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using slimserver without Squeezeboxes ?
« on: January 18, 2006, 07:48:40 pm »
Hi,

I'd like to try few software Slimserver clients to see if they can play and sync with other players..

Currently there are two interesting players : MOC and mp3slave (I think last one can't play on Alsa).



newbielink:http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?PluginPlayers [nonactive]

so I'd like to try if they are working and can sync with other players on same stream. If this is feasible, then we could peek inside and get code to make xine players also slimserver client. In other way, we could easily add multizone audio to Pluto with those clients...

Anyway, how to start using Slimserver with those SW clients under Pluto ?

Thanks in advance,

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Rob.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 09:03:03 am »
the squeeze box player is working in .35, but we don't use sw clients to work with slimserver, i think one of the programmers used an emulator when he worked on squeeze box.
but i don't know other details, like what he used, i just remember seeing him once playing.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 09:24:50 am »
Quote from: "dan.g"
the squeeze box player is working in .35, but we don't use sw clients to work with slimserver, i think one of the programmers used an emulator when he worked on squeeze box.
but i don't know other details, like what he used, i just remember seeing him once playing.


Hi,

I'm playing same stream on two SW clients right now (1 slimp3slave in Core and 1 squeezeslave on win32 on laptop)..  with latter you could easily try if it syncs with HW SBoxes.

It seems that there are major steps taken in relesing "sync" magic secret to community.

Author of softsqueeze SW client is tired of having problems with Java, so he released slimslave library in C :

newbielink:http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=20160&highlight=multiple [nonactive]

If one of your guys could take a review and merge it into Xine player (there will be some enhancements in that code) - then I guess we'll get SW squeezebox clients that should sync to HW players...

I also figured out how to run more SW clients on same IP (for implementing idea for multizone audio from Core) - you just send different virtual MAC addresses to slimserver and it distinguishes between them....

HTH,

regards,

Rob.