RealSlim is a software project that integrates the Slim Devices
Squeezebox MP3 Player with the Listen.com Rhapsody music subscription
service. It allows legitimate customers of both products to use them
together. The project provides a SlimServer plugin that implements an
interface to browse and search the Rhapsody catalog from a Squeezebox,
as well as play Rhapsody content on a home theater stereo or
speakers. It does not provide a way to get unpaid access to Rhapsody
content. Nor does it provide methods for illegal distribution or
sharing of Rhapsody streams.
Please note that this project is not a product of either Slim Devices, Inc. or RealNetworks, Inc. Furthermore, use of this plugin may violate the user agreement that you have in place for the RealNetworks Rhapsody service.
v0.6 is available on the Downloads page. Improvements in this version include:
- Added support for a web interface for RealSlim (requires
SlimServer 5.2). RealSlim links should appear on the home page after
the plugin is installed.
- RealSlim can now run on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. Of course,
Rhapsody still only runs under Windows. However, with the ability
introduced in v0.5 to have RealSlim running on a different machine
than Rhapsody, it's possible to mix and match OSes.
- The Rhapsody extension components needed to get Rhapsody to
communicate with RealSlim are now packaged as a Windows service. The
service makes sure that the extensions are loaded everytime Rhapsody
comes up. This makes it even easier for SlimServer and Rhapsody to run
on separate machines.
- Created a Windows installer to install RealSlim and the Rhapsody
- Fixed several bugs, including a performance bug that hurt overall
SlimServer performance (and often caused SlimServer to peg the CPU).