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DSBridge - A simpler way to stream Spotify
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ted1001
2009-06-21 21:32:53 UTC
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WOW! Impressive.

I just tried it on my Logitech Boombox. And it workes brilliantly!

So easy and... well, have no complaints!
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jofafrazze
2009-06-22 13:20:48 UTC
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Thanks chp, works like a charm for me! I'm on Vista 32 bit.
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Labarum
2009-06-22 13:26:35 UTC
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I must try it.

Spotify Premium for a subscription of £10 per month will allow
streaming at 320Kb/s OGG

That could be extremely good.

Will Premium be accessible via SB?

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/spotify-offering-cd-quality-streaming-609758
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jeebers
2009-06-22 15:22:01 UTC
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Brilliant! Works perfectly and is very easy to set up. This will keep
me very happy until an official plugin is available - thanks!
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dasjoen
2009-06-22 19:11:21 UTC
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I thought I'd share the fruits of my labour here... I have written a
small drop-in wrapper utility that will allow you to stream among other
things Spotify (anything that uses the first DirectSound API basically)
as MP3 (with metadata).
This is really cool. Thanks for the hard work!

I don't seem to get any metadata, however. Which metadata is supposed
to be streamed?
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chp
2009-06-22 20:28:19 UTC
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It streams the title of the main window in the application that it is
wrapping. If it's not working it means that either SqueezeCenter is
doing something differently (I did only test the metadata-support with
Winamp before releasing and don't have access to proper SB hardware
right now), or the primitive HTTP server is not parsing the header
properly.

I'm working on some improvements and I'll put this on the list to be
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Padde
2009-06-24 06:41:16 UTC
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Hello
This is just what i'am looking for. Tried it yeasterday but i cant get
it to work. I think the problem is that my hard drive is E:\ not C:\
Could this bee the problem?

Paul
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bernt
2009-06-24 07:34:27 UTC
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Works very well. Thanks.

Does it trancode the stream to mp3?

Soundquality is not that good but I guess it have to do with that I
never had listen to Spotify on a real system before.
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danco
2009-06-24 08:11:14 UTC
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It would be nice if someone could write a similar item for Linux and Mac
OS X.
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Veggen
2009-06-24 09:46:34 UTC
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Working great, thanks.

Is there a way of controlling the bitrate used by lame?
Now it is transcoding to 160 kbps mp3 from 160 kbps ogg, which means it
is loosing resolution as ogg is more efficient than mp3. If possible I
would like to have maximum mp3 rate to minimize the quality impact.
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baz
2009-06-24 10:04:28 UTC
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Thank you very much! Everyting working except metadata (I'm using
SqueezeCenter 7.3.2).
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chp
2009-06-24 11:32:16 UTC
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Quick reply to questions:

I am extracting the path to the windows installation, so it "should"
work, but maybe loading it with a absolute path is not working well on
non-standard environments; I'll look into improving the logic.

Yes, I'm working on making most aspects configurable, so you will be
able to alter the bitrate of the stream itself; 160kbps was chosen as a
middlepoint between performance and sound quality. I'll probably up the
default quality to 192kbps as well for the next release.
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Padde
2009-06-24 15:31:25 UTC
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Hello again
Here is what happens. I have placed the two dll's in E:\Program
Files\Spotify
Everything is ok when i start Spotify. But when i start to play a track
Spotify complains that "There is a problem with you sound card" and
nothing happens. The symbol in sys tray is red and if i hover the mouse
over it says
"D:Could not load C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DSOUND.DLL" If i removes the two
dll's in E:\Program Files\Spotify and restarts Spotify it works again
with the speakers connected to my PC.

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NikolajC
2009-06-24 15:42:16 UTC
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Works here without a glitch. Very interesting work indeed thanks.
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baz
2009-06-24 17:12:31 UTC
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Nope, can't get the metadata to work. Streamed to VLC and the music
works as expected but no metadata can be found.

I am using Vista 32-bit version.

Any ideas?
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baz
2009-06-25 22:33:50 UTC
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Thanks for the new version with higher quality (192kbps).

I installed the new SW on a computer with Win XP but I still got the
problem with the metadata.
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Padde
2009-06-26 05:03:27 UTC
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Super, many thanks.
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bernt
2009-06-26 06:00:00 UTC
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Sounds better now. Thanks.
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Padde
2009-06-26 19:30:25 UTC
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now i'am happy it works, thanks
Great work!
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Veggen
2009-06-29 20:56:02 UTC
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New version working fine, thanks again.

If you have the time, please consider including flac lossless encoding
as an option in a future version. As the music has already been lossy
compressed once, a second time should be avoided imho.
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