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    LMS must haves

    Inspired by a different thread I thought I would list what I consider to be the absolute must haves for a newbie coming to LMS

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    Spotty
    BBC iPlayer
    Music & Artist Info - now that it provides lyrics to iPeng
    Castbridge - if you have a Google Chromecast
    AirPlay Bridge - if you have an Apple TV or AirPlay speakers
    Music Walk With Me or Switch Player
    Bookmarks - if you like Audiobooks
    Kids Play - if you have SB Radio and/or Boom and also have Kids


    Control Apos
    IPeng - if on iOS
    To be decided - if on Android (still arguing)

    What do others recommend and why? Must have's only.

    Edited to reflect comments
    Last edited by d6jg; 2017-07-24 at 13:04.

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    I would suggest "Don't Stop The Music".

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    That built in these days Slartibartfast
    Pi3 with piCoreplayer music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets/Jogglers
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s
    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    That built in these days Slartibartfast
    Definitely a must have then

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    I use squeezer app, and as for plugins it's BBC iPlayer anyday and "music walk with me" as a playlist shifter from room to room.


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    Music: ~1300 CDs, as 450 GB of 16/44k FLACs. No less than 3x 24/44k albums..

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    Any of philippe's bridge plugins.
    Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS
    UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone Zipp
    Castbridge - Chromecast 1 + Chromecast Audio
    AirplayBridge - Loewe Airspeaker
    SB Player - Fire TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmatt View Post
    I use squeezer app, and as for plugins it's BBC iPlayer anyday and "music walk with me" as a playlist shifter from room to room.


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    I'd considered Music Walk With Me - I used to use Switch Player but MWWM is much nicer. I didn't include it though as you need multiple players for it to have any purpose and I was considering the Must Haves for a newbie.

    We need an Android control app so one vote for Squeezer it is.
    Pi3 with piCoreplayer music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets/Jogglers
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s
    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I'd considered Music Walk With Me - I used to use Switch Player but MWWM is much nicer. I didn't include it though as you need multiple players for it to have any purpose and I was considering the Must Haves for a newbie.

    We need an Android control app so one vote for Squeezer it is.
    Squeezer is OK for a free app but it makes it very difficult to switch between playing a track and adding it to a playlist since it takes no notice of the LMS "defeat destructive touch to play" setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I'd considered Music Walk With Me - I used to use Switch Player but MWWM is much nicer. I didn't include it though as you need multiple players for it to have any purpose and I was considering the Must Haves for a newbie.

    We need an Android control app so one vote for Squeezer it is.
    Android Squeeze Ctrl app and Switch Player for me. Only this combination transfers the playlist to another player AND the app switches to controlling the player you've transferred the playlist to!
    Study/Server - LMS 7.9.1 - Raspberry Pi3/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/piCorePlayer 3.22/jivelite, 25K library on WDMyCloud, cache and playlists on a USB stick (formatted ntfs).
    Lounge - RPi 2/Max2Play > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Boom
    Garage - Radio
    In car - LMS 7.9.1 > RPi3/Max2Play/Access Point plugin > HiFiBerry DAC+ > car's hifi (files on a 2TB portable USB drive)
    Spares - 1xTouch, 1xSB3

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Any of philippe's bridge plugins.
    Yes to Apple & Chromecast versions if the newbie has either device.
    Upnpbridge is a bit more fiddly and can be a pain to get working if you have an obscure device.
    Pi3 with piCoreplayer music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets/Jogglers
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s
    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones

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