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post #1051 of 1067 Old 02-13-2014, 08:07 AM
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That's cool.

I have got flac (locally stored on the ipad) to play fine, but I have never gotten streamed flac from the Logitech Media Server to stay "flac". The LMS always converts it to the MP3 stream before sending it to Ipeng and Squeezepad. This happens both with the analog output, headset output, and digital output via USB camera kit.

Clearly there are some settings I need to adjust. Do you know what they are?

I've searched for every mention of ipeng in the 3rd party player section of the Slimdevices forum since 2011 and I haven't found anyone who succeeded in playing anything other than the converted flac -> mp3 stream on their iDevice. But I would LOVE to know how. Then the only limitation would be on syncing, which is still dicey with the software players.
I'll have to look into that, I think the server settings determine what format they are streamed in.
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Hello fellow SBT owners.

I realize this is a bit of a long shot, but I would like to find another Touch for my own use. I have one in the living room and would like another in the home theater. If anyone has a Touch laying around not in use, please let me know.

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Hello fellow SBT owners.

I realize this is a bit of a long shot, but I would like to find another Touch for my own use. I have one in the living room and would like another in the home theater. If anyone has a Touch laying around not in use, please let me know.

thanks,
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Keep your eye on eBay. I have picked up several from there already. Im up to 4 SBTs and 5 SBRs now. Dont pay more than $300 for a Touch or more than $100 for a Radio though. Just wait and youll find a better deal.

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Yeah, I've been looking at eBay. I would just trust someone more from this site, though. Thanks.

I turn the sharpness on my TV all the way up, because that's how I like my picture... real sharp.
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Yeah, I've been looking at eBay. I would just trust someone more from this site, though. Thanks.
If you buy through ebay you have both Paypal AND eBay buyer protection and since they both always rule in favor of the buyer you have nothing to worry about. Buying from someone on ebay is usually safer in my experience. Not that I have had any problems here, but just speaking of forums in general.

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would you guys till buy another SBT?? will they be usable down the road.... I'm so confused!!
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It's probably the best bang for buck network player out there with incredible audio sound and features. How "usable" it will be going forward really depends.


If your only interest is your own music collection the long term issues are few:
1. server software won't be updated (eventually) so need to keep OS stagnant to run LMS server
2. SBT hardware failure 5 years from now, likely not find replacement


If you stream music from online there are much more immediate and catastrophic issues:
1. eventually MySqueezeBox.com will be shut down, no idea when
2. using LMS 7.8 you have basic Internet Radio even if MySB.com goes away (but almost no subscription services)
3. even if MySB.com is around for a while a simple API change from the service can make that service unusable (cuz there will be little to no effort from Logitech to fix a discontinued product/service)
4. there is a MySB.com replacement underway, but it's a volunteer effort with a questionable future and probably limited services. It's called "ickstream". On the plus side it was developed and is run by Squeezebox enthusiasts and third party developers.
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wow Thanks for your answer!!
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wow Thanks for your answer!!
I'm still using three Squeezebox Touches, have been for years, and haven't seen anything around that I like better. Has anyone heard anything about how long Logitech will keep the squeezebox servers running? I'd hate to lose any of the functionality I've been so happy with, go away.

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I to have been using 3 SB Duets for years and I love the functionality. Concerned that Logitech will terminate server support. Haven't heard/read anything to that regard however and would like to know. I'd hate to invest in another technology now as this is working great for me.

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.... Has anyone heard anything about how long Logitech will keep the squeezebox servers running? .....
If Logitech knows, they are not saying (which is to be expected). But I'd bet they don't know and have no target cut-off date. Could be 5 days or 5 years, anyone's guess.
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If Logitech knows, they are not saying (which is to be expected). But I'd bet they don't know and have no target cut-off date. Could be 5 days or 5 years, anyone's guess.
I forgot I was subscribed to this thread. I still have my squeezebox up and running and have it running with a Vortexbox. It was definitely worth every dollar I paid for it.
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If Logitech knows, they are not saying (which is to be expected). But I'd bet they don't know and have no target cut-off date. Could be 5 days or 5 years, anyone's guess.
I forgot I was subscribed to this thread. I still have my squeezebox up and running and have it running with a Vortexbox. It was definitely worth every dollar I paid for it.
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I forgot I was subscribed to this thread. I still have my squeezebox up and running and have it running with a Vortexbox. It was definitely worth every dollar I paid for it.
My SBT is still going strong, and I love it. In a vacation house I have SB Player by Angry Goat installed on a Fire TV stick, plugged into an AVR, that I control with Orange Squeeze (Orange Bike Labs) on a tablet. It's the functional equivalent of having another SBT, and I highly recommend this option to all of you looking to pick up another Touch. It's an inexpensive alternative with much easier to fix hardware.

Also to note: I use the Orange Squeeze application to control my Touch -- I love that app!

One other thing I would recommend to keep all of this going indefinitely is saving copies of all versions of the LMS install software on a CD in case Logitech's DL sites disappear. I've done that, hope I can remember where I stashed the CD.

Last, does anybody know how to repair a Duet and would they be willing to do it for me? I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the wireless card, for a while re-seating it would get me up and running. When that stopped working I got what I think is a correct replacement card off Ebay, but still no joy.

Happy Holidays everyone!
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I forgot I was subscribed to this thread. I still have my squeezebox up and running and have it running with a Vortexbox. It was definitely worth every dollar I paid for it.
I forgot I still have a Squeezebox Touch sitting around. It's a great device but I never use it anymore. Hmmm, maybe I should put it up for sale in the classifieds here on AVS?
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I forgot I still have a Squeezebox Touch sitting around. It's a great device but I never use it anymore. Hmmm, maybe I should put it up for sale in the classifieds here on AVS?
You should. I'd post it on the Squeezebox forum though, there is still a very active community there. The LMS software is now community driven, and a lot of folks are building replacement units with raspberry pi's. There is always people looking for replacement units, I don't think you would have a problem getting ride of it.
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I forgot I still have a Squeezebox Touch sitting around. It's a great device but I never use it anymore. Hmmm, maybe I should put it up for sale in the classifieds here on AVS?
You shouldn't have an issue selling it. I sold mine and radio box as well. I stream everything to my HT for music using Spotify via HTPC or my iPhone music collection. My wife and kids like it better as well.
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