Mark Knecht wrote:Very interesting info. Please let me see if I understand this:
1) MainSqueeze is a private Roku channel which you've talked about in another thread located here:
2) For MainSqueeze to work it needs Squeezebox Server running somewhere on my network. Presumably this is just on the machine that has the iTunes library?
I've added the MainSqueeze channel. I'll try installing the Squeezebox Server and see if things link up.
TheEndless wrote:That is correct. I actually wrote MainSqueeze, so I'm more familiar with it than the other options, but I'd encourage you to try each, if you have the motivation. Squeezebox Server should automatically see iTunes and import its library. So, once that's set up and imported, all you'll need is the IP address of the computer running it. Once you've entered that into the configuration in MainSqueeze, you should be up and running.
One thing to be aware of... the Roku currently only supports MP3, WMA, and AAC audio, and some users have reported some strange behavior with AAC audio, so if your library is mostly made up of AAC, you might encounter some inconsistency in audio. As far as I'm aware, that's not specific to MainSqueeze, but I haven't had a chance to fully investigate it yet.
Mark Knecht wrote:the file types for everything in my playlist is *.m4a which I think is Apples name for mp3, but possibly I'm wrong about that.
TheEndless wrote:Mark Knecht wrote:the file types for everything in my playlist is *.m4a which I think is Apples name for mp3, but possibly I'm wrong about that.
Actually, that's not mp3. I believe it's AAC, but I'm not positive. I believe the Roku supports m4a, but not if they contain any DRM. If you purchased the songs from iTunes, that's a strong possibility. If they're not DRM'd, then it may require a code change on my end, as AAC and M4A weren't supported when I wrote it. Sorry for the hassle!
TheEndless wrote:The more i think about it, the more I'm thinking that your M4As are probably lossless AAC, which I don't think the Roku does support, so that may be the issue. Converting to MP3 will definitely get you a working library, if you're up for trying it. Once converted, you'll want to be sure to refresh the library in Squeezebox Server.
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