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    New Complete Web-Based SqueezePlug Version Available

    SqueezePlug & Max2Play announcement:

    New SqueezePlug Version available

    Hi folks,

    G R E A T N E W S !

    SqueezePlug & Max2Play are very happy to tell you, that SqueezePlug is now available in a complete new Web based version!

    SqueezePlug & Max2Play is the new combination of SqueezePlug, the famous Multiroom Audio Solution and Max2Play, the web based framework for controlling Linux based Mini-Computer like e.g. Raspberry Pi, Odroid and others by a simple web interface without any, absolutely any Linux Know-How. SqueezePlug is now a plug-in in Max2Play to make the configuration as easy as possible. There is no need for connecting a monitor, a keyboard or a mouse on the device itself. It all runs headless and no special tools like Putty are needed any more. The configuration is as simple as configuring a router from a web interface!

    The new name for this famous Multiroom Audio Solution is "SqueezePlug & MAX2Play".

    SqueezePlug & Max2Play worked very hard the last month to build this new version of an easy to use Multiroom Audio Solution so give it a try and you will be fascinated!

    In this first version, SqueezePlug & Max2Play is available for Raspberry Pi and the Odroid devices U3 and C1. Versions for other devices will follow!

    What is SqueezePlug & Max2Play?
    SqueezePlug & Max2Play is a Multiroom Audio Solution with server and player components. Multiroom Audio Solution means, that you have one server and as much players as you like. Every player uses the shared music from the server. Players can be synced to play the same music, or they can play different music. A Mini-Computer can be a server, a player or a server and a player together. The files can resist on the Mini-Computer itself e.g. on an directly attached USB-HD or on another location on your network. A Mini-Computer doesn't make any noise, cause it don't have any cooling components and consumes very little power.

    Available server components on SqueezePlug & Max2Play:
    - Logitech Media Server (SlimServer, SqueezeCenter, Squeezebox Server)
    - MiniDLNA
    - Kodi (XBMC)

    Available player components:
    - SqueezeLite
    - ShairPort (AirPlay)
    - gmediaplayer (DLNA Client)

    All these servers and players are ready to run by just a click.

    Included features are:
    - graphical Equalizer
    - Lowpassfilter and Crossfeed
    - ShairPort Sync for synchronization between different ShairPort players
    - mount USB-drives automatically
    - mount Samba and NFS network shares
    - Samba Server
    - HD-Idle to power down your attached USB-HD
    - Update functions
    - install other plugins by just a click

    Requirements:
    - Hardware
    -- Raspberry Pi (all types, best: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B), or Odroid U3, or Odroid C1
    -- Other devices will be supported in future
    -- SD-Card minimum 8 GB (Class 10 is recommended)
    -- Optional: Raspberry Pi I2S Soundcard. We recommend the IQaudIO Card Pi-DAC+. This card from our experiences is the best Soundcard you can get for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi-DAC+ Card runs with SqueezePlug & MAX2Play out of the box. There are no modifications necessary. The Sound will inspire you! More information you will get here: http://iqaudio.com.
    -- Optional: USB Soundcard
    -- Optional: WiFi-Adaptor, Keyboard, Mouse, and other peripheral devices
    Please always use an appropriate power supply to power your Mini-Computer! Insufficient power supplies can be the reason for many problems!

    - Software
    -- Tool for writing SD-Cards (if you use Raspberry Pi as your platform for SqueezePlug & MAX2Play you don't even need this, you can use NOOBS)
    -- Web browser
    -- No other software is needed!!!

    Have fun,
    Greetings,
    Thomas & Stefan
    Last edited by truehl; 2015-02-24 at 07:49.
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    Great news and all should benefit from you joining forces

    My only problem is I don't see a download link for the Odroid U3. Not released yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skare View Post
    Great news and all should benefit from you joining forces

    My only problem is I don't see a download link for the Odroid U3. Not released yet?
    Yes, you are right! The Odroid release will follow the next days. We are working hard on it!

    Greetings,
    Thomas
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    1 x Onkyo TX-8050 DLNA ready receiver
    iPeng,

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    Quote Originally Posted by truehl View Post
    ...
    Available server components on SqueezePlug & Max2Play:
    - Logitech Media Server (SlimServer, SqueezeCenter, Squeezebox Server)
    - MiniDLNA
    - Kodi (XBMC)

    Available player components:
    - SqueezeLite
    - ShairPort (AirPlay)
    - gmediaplayer (DLNA Client)

    ...
    I don't really get it, isn't Kodi also a player? It's used to play video, isn't it?
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    Wherever needed: Acer Iconia Tab A700 + Squeezeplayer
    Car: BananaPi LMS + Squeezeplayer on Android phone - Controller TBD ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakker_be View Post
    I don't really get it, isn't Kodi also a player? It's used to play video, isn't it?
    Kodi is f.k.a. XBMC. Kodi is a server and a player. It plays audio and video. Does this answer your question?

    Greetings,
    Thomas
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    1 x Squeezebox Touch,
    1 x Onkyo TX-8050 DLNA ready receiver
    iPeng,

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    Feel free to donate my SqueezePlug project: Donate, thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by truehl View Post
    Kodi is f.k.a. XBMC. Kodi is a server and a player. It plays audio and video. Does thi sanwer your question?

    Greetings,
    Thomas
    Hi Thomas, I just wanted to be sure you guys didn't come up with some kind of server-only port of Kodi
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    Raspberry Pi 2 B & ffmpeg

    Thomas,

    This is wonderful news as I have just acquired a Raspberry PI 2 B.

    One question if I may. In order to play the new BBC radio streams a transcoder of the HLS streams is required. bpa has written a HLS to ffmpeg plugin to assist this process.

    Does your new setup automatically include a ffmpeg codec, or would this need to be added to the Raspberry PI separately?

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    Hifiberry and other questions

    Hi Thomas

    This is very interesting and timely as I'm trying to build a Pi B+, Hifiberry AMP+ Squeeze solution.

    Can I ask a few questions?

    Is this based on 3.18?.. if so is it .18.7?

    Do you know how the Hifiberry AMP+ works out of the box? .. you mention the other DAC but just wondering if you've played about with the Hifiberry?

    Also, what's the difference between the NOOBs and the non NOOBs option? Do you need to write both images to an SD or is one a drag and drop solution? sorry bit confused.

    Cheers

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    Hello Thomas,

    I installed the Noob's version without problems on my Raspberry Pi version B with Hifiberry DAC.
    Max2play appears in LMS as a player. Only....no sound.....
    Where can i select my hifiberry card as an output device? Only options i can choose are headphone output or HDMI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verulamius View Post
    One question if I may. In order to play the new BBC radio streams a transcoder of the HLS streams is required. bpa has written a HLS to ffmpeg plugin to assist this process.

    Does your new setup automatically include a ffmpeg codec, or would this need to be added to the Raspberry PI separately?
    ffmpeg plugin is installed, but I don't know if it works! Could you try it and post back here? If it's not working we try to make it working!

    Greetings, Thomas
    SqueezePlug & MAX2Play,
    2 x Squeezebox Duet,
    1 x Squeezebox Touch,
    1 x Onkyo TX-8050 DLNA ready receiver
    iPeng,

    My Blog: Blog
    My Downloads: Downloads

    Feel free to donate my SqueezePlug project: Donate, thanks a lot!

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