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    Squeezebox Touch - server / obsolescence problems? Raspberry Pi the answer?

    I've got a couple of Squeezebox Touch boxes, one connected via cat5 LAN, the other wirelessly. They have generally worked well over the years, however they seem to have got less reliable recently.
    Both players can still access and play local flac files on my NAS, but radio stations are not working well, and Spotify (with the Triode helper app) has stopped working completely.

    mysqueezebox.com account is active and can see both players. I can create radio "favourites" but the players have been showing occasional connection errors to mysqueezebox.com.
    The local wireless network is as stable as they can be; anyway the symptom also appears on the cat5 connected plater too.

    When connected to the NAS, the radio options disappear from the main menu; it now seems to work "either radio / or local content". Switching between them seems to be a bit of a black art, and I can't recall exactly what made the radio settings work (apart from I needed to put favourites links into mysqueezebox.com).

    I've tried setting both players back to factory default and reconfiguring them. Same result. I've kept them *not* synchronised at the moment as that seems to be asking for trouble.

    The situation has got frustrating. I was wondering whether anyone else has seen similar.
    I believe the Spotify problem is caused by support for their legacy API being discontinued, and maybe that's gone forever?

    NAS: QNAP TS219, running Logitech Media Server Version: 7.8.0 - 1395409907
    Players: (as reported via the media server :9001 user interface) Firmware: 7.8.0-r16754

    I do have a couple of Raspberry Pis spare, and am able to find my way around Linux command-line, in case the answer lies there!

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    triode spotify helper no longer works. You'll need the newer SPOTTY plugin. See:
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...implementation
    Home: VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 > Squeezelite
    Spares: Transporter, Touch(3), Radio(3), Boom, SB3, CONTROLLER
    Controllers: iPhone6 & iPadAir2 (iPeng & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    triode spotify helper no longer works. You'll need the newer SPOTTY plugin. See:
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...implementation
    Thanks, I will look into that. Any thoughts on why the radio playback is unhappy? I'm getting the following in :9001 server.log:

    Code:
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: opml.radiotime.com
    [17-10-23 15:38:56.0979] Slim::Plugin::InternetRadio::Plugin::_gotRadioError (78) Unable to retrieve radio directory from SN: Couldn't resolve IP address for: opml.radiotime.com
    [17-10-23 15:40:45.0141] Slim::Formats::XML::gotErrorViaHTTP (356) Error: getting http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com
    [17-10-23 15:40:45.0171] Slim::Control::XMLBrowser::_cliQuery_error (1675) Error: While retrieving [http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml]: [Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com]
    [17-10-23 15:41:19.3744] Slim::Formats::XML::gotErrorViaHTTP (356) Error: getting http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com
    [17-10-23 15:41:19.3774] Slim::Control::XMLBrowser::_cliQuery_error (1675) Error: While retrieving [http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml]: [Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com]
    [17-10-23 15:41:25.4141] Slim::Formats::XML::gotErrorViaHTTP (356) Error: getting http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com
    [17-10-23 15:41:25.4171] Slim::Control::XMLBrowser::_cliQuery_error (1675) Error: While retrieving [http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml]: [Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com]
    [17-10-23 15:41:28.6941] Slim::Formats::XML::gotErrorViaHTTP (356) Error: getting http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com
    [17-10-23 15:41:28.6971] Slim::Control::XMLBrowser::_cliQuery_error (1675) Error: While retrieving [http://www.mysqueezebox.com/public/opml/0f65dae830ae78e9fbbac8b89f61b533c01edf51/favorites.opml]: [Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com]
    [17-10-23 15:41:57.6740] Slim::Networking::SqueezeNetwork::_error (604) Unable to login to SN: Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com
    [17-10-23 15:41:57.6775] Slim::Control::XMLBrowser::_cliQuery_error (1675) Error: While retrieving [http://www.mysqueezebox.com/api/appgallery/v1/opml]: [Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com]
    [17-10-23 15:43:42.2541] Slim::Utils::Update::checkVersionError (138) There was an error while checking for updates to Logitech Media Server:
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: www.mysqueezebox.com
    [17-10-23 15:44:28.0440] Slim::Formats::XML::gotErrorViaHTTP (356) Error: getting http://opml.radiotime.com/Index.aspx?partnerId=16
    Couldn't resolve IP address for: opml.radiotime.com
    [17-10-23 15:44:28.0470] Slim::Plugin::InternetRadio::Plugin::_gotRadioError (78) Unable to retrieve radio directory from SN: Couldn't resolve IP address for: opml.radiotime.com

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    Use spotty , both triodes and the oficial
    Plugin is no more preferably with LMS 7.9.1

    That other issue , if the local LMS server droops all mysqueezebox.com related menys lke radio .
    Its usuLly a DNS resolving issue ( or did you enter you mysqueezebox.com login in LMs ? )
    Restart LMS while the NAS is running , do you have radiostatons now ?
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    Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
    Bedroom/Office: Boom
    Kitchen: Touch + powered Fostex PM0.4
    Misc use: Radio (with battery)
    iPad1 with iPengHD & SqueezePad
    (spares Touch, SB3, reciever ,controller )
    server HP proliant micro server N36L with ClearOS Linux

    http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuck1s View Post



    NAS: QNAP TS219, running Logitech Media Server Version: 7.8.0 - 1395409907
    Players: (as reported via the media server :9001 user interface) Firmware: 7.8.0-r16754

    I do have a couple of Raspberry Pis spare, and am able to find my way around Linux command-line, in case the answer lies there!
    As a former QNAPper, my advice is to put LMS

    http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...251793_arm.deb

    on a pi, point it at the music on the NAS and enjoy.

    Ronnie

    You can then just disable the LMS on the Qnap, leave it there for an emergency

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    Use spotty , both triodes and the oficial
    Plugin is no more preferably with LMS 7.9.1

    That other issue , if the local LMS server droops all mysqueezebox.com related menys lke radio .
    Its usuLly a DNS resolving issue ( or did you enter you mysqueezebox.com login in LMs ? )
    Restart LMS while the NAS is running , do you have radiostatons now ?
    Thank you, a restart of the LMS application within the QNAP NAS seems to have brought back the capability to have Radio, and also to have Favourites held in LMS without recourse to mysqueezebox.com, and it now looks like this.
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    All good. Next step, to try with a Raspi to get Spotify back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuck1s View Post
    Thank you, a restart of the LMS application within the QNAP NAS seems to have brought back the capability to have Radio, and also to have Favourites held in LMS without recourse to mysqueezebox.com, and it now looks like this.
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    All good. Next step, to try with a Raspi to get Spotify back.
    Yes this happens when LMS runs before the NAS got a proper network running .

    Newer versions of LMS has improved on this .
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
    Bedroom/Office: Boom
    Kitchen: Touch + powered Fostex PM0.4
    Misc use: Radio (with battery)
    iPad1 with iPengHD & SqueezePad
    (spares Touch, SB3, reciever ,controller )
    server HP proliant micro server N36L with ClearOS Linux

    http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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