|technolust: squeezebox 2
||[Mar. 8th, 2005|10:45 pm]
I have one of their 2nd gen devices (the base SqueezeBox; their 1st gen was the SliMP3, and there has been one substantial display upgrade to the SqueezeBox that I would call "gen 2.5") and have been quite happy with it.
And their software is freely downloadable for everyone, even if you don't have their hardware -- it's open source, in Perl, and can publish mp3 streams so you can use your favorite player.
This addresses my main concern (802.11g wireless) while adding all sorts of yumminess (native FLAC support, higher res / greyscale screen). Want want want!
I can buy love?? Why didn't anyone tell me!?
Oh you were talking about the device..
2005-03-13 03:48 am (UTC)
They are indeed great.
As I'm sure you know, Tkil, I've got some of these guys, and absolutely love them. They just worked, no farting around, it detected my FLACs and did the right thing. When I got it it was great because I had been thwarted by several projects I was working on taking just a ton of time to set up. This just worked.
Now you just need to use allofmp3.com to get some more content for it. As you may know, this uses some tricks to get songs from the Artist formerly known as Russia for 2 cents per megabyte. They have some songs in FLAC format, and an album costs around $7 in FLAC. For Ogg 320 format, it's only a bit above $2 per album. I just started playing with it today, but so far it's looking great.
I've been avoiding buying music a lot over the last decade because the RIAA has been arses. So, I'm happy to get some tunes I've been wanting while also using the loopholes to still be RIAA legal.