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DsBridge - an even neater connection to Spotify

Postby jonh » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:57 am

A progammer has written a very neat drop-in DLL file that automatically broadcasts Spotify, doing away with the need for Edcast and Icecast. Start Spotify and the stream is automatically broadcast.

Here are the instructions:

1. Close Spotify (right click on the Spotify tray icon and select Exit).

2. Find your Spotify folder (where spotify.exe is). It is usually under C:/Program/Spotify/.

3. Download DSBridge from dsbridge - Project Hosting on Google Code. Put the files "DSound.dll" and "dsbridge.ini" in your Spotify folder.

4. Find on the Internet the file "lame_enc.dll", preferably v. 3.98.2 (hint: Download LAME MP3 Encoder 3.99 : LAME MP3 Encoder is the best mp3 encoder). Put the file "lame_enc.dll" in your Spotify folder.

5. Start Spotify and play something. You will notice a new tray icon, a round coloured blob.

6. Go to The Lounge. Click on My Favourites and then Add Custom Station. Fill in the various details; the URL should be entered in the format - http://192.168.15.110:8124/ - using your own machine IP address of course. Note the port is 8124.

It works beautifully, and streams at 320kb/s - I'm contemplating a subscription to Spotify to gain a 320 stream. Btw, it is also said to stream iTunes - haven't tried that yet.

The programmer is regularly adding features to the DLL - you can keep up-to-date at http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthrea ... 90&page=28

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