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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    Yes, LMS is the best music server software but it's a kind of boring to use.
    "Kind of boring" is high praise for software. I prefer the content to be exciting, not the software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    "Kind of boring" is high praise for software. I prefer the content to be exciting, not the software.
    Well, I think it's more "fun" to click around in Plex than in LMS.
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    The filter function is very nice to. Very easy to create dynamic playlists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    The filter function is very nice to. Very easy to create dynamic playlists.

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    Thys cool 😎 but that is more about missing functionality, not the look.
    We had our diffrent smarlist attempts in lms over the years , but none this smooth in the UI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    Thys cool 😎 but that is more about missing functionality, not the look.
    We had our diffrent smarlist attempts in lms over the years , but none this smooth in the UI
    Just trying to seduce someone with the skills to make a plugin that makes LMS a bridge between PMS and Squeezeboxes. Not adding new stuff to LMS.

    Like the Airtunes plugin.
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    I love Plex as well. It is to me for video what LMS is for music. I wish they'd work on improving the audio aspect of video playback, however. How hard would it be to implement some sort of "pre-amp" function using ReplayGain? It gets tiresome having to turn my volume level up to double or more of where it's normally set for TV listening. Inevitably, I forget to turn it back down or stop the video playback for a bathroom break only to be blasted out of my seat by the TV coming through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    The filter function is very nice to. Very easy to create dynamic playlists.
    Judging from the screen, extGUI4LMS has a very similar filter function.
    extGUI4LMS is, however, definitely not designed to be fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roland0 View Post
    judging from the screen, extgui4lms has a very similar filter function.
    Extgui4lms is, however, definitely not designed to be fun...
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    I would like to agree with the OP. The LMS web interface is usable but hopelessly outdated. I use Plex and LMS. I have been using LMS for more than 10 years and have three servers running both for safety and redundancy.

    I recently tried to get a fellow audiophile to use LMS and Picoreplayer and he was very turned off by the outdated LMS interface and perceived complexity in setting up LMS. I mentioned Ipeng, etc. but he was already fed up. He much prefers the MPD based players using RPi and really likes RUNE Audio (not Roon) which is by default able to connect directly to his SMB (Samba) based NAS share. So with RUNE Audio he downloads the image and burns to a microSD and plugs it into his RPi and he points it towards his SMB NAS share and he is done. LMS can't compete with this scenario! He says it can scan 1 tb of music in 5 minutes which if true is much faster than LMS. It take LMS close to an hour to scan my 2.5 tb music collection.

    I am very active using Picoreplayer project as well as my existing Touch and SB3 players but I am very concerned for the fate of LMS if no way can be found to bring it's technology and interface up to modern standards?

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    plex vs LMS

    I tried using plex for everything (movies, home-movies, photos, music). I have been a LMS user for many years and still have my squeezebox. Eventually, I dropped the music server from plex, and went back to LMS for the music server. The plex server is much to slow. It cannot handle a large music library nearly as well as LMS. Plex has a nice interface, and works well for the non-music applications, but it could be faster and more efficient; even for LANs at home.

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