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Fizbin
2016-07-12, 16:51
Can anyone recommend a touch screen device to run Squeezeplay? Preferably something inexpensive and currently in production.

Thanks.

ralphy
2016-07-13, 04:03
Can anyone recommend a touch screen device to run Squeezeplay? Preferably something inexpensive and currently in production.

Thanks.

Here's one option http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?104803-SqueezePi

Fizbin
2016-07-13, 04:52
Ok, thanks!

So what all would I need, aside from the Rasberry Pi LCD screen, to run Squeezeplay? I want to control my Transporter, which is wired to my PC. I was going to use my Touch as a controller but the screen is too small.

d6jg
2016-07-13, 06:07
Ok, thanks!

So what all would I need, aside from the Rasberry Pi LCD screen, to run Squeezeplay? I want to control my Transporter, which is wired to my PC. I was going to use my Touch as a controller but the screen is too small.

Have you got a tablet of any sort ?

iPad = best control app is iPeng
Android = lots of control apps to choose from

Fizbin
2016-07-14, 00:40
Nope. No tablet or phone. Can you believe that? Can you run Squeezeplay on Android?

Man in a van
2016-07-14, 02:08
Nope. No tablet or phone. Can you believe that? Can you run Squeezeplay on Android?

If you are in the UK what about an O2 Joggler running Squeezeplay?

It's an old device but quite reliable, or something like a PiPo (http://www.jogglerwiki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2174)?

atb

Ronnie

Fizbin
2016-07-14, 05:49
Why the UK?

O2 Joggler may have fit the bill but no one sells them. Sometimes there's one or two on ebay but for silly money. Pipo? I'll take a look.

Man in a van
2016-07-14, 05:57
Why the UK?

O2 Joggler may have fit the bill but no one sells them. Sometimes there's one or two on ebay but for silly money. Pipo? I'll take a look.



Well it would be possible for me to let you borrow one to try.

I have a clutch.

atb

Ronnie.

Fizbin
2016-07-14, 16:40
Very kind of you to offer. I'll have to pass since I'm in Canada.

bpa
2016-07-15, 00:44
Have you thought about a Windows tablet - Squeezeplay should run on Windows and some of the tablets such as Asus and Dell seem priced OK in N. America.

If you wanted to be more adventurous perhaps put Linux on the Windows tablet (e.g. http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-install-ubuntu-onto-a-windows-tablet-1319489) - however you might be on your own trying to get Squeezeplay & touchscreen to work on such a config.

bernt
2016-07-15, 01:29
No need to run Squeezeplay if you want to control another device.

Windows.
https://www.microsoft.com/sv-se/store/apps/soundicity/9nblggh0g0hf

iPhone, iPad
http://penguinlovesmusic.de/

Android
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Remote_control_apps_for_Android

Man in a van
2016-07-15, 03:41
Very kind of you to offer. I'll have to pass since I'm in Canada.


You can maybe pick one of these up via -ebay

http://www.jogglerwiki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2357


These are on kickstart

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/155edfc375e913ca


I have a cousin in Canada (perhaps you know him? :p ;) lol )

atb

ronnie

Fizbin
2016-07-15, 06:16
Thanks folks! I'll check everything out. I want to run Squeezeplay because I like the layout of it. I might just end up using my Touch as a controller but that Cisco looks interesting. I'd have to get one used, however. New is too much $$$.


I have a cousin in Canada (perhaps you know him?

Yes, nice guy! :)

castalla
2016-07-15, 14:29
Thanks folks! I'll check everything out. I want to run Squeezeplay because I like the layout of it. I might just end up using my Touch as a controller but that Cisco looks interesting. I'd have to get one used, however. New is too much $$$.



Yes, nice guy! :)

Be careful with a used Cisco .... there is the possibility that a used one has been updated with the Cisco firmware which may prevent it being used for any other purpose. An o2 Joggler is a better bet.

Fizbin
2016-07-15, 15:11
Thanks for the tip. I was just reading the O2 Joggler forum. Setting these things up is WAY beyond my comprehension. I'd have to take a computer course to figure it out. So I'll just stick with my Touch.

pippin
2016-07-15, 16:04
Nope. No tablet or phone. Can you believe that? Can you run Squeezeplay on Android?

There are other Squeezebox player Apps for Android (SqueezePlayer and SBPlayer).
Plenty of controller Apps as well.

castalla
2016-07-15, 16:11
Thanks for the tip. I was just reading the O2 Joggler forum. Setting these things up is WAY beyond my comprehension. I'd have to take a computer course to figure it out. So I'll just stick with my Touch.

They are really easy to set up. But, if you have a win PC just install Squeezeplay on that - you get an interface very similar to the Touch.

Man in a van
2016-07-15, 23:52
Be careful with a used Cisco .... there is the possibility that a used one has been updated with the Cisco firmware which may prevent it being used for any other purpose. An o2 Joggler is a better bet.


Whilst this may be true I had a quick google yesterday and there was NOS still on sale at <$100.

atb

Ronnie.

Fizzers, it is pretty straightforward, one learns from ones mistakes :D (I'm still learning :rolleyes: )

Fizbin
2016-07-16, 01:02
I can setup just about anything Windows based. Linux I know nothing about.


Whilst this may be true I had a quick google yesterday and there was NOS still on sale at <$100.

Where did you see them? Ebay?

Man in a van
2016-07-16, 03:10
I can setup just about anything Windows based. Linux I know nothing about.



Where did you see them? Ebay?

Yes, you have to remember that with these things there is always the risk they might not work :(

The screen on these is 150x90 mm if that is useful to you


This is where I got mine from (https://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Home-Energy-Monitor-CGH-100/dp/B00KY62GSE), it was $99.50 + shipping + import fee deposit, total was just under $134. These models have a 2gb ram which means I can run LMS and Squeezeplay on the internal memory and have a nice clock ;) .

There was one on e-bay USA yesterday at $99.
(http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Open-Box-Cisco-Home-Energy-Controller-HEC-CGH-100-7ZB/321853173099?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D37183%26meid%3Da7b0285b168a4f2282ce2dd015da 13f6%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D1520 60659791)

If you decide to go for one let me know and I can post a preconfigured usb stick to you, it's best not to connect the new ones to the internet unless they have the stick plugged in, I think castalla had one that tried to update when he switched it on.

There is another thread here about the PiPo if you want to monitor it, might be useful.

http://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/117899-alternative-devices-pipo-x9s/
(http://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/117899-alternative-devices-pipo-x9s/)
and some useful buyer reviews

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-now-PIPO-Computer-Graphics-Windows10/dp/B01D4ISF3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468324684&sr=8-1&keywords=Mini+PC-X9S


I have several of the O2 jogglers and could post one to you preconfigured with Squeezeplay on the internal ram, cost would be 45 plus the shipping. I say patient because I don't have a lot of spare time currently and it take a few days to sort things out.

I know you say would prefer to use Squeezeplay, but one option \I use is a MotoG mobile with Squeeze Ctrl (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.angrygoat.android.squeezectrl&hl=en_GB)

It's not connected to a telephone network, I just use it as a controller and on my home wifi.

atb

Ronnie.

(your up early/late :D ).

Fizbin
2016-07-16, 04:29
Yes I keep odd hours. Let me digest your post and I shall PM you later. Thanks!

Man in a van
2016-07-16, 04:34
Yes I keep odd hours. Let me digest your post and I shall PM you later. Thanks!


Now I'm worried :confused:

If your keeping the 'odd' ones who has the even ones?:)

kulaworld
2016-07-16, 04:44
Hi,
From my experience, using an Android tablet with the following apps is a cheap and easy way to control your music

SqueezePlayer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bluegaspode.squeezeplayer&hl=en_GB)(turns your Android tablet into a squeeze play device) - 3.38

Squeezer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.ngo.squeezer&hl=en_GB)(free)

I also use the very impressive Windows Linx tablet (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linx-8-inch-Tablet-Windows-8-Operating-System-1GB-RAM-32GB-Storage-Black-/191693904124?hash=item2ca1d8d8fc:g:L6sAAOSwTapV4Dh 6) with Squeezplay installed.

Have previously owned an O2 Joggler and I liked it but knowing what I know now I would opt for the Android option for all round of ease of use as you can use an Android tablet for more than just playing music.

Hope it helps

Man in a van
2016-07-16, 06:08
Hi,
From my experience, using an Android tablet with the following apps is a cheap and easy way to control your music

SqueezePlayer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bluegaspode.squeezeplayer&hl=en_GB)(turns your Android tablet into a squeeze play device) - 3.38

Squeezer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.ngo.squeezer&hl=en_GB)(free)

I also use the very impressive Windows Linx tablet (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linx-8-inch-Tablet-Windows-8-Operating-System-1GB-RAM-32GB-Storage-Black-/191693904124?hash=item2ca1d8d8fc:g:L6sAAOSwTapV4Dh 6) with Squeezplay installed.

Have previously owned an O2 Joggler and I liked it but knowing what I know now I would opt for the Android option for all round of ease of use as you can use an Android tablet for more than just playing music.

Hope it helps

These are good points to be considered.

I bought a Linx tablet earlier this year (on offer for 40, NOS), I installed Soundicity and that works fine.

I know that the first Linx could be installed with Android (don't know about the later models) I'll have to look around t'web.


Ronnie

kulaworld
2016-07-16, 09:32
These are good points to be considered.

I bought a Linx tablet earlier this year (on offer for 40, NOS), I installed Soundicity and that works fine.

I know that the first Linx could be installed with Android (don't know about the later models) I'll have to look around t'web.


Ronnie

From memory, I think you need a Linx with 2gb to emulate Android, i.e. the 10" version - this may have changed in the last 8 months but I recall it's a technical effort get Android (BlueStacks (http://www.bluestacks.com/)) working. More details can be found at LinxTablet.co.uk (http://www.linxtablet.co.uk/)

I know we are going off topic here but there is a new way to emulate Android on a pc. It's called ReMix OS (http://www.jide.com/). I have not tested this as you need a 64-bit pc. I don't think it will work with the Linx either as they are uefi boot system.

If you want to keep things really simple it is possible to buy dual-boot Android & PC tablets.

A Linx tablet will easily run SqueezePlay but bearing in mind SqueezePlay is not optimised for tablet technology.

Finally, thanks for the Soundicity tip - have never tried that - must look into it.

Fizbin
2016-07-16, 16:16
I got used to the GUI of my Touch, so that's why I prefer Squeezeplay. I'm not in the least bit interested in a phone to control my audio. Some tablets might be ok. I'm just looking for something simple that boots right into Squeezeplay when I turn it on, but with a larger screen than my Touch...which seems a little overkill to use as a controller.

Anyway, I think 'Man in a van' has pretty much solved things for me.


If your keeping the 'odd' ones who has the even ones?

That's a trick question, isn't it.

tcutting
2016-07-17, 07:45
You could use the Raspberry Pi with the 7inch screen. It's more DIY, but the JiveLite GUI is nearly identical to the Touch. I run PiCorePlayer with JiveLite.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

d6jg
2016-07-17, 10:31
I don't get this.

The best control app IMHO is iPeng by a country mile. It will run on any iOS device so get a second hand iPod Touch that has wifi and job done. It doesn't emulate Squeezeplay exactly but that doesn't matter as its actually better.
There isn't any Linux to learn or anything.

If you must have an SB Touch style interface then in order of simplicity the choices are:
SB Touch
O2 Joggler
Rasp Pi with Touchscreen
I have all of these and still prefer iPeng. I use the screens more as now playing displays then anything else.

There are also loads of Android control apps. I have tried most but none come close to iPeng IMHO.

I can understand an aversion to using a phone but a tablet shouldn't be an issue.

Fizbin
2016-07-17, 21:47
One little tidbit I forgot to mention is I need a wired connection. I don't have WIFI and I'm not going to buy a WIFI router just to control my Transporter. I did see the some Ipeng screen shots and it does look cool.

I believe Man in a van is going to sell me one of his Joggler's.

pippin
2016-07-18, 16:17
Not sure there are _any_ touch screen devices which still have wired network connections

tcutting
2016-07-18, 17:09
Not sure there are _any_ touch screen devices which still have wired network connections

My rPi with 7" touch-screen using piCorePlayer and JiveLite is running on wired Ethernet :-)

pippin
2016-07-18, 17:13
Ah, ok, you win :)