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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-18-2004, 01:48 PM
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Posted By jaredhanson
Some information has been posted over on...

Some information has been posted over on eHomeUpgrade about OmniFi's new devices:

OmniFi DMS2 Wireless-G Media Adapter:
http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/archives/000390.php

OmniFi DMP2 Networked...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By jaredhanson
I highly recommend the Squeezebox from Slim...

I highly recommend the Squeezebox from Slim Devices (http://www.slimdevices.com).

The product is really nice looking, far better than the pictures on the website. It was optical audio outs in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By jaredhanson
Quote: Originally posted by mikestan21 How...

Quote:
Originally posted by mikestan21
How does it work that I only need the server software installed on the machine where my music is? And will it work if I have all my music on an external...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By jaredhanson
I've used my Sqeezebox to play back uncompressed...

I've used my Sqeezebox to play back uncompressed audio over 802.11b. I didn't notice any adverse side effects. My wireless network doesn't get used to heavily, just audio streaming and web browsing...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2004, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By jaredhanson
I've had a Squeezebox for about 4 months now....

I've had a Squeezebox for about 4 months now. I've updated the server one time in those 4 months, and another release has just been made, but I have not installed it yet. In any case, the server has...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By jaredhanson
I'd let you know, but my collection is all in...

I'd let you know, but my collection is all in MP3. No conversions necessary. In anycase, I don't think any soundcards do native FLAC, so the server conversion should take roughly the same amount of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-06-2004, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By jaredhanson
I can't speak for the Roku device, but the...

I can't speak for the Roku device, but the Squeezebox supports MP3 and WAV natively. The server converts any other formats on the fly. So, for FLAC, it will convert it to WAV and stream it down to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,642
Posted By jaredhanson
So, you want opinions, huh? Well, I'll throw my...

So, you want opinions, huh? Well, I'll throw my initial thoughts out.

First of all, this will never replace HTPCs or ever be better than an HTPC. Why? An HTPC is a computer, my computer, so I can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-23-2004, 12:00 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,139
Posted By jaredhanson
Quote: Originally posted by jautor The NAS...

Quote:
Originally posted by jautor
The NAS market is about to change... NetGear showed (ok, had a mockup and little details) at CES a residental gateway (router/firewall/11g/etc.) that included a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2004, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By jaredhanson
I've been following Slim Devices mailing list,...

I've been following Slim Devices mailing list, and apparently they had an issue with the company that makes the top and bottom pieces of the Squeezebox enclosure. This is what resulted in unusually...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2004, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By jaredhanson
Hey Jason, I am definately very happy with my...

Hey Jason, I am definately very happy with my Squeezbox. I had my doubts as to the interface, and how easily/quickly I could navigate my large music collection, but the Squeezebox is great and I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2004, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By jaredhanson
I ordered my sqeezebox shortly after they were...

I ordered my sqeezebox shortly after they were announced, and there was a couple week leadtime. I'm not sure I was in on a preorder period or if they were just lagging due to unforseen demand, but...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-13-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By jaredhanson
You want what we all want, but you can't have...

You want what we all want, but you can't have it! :(

Seriously though, what you describe just does not exist, unless you are willing to pay over $10,000 dollars. There are devices that will play...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2004, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By jaredhanson
I'd recommend the Squeezebox from Slim Devices....

I'd recommend the Squeezebox from Slim Devices. It is very similar to the Roku music players, and in fact, Roku is supporting the server that is developed by Slim Devices, the SlimServer.

I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-07-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,139
Posted By jaredhanson
Quote: Originally posted by michaeltscott ...

Quote:
Originally posted by michaeltscott
Close--still no cigar ;). If they'd get rid of the streaming software component and make it mount and play files directly from shares, like the the AT ......
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-07-2004, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By jaredhanson
Sorry for the confusion. Mplayer is an open...

Sorry for the confusion. Mplayer is an open source media player that is typically run on Linux, but it also runs on other operating systems such as Mac OS X, BSD, etc.

I personally don't follow...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-06-2004, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By jaredhanson
Well, I know you said you would prefer a TV...

Well, I know you said you would prefer a TV output, but let me assure that both the SLIMP3 or Squeezebox from Slim Devices are incredibly easy to use. I'm sure your spouse would have no problem at...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-06-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By jaredhanson
Ogg Vorbis isn't lossless, though they do have...

Ogg Vorbis isn't lossless, though they do have another codec under their umbrella now called FLAC, which is lossless. FLAC has been around for quite a while now, and is open source.

I've never...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-31-2003, 06:12 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,139
Posted By jaredhanson
Quote: Originally posted by joewmaki My...

Quote:
Originally posted by joewmaki
My understanding is adding a 802.11b device to an 802.11g network will slow all network traffic to the lowest common denominator.
Yes and no. Using 802.11b in...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   12-31-2003, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By jaredhanson
Quote: Originally posted by spleen93 I don't...

Quote:
Originally posted by spleen93
I don't know of any that exist currently - the ones I've heard of have been strictly video conversion from DVI to HDMI. Out of curiosity, why would you want to...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   12-31-2003, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By jaredhanson
I'm not sure if this is the place to ask an HDMI...

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask an HDMI question or not, but since some newer plama displays have it, I'll give it a shot.

Does anyone know of any adapters that will take DVI and audio...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-31-2003, 07:46 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,139
Posted By jaredhanson
Other than not wanting to mix network...

Other than not wanting to mix network technologies, there is really little sense in wanting 802.11g on an audio player. Even if you are streaming uncompressed audio files, the bandwidth of 802.11b...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-28-2003, 10:03 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,139
Posted By jaredhanson
This one surely looks interesting. Very nice...

This one surely looks interesting. Very nice display, and I'm waiting to here what formats it supports, what outputs it has, and the protocol it uses to interface to the server.

Have you taken a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-12-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By jaredhanson
I'm not sure how many of the UPnP DCPs will be...

I'm not sure how many of the UPnP DCPs will be implemented in this box. I guess I am just being optimistic.

Anyway, if you read the UPnP page on the Leadman Electronics site, it states that the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-11-2003, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By jaredhanson
This one definately looks very interesting. It's...

This one definately looks very interesting. It's nice to see that the device supports UPnP. That should make it compatible with future servers and systems, as far as discovering and streaming media...
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