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    Time to lose the Vortexbox?

    Hi
    Benn running LMS on a Vortexbox, piped to a Raspberry Pi and controlled with Orangesqueeze.
    All works fine, esp. now with the Qobuz plugin.
    But replacing my older IMac in a couple of weeks with more capacity so thought I would run both LMS and my media library from there and dispense with the Vortexbox ( I don’t have much need for auto ripping now).
    So, I went to the LMS site just to give it a try (OSX 10.13.1) and downloaded LMS 7.7.5

    BUT

    Where does it go ? The installation process is fast (well under a minute) and I am told it was successful. But where is the application? Can’t see it in Applications or in any other folder.

    Is there a fundamental issue in downloading to 10.13.1 (LMS site only states up to 10.11) ?

    In theory am I right in thinking that, soon, I can run LMS on my new Mac and still use the Qobuz plugin ?
    Thanks

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    Hi,

    always use a lms version built later than your OS.
    LMS 7.7.5 is so out of date you wouldnt believe.

    Use 7.9.1 and get happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJanGo View Post
    Hi,

    always use a lms version built later than your OS.
    LMS 7.7.5 is so out of date you wouldnt believe.

    Use 7.9.1 and get happy
    Thanks
    Where do I get 7.9.1 ?

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    Google "squeezebox nightly builds".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    Google "squeezebox nightly builds".
    Ok, downloaded and installed.
    Directed LMS to media library (FLAC files on the attached Vortexbox) and rescanned.
    Entered password etc.
    Can see the library in LMS but no Players identified.
    A) should I be able to ‘play’ a track even with no Player specified ?
    B) I assume I need to go to each Player (eg the Raspberry Pi or Touch) and point them to the new LMS install.
    C) can I play tracks on the MAC via LMS as Apple don’t support FLAC ?
    D) is there a way to delete a Player. I don’t know why but ‘Player 1’ keeps making itself known ( I have only ever created Touch and Raspberry Pi players. Is ‘Player 1’ auto generated and do I need it ?

    Sorry for all the questions but it’s been a while since I set up the Vortexbox interface.
    Will probably have questions on backup, ripping etc in due course . . . .

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    Time to lose the Vortexbox?

    > always use a lms version built later than your OS.
    > LMS 7.7.5 is so out of date you wouldnt believe.


    7.7.5 should be perfectly fine for macOS, even the latest version.

    > Use 7.9.1 and get happy


    That, otoh, is true. :-)


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    You're now running LMS on the Mac, right? Your players still think they are to connect to the Vortexbox. You need to point each player to the new server.

    You might be able to play FLAC on the Mac by installing LMS "Local Player" plug-in.

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