
    I were an audiophile, it would probably drive me crazy. Luckily, I'm
    not :-).


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