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by Blake
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Soundbridge M500/M1000/M1001/M2000 power issues
Replies: 61
Views: 113740

Re: Soundbridge M500/M1000/M1001/M2000 power issues

I just wanted to confirm (as reported by Maximus back in June 2013) that DigiKey part no. 237-1387-ND (see https://www.digikey.ca/products/en?keywords=237-1387-ND ) works well as a replacement for a dead Roku M1001 power supply.  The DigiKey part  is available in Canada (and presumably also in the U...
by Blake
Mon May 11, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Does the M1001 drive both digital outputs simultaneously?
Replies: 3
Views: 3022

My thanks to amdb7. One of these days I'll learn to read the manual. I actually have read the Soundbridge manual, and I've even used the Soundbridge's analog output before upgrading to a receiver with a digital input capability. However I somehow forgot about the analog output. It's a mini-plug conn...
by Blake
Mon May 11, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Does the M1001 drive both digital outputs simultaneously?
Replies: 3
Views: 3022

Does the M1001 drive both digital outputs simultaneously?

The Roku Soundbridge M1001 has two digital outputs: optical and coax. Will it drive both of those outputs simultaneously, or must I select one and only one output? I'm asking because I've got primary and secondary speaker zones. My receiver can only drive the primary zone speakers. I'm using an auxi...
by Blake
Sun May 03, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: How can I force tracks to play in order?
Replies: 12
Views: 6596

I've fixed the problem by prepending the discnumber to the track number as a 2-digit prefix. Thus: track 1 of disc 1 becomes Track=0101 track 2 of disc 1 becomes Track=0102 ... track 13 of disc 7 becomes Track=0713 ... track 9 of disc 11 becomes Track=1109 ... etc. This track numbering scheme forces...
by Blake
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: How can I force tracks to play in order?
Replies: 12
Views: 6596

jjaf's comments prompted me to try a few experiments. I haven't 'solved' the problem but I have some observations. Others may have useful comments or suggestions that I can take into account before I do a lot of retagging, try another server, etc. As far as I can tell, the problem involves multiple ...
by Blake
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: How can I force tracks to play in order?
Replies: 12
Views: 6596

I've deleted/rebuilt my WMP library many times as suggested by jjaf. I do that every time I do any substantial editing of my mp3 tags. It doesn’t cure the problem. I'm beginning to suspect that the problem is beyond my control. I've linked below a 2006 post in which the problem is discussed i...
by Blake
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: How can I force tracks to play in order?
Replies: 12
Views: 6596

That works for me too, but if I browse by album the tracks aren't streamed in order. Should everything be streamed in track order (assuming the mp3 files are properly tagged) or are there situations in which some other streaming order takes precedence over track order?
by Blake
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: How can I force tracks to play in order?
Replies: 12
Views: 6596

How can I force tracks to play in order?

I've seen a lot of discussion of this topic, but no definitive solution. The problem is that despite having very carefully edited my mp3 tags, the tracks still don't play in order. This is apparently because the server (WMP in my case) doesn't stream the tracks of an album to my Roku Soundbridge in ...
by Blake
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Display Composer for Classical Works
Replies: 1
Views: 2218

Display Composer for Classical Works

Does the "Display Composer for Classical Works" setting display the composer's name only if the genre is exactly "classical" or will it also display the composer's name for genres such as "classical (piano trio)", "classical (symphony)" etc.? I'd prefer the la...
by Blake
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Does WMP copy files or just store pointers to files?
Replies: 4
Views: 6165

Great suggestion. I had assumed that my several-years-old 300GB Maxtor NAS drive would not support stand alone media serving. But, inspired by your comment, I tracked down the manual online and lo & behold it does! The feature is turned off by default, but I'll turn it on and give it a whirl as ...
by Blake
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Does WMP copy files or just store pointers to files?
Replies: 4
Views: 6165

Thank you very much. Everything is working nicely. I'll mention one glitch & its fix, in case others find it helpful. I've seen many posts regarding problems streaming music stored on NAS drives. A common issue seems to be: 'my SB can see the music on my NAS drive, but I keep getting "unabl...
by Blake
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Does WMP copy files or just store pointers to files?
Replies: 4
Views: 6165

Does WMP copy files or just store pointers to files?

I have a large music collection on an NAS drive. I want to stream music off the NAS to my Roku Soundbridge via a Windows XP/Pro computer (the NAS cannot directly stream files). I'd rather not transfer the music from the NAS drive to the computer's local hard drive. I'm trying to understand how music...