What works with Bridge II


#1

At some point, the plan was that Bridge II would work with whatever server/how-is-ted-coding-the-fpgaroller you wished to use. Is this still the case?


#2

Pretty much. Beta testers have used JRiver, minimserver, foobar2000 and probably other servers with JRemovte, BubbleUpnP, McConnect, etc.


#3

Bridge II is a UPnP/DLNA device, so any software that supports the standard should (famous last words) work with it. As Steve said, the usual suspects have worked for beta testers.


#4

The only one I have had issues with is Linn Kinsky(which is being phased out in favour of Linn Kazoo,which works well)

Dennis


#5

I think that means no Logitech Media Server.


#6
mikedc said I think that means no Logitech Media Server.
Ha! I've been asking for LMS since the introduction of the Bridge I five years or something ago, but the answer was always "no". 4_gif

#7
mikedc said

At some point, the plan was that Bridge II would work with whatever server/how-is-ted-coding-the-fpgaroller you wished to use. Is this still the case?

I think you confuse the internal Bridge II with the not existing yet external Bridge, that should run MPD, that supports almost everything.

#8
mikedc said I think that means no Logitech Media Server.
A long time ago I experimented briefly with LMS. I found out that there is a way to get it to act as a UPnP server -- there's a setting buried deep in Preferences or an extra component to install (maybe the latter). This of course assumes you have LMS on a computer or NAS. I was able to stream to the Bridge, IIRC. But it's been a very long time. Maybe someone else here knows how to do this.

#9
Alekz said Ha! I've been asking for LMS since the introduction of the Bridge I five years or something ago, but the answer was always "no".
As you know, the matter is a good deal more nuanced than this.

But keep banging this drum And beating this dead horse. It probably is good exercise.


#10
magister said
mikedc said I think that means no Logitech Media Server.

A long time ago I experimented briefly with LMS. I found out that there is a way to get it to act as a UPnP server – there’s a setting buried deep in Preferences or an extra component to install (maybe the latter). This of course assumes you have LMS on a computer or NAS. I was able to stream to the Bridge, IIRC. But it’s been a very long time. Maybe someone else here knows how to do this.


As far as I remember, the UPnP server was never fully implemented in LMS. There is a sort beta/test version, but it does not support lossless.

#11

Is this what we would be speaking of ??

Seems like it should work.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103728-Announce-UPnPBridge-integrate-UPnP-DLNA-players-with-LMS-%28squeeze2upnp%29


#12

I’m still confused. Are there any new features in Bridge II as far as playing music. I have bridge I and I can stream music using UPnP from my cell phone (bubbleUPnp). If I understand right cellphone “plays” the music and “streams” it to PSA Bridge. Is there anything new about this in Bridge II?


#13

Bridge II supports gapless playback, which the original version does not. No changes as far as how you play music.


#14

The cell phone (bubbleUPnP) is the controller, not the player, which is likely built-into your server software. The music does not flow through your phone (you could turn your phone off and the music should keep playing). The phone just tells the server/player what to play. Bridge II also maintains a network connection much more reliably.


#15

I guess it depends of your configuration. I don’t have a separate server program. Just cell phone with BubbleUPnP and Bridge. I disconnected cell phone from wifi and immediately music stopped.

I just wanted to make this clear because Bridge II is advertised that “With Bridge II you aren’t tied to a computer”. To me it means no computer at all.


#16

Interesting. Are you playing the music off the phone then? I was assuming you had your music on a hard drive somewhere.

I believe the reference to not needing a computer at all was to using a NAS. A NAS is also a computer of sorts, but then so is a phone. B II is the same as B I in this regard.