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Can mclient sync to squeezeboxes?

  • Robert Rozman

    Robert Rozman - 2006-01-18


    I'm curious how is mclient implemented - is it built on top of mp3slave ?

    Also, can it synhronize with other squeezeboxes playing same stream ?

    Thanks in advance,



    • Rick Stuart

      Rick Stuart - 2006-01-18

      I used slimp3slave by Paul Warren and others to start with.  Then I and others have changed and added code to integrate it with MPVMC and the MediaMVP hardware.

      I haven't tried to synchronize it and I am not sure if it is possible.  My reasoning is that the hardware is inevitably different between the two boxes.  For instance, the MediaMVP has a buffer after the mclient software buffer.  We have found if we do not reset this buffer when jumping between mp3 files, the last selection continues to play for about 3 seconds. I don't know how I would check, but I would think the slimp3 boxes do not have such a large secondary buffer if they have one at all.

      On the plus side, I would think MVPMC boxes would synchronize with each other.

      If you find out, let us know if they can or can not synchronize with each other and with slimp3 boxes.


      • Graham Jones

        Graham Jones - 2006-01-18

        I have used mclient synchronised to my Squeezebox and haven't noticed any problems with it.



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