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    Podcasts in Extra menu - only available on some players?

    Hi experts

    I have several squeezebox players. 1x "Classic", 2x Touch and finally 2x Orange Squeeze (+SqueezePlayer) on Android devices.

    I've been doing some changes to my setup recently, including adding my own server on a ReadyNAS Ultra. It generally works great, and now I want to be 100% independent of mysqueezebox.com. Great, to get rid of my last dependency to the Podcasts library on mysqueezebox.com, I just change to use the Podcasts plugin that has a tab in my server settings, and can be found on my players in the "Extras" menu, right?

    It works fine on the Classic and on *one* of my Touch devices. However the other Touch device and the Orange Squeeze players do not have a Podcasts player in the Extras menu? The really weird thing is I see it (and it works) on one of my Touch devices, but not on the other Touch device???

    I can play podcasts from the Extras menu on *all* my devices if I start it directly from the NAS Media Server web interface. I just can't find it in the player menu on all my devices...

    How do I get the Podcasts player from Extras on my second Touch device and on my Orange Squeeze players? I really don't want any dependencies to my Logitech account on mysqueezebox.com anymore.
    Last edited by Stig Nygaard; 2013-04-29 at 12:58.
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    IIRC The Podcast plugin in Extras is no longer supported as was just kept for transition around 7.5. The Podcast app in App gallery is the officially supported way to play podcast. IIRC if you have installed the App and enabled the plugin - you can have problems. Part of the problem I think is the "Extras" menu on Squeezeplay devices - I think only 3rd party plugin only use the menu.

    To be free of mysb.com podcast - I think a 3rd party Podcast plugin is needed (probably an update to the current plugin).

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    Thanks bpa.

    I have now found this nice tip on how to get rid of MySB for podcasts without using the plugin in Extras:

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...l=1#post715599
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stig Nygaard View Post
    Thanks bpa.

    I have now found this nice tip on how to get rid of MySB for podcasts without using the plugin in Extras:

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...l=1#post715599
    The Extras podcast plugin avoids a user having to edit a podcast.opml text file (which can be difficult on some NAS systems) by providing a web based editor to edit the plugin own private opml file.

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    Podcasts in Extra menu - only available onsome players?

    > How do I get the Podcasts player from Extras on my second Touch device
    > and on my Orange Squeeze players? I really don't want any decencies to
    > my account on mysqueezebox.com anymore.


    Thanks for reminding me about how badly broken the Podcast handling
    currently is :-).

    I decided to re-write the plugin in 7.8 to support all players and UIs.
    It'll still be independent of the mysb.com hosted "app". Which means that
    you might end up with a Podcast item in the apps menu as well as in
    extras. That said it adds a link to your podcast feed on mysb.com (if you
    have mysb.com integration enabled). If you want to get rid of the
    duplication, enable the LMS plugin, and remove the app from your mysb.com
    account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    >
    I decided to re-write the plugin in 7.8 to support all players and UIs.
    Oh, that is really great news to hear, Michael! :-)

    Is it certain we will see a version 7.8 now that Logitech has discontinued the Squeezebox devices?
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    Podcasts in Extra menu - only available onsome players?

    > Is it certain we will see a version 7.8 now that Logitech has
    > discontinued the Squeezebox devices?


    There most likely will not be any Logitech released version 7.8. But it's
    available to the community. And I'm running it myself (have been doing so
    for months). Give it a try and keep bug reports coming. There isn't much
    development going on right now. Which means newly introduce bugs should be
    found rather quickly.

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    All right, had to do some google'ing. Haven't looked at LMS betas and nightlies before.

    But found the Logitech Media Server 7.8 repository:

    http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.8
    http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https:...hangelog7.html
    https://github.com/Logitech/slimserv...its/public/7.8 (feed)

    and I see you have already checked in some podcasts updates :-)

    I will test-install a 7.8 build on my Windows PC one of the days. And if it looks to be working fine, I continue to my new primary server, LMS on ReadyNAS.

    Good to see somebody fixing (removing) those annoying dependencies to Logitech, so we can continue to enjoy our squeezebox players in many years from now. Thanks so much for your work! :-)
    Last edited by Stig Nygaard; 2013-05-09 at 08:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > How do I get the Podcasts player from Extras on my second Touch device
    > and on my Orange Squeeze players? I really don't want any decencies to
    > my account on mysqueezebox.com anymore.


    Thanks for reminding me about how badly broken the Podcast handling
    currently is :-).

    I decided to re-write the plugin in 7.8 to support all players and UIs.
    It'll still be independent of the mysb.com hosted "app". Which means that
    you might end up with a Podcast item in the apps menu as well as in
    extras. That said it adds a link to your podcast feed on mysb.com (if you
    have mysb.com integration enabled). If you want to get rid of the
    duplication, enable the LMS plugin, and remove the app from your mysb.com
    account.

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    Michael

    Also, I'm having difficulties playing some podcasts with my SB Touch and Classic synchronized. Touch and Radio works just fine, but if I try to bring the Classic into the mix it refuses to play. Playing the podcast on either of the players alone also works fine.
    Besides, pausing and then restarting podcasts also crashes the playback (prolonged silence, often followed by a terrible burst of noise).
    The podcasts I listen to daily are these: http://podkast.nrk.no/program/ekko_-...nnsprogram.rss

    I hope this post isn't regarded as thread hijacking, btw :/

    Regards,
    Magnar.

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    Podcasts in Extra menu - only available onsome players?

    > Also, I'm having difficulties playing some podcasts with my SB Touch and
    > Classic synchronized. Touch and Radio works just fine, but if I try to
    > bring the Classic into the mix it refuses to play. Playing the podcast
    > on either of the players alone also works fine.


    Are you using LMS or mysb.com alone?

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