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Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio White

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio White

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption.

This model has firmware 7.7.2-9663 which supports wi-fi connections with non-broadcasted SSID.

The Logitech Squeezebox™ Controller App turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote controller.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

 great sound quality, great features

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption. However, your wi-fi connection must have the SSID broadcast enabled. Alternatively, you can connect through the Ethernet connection, which is a 10/100 Mbps version.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

great sound quality

SSID broadcast of your wi-fi router must be enabled (fixed in the latest firmware)

Radio streaming URLs

Radio streaming URLs are used by audio streamers and may change over time.

tuneinLogitech’s Squeezebox and SONOS CONNECT:AMP support the TuneIn app which offers a wide choice of radio stations. MP3 is the most common and most compatible audio format but also AAC, a hi quality format, is used. You can browse for a radio station and save the URL in your streamer’s favourites. However, after a while the station may no longer work for various reasons:

  • the station is no longer available in a compatible stream for your device,
  • it has become inactive or
  • it may become unavailable at the broadcaster’s request, due to geographical restrictions, or commercial reasons.

In case of doubt, go to the TuneIn’s web site and search for the radio station to check if it is still supported by a TuneIn URL or it has been discontinued.

If the radio station has been discontinued by TuneIn, you will need to add the URL manually to your audio streamer.

Beware of the accepted audio formats (mp3, wma, and AAC) and the playlist file extensions (m3u and pls). Sonos devices play streams in mp3, wma, and AAC formats. Pls file extensions work on Squeezebox devices.

Check out the radio station’s website for the most up to date URLs. If the URL is not published, you may find it on listenlive.eu, Radiostreams or look at my short list of favourite stations and URLs that work well on my devices:

radiobelgaVRT-radio and RTBF-radio stations are currently not available on TuneIn

read here the VRT announcement in Dutch

read here the RTBF announcement in French

 

VRT-radio streamingslinks

Radio 1

http://mp3.streampower.be/radio1-high.mp3

http://mp3.streampower.be/radio1.aac

Radio 2 Vlaams-Brabant

http://mp3.streampower.be/ra2vlb-mid.mp3

http://mp3.streampower.be/ra2vlb.aac

Klara Continuo

http://mp3.streampower.be/klaracontinuo-high.mp3

http://mp3.streampower.be/klaracontinuo.aac

RTBF-radio streamingslinks

Classic 21

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-128.mp3/playlist.m3u

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-128.mp3/playlist.pls

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-64.aac/playlist.m3u

http://statslive.rtbf.be/playlist/classic21/classic21-64.aac/playlist.pls

radiostream

FIP radio (France)

( http://direct.fipradio.fr/live/fip-midfi.mp3 )

Logitech Squeezebox™ Red

LogitechSqueezeboxRedLogitech Squeezebox™ Red

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption.

This model has firmware 7.7.2-9663 which supports wi-fi connections with non-broadcasted SSID.

It also includes a battery.

The Logitech Squeezebox™ Controller App turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote controller.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

 great sound quality, great features, works well with Spotify

 alarm settings management is tedious and confusing

Logitech Squeezebox™ Classic

Squeezebox

This streamer offers superb playback audio quality on hi-fi systems. Besides support of iTunes playlists, it performs very well for Internet radio streams. If you do not use iTunes playlists, it  will also playback FLAC.

This streamer works well as a network bridge between a wi-fi and wired network. (see the owner’s manual for instructions).

This streamer integrates well with synology’s Logitech Media Server.

The Squeezebox Classic is a streamer with a Remote Control.

My Squeezebox is running Firmware 137

you need to setup an account to manage your Internet radio streams

Squeezebox Server is the software that you need to manage the music streams.

My server is running Version V7.7.2 – r33893

Squeezeslave is a lightweight Windows Player for the Squeezebox Server.

Load this programme to playback on a pc (typically on the pc where Squeezebox Server is running).

Control of the playback is through the browser interface of the Squeezebox Server:

This system works fine for me with iTunes 9, 10 and 12 installed on a Windows XP (SP3) system. The Squeezebox is connected to my wi-fi router and works as good wireless as wired.

Synology DiskStation DS213+

Synology312+Synology DiskStation DS213+

  • CPU Freescale MPC8544E
  • Frequency : Dual Core 1.067 GHz
  • Memory : DDR3 512 MB
  • Internal HDD/SSD : 2 x Seagate Barracuda st2000dm001 2 TB – SATA 3, 64 MB cache, 7200 rpm
  • External HDD Interface : USB 3.0 Port X 2, USB 2.0 Port X 1, eSATA Port X 1, SD Card Port X 1
  • LAN : 1 Gigabit interface
  • Wake on LAN/WAN

currently installed version: Synology DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3

 NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, supports SyncBack (backup and synchronisation windows client)

 FAN can be quieter, eSATA Port does not support the LaCie Big Disk Quadra 2Tb

Currently installed packages: Logitech Media Server (7.7.3-042), iTunes Server (1.1-2270), Perl (5.8.6-003).

This Network Attached Storage (NAS) device provides an optional package for media streaming to the Logitech Squeezeboxes like the Classic and Radio. The Logitech Media Server supports iTunes playlist integration. The Audio, Video and Photo Station packages provide browsing from Adroid and iOS smartphones. The Synology Media Server provides media streaming to dlna/UPnP compatible players.

iTunes Server notes:

– the music and video shared folders are both scanned by the iTunes server

– if you do not want your videos scanned and included in iTunes, then create a new shared folder and move all files from video to this new shared folder

LmsRepack

Logitech Media Server (LMS) notes:

The configuration below still struggles with the iTunes plugin enabled to handle correctly playlists:

  • Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 – 062.1018 @ Fri Jan 22 13:50:09 UTC 2016
    this LMS version is the LMS Update based on the latest Synology package of Logitech Media Server, and updated to LMS 7.9.0. Read first the instructions on the Synology-Forum.nl (in Dutch).
  • Operating system: Synology DiskStation (DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3) – EN – utf8
  • Perl Version: 5.18.4 – powerpc-linux
  • Audio::Scan: 0.95
  • Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

The iTunes library was generated by a MacOS X iTunes 64-bit version 12.3.2.35. Internet stream library entries and podcasts can cause a misbehaviour of the playlists and were removed. Apple’s Protected AAC Audio will not play and were converted (check my post how to convert).

– since the introduction of iTunes 12.x the iTunes library and playlist integration no longer works flawlessly

slimdevices reported several bugs: iTunes importer bug and iTunes playlist bug

– you can stream music to your pc by using the  softsqueezeclient.