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January 30, 2005 » 10:32 pm

Squeezebox Digital Music Player

Jon Cheyer pointed me to his new favorite toy, Squeezebox, from SlimDevices. It’s a small digital music player — comes in wired and wireless versions — that plays a variety of audio formats: MP3, WMA, even Ogg Vorbis and SHOUTcast. Squeezebox gets the music off one of your computers which runs the Squeezebox server software. The software is written in Perl and is Open Source. The device itself looks nice, and has both digital and audio speaker outputs. At $280 for the wireless version, the price is a bit high, but as Jon points out, these folks are doing it Open Source with all the pluses associated with that. If that’s your cup of tea, it’s worth the premium.    (I8I)

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One Response to “Squeezebox Digital Music Player”

  1. The Squeezebox can be controlled by custom remote controls, such as a Palm Pilot or cell phone. http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_remotes.html

    There also is a software version of the Squeezebox written in Java called Softsqueeze. It is OpenSource (GPL) and is a nice complement to the server software. It supports synchronization so you can walk from your home office (running Softsqueeze) into your living room (with a Squeezebox) without a break in your music. http://softsqueeze.sourceforge.net/

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