Slim Devices Inc. on Tuesday released SlimServer v5.1.4, an update to the software that drives the company’s Squeezebox network music player. The new version of SlimServer adds support for SHOUTcast radio and album art.
SlimServer works in tandem with either Squeezebox or Slim Devices’ wired MP3 stereo interface, SLIMP3. SlimServer serves up music from Macs or computers running Linux or Windows, and can play MP3, AAC, Vorbis and uncompressed audio formats including WAV and AIFF. (It can’t play protected files purchased through the iTunes Music Store, however.)
In addition to the other changes, 5.1.4 gets a modified software architecture that Slim Devices said will make it easier for developers to write plug-ins. Various bug fixes have been made and language localization has been enhanced.
SlimServer is developed and maintained under an open source license. SlimServer 5.1.4 is also a free download.