Updating kids iThing from server:
Both my older children have access to a laptop which they use to update their pods. I have set up iTunes on this so that it uses folders in the same music library on my server as the Squeezebox (not a shared library, just "adding" folders from my SB library). My library is split into two identical halves, one with MP3s for pods and one with FLACs for squeezebox.
This library is synced between NAS and a PC giving some backup protection for their iThings, and I have set up iTunes on the laptop so that when they add music from the server it keeps a local copy on their iTunes folder on the lappie.
After a bit of cajoling they also let me buy downloads and rip CDs for them as I can do that a lot cheaper than iTunes, and usually a lot quicker too. My son is now getting interested in this process and has offered to take over the job! He is an intelligent lad and understands the advantages.
Wife friendly control:
My wife is happy to use the Controller, because it has "real" hardware buttons with obvious functions not unlike an iPod. She simply does not get on with either iPeng on my iPod or Squeezecommander on her HTC. I have also added an extra genre tag to "her" music so that it is all located in the one menu location, she does not need to scroll through long lists of my "what's this awful racket" music to get to her own stuff.
Not sure what your problem is here. I have set it up so that the "choose player" and "sync" options are a the top of the home menu so that she can find them easily. Even my technophobe wife quickly got the hang of the sync option after 2 minutes of training (the limit of her patience with these things!). However she finds swapping between players with the Controller a bind, so I may have to buy a second one!
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SqueezeBoxes: SB Duet (Controller + two receivers)
Server: Synology DS111 (2TB) NAS running LMS 7.7.2
Network: Netgear DG834GT ADSL modem/router, Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH access point
Livingroom: Receiver, Naim 42/110 amp, B&W CM2 speakers
Kitchen: Receiver, Topping TP20 Mk2 Class T amp, B&W 686 speakers
Study: Linn LP12, Naim 72/Hi-cap/Headline.