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ceejay
2005-05-30, 13:03
Warning - new here - but I'm busy fine tuning my set up in eager anticipation of my new (platinum!) SB2 turning up one day... and have just hit a little quirk perhaps someone can help me with.

I'm currently using Softsqueeze to play my music of my new server (Windows XP SP2), in my study, and its mostly working fine. I have mostly been using the slimserver interface (with default skin) and its ok for my needs.

However I'd also like to be able to control both Softsqueezes and my Squeezebox from my HP IPaq (Windows Mobile). I can do this by using the browser on the PDA: now with the Default skin this works but is obviously very clunky as the screen size is miles off being appropriate. So then I try the "handheld" skin - great!!! This is usable from the PDA. Only trouble - the skin on the interface on my PC has changed as well, which is not so good - can I really only have one skin per server, and not per browser accessing it? Have I missed something? Is there a workaround? Or am I stuck?

On a separate question, and somewhat bizzairely, while testing this out, I found that the PDA's view of the database was out of sync with the PC interface's - it was missing some recent additions and changes to the library. I've already discovered the joys of "wipe cache", but I'm amazed to get two different views at the same time like this. Any explanations?

All help much appreciated...

mherger
2005-05-30, 13:10
> Warning - new here - but I'm busy fine tuning my set up in eager

You would not have to warn in the beginner's forum ;-)

> appropriate. So then I try the "handheld" skin - great!!! This is
> usable from the PDA. Only trouble - the skin on the interface on my PC
> has changed as well, which is not so good - can I really only have one
> skin per server, and not per browser accessing it? Have I missed
> something? Is there a workaround? Or am I stuck?

You can use another skin without changing the server setting any time you
want. Just add the skin's name to the url. I bookmarked
http://myserver:9000/Handheld/ on my PDA and don't have to care about what
skin on what device any more.

> On a separate question, and somewhat bizzairely, while testing this
> out, I found that the PDA's view of the database was out of sync with
> the PC interface's - it was missing some recent additions and changes
> to the library. I've already discovered the joys of "wipe cache", but
> I'm amazed to get two different views at the same time like this. Any
> explanations?

This would rather be some caching issue in the browser, I guess. The
templates don't contain any data. They receive them from the server and
any skin normally receives the same set of data as the others do. So there
shouldn't be a difference. Did you restart or empty the browser's cache to
be sure it's not the source of the difference?

--

Michael

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