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I was aware that this app was a going to be fairly basic but I expected it to stream reliably using the WiFi network I have at home. I found it easy to set up as I only needed to enter the IP address of an existing Sueezebox server I am using with my hardware squeezeboxes. What I found was that I got stuttering at the start of each new track. It would usually settle down and play the track once past the danger period of the first 15 seconds of any given item. However, for me, it is not usable in its present form. I had similar issues playing flac tracs as AAC encoded purchases from the iTunes music store. I expect future updates will address this issue so I will keep the app and hope that things improve.
dsdreamer on Dec 30, 2009 for Squeezecast
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Great SqueezeBox Server Music Player
This app is great. I have a file server setup at home that hosts all my music via Squeezebox Server. This app connected with no problems once I got the ports forwarded correctly. In my case, it was also necssary to forward port 3483 as well. And don't forget about the CLI port also. After everything was forwarded properly, things work great. A few cons though: - Music stops when you lock the device. Pandora and Slacker Radio continue to stream even when locked. This is a pretty big con quite frankly. - Limited to browsing by album (i.e. cant drill down to specific song). This is supposedly coming in a future update. Aside from these, I've got nothing but good things to say about this app. Despite what the previous review claims, this app does indeed work provided you configure things appropriately.
pcguru831 on Dec 28, 2009 for Squeezecast
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