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  1. #151
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    Hi, I tried to read from the beginning this thread and I'm not sure if this plugin/skill combo would work on my configuration: I have a Logitech Media Server installed on an Ubuntu machine which also runs Squeezelite player for my USB DAC. So no hardware player. With this plugin I would be able to control the playing with Alexa (Echo dot)? Meaning to tell Alexa to play the current playlist, move next, volume up/down, etc ? Thank you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by muntos View Post
    Hi, I tried to read from the beginning this thread and I'm not sure if this plugin/skill combo would work on my configuration: I have a Logitech Media Server installed on an Ubuntu machine which also runs Squeezelite player for my USB DAC. So no hardware player. With this plugin I would be able to control the playing with Alexa (Echo dot)? Meaning to tell Alexa to play the current playlist, move next, volume up/down, etc ? Thank you !
    Hi Muntos

    It should work for you. Provided that the Squeezelite shows up in the LMS as a player, you'll be able to control it with the Alexa skill. I use softsqueeze in testing along with a range of hardware devices and it works perfectly.

    If you want to sign up for Alpha testing, set up an Amazon developer account and PM me the email address you used. It is still somewhat technical and there's always the risk of ruining your LMS set up so I understand why people might not want to get involved just yet but if you have a backup and are comfortable configuring your LMS, you should be fine.


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    Yes, I believe that this is how it should look in LMS (attached screenshot). Don't mind to get my hands dirty to see it works...
    I'll open an developer account with Amazon and send you a PM with the email address. Thank you.
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    Hi @meep could you please check if you received PM from me with the Amazon dev email ?

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    Do I need to install SSL for this and if so how do I do it? This is on a raspberry Pi.

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Do I need to install SSL for this and if so how do I do it? This is on a raspberry Pi.

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk


    Hi

    You don't need SSL for this to work. The plugin defaults to using https for connecting to and sending data back to the cloud-based skill. If you don't have SSL support in your LMS, the plugin will fall back to http. It will still work, it's just that your data is sent 'in the clear'

    One of the testers posted this in the project portal. It may work for you as well...

    I'm using Ubuntu here and to get the https working I ran the following command in Ubuntu:

    sudo apt-get install libnet-ssleay-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl

    Then I rebooted LMS and now my Alexa traffic is being sent via https.
    Let me know how you get on.

    Peter


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    Progress Update

    For all the thread watchers, we moved to Alpha last week and quickly went through 5x point versions as new testers came on board and found various issues on various LMS versions. The more testing we do, the more inclined I am to support newer LMS versions only but final decision on that remains open.

    Right now, I'm working towards Alpha version 0.2 which will consolidate all the fixes from the first Alpha cycle and start introducing new functions and commands. (a new detailed status command is already done as is the ability to power on and power off devices). There are a couple of outlying issues to be addressed and one emerging issue is some confusion on Alexa's behalf as the command set grows - she gets mixed up quite easily so I'll need to carefully revisit the speech commands to minimise possible false interactions.


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    Getting involved

    I'd definitely like to help as a software tester. Next step?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starminder View Post
    I'd definitely like to help as a software tester. Next step?
    Hi

    if you want to participate in the alpha tests, you need to sign up for an Amazon developer account and pm me the email address you used.

    for the forthcoming beta phase, I'll likely use the new Amazon skill beta test facility so the developer account won't be required.

    in either case, you'll need a free hab-tunes.com account as well.


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    Alpha v0.2 in testing

    Hello thread watchers

    Alpha v0.2 has been released to the test group. I've also sent invites to people who have expressed interest recently. If you think you should have received an invite and have not, apologies, I missed you for some reason. Please PM me here and I'll add you in.

    Here's the change log for this version;


    • Added LaunchRequest for skill launch without intents (skill)
    • Added Help command for user help (skill)
    • Added check to permit only designated commands to be passed to LMS (plugin)
    • Added power on / power off commands (skill)
    • Added Status (playername) command support (skill)
    • Added a check for attempting to set a selected device without a name or number (skill)
    • Added ability for users to update passwords (website)
    • Fixed a bug preventing 'Play' commands working when a player is nominated (skill)
    • Removed auto-select of nominated devices (skill)
    • Re-init checkIP if user switches from MQTT to Proxy (plugin)
    • Reinstated checkIP function on startup to auto-register any plugin updates with skill (plugin)
    • Bumped the version (plugin)


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