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What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« on: May 26, 2009, 06:46:27 pm »
Pardon my ignorance, but I haven't seen a slingbox or squeezebox in action.  From what I've read it makes your audio/video available throughout your network.  But doesn't lmce already do that?  What's the use/benefit for adding the sling/squeeze to lmce?   ???

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Re: What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 07:16:31 pm »
Pardon my ignorance, but I haven't seen a slingbox or squeezebox in action.  From what I've read it makes your audio/video available throughout your network.  But doesn't lmce already do that?  What's the use/benefit for adding the sling/squeeze to lmce?   ???

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The Squeezebox is a network audio player that can have LinuxMCE audio streamed to it over the wired or wireless LAN. The Boombox model has integrated stereo speakers and the Squeezebox & Squeezebox Receiver need to hooked up to an amplifier or powered speakers. They allow you to create multiple 'zones' of audio in your home...use an Orbiter in your home to select some music to play and then use the Media Floorplan to select you Squeezeboxes and that it.

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Re: What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 07:21:58 pm »
The Squeezebox is a network audio player that can have LinuxMCE audio streamed to it over the wired or wireless LAN. The Boombox model has integrated stereo speakers and the Squeezebox & Squeezebox Receiver need to hooked up to an amplifier or powered speakers. They allow you to create multiple 'zones' of audio in your home...use an Orbiter in your home to select some music to play and then use the Media Floorplan to select you Squeezeboxes and that it.

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Doesn't a Media Director do the same thing (plus more)?  Or is this to be used in a room that doesn't have a MD, and you only want to add audio?
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Re: What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 07:56:08 pm »
Doesn't a Media Director do the same thing (plus more)?  Or is this to be used in a room that doesn't have a MD, and you only want to add audio?

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Re: What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 08:45:34 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought one advantage to a squeeze box setup is they can sync the music.  That way if you have music playing in two rooms close to each other you don't hear the same music playing at slightly different times.

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Re: What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 08:54:04 pm »
Thanks for setting me straight.

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Re: What does a slingbox/squeezebox do that lmce doesn't?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 12:59:31 am »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought one advantage to a squeeze box setup is they can sync the music.  That way if you have music playing in two rooms close to each other you don't hear the same music playing at slightly different times.

Well thats certainly true of 0810 and Squeezecenter Version: 7.3.2 - 24695. Sync'd playback of audio is really working excellently now.

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