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  1. #1
    Torgeir Veimo
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    streaming without slimserver?

    I would really like to be able to use the squeezebox as the audiodevice
    also when playing DVDs on my Linux box.

    From my limited knowledge about the squeezebox & slimserver, the audio
    data transfer is by tcp, but initiated by the squeezebox, connecting to
    the slimserver? Would it be possible, eg. by writing an alsa driver, to
    stream audio data directly to the squeezebox without involving the
    slimserver?


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    Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>

  2. #2
    Jeffrey Gordon
    Guest

    streaming without slimserver?

    What would the benefit be? You can issue commands to slimserver via CLI
    if you want to do scripting. You would pretty much need to write a
    driver interface for ALSA, and turn the SB into a TCP audio card
    basically. Not something I would want to do for little gain in
    functionality.

    Torgeir Veimo wrote:
    > I would really like to be able to use the squeezebox as the audiodevice
    > also when playing DVDs on my Linux box.
    >
    >>From my limited knowledge about the squeezebox & slimserver, the audio

    > data transfer is by tcp, but initiated by the squeezebox, connecting to
    > the slimserver? Would it be possible, eg. by writing an alsa driver, to
    > stream audio data directly to the squeezebox without involving the
    > slimserver?
    >
    >


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  3. #3
    Torgeir Veimo
    Guest

    streaming without slimserver?

    On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 09:15 -0400, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:
    > What would the benefit be?


    The gain would be to make it instantly usefull as a wireless soundcard
    for any application that I run on the linux box, including vdr for tv
    viewing and xine for dvd viewing.

    > You can issue commands to slimserver via CLI
    > if you want to do scripting. You would pretty much need to write a
    > driver interface for ALSA, and turn the SB into a TCP audio card
    > basically. Not something I would want to do for little gain in
    > functionality.


    So it is technically possible, without altering the firmware in the
    squeezebox?

    --
    Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>

  4. #4
    Torgeir Veimo
    Guest

    streaming without slimserver?

    On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 14:20 +0100, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
    > On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 09:15 -0400, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:
    > > What would the benefit be?

    >
    > The gain would be to make it instantly usefull as a wireless soundcard
    > for any application that I run on the linux box, including vdr for tv
    > viewing and xine for dvd viewing.


    It's not that I cannot use the slimserver and it would be nice to
    control any of these applications through the squeezebox remote and
    display as well, it's just that in the case of vdr, it really need to
    control audio sync itself.

    --
    Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>

  5. #5
    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    streaming without slimserver?

    On Jul 23, 2004, at 6:20 AM, Torgeir Veimo wrote:

    > On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 09:15 -0400, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:
    >> What would the benefit be?

    >
    > The gain would be to make it instantly usefull as a wireless soundcard
    > for any application that I run on the linux box, including vdr for tv
    > viewing and xine for dvd viewing.

    This is possible, but would be challenging for video, due to the delays
    in the network and buffering to the Squeezebox. i.e. the video would
    need to be delayed...

    >
    >> You can issue commands to slimserver via CLI
    >> if you want to do scripting. You would pretty much need to write a
    >> driver interface for ALSA, and turn the SB into a TCP audio card
    >> basically. Not something I would want to do for little gain in
    >> functionality.

    >
    > So it is technically possible, without altering the firmware in the
    > squeezebox?

    Technically possible, but you'd need to develop the appropriate
    software on the sending side.

    -dean

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