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Davaar 1 sees the introduction of Songcast. Songcast allows a DS to tune into another DS. A DS can songcast to more than one DS. Further, a DS can songcast no matter what source is selected.
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Depending on your requirements, songcast can operate in one of two modes: small-scale or large-scale.  These modes only impact the scalability of songcast.  They do not impact the quality of the songcasted audio.
 
 
 
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Small-scale mode is suitable for those with 6 or fewer DS's and does not require specialist networking equipment.
 
 
 
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Large-scale mode is required for those with more than 6 DS's and can handle many thousands of DS's.  It requires networking equipment specially designed to handle multicast messages.  Most modern, high quality networking equipment falls into this category.  Further, an increasing amount of consumer level equipment does as well.  However, a considerable amount of existing consumer level equipment either does not implement or has a poor implementation of the required functionality.
 

Latest revision as of 13:03, 31 July 2019


What is Songcast?

Linn Songcast allows you to share the Music playing on your Linn DS/DSM with other Linn DS/DSM's on the same computer network.

This will allow you to share your music with any selected, or all of the rooms in your home with Linn DS/DSM players.

Note:
Tthere are Songcast Apps for Windows PC and MAC computers. However, due to recent software security changes in these computer operating systems they may not always work.
If you want to try this then the software is listed in www.Linn.co.uk with setup instructions Songcast App setup

The technical information

The Songcast stream contains the raw unprocessed music stream, the metadata information for the Music playing and timing information.
  • The raw music data is the same data as received by the sending Linn DS. This maintains the same music stream is processed by ALL Linn DS players, (sender and receivers).
    • As this Songcast music stream is untouched this leaves the receiving Linn DS/DSM to do its own volume control.
    • Volume, Space Optimisation and Exakt processing, if used, are all performed as a final process to minimise any digital processing.
  • The timing information is used to ensure that the Linn DS/DSM players are in sync with the music source.

How to Songcast

Initial Setup

  • Your DS must be running Davaar 1 firmware or higher.
  • You will require a Davaar compatible Linn Konfig to update and configure your DS
  • You will require Davaar compatible control software to control your DS

Using Kinsky

  • Insure you have installed Kinsky Davaar
  • Select the Songcast source on a DS (similar to Playlist or Radio)
  • Select the Songcast sender from the list that you wish to listen to


Using Kazoo

  • Open Kazoo
  • Select the room you wish to share:
    • Click on the Room selection box and press the + button
    • Now select the rooms that you want to Songcast to/Group to
e.g.Morning Share.jpg Win10 GrpDialog2-4-10.jpg
  • To break up this sharing do the opposite:
    • Click on the Room selection box and press the + button
    • Now UNselect the rooms that you want to Songcast to/Group to

Songcast FAQ's

I can only see one room to Songcast to..

If you have two or more DS's in the same system make sure that each DS has it own Room name. E.g. if you have 2 DS's with the name Main, then Songcast doesn't know which one to send it to. So check the Room names first'


When I watch a movie I cannot Songcast to another room

Songcast is a stereo only playback option. If you have your Linn DSM playing a Surround sound source (with the Linn Surround Module showing the Surround mode on the front panel display), this audio will NOT be shared with other rooms.