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    Looking for best large screen interface SqueezeBox Controller - have 23" touchscreen!

    Hi All,

    I re-purposed a junked 23" touchscreen computer and want to turn it into essentially a super-size SqueezeBox Touch - or something even better?

    I've loaded SqueezePlay on it for now, but it doesn't 'maximize', so it doesn't utilize the full screen potential of this monitor.

    What other apps are out there in the Squeeze eco-system? I've done some searching, but I've got to believe someone out there can provide a 'top 3' list.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mark

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    JiveLite might scale, otherwise I think you can define the screen size somehow
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    Looking for best large screen interface SqueezeBoxController - have 23" touchscreen!

    > JiveLite might scale, otherwise I think you can define the screen size
    > somehow


    JiveLite does Full HD, incl. an icon grid view for eg. album lists.

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    If it's an old screen that should be enough...
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    Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
    at penguinlovesmusic.com
    New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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    ah-hah!

    OK, I tried JiveLite and it's so close. I have a few questions though...

    • The HD Skins are only showing repeat and shuffle buttons. Is this 'normal'?
    • Is there a way to remove the title bar?
    • I love the HD Grid but it seems to be lacking the 'backward' and 'Now Playing' button on the interface. 'Flicking' is a PAIN, and getting rid of a 'popup' window (press and hold) seems impossible without a keyboard. Any way to add these buttons ala the 'Joggler' skin?
    • Either that or a super-sized/scale-able 'Joggler' skin


    I'm willing to invest some time in making this happen. If someone could guide me to the resources I need.

    EDIT:
    I forgot to mention I tried this on a Windows 7 x64 OS. Would it work better in Linux? If so, what is the recommended version?
    Last edited by markm9999; 2016-10-26 at 22:52.

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    Looking for best large screen interface SqueezeBoxController - have 23" touchscreen!

    > - The HD Skins are only showing repeat and shuffle buttons. Is this
    > 'normal'?


    I think so, yes. It was created before 28" touch screens were
    standard... I think even those are more of status indicators than
    supposed to be buttons, as that UI was designed to be used using a
    keyboard or remote control (or not at all).

    > - Is there a way to remove the title bar?


    It's all defined in some .lua files. So this certainly could be done.

    > - I love the HD Grid but it seems to be lacking the 'backward' and
    > 'Now Playing' button on the interface.


    Yeah, I guess another "no touch, but keyboard only" sacrifice.

    > 'Flicking' is a PAIN, and


    In what way?

    > getting rid of a 'popup' window (press and hold) seems impossible
    > without a keyboard. Any way to add these buttons ala the 'Joggler'
    > skin?


    Yes. But don't ask me how :-).


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    The hdskins in jivelite were designed to be used with a remote or keyboard, so some of the touch functionality is missing.

    You don't mention what OS. On linux you can use the frame buffer to remove the title bar and borders.
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    Right now using Windows 7, but I see the visualizations only work in linux/osx so I'll have to switch it up.

    I did some playing around with the Joggler screen and have successfully 'upsized' the main screen, album art and re-positioned the 'now playing' info so it isn't covered by the increase in size of the album art. To my eyes, it looks pretty good and I don't think I even need to mess with the buttons.

    With so much room, I'm thinking I could add the 'current playlist' to the the same screen, just below the progress bar - just have to figure out how to do that.

    I'll have a go at the HD Grid skin once I spend some more 'quality time' with this one.

    Question:
    Is there some way to have JiveLite 're-load' the LUA file automatically (on-change of the LUA file if possible) and/or have it go to the 'Now Playing' screen on launch? I'm finding I spend a significant amount of my time closing/reopening/navigating. Editing the LUA text file is of course quick.

    What version LUA is this using? I believe I'm seeing LUA programming manual's on the Net, but haven't fully investigated yet...

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    Also, should this discussion be moved to a specific forum?

    If so, which one - "Linux / Unix --> Announce: JiveLite - cut down squeezebox control application" ???

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    Would a different web UI be ok? IIRC the one provided by extGUI4LMS makes use of bigger screens.
    Check it in the plugins section of LMS web settings.

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