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UPDATED: Jamcast Media Server Beta Now Available!

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:22 pm

Greetings Roku Family,

Software Development Solutions, Inc., an independent software development firm located in Orlando, FL, is pleased to announce our network audio server for Windows � code named �Jamcast�. Based on Universal Plug-n-Play (UPnP) technologies, special care was taken throughout the development of this software to ensure 100% compatibility with the Roku SoundBridge product line.

DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.sdstechnologies.com
(see post later in this thread for updated product information)


Thanks!

Scott
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Software Development Solutions, Inc.
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Re: Announcing the Jamcast Media Server Beta

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:11 pm

basilisk wrote:
- Supports Windows Media DRM 10 for Network Devices


So are you saying that it will support playback of Yahoo!, Napster, etc. subscription and purchased tracks on the Roku SoundBridges? (If so, will that only be on XP SP2?)
 
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Re: Announcing the Jamcast Media Server Beta

Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:11 am

MP3 Mike wrote:
basilisk wrote:
- Supports Windows Media DRM 10 for Network Devices


So are you saying that it will support playback of Yahoo!, Napster, etc. subscription and purchased tracks on the Roku SoundBridges? (If so, will that only be on XP SP2?)

That's right, DRM-protected WMA files from online stores such as Napster can be played on the Soundbridge via the Jamcast server.

We haven't gotten into much testing outside of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, but DRM transcodes are working fine on both of those operating systems. We'll find out about earlier versions of Windows later on...
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:02 am

Finally, a possible competitor for Microsoft's WMC 2.0...!
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:26 am

Very interesting....

I signed up. :lol:
 
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:38 am

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who signed up for the beta program. We're really looking foward to interacting with the great folks in the Roku community during the course of the testing!

We're still looking for people that have ALAC/AAC, Shorten, and/or OGG media in their collection, so if you've got these file types in your library and are willing to help out, please do apply!
 
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:44 pm

Wow, 2006 was a long time ago. :oops:

For those of you who weren't around back then, or those of you who were and have forgotten all about this by now, Jamcast is finally publicly available. :D

http://www.sdstechnologies.com

Updated feature description:

- Runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, and Windows Server 2003.
- Virtual PC audio streams what is playing on your computer to the Soundbridge. No limits to what you can listen to -- Pandora, satellite radio, etc.!
- Recognizes metadata from MP3 (ID3v1.1, ID3v2), WMA / WMA Voice/Pro/Lossless, FLAC / OGG (Vorbis comments), ALAC / AAC, WAV, SHN, AIFF
- MP3, WMA (including Voice/Pro/Lossless), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, & Shorten can all be transcoded to a configurable-bitrate MP3, WAV, or LPCM
- M3U, PLS, WPL (Windows Media) playlists supported
- Supports Windows Media DRM 10 for Network Devices
- Podcast support (integrated RSS aggregator)
- Intuitive Windows configuration interface
- High-performance import routines and integrated collection database
- Library Monitor detects changes to your collection in real-time
- Works with all UPnP/DLNA-compliant media renderers (works awesome with the Soundbridge products!)

Any questions or comments I'll be happy to answer here!

Thanks. :)
 
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Lost in letters

Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:41 am

Looks really cool. Will it playback apple lossless files?

Thanks
 
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Re: Lost in letters

Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:10 am

ismarketing wrote:
Looks really cool. Will it playback apple lossless files?

Thanks

Yes it will. :)
 
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Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:54 am

Someone is bound to ask, so please confirm if the following are currently supported at this time:
Vista Home Basic/Premium/Business & thus WMP 11
MS Windows Home Server

Thank-you, Alan
 
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Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:34 am

alanmc wrote:
Someone is bound to ask, so please confirm if the following are currently supported at this time:
Vista Home Basic/Premium/Business & thus WMP 11
MS Windows Home Server

Thank-you, Alan

Yes, Jamcast runs no with no issues on Vista, and although untested should also work just the same on WHS.

When you say WMP11, do you mean as a UPnP client connecting to Jamcast?
 
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Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:20 am

Is there anyway of getting working on a squeezebox? I have both a Soundbridge (in Kitchen) and a Squeezebox (living Room) and I must admit this works brilliantly on the Soundbridge, but what I'd like to do is stream simultaneously in both rooms for parties etc.
 
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Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:10 am

simoningram wrote:
Is there anyway of getting working on a squeezebox? I have both a Soundbridge (in Kitchen) and a Squeezebox (living Room) and I must admit this works brilliantly on the Soundbridge, but what I'd like to do is stream simultaneously in both rooms for parties etc.

The Squeezebox currently does not support the UPnP/DLNA protocol, which is what Jamcast is based upon. I've seen many requests for this on the Logitech site, but so far no reaction from the engineers.

You could, however, listen to the virtual PC audio stream on both devices simultaneously. As to how in sync the playback will be, you'll have to try and see how it is for you. You can read more about how to set this up in the FAQ on the Jamcast forums (reference the last item regarding using the virtual PC audio stream outside of the UPnP environment).

Hope this helps.
Jamcast: Streaming audio for the Roku Soundbridge (and now Roku Media Player!)
Download at getjamcast.com
 
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finally jamcast to the rescue

Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:45 am

i have been fiddling with icecast and oddcast for years now... with marginal success.
now jamcast rocks.
my only peeves are:
1 i cannot turn the volume down on the serving computer.. thus i have to put it in another room. i wish this computer was equipped with a dial sound control on one of the sides so i didnt have to use the xp volume control.
2 i have to toggle the sound input for jamcast to pic up the sound.

thats it, otherwise i am wildly impressed.

any similar solution for the mac?
 
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Re: finally jamcast to the rescue

Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:55 pm

bmccall17 wrote:
any similar solution for the mac?

Not sure these are what you're looking for --

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16162/jackosx

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14067/soundflower

but they might be worth fiddling with.

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