Thanks for the posts suggesting a visit to the slimdevices forum. I have now been able to get Spotify to stream to my Roku Soundbridge by following the instructions that I reprint below. The only SB specific change I needed to make was to make Spotify a preset using the instructions below to create the URL. My comment to the slimdevices forum is followed by the detailed instructions. These are the from post 428 from Last Man at http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthrea ... 90&page=43
I am a Roku Soundbridge user. Sadly, this device has been abandoned by Roku in favor of their streaming video players. However, I was able to use these excellent instructions to stream Spotify to my Roku Soundbridge, which is connected to a stereo system in my living room. After placing the dsbridge and lame encoder files in the Spotify and Flash folders, all I had to do was create a preset with the URL being the IP address as specified in the instructions below. I am now freed from listening to music through my low fidelity computer speakers in my office. I am a new US Spotify listener (we just got it in the US), and will sign up for the unlimited plan if this solution continues to work.
Note the final backslash in the URL for the favorite! Missed in the first version of these instructions.
Yes, it works with any SqueezeBox by imitating an internet Radio station. You do not
need the Premium version. You can stream from any PC on your network that is running Spotify, but with some limitations.
- Download the DSbridge zip file via this site.
- Find (Google) and download the Lame MP3 encoder. On Windows it is called "Lame_enc.dll". It is available in lots of places so you should not have much trouble finding it.
- Set up a static IP on the computer running Spotify. The easiest way is to get your router to link a particular IP address to the MAC address of your computer. Most routers can do this but ask again if you have difficulties.
- Use the SqueezeboxServer web interface to create a "favourite". For instance, if the IP address of the computer is 192.168.1.5 then the Favourite should be "http://192.168.1.5:8124/
"(note the final backslash). The "8124" figure is the port number that DSbridge uses by default.
- From the DSbridge zip file you need to drop all
the files, plus the Lame_enc.dll file, in both
of the following folders:
1. the Spotify installation folder and
2. the Adobe Flash installation folder. The latter can vary depending on your installation, but on Windows XP it is c:\windows\system32\Macromed\flash
Start Spotify and start playing some music and, in Windows, you should see a blue disk appear in your system tray (next to the clock). Then using the Touch or web interface select and "play" the favourite you have just created. After a few seconds of buffering you should then hear the output from Spotify play through your hi-fi and the blue disk will turn green.
It sounds complicated, but once set up it is a doddle to use and, to be honest, the Spotify interface is so much easier to use than the Napster app that I use it in preference. You don't get the artwork - but that is not much problem.
Personally I use it from my laptop. So in my setup, Spotify streams wirelessly from internet router to laptop, then DSBridge streams the music wirelessly from laptop to router then wirelessly from router to Reciever. It works fine. Given all those wireless hops it is a miracle it works at all![/QUOTE]