SqueezeCenter (Slimserver)

SqueezeCenter (formerly Slimserver) is a free Open Source software network music server by Slim Devices a Logitech company.

SqueezeCenter is used to serve digital audio files and streams to your network players. Primarily targeted at Slim Device's Squeezebox network music player but will also support a number of other software and hardware music players.

SqueezeCenter will stream to any Squeezebox, but it also serves the free software only SoftSqueeze network music player together with any software or hardware MP3 player on your network. SqueezeCenter runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Solaris.

This robust Open Source software includes contributions from a worldwide community of developers who are driven by the desire to work on exciting projects. The efforts of Slim Devices' Open Source community results in rapid development and a rich set of features, evolving in response to user feedback.

Of particular interest to fans of BBC radio broadcasting is the AlienBBC plugin to Slimserver that enables full access to the BBC Listen Again service directly from your Squeezebox. See our step-by-step guide to installing SlimServer and AlienBBC on Linux here and on Windows here.

SqueezeCenter Software

  • Web Interface—control the player and manage playlists from a web browser
  • BBC Listen Again using AlienBBC plugin
  • MP3 Internet radio
  • Alarm clock
  • Automatically imports iTunes library and playlists (Windows and Mac)
  • Automatically imports ID3 tags
  • Browse and search by title, artist, album or genre
  • Shuffle and repeat albums or songs
  • Create, save, and import .pls, .cue and .m3u playlist files
  • Displays current date and time when not playing
  • Open protocol and command line API—easy to control from other applications
  • Expandable through 3rd party plug-ins and skins
  • Supports multiple synchronized players
  • Cross platform Open Source software, written in Perl (GPL)
  • Listen from any computer using an MP3 software player (Winamp or iTunes)
SqueezeCenter stores the digital music files to you rnetworked music players including the Squeezebox3

Typical Squeezebox Configuration