Didn't knew it was possible before I answered your question and checked forums.
There are several ones, apparently some with WIFI.
If one of them really works fine, that would be great, and the small nettop running MediaMonkey could be hidden.
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2011-11-16, 06:40 #101
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2011-11-16, 06:45 #102
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If you want to play some files wherever there are located, without necesseraly keeping them in your database, and make frequent changes to your library, MediaMonkey is really years ahead LMS (ease of use, speed, reliability).
The first time I tried MediaMonkey was several years ago, and at that time, it was already much more convenient than LMS is today.
There is NO file selection feature in LMS.
You have to declare a directory to LMS, and place this file in this directory.
If you just want to play a flac file located on a USB stick, and then disconnect the stick and forget about this file, LMS behavior is a nonsense.
Last edited by nicolas75; 2011-11-16 at 07:12.
2011-11-16, 07:08 #103
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Ok, it seems MediaMonkey even have addons to behave as a server controlled with a web interface.
The more I see it, the more MediaMonkey seems to be everything LMS should be.
I really use it in a much too basic way ...
2011-11-16, 08:22 #104
Your obviously quite frustrated that SBS/LMS doesn't meet your requirement, however I suspect for the majority of users it works well and does what they want - it does for me complimented by Erlands plugins.
However I can understand where users get frustrated around playlists, as mentioned I tend to user ratings based playlists and edit on the fly if needed as well as Spotify playlists rather then spending a lot of time myself on creating playlists - I also heavily used the LastFM 'my library' and 'my recommendations' playlists before they started charging - I prefer to get others to do the work rather then spending ages myself creating playlists but every user is different.
2011-11-16, 10:50 #105
To be completely honest, I don't have problems with SBS scanning (haven't tried LMS yet), and don't have problems with SBS at all except for a few minor bugs. But I have an open mind and am willing to see what advantages MM or other approaches offer, especially advantages that don't involve controlling the music from a laptop or desktop computer (so the MM smartphone app has potential appeal). Having the computer hidden away and multi-room capability are two "must tick" boxes for me.
EDIT: Never mind the first question ("Is this true if LMS is on a Linux box?"), as I now see the answer is yes it can. Would still be good to know the answers to the other Qs. Thanks.
Last edited by aubuti; 2011-11-16 at 11:17.
2011-11-16, 12:31 #106
- MM/MS can tell LMS/Squeezebox what to play
- You can multisync devices as normal using LMS
- MM/MS can communicate with Linux NAS Devices with LMS installed
- Playlist sync is available in the latest MonkeySqueeze Beta release There is a no lag between tracks anymore.
- LMS does not have to manage a music database
- MM provides quick access to the music library and is not hindered by a very large database
- Creation and use of Playlists is very easy
- All supported audio formats play
- MM/MS cannot do multiple streams
- MM/MS cannot play audio in-sync with Squeezebox (at the moment). Although you can mute MM and use SqueezePlay on the same PC, synced with the other devices.
- PC and MM/MS must be on for the sync to work. Not a major issue if running LMS on the PC.
- LMS will need to link to a music database if SB devices are to individually access music
Using MediaMonkey/MonkeySqueeze with Squeezebox won't appeal to everyone. I have my PC on all the time and use MediaMonkey to play music. I have a hardwired connection to my HiFi system and to the pergola outside. I have a Boom in the Kitchen plus I use Squeeze Player on my phone connected a portable audio system. When required (quite often) I have the same music playing throughout the house. I can use the Boom separately to either play music direct from the LMS database or access internet radio.
Would I like MediaMonkey to manage the SB system full time, absolutely, however it cannot do everything that LMS can do. It's also important to point out that MediaMonkey is now a multimedia player with a DLNA server in the latest release.
Gotta go, I am happy to answer further questions at anytime. Try MM/MS with SB, it's not hard to setup and you can always go back to your present setup at anytime.MonkeySqueeze - Squeezing music into your life!
MonkeySqueeze Support: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/vie...hp?f=2&t=59515
MonkeySqueeze Development: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/vie...p?f=19&t=59907
1 x Boom - 2 x Duets - SqueezePlay - iPeng on 2 x iPod Touch - Squeeze Player on Android Phone - Orange Squeeze on ThinkPad
HP N40L MicroServer running WHS 2011 and LMS
MediaMonkey - MonkeyTunes for Apple and Android
2011-11-16, 12:48 #107
Thanks, Gingernut63, for laying out the pros and cons so clearly. Given my situation, I personally don't see the appeal, because SBS works reliably for me, and MM/MS's inability to do multiple streams is a dealbreaker. But I'm glad it's there for others who might benefit. Keep up the good work.
2011-11-16, 12:59 #108--------------------------------------------------------------------
Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
Kitchen: Touch + powered Fostex PM0.4
Misc use: Radio (with battery)
iPad1 with iPengHD & SqueezePad
(in storage SB3, reciever ,controller )
server HP proliant micro server N36L with ClearOS Linux
2011-11-16, 13:24 #109
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2011-11-16, 13:51 #110
All I want from my squeezebox SERVER is to to stream my flac and mp3 files to my 5 squeezeboxes around the house, and sync them as and when needed. This is exactly what it does. I only ever access the web interface for maintenance. Everything else is done on Squeezecommander. I hardly ever buy cd's anymore - Spotify and Napster work seamlessly, and there are plenty of sites to download hi res files.
If a friend should pop by with some flac files on a stick, then admittedly my choice is limited, but as previously stated, no one is suggesting that SBS/LMS can't be improved.
However, regarding the things LMS can do that MM cannot - does that make MM behaviour a nonsense? Of course not - one was designed as a player, the other a server.
Finally, when I eventually upgrade to my much longed for Cyrus hifi system, you would be welcome to come round to my house and plug your USB stick straight into the back of the amp!
TrevTouch + my hifi
Duet + AE2's
SB3 + AE5's
2 Booms ( 1 as a spare )
Squeezecommander on Samsung Galaxy Ace
ipeng on wifes ipad
Logitech app on my sons HTC Desire