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ButC
2013-12-04, 01:41
I have a Touch and a Radio, and an old smartphone with a dock. Let's say the Touch catches fire: Could I install Squeezeplay on the smartphone, connect it to my stereo, and get it to sync with my radio and still use the Squeezebox app to control both of them?

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-04, 02:15
Depends on the OS of the smartphone.

If its Android there's 2 apps available that do playback. Squeeze Player and SB Player.
If its iOS then iPeng has an in app purchase for playback.

All of those options will work very similarly to any other player, however certain streaming apps only work on real hardware and sync won't be as reliable or accurate.

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ButC
2013-12-04, 02:30
Depends on the OS of the smartphone.

If its Android there's 2 apps available that do playback. Squeeze Player and SB Player.
If its iOS then iPeng has an in app purchase for playback.

All of those options will work very similarly to any other player, however certain streaming apps only work on real hardware and sync won't be as reliable or accurate.

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It's Android 2.3... It's good to hear that sync is supposed to work although not completely stable. Any of the two mentioned players that you'd recommend?

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-04, 02:51
SB Player I believe is 4.0+ anyway. So Squeezeplayer is the one by default.

I personally use Squeezeplayer on several different devices including an old desire Z with 2.3 and it is brilliant, although I do sometimes sync with other players it's not in a location where you can hear both players at the same time so I don't know how accurate sync is.

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ButC
2013-12-04, 02:56
SB Player I believe is 4.0+ anyway. So Squeezeplayer is the one by default.

I personally use Squeezeplayer on several different devices including an old desire Z with 2.3 and it is brilliant, although I do sometimes sync with other players it's not in a location where you can hear both players at the same time so I don't know how accurate sync is.

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It so happens that mine is a Desire Z as well. So I'll go with the SqeezePlayer. It'll be great with the dock. Thanks for helping out :)

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-04, 06:47
It so happens that mine is a Desire Z as well. So I'll go with the SqeezePlayer. It'll be great with the dock. Thanks for helping out :)

You're welcome.

If it helps here's a market link


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bluegaspode.squeezeplayer

And also one for SB Player, which does seem to have more features and could possibly be a better option, however I'm 99% sure it doesn't support 2.3. I've not tried it myself because I'd already purchased Squeezeplayer.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.angrygoat.android.sbplayer

Depending on how you plan to use Squeezeplayer I'd also suggest Orange Squeeze as a control app on the desire Z. That way you'll have a display and control locally. Orange Squeeze integrates squeezeplayer into the player selection menu and offers an option to automatically start squeeze player when it starts. Other Android control apps will require the player app to be started manually

If you're hiding the desire away and only controlling it with other devices then it may be wise to get squeezeplayer starting automatically on boot. The link below will help with that.

http://www.squeezeplayer.com/2013/05/start-squeezeplayer-on-startup/

OT a bit, but IMO the Z is quite possibly the best built phone I've ever owned, I was also a bit dubious of the hinge being a weak point but no such problems, mine was abused and used frequently as a torch in my job as an Electrician with no problems. I'm sure it could probably function as a hammer its that solid. :-)

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ButC
2013-12-04, 07:07
You're welcome.

If it helps here's a market link


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bluegaspode.squeezeplayer

And also one for SB Player, which does seem to have more features and could possibly be a better option, however I'm 99% sure it doesn't support 2.3. I've not tried it myself because I'd already purchased Squeezeplayer.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.angrygoat.android.sbplayer

Depending on how you plan to use Squeezeplayer I'd also suggest Orange Squeeze as a control app on the desire Z. That way you'll have a display and control locally. Orange Squeeze integrates squeezeplayer into the player selection menu and offers an option to automatically start squeeze player when it starts. Other Android control apps will require the player app to be started manually

If you're hiding the desire away and only controlling it with other devices then it may be wise to get squeezeplayer starting automatically on boot. The link below will help with that.

http://www.squeezeplayer.com/2013/05/start-squeezeplayer-on-startup/

OT a bit, but IMO the Z is quite possibly the best built phone I've ever owned, I was also a bit dubious of the hinge being a weak point but no such problems, mine was abused and used frequently as a torch in my job as an Electrician with no problems. I'm sure it could probably function as a hammer its that solid. :-)

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I don't get the option of SB Player in Google Play so it most likely doesn't support 2.3.

Yes, I'll go with Orange Squeeze in order for the automatic start and to have a player (UI) when having the phone in the dock (bought the dock for almost nothing just a couple of months ago, just because I had this solution in mind and I was fearing that they would stop selling them:) But if I go with Orange Squeeze, can I still control the Desire Z from another phone?

On the OT: I have for years, now, plagued friends and family by saying that I own the best phone ever made :) And I still believe that for the money it did cost, it IS the best. Rock solid. Good camera. Great display. And a keyboard... I just recently bought an old Desire HD (again for almost nothing) and liked the larger display so now it's time for the Z to serve as a Squeezebox. I don't have the slightest doubt it won't keep doing a great job :)

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-04, 07:12
Yes to controlling it with any other method, including other SB or the web interface. I've controlled the player on a phone with a SB Touch.

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ButC
2013-12-11, 11:04
Just thought I'd say that everything went great. Not a single problem. The Desire Z in its dock almost looks like a Touch. And the sound is more than okey. Thanks for your help...

Cash is king. By the way. ;)

ButC
2013-12-21, 08:49
To be honest, I can now see that it wasn't all perfect. I have a harsh "pop" everytime I start, and stop, playing a song. I don't have this with my Touch connected to a receiver. Anyone know why I get it and what to do?

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-21, 09:34
I don't recall that happening on mine.

Does the same thing happen with other audio on the desire? Might be worth loading a few tunes on a memory card and trying the stock player to see if it's SqueezePlayer or the phone producing the noise.

What amp are you using. Your description of "receiver" reminds me of a previous AV Receiver I owned, if you used an input that also had an associated digital input the receiver would try and lock on to the digital input 1st so you'd often get a pop when it switched to the analogue signal. The receiver concerned had some specific analogue only inputs that didn't do that, just a thought.

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ButC
2013-12-21, 09:47
Connecting the phone directly (Tuner line-in) and using stock player doesn't produce the "pop". Switching from Aux to Tuner and using Squeeze Player still makes it "pop".

it's a Rotel Ra-920AX. Stereo Integrated Amplifier.

When starting the song the pop comes immediately. When stopping it takes 2,5 to 3 seconds for it to pop.

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-22, 05:34
Sorry if I've misunderstood this buy aren't you changing 2 things at once which is pointless for narrowing it down.

Try leaving as it is but using the internal player, you could also try connecting directly but sticking with Squeezeplay.


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ButC
2013-12-22, 06:06
Did as you suggested. Inserted an sd-card and used stock player - "pop" is still there! I also tried with an Xperia Mini Pro and there's still a "pop" but a little less harsh - on the other hand it's is - with the Xperia - a "popping" every second while pausing the player; it's like a "rolling" sound, a wheel that turns and for every turn there's a "pop". But less harsh... What I found out was that if I raised the volume in Orange Squeeze to the maximum, then I can lower the volume on the amp and then gets a less loud "pop".

jimbobvfr400
2013-12-22, 06:33
So am I right in saying it's only when in the dock you get the pop? Does Squeezeplayer do the same if just connected directly to the the amp, how about if you use the input on the amp you used for a direct connection with the dock.

Again apologies if I'm misunderstanding what happens but it sounds like either the dock or the amp input is the common factor so far. It could be a faulty dock I guess.

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ButC
2013-12-22, 07:06
I'm sorry, but I cannot - in any way - reproduce the non-"popping". I tried to many different ways, I believe, and I know suspect that I did something wrong when managing to get it connected and not "pop". But, with the volume on maximum and a lower amp-volume it might not be that huge a problem. I'll have to get back if I somehow get a non-popping connection ;)