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  • #4175 Reply


    Hi, I have no problem with straming to my SONOS-device.

    #4180 Reply

    Karl Rethe

    How? I am getting a coding error for swyh.wav (and swyh.mp3).

    #4181 Reply

    Karl Rethe

    Ok, got it from Sonos Forum.

    You have to add a radio station.

    For pcm you have to use swyh.wav.

    Works like a charm – thank you very much for developing and providing this great piece of software!

    #4182 Reply


    Stimmt im Sonos-Forum hatte ich es auch gepostet 🙂

    @Sebastien – Thank you too verry much for this tool. I testet hours with VLC. With SWYH it took me 5 minutes.

    #4187 Reply

    Mikael Sjödin

    SWYH and Sonos works like a charm with a newly created radio station. I’ve configured SWYH to always use the same port; so I should be able to use the same radio station in Sonos everytime I want to stream my PC sound.

    But it rarely works to use an old station. Instead I have to go into Sonos and add a new radio station with the exact same URL as the old one.

    Any ideas why this happens? (Some auxilary information: I have a Sonos bridge that is permanently connected to my home network. I run SWYH on  up to 3 laptops simultaneously.  The laptops travel around and move between different networks. I almost never rebot my laptops but they are quite often put to sleep during transportations. )

    #4866 Reply


    Mikael Sjödin. most likely your router have DHCP and laptops get a different IP each time. Sonos might be looking up ip from name when you add only (guess) and then just use IP. At least this would explain.

    Try to force laptops to always get same IP.

    #4871 Reply


    Hi there,
    I managed to pair SWYH with Sonos Connect too. Works well both with mp3 and pcm streaming.
    The only problem is the quality of the sound. When I stream tracks through SWYH to Sonos, the sound totally lacks bass and low-mid frequencies. It looks like SWYH cuts frequencies during the encoding process.
    When I play the same tracks directly through Sonos player, they sound perfectly and no issues with bass frequencies.

    Has anybody noticed that?

    #5039 Reply


    In the settings of SWYH, change the bitrate to the highest one in the list. It dramatically improves the quality.

    #5157 Reply


    Same here. It seems to work just fine except for the sound quality. It sounds too tinny and lacks depth.

    Does the SWYH team have a solution to this?

    #5221 Reply


    I am using Sonos Play 1 and i tried to use Stream-What-You-Hear. I have tried with the specific port number but still when i try to play via Sonos via its PC controller v5.2 it gives an error saying unable to connect to swyh.mp3 – cant connect to my http live streaming link (
    Please help.

    #5377 Reply



    I had the same issue (the lack of depth in the streamed audio)…
    After some googling and testing, I found out that it was not a SWYH problem but a problem caused by the IDT SRS audio-software that was – by default – installed on my (HP) laptop.
    I uninstalled the IDT software and now everything sounds fantastic!

    #5378 Reply



    I’m not 100% sure that it will solve your problem, but I would advice you to select a new port number: port 8080, which you use, is a port that is used for http-traffic.
    Probably your Sonos device uses this port for its http-traffic and it is therefore not able to access your audio-stream.

    I use port 5901 on a Sonos Play1: works flawless!

    #7155 Reply


    Absolutely awesome! I can only get it to play in 192k mp3 mode but I wonder if thats just the setting. Because playing flac in this mp3 mode sound FANTASTIC. If I use a higher mp3 settings I get latency and choppy sound. Not complaining though. Thank you!!!


    #11797 Reply

    Reid Anderson

    UPDATED (same day):

    After you set the port to what came up automatically and SWYH restarts, you need to go to TuneIn Radio in Sonos, and edit the station you created to reflect the new port.

    I got the port sorted (I think) but I now get an error message saying “unable to connect to

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

    #11819 Reply


    I confirm Tim’s suggestion. I also removed this IDT package from my HP-Probook.
    From now the sound is great on my Sonos.

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