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  1. Singapore hifi

    I was at the Adelphi last weekend and is still the place to go although there are a few more vacant shops starting to appear. If I recall correctly Norman audio was one of them- he had/has two shops there and both were newspapered up at the window. Of course this could also mean he might be renovating. Regardless it's still by far and away the best building in Singers for all things audio and vinyl.
  2. Ok - so after two weeks of trying to get the SBT to work I turned it off last sunday and left it in the too hard pile. However thanks to Christosd's kind offer of some assistance today (really appreciated) I switched it back on to access some of the network IP's etc - and would you believe it - its bloody working. Its almost as embarrassing as the "have you switched it on" situation. Anyway - I've gone into the advanced settings and activated spotty and its playing perfectly and accessing my stored music on the computer - just like old times. So glad to have it all up and running again.......although it does come with a tinge of sadness as I was eying off one of those new Cambridge audio CXN streamers!!
  3. Well Ive had no end of trouble since Spotify was removed. As of right now I cant get the SBT to communicate with the LMS. SBT says that there is no LMS running (when it is), and LMS says there is no SBT attached to this server (when SBT is operational). Ive tried all the slim devices forums suggestions (turned off firewall, removed then reloaded squeezebox server software, unpluged and replugged the modem, exempted the filepaths and URL's from my AVG antivirus software etc. etc.) and I still cant get them to communicate. internet radio works fine, as do the radio stationes stored in the "favourites" (Radio Paradise 320kbps stream being one of them), so I know its talking to the mysqueezebox.com site - but in the advanced theres no port connections - they come up as "failed". if anyone has any suggestions, or can even kindly allow a bit of time for us to communicate (PM or phone) for a solution it would be greatly appreciated. Ive reached the end of my technical expertise here. All I can say is that everything was working fine until spotify was removed - and nothing has changed sine (no new software installed). Spotty will not appear until they do. Chris
  4. A great buy to whoever got the lot (sam68?). . The P5 is a very nice sounding rig.
  5. I'm interested in the P5. Pm sent. Chris
  6. Yep Bell Ringer - I found the slim devices thread on Spotty too, and that was the site i was referring too when I said it would be nice if someone could do a "plain english" set up procedure - they completely lose me when they start talking gateway numbers and pasting code throughout the 47 pages. I'm not computer illiterate, and can generally navigate my way through stuff like disabling my firewall on certain extensions etc. but this one has got me right at this moment. I'm very tempted to try the "walk away and leave it for a couple of days" approach. Sometimes for no logical reason that I can fathom, the SBT and associated LMS software can be temperamental. It will work one day, and not the next.
  7. Hi all, The Good News: I have managed to get spotty showing on the remote LMS on my desktop both as a plug-in and having the Spotty logo showing in the "My Apps" section - but again only on the Web remote control on my desktop. The Bad News: For whatever reason my squeezebox has now stopped talking to my LMS on the desktop. Im getting the "we couldnt connect to your PC" message on the SBT, and " the player was not found" message when I click on the "Player" tab on the LMS. Internet is connected (I can play the radio no probs through the SBT) and have even uninstalled and reinstalled the LMS last night. Grrrrrrr I shall keep persisting.......
  8. Apart from the message to discontinue the service to squeezebox ive been really happy with Spotify. The h-res stream sounds great on my system and i love the simplicity, setup and range of albums. Its worked fine all day today, and hopefully when they do "pull the plug" this spotty workaround will do just as good a job. Im with you Jakeyb - anyone who lets his wife get away with those god-awful "baby snaps" wont get my money!
  9. Thanks Desap - I understand now - when I go into advanced settings tab of the LMS it is advising me that there is an updated version of the LMS to install. I wont hit the "update" button just yet either - and i notice that when i go in "web remote control" function (also in the advanced settings tab of the LMS) and look at the active plug-ins, spotty is not showing there....yet. While Spotify is still working on my squeezebox Ill leave things be.
  10. I did find that slim devices forum link but I found it really hard to navigate and understand. The hyperlink in the slim devices forum opens a section in the GitHub site called "Librespot" but I'm not sure what to do from there. I could not see any clear link to a "plugins" section, and infortunatly the computer speak comments back in the slim devices forum were no help in my limited knowledge there. It would be great if the developer would do a step by step installation process manual or a YouTube clip showing how to install.
  11. Thanks Krebetman. Haven't heard of Spotty. Is that accessible on the squeezebox device or will it need to be downloaded from the "mysqeezebox.com" site?
  12. Have to say that that was also my first thought, but I do listen to the premium service on other devices so will probably keep it, but disappointing if this is the case as it was my primary source for listening to it. I was wondering how this will happen - will it simply disappear on the next squeezebox update? - not even sure if updates on the SBT still occur.
  13. Hi all i received an email this morning from spotify stating that they will be discontinuing using their service from my "squeezebox speaker". having done a quick google search I couldn't see any specific product called a squeezebox speaker so I can only assume this means squeezebox devices, such as the touch I really hope this is not the case did anyone else get this email from spotify?
  14. Hi K3here, Ill take these off your hands if they're still available. PM Sent. Chris
  15. FS: Usher Mini Dancer 2's in burch

    Thought so! I own a pair of these and were without a doubt the best improvement I made to my system. Fantastic speakers and work with all gemres of music.