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    Virtually all of my music is live concerts. The Album tags are set up as: yyyy-mm-dd AUD(or SBD or FM) then city state "-" venue. Can you tell me how this would need to be presented verbally to call a specific show?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fphredd View Post
    Virtually all of my music is live concerts. The Album tags are set up as: yyyy-mm-dd AUD(or SBD or FM) then city state "-" venue. Can you tell me how this would need to be presented verbally to call a specific show?

    Thanks!
    i think that would be a challenging setup for voice control.

    Typically, these skills support commands like play (track) by (artist) from (album), or some variation thereof. If your artist and track names are standard, you might get away with just those parameters but if you have multiple shows by the same artist, chances are that there would be a number of identical search results, in which case, the skill should list the available albums. Those album names would be tricky to follow when rendered by Alexa and , I guess, tricky to say.

    i suggest you try out the skill when it's closer to being ready and see how it works for you. Then we can think about some solutions.


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    Still one of your biggest cheerleaders....

    Anxiously awaiting the results of your project... whole-house Squeezebox system happy to test when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epsully View Post
    Anxiously awaiting the results of your project... whole-house Squeezebox system happy to test when the time comes.

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    Many thanks

    Have you PM'd through an email address that you've registered an amazon developer account with? Once I have the next version tested, I'll be inviting new testers into the fold.


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    v0.1.5 Released to testers

    An update for thread followers....

    v0.1.5 was made available to testers today. The change list is pasted below but the main focus of this release is the addition of MQTT communications between the skill and plugin. This should allow the reliance on open ports to be removed from the plugin.

    Developer testing has been promising and, assuming the wider test goes well, I would hope to expand the available functionality in the next version, label it Alpha and open the test process to some new users who have expressed interest here.

    The full v0.1.5 change list;


    • Added 'Use MQTT' selector to settings page (plugin)
    • Implemented MQTT for command initialisation between skill and plugin (skill/plugin)
    • Misc. DB updates to accommodate MQTT (db)
    • Adjusted dynamicIP check interval (plugin)
    • Removed reporting user password in clear in debug (plugin)
    • Improved internal error logging & reporting (skill)
    • Added support for STOP and PLAY commands (skill)
    • Improved response time of play/pause/resume/stop intents (skill)
    • Caused PAUSE and RESUME commands to behave correctly (skill)
    • Tweak to list devices phrasing (skill)
    • Misc. updates to message translations (skill)
    • Misc. updates to status messages (plugin)
    • Confirmed functionality in OSX (LMS 7.9)
    • Bumped the version (plugin)


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    ANNOUNCE: Alexa voice control(development thread)

    Quoting meep (meep.7wqr9z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

    >
    > An update for thread followers....
    >
    > v0.1.5 was made available to testers today. The change list is pasted
    > below but the main focus of this release is the addition of MQTT
    > communications between the skill and plugin. This should allow the
    > reliance on open ports to be removed from the plugin.
    >
    > Developer testing has been promising and, assuming the wider test goes
    > well, I would hope to expand the available functionality in the next
    > version, label it Alpha and open the test process to some new users who
    > have expressed interest here.


    Please add me to that list - very interested in testing this out. I
    have an Alexa developer account.

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    Hi,

    Just came across your hab-tunes project and would be interested to test it.

    I've tried a couple of ways of achieving this so far (lordpengwin/muzak and through openhab) but not found one that works really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddewey View Post
    Quoting meep (meep.7wqr9z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

    >
    > An update for thread followers....
    >
    > v0.1.5 was made available to testers today. The change list is pasted
    > below but the main focus of this release is the addition of MQTT
    > communications between the skill and plugin. This should allow the
    > reliance on open ports to be removed from the plugin.
    >
    > Developer testing has been promising and, assuming the wider test goes
    > well, I would hope to expand the available functionality in the next
    > version, label it Alpha and open the test process to some new users who
    > have expressed interest here.


    Please add me to that list - very interested in testing this out. I
    have an Alexa developer account.
    Hi ddewey

    PM me the email address you use with Alexa Developer and I'll end you an invite for the next test round.
    Last edited by meep; 2017-04-11 at 00:59. Reason: typo


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    Quote Originally Posted by tmn103 View Post
    Hi,

    Just came across your hab-tunes project and would be interested to test it.

    I've tried a couple of ways of achieving this so far (lordpengwin/muzak and through openhab) but not found one that works really well.
    You'll need an Amazon developer account in order to test the pre-release version.

    PM me the email you use for this and I'll add you to the invite list for the next version.


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    Moving to Alpha

    This weekend I hope to get v0.1.6 released to testers. This is a significant step up as it now includes both an http proxy and MQTT as options for communications between the skill and the LMS plugin. I've alos set up a Repo for the plugin meaning installation and updating is less command line and more GUI. With this in place, the plugin is more or less feature complete and future work will be focused on bug fixes and optimisations.

    That being the case, I'm pleased to announce that this release marks the commencement of the Alpha test phase of the project. Still a long way to go and still the potential to completely bork your LMS but a milestone nevertheless.

    On the skill side, I've added support for volume control to the existing play/pause commands. The focus on the Alpha phase will be the expansion of the command set to cover a well-rounded sub-set of LMS / Device functionality. (@nickb has kindly agreed to the proposal that this skill and his excellent DIY Secure Integration would benefit from sharing a common core command set thus allowing user try out both and feel familiar in each.) Thus that set of commands (with some extensions) will be the focus of development over the next few releases. Once they are implemented, we'll move on to Beta.

    With this release, I'm also widening the tester base. There have been several expressions of interest and offers of help over the past few weeks and I'll be contacting those users this weekend and inviting them in to the test portal. (If you don't get an invite by Sunday and think you should have, I've missed you somehow so please just PM me again with the email you used to sign up to the Amazon Alexa Developer portal.)


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