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Streaming Audio with Squeezecenter to AVR
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Post 1 made on Saturday March 1, 2008 at 20:35
BH13
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OK, I guess this may be one for Barry and LowPro, but I thought I would ask this to the whole community to see if anyone has had success with this. I am considering purchasing Barry's slimserver for the 9400. I downloaded squeezecenter and have been successful in streaming music from Windows media player to squeezecenter by opening stream [Link: localhost], where "localhost" is replaced by the ip address of the computer I am running squeezecenter on. I then access squeezecenter by opening URL [Link: localhost] in internet explorer.

All of this works great. I have considered dowloading softsqueeze to use as the player on the computer. I'm not sure if this is a better option than using wmp, but I am open to suggestions.

My real question involves streaming this music to my Denon 3808. My Denon is capable of wirelessly streaming music from my laptop. When I access the Net/USB output on the Denon, I can browse my music library and play any music (excluding mpeg 4 itunes stuff) saved to my computer. The GUI on the Denon is OK, but I would love to be able to use Barry's slimserver on the 9400; the GUI looks much cooler!

However, I can't see how to stream music wirelessly from squeezecenter to the Denon. Do I use the IP address of the Denon to do his somehow? What input do I use on the Denon when I am streaming music? If this does work, will I always have to have a stream open on media player to make this work? I don't want to run audio cable from the computer to the receiver as the computer is not located near the receiver. I guess I am hoping somebody somewhere has accomplished streaming to the Denon, and can lead me in the right direction to get the stream to the receiver. I fear from what I have seen so far that I may have to buy a squeezebox to make this happen (don't think the wife will go for that after the 3808 and 9400 purchases!).

If I can't get the music to the receiver, it doesn't make much sense for me to have the slimserver on my 9400. Hopefully, someone has some ideas.

Thanks so much to everyone here for their assistance. This site has been awesome in helping me to get a great config. on my pronto 9400.
Post 2 made on Saturday March 1, 2008 at 23:00
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I am pretty sure I saw at least one post on a slimserver thread about a person that was doing exactly what you want to do.

Although the Squeezebox is $299, the new Duet which is basically a squeezebox with no display and no IR output jack, is around $149 if you do not buy the Jive controller. I guess in that case it is not a Duet but a Singlet.

I feel the loss of the IR output jack is a big negative for the following reason. Lets say you want to put the player (squeezebox) in some room (in my house it is the master bedroom) and connect it to a small stereo rig so you can hear the music. My rig is not small but then again it is about 30 years old and I will match its audio against almost anything out there today) You can tell the slimserver to have the Player (squeezebox) output up to 4 IR commands (power on, power off, volume up, volume down,) when the matching event happens. You connect/tape an IR emitter to your receiver and give slimserver the correct IR patterns and you are done. Whenever one of the 4 events happens for any reason (Web interface, Jive controller, 9400, 9600 . . . ) the correct IR will be sent. I felt that was one of the neatest integration featores, and it is now gone, or it costs $150 to get it back.

Actually you only need the power commands as the player will handle the volume sent to the receiver over the analog channel.
Post 3 made on Sunday March 2, 2008 at 15:17
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There is a way to do what you are asking for using the AVR-3808 internet radio facility.
Lets say you have your slimserver on a pc with ip 192.168.o.5
Then you need to go to this site: www.radiodenon.com and add this as a station like this; [Link: 192.168.0.5]
after that you can select that in your denon under internet radio and added stations.
Slimserver thinks that it is streaming to a winamp software player and Denon think it listens to a internet radiostation.
The down side is that it only works with mp3.
Maybe someone else has done this in a better way, then please let us know.
OP | Post 4 made on Sunday March 2, 2008 at 20:40
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Thanks Spaceman. Never thought about doing it that way. I've been to the Radio Denon site to add my favorite internet radio stations.

I'll give it a shot and let you know how this work out.
OP | Post 5 made on Sunday March 2, 2008 at 21:17
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Just an update:

This does work. I was able to stream MP3 music to the 3808 using this method. Thanks again Spaceman. Never would have figured that out on my own.

Looks like I will be purchasing the slimserver for the 9400 when it's available. Can't wait!
Post 6 made on Tuesday March 4, 2008 at 20:31
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This also works nicely on the Onkyo TX-NR905. Just create an Internet Radio station entry on the AVR's webpage ([Link: 192.168.x.x]).

Jeff
Post 7 made on Monday March 24, 2008 at 09:57
Aaron9400
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On March 4, 2008 at 20:31, nyjklein said...
This also works nicely on the Onkyo TX-NR905. Just create
an Internet Radio station entry on the AVR's webpage ([Link: 192.168.x.x]).

Jeff

Will this work on a Onkyo TX-NR901?

Thanks,

Aaron
Post 8 made on Monday March 24, 2008 at 12:14
nyjklein
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On March 24, 2008 at 09:57, Aaron9400 said...
Will this work on a Onkyo TX-NR901?

Thanks,

Aaron

I'm not sure. The TX-NR905 streams Internet radio directly. The TX-NR901 uses Onkyo's Nettune software on your PC as an intermediary for Internet radio streaming. I don't recall there being any way to add your own stations via Nettunes.

Jeff
Post 9 made on Monday March 24, 2008 at 12:26
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On March 24, 2008 at 12:14, nyjklein said...
I'm not sure. The TX-NR905 streams Internet radio directly.
The TX-NR901 uses Onkyo's Nettune software on your PC
as an intermediary for Internet radio streaming. I don't
recall there being any way to add your own stations via
Nettunes.

Jeff

Yes that is correct, the TX-NR 900 and 901 uses Nettune. You can get the reciever to connect to the network without running Nettune, however if it doesn't see Nettune it displays not connected. I have not done any setup changes as of yet. I'll try a few things to see what happens.

Aaron


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