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3rd Party Music Services

Explanation:

Your Squeezecenter, Squeezebox, Duet, Controller, and Transporter can all use various 3rd party Music Services in various ways. This Article is an attempt to explain how and where they are used, and associated costs if any.

Definition:

A music service is defined as a portal via which a user can listen to audio of some type. This portal may or may not be free, and may or may not create the actual content. eg. Shoutcast is the portal, but is not the content creator for the stations you can listen to via it.

Known Services:

Here is a list of included services as of 4/20/09:

Name Description Cost Membership Built in to SC? Built in to SN? Built in to SBs and Trans? Built in to SBR? Misc

Classical.com

Description needed ? Login required - configure through SN Yes

Deezer

Description needed Free Login required - configure through SN No Europe only?

Last.fm Audioscrobbler

Description needed Free Login required - configure through SN ?

Last.fm Radio

Description needed Free/Subscription Login required - configure through SN Yes?

Live music archive

Description needed Free N/A No?

Live365

Description needed Free/Subscription Login required - configure through SN Yes

Mediafly

Description needed Free Login required - configure through SN Yes

MP3Tunes music locker

Description needed ? ? Yes

MusicIP

Don't know if this belongs in this list - if so, also include iTunes. Free/limited to n songs in a mix. N/A No

Napster

Description needed ? Login required - configure through SN Yes

Pandora

Description needed ? Login required - configure through SN Yes

RadioIO

Description needed ? Login required - configure through SN Yes

RadioTime

Description needed ? ? Yes

Rhapsody

Description needed ? ? Yes

Shoutcast

Description needed ? ? No?

Sirius

Description needed ? ? Yes

Slacker

Description needed ? ? Yes

Other Services provided by third-party plugins, (you download separately from SC):

Alien BBC

BBC iPlayer

Last.fm (alternative provider)

Magnatune

NPR Radio

Public Radio Fan

RadioFeeds UK & Ireland

SeeqPod

XM Radio (now Sirius?)

Totally free, NO MEMBERSHIP Req:

Live Music Archive

DI.fm (Digitally Imported) 52 stations

BBC (not all streams supported outside of UK)

ShoutCast 27,000 streams

Completely free, but requires a free membership:

RadioTime

Last.fm

Mediafly

(Streaming Services with MULTIPLE stream stations, preloaded on server menu with RadioTime free account: 1.FM 38 stations 181.FM 56 stations 1Club 70 stations .977 FM 11 stations Got Radio 48 stations Yahoo! Radio / CBS Radio 300 stations ……and others)

Also free, but additional services (beyond the free part) exist for a paid membership:

RadioIO (61 stations)

Sky.FM (40 stations)

SomaFM (14 stations)

Live365

Napster (also offers a 30 day free trial)

Pandora

Slacker

Classical.com

Rhapsody

Sirius

Misc:

Amazon CD store is a plugin that comes with SC, but isn't a music service, its a way to let you buy the CD of whatever you're listening to.

MP3tunes music locker requires that you upload your own music files.

MusicIP and iTunes are not music services.

Additional material planned for this article:

A table showing all the services and what they cost.

A definition of what makes a portal service. ie. is the service what you listen to? or how you get to it? like say the BBC stuff.

An explanation of what services come preloaded, and what don't. How to enable/disable them. Any other restrictions (minimum SC version, country restrictions, etc). Where are they located on each slim thing, be it SC, SN, SBC, SB, Transporter, what have you. Links to third-party plugin providers.

A listing of unique content for any given service.

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Article Source:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=62523