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Craig, James (IT)
2004-12-01, 08:54
Actually ( and I only just noticed this myself) you can right click on a
track in iTunes and either
'add to Party Shuffle' or 'play next in Party Shuffle'. Nice.

I personally find the SlimServer web interface to be hard work for
playlist building and usually I just dump
iTunes playlists into it for any extended listening.

Try changing the order that the next couple of albums are going to play
in...this is really hard work.
The 'delete album' button from Fishbone is much appreciated and should
be added to the default skin as well as checkboxes for performing
actions (eg delete or 'move up' on multiple tracks)

And my iTunes Party Shuffle plugin really works.
Was it still attached to the email I sent yesterday?
no-one at all replied!


James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Anthony
James
Sent: 01 December 2004 15:00
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox and Itunes

> I would like to be able to select songs on my laptop through itunes
and have
> the Squeezebox play it though my stereo in realtime (ie not saving to
a
> playlist and them having SB play the list).

The iTunes interface is nice and the speed of search is wonderful
(type a few letters of the track/artist/album) and watch the list
shrink. However, other it's not very good at stacking up a the next
few songs. If you start a playlist you can add things to it, or use
"party shuffle" but even then it's 'drag to party shuffle', click on
party shuffle, reorder tracklist.

Have you had a good play with the Slim web interface (and tried a few
different skins - i generally use Fishbone). The 'add this song to
the playlist', 'add this song to play next' and 'add this whole album'
are nice tools for keeping music going while you work. The most
annoying thing at the moment is the speed of search but that should
get better when the database is rewritten.

Someone *is* writing a plugin to pick up iTunes Party Shuffle playlist
(there was a mail yesterday about it) that will be close to what
you're asking for.

2004-12-01, 16:02
Thanks much for the reply. I just signed up so I didn't get your email from yesterday. I'd love to try your plug-in though if you could re-send it or send it direct to me.

How often does the plug-in check the list. Can it be set to check every say 5 seconds so you could effectively just change the one song inthe playlist and have it act like you've just doible clicked on a song?

Anyway, I guess I should just wait too try to plug-in before asking too many questions.

Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: Craig, James (IT)
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 10:54 AM
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox and Itunes


Actually ( and I only just noticed this myself) you can right click on a
track in iTunes and either
'add to Party Shuffle' or 'play next in Party Shuffle'. Nice.

I personally find the SlimServer web interface to be hard work for
playlist building and usually I just dump
iTunes playlists into it for any extended listening.

Try changing the order that the next couple of albums are going to play
in...this is really hard work.
The 'delete album' button from Fishbone is much appreciated and should
be added to the default skin as well as checkboxes for performing
actions (eg delete or 'move up' on multiple tracks)

And my iTunes Party Shuffle plugin really works.
Was it still attached to the email I sent yesterday?
no-one at all replied!


James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Anthony
James
Sent: 01 December 2004 15:00
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox and Itunes

> I would like to be able to select songs on my laptop through itunes
and have
> the Squeezebox play it though my stereo in realtime (ie not saving to
a
> playlist and them having SB play the list).

The iTunes interface is nice and the speed of search is wonderful
(type a few letters of the track/artist/album) and watch the list
shrink. However, other it's not very good at stacking up a the next
few songs. If you start a playlist you can add things to it, or use
"party shuffle" but even then it's 'drag to party shuffle', click on
party shuffle, reorder tracklist.

Have you had a good play with the Slim web interface (and tried a few
different skins - i generally use Fishbone). The 'add this song to
the playlist', 'add this song to play next' and 'add this whole album'
are nice tools for keeping music going while you work. The most
annoying thing at the moment is the speed of search but that should
get better when the database is rewritten.

Someone *is* writing a plugin to pick up iTunes Party Shuffle playlist
(there was a mail yesterday about it) that will be close to what
you're asking for.

Rick Duval - Toronto, Canada
2004-12-01, 16:21
I d/l the plugin from the archive. Being a newbie I have to ask, your file is an ".obj" whereas the other pplugins are ".pm" , how do you install it?

Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: Craig, James (IT)
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 10:54 AM
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox and Itunes


Actually ( and I only just noticed this myself) you can right click on a
track in iTunes and either
'add to Party Shuffle' or 'play next in Party Shuffle'. Nice.

I personally find the SlimServer web interface to be hard work for
playlist building and usually I just dump
iTunes playlists into it for any extended listening.

Try changing the order that the next couple of albums are going to play
in...this is really hard work.
The 'delete album' button from Fishbone is much appreciated and should
be added to the default skin as well as checkboxes for performing
actions (eg delete or 'move up' on multiple tracks)

And my iTunes Party Shuffle plugin really works.
Was it still attached to the email I sent yesterday?
no-one at all replied!


James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Anthony
James
Sent: 01 December 2004 15:00
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox and Itunes

> I would like to be able to select songs on my laptop through itunes
and have
> the Squeezebox play it though my stereo in realtime (ie not saving to
a
> playlist and them having SB play the list).

The iTunes interface is nice and the speed of search is wonderful
(type a few letters of the track/artist/album) and watch the list
shrink. However, other it's not very good at stacking up a the next
few songs. If you start a playlist you can add things to it, or use
"party shuffle" but even then it's 'drag to party shuffle', click on
party shuffle, reorder tracklist.

Have you had a good play with the Slim web interface (and tried a few
different skins - i generally use Fishbone). The 'add this song to
the playlist', 'add this song to play next' and 'add this whole album'
are nice tools for keeping music going while you work. The most
annoying thing at the moment is the speed of search but that should
get better when the database is rewritten.

Someone *is* writing a plugin to pick up iTunes Party Shuffle playlist
(there was a mail yesterday about it) that will be close to what
you're asking for.