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nelamvr6
2006-01-24, 16:15
I would like to make a request for future updates to SlimServer (GREAT product BTW!).

I do a lot of my listening sitting at my computer. Consequently I do a lot of my SqueezeBox controlling via the web interface. it would be nice if the web interface had an actual player contro, console, something like this:

http://homepage.myeastern.com/~nelamvr6/console.jpg

It would also be really nice if I had a display of where time wise I was in the currently playing selection.

Thanks a lot!

kdf
2006-01-24, 16:28
Quoting nelamvr6 <nelamvr6.225wjc (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

> I do a lot of my listening sitting at my computer. Consequently I do a
> lot of my SqueezeBox controlling via the web interface. it would be
> nice if the web interface had an actual player contro, console,

try different skins, and when you get to the fishbone skin, click the
link that says "undock"
-kdf

radish
2006-01-24, 17:47
Also check out WinSlim (http://www.adamreeve.com/software/) if you're running windows and want a simple player control console.

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-24, 18:15
And if you're using Firefox there's a super-simple
extension that will do this:

http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/

(bottom of the page)

--- radish
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> Also check out WinSlim
> (http://www.adamreeve.com/software/) if you're
> running windows and want a simple player control
> console.
>
>
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nelamvr6
2006-01-24, 18:18
Thanks guys! Schweet! Are there more skins? Is there a skin repository somewhere?

stinkingpig
2006-01-24, 18:19
kdf wrote:
> Quoting nelamvr6 <nelamvr6.225wjc (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:
>
>> I do a lot of my listening sitting at my computer. Consequently I do a
>> lot of my SqueezeBox controlling via the web interface. it would be
>> nice if the web interface had an actual player contro, console,
>
> try different skins, and when you get to the fishbone skin, click the
> link that says "undock"
> -kdf

Fishbone rocks. ExBrowse3 is also very nice, but a little unstable.

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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

Skunk
2006-01-24, 18:44
Is fishbone optimized for a browser in particular?

The green volume bars were upside down in firefox, among other things.

treble
2006-01-24, 20:03
Does any of these interfaces or skins have the option to put the MM logo (MusicMagic) next to songs in the playlist? It would be nice to create a new instant mix from a song in the playlist, without going to the Album and looking for the song in the Album list first...

Kyle
2006-01-24, 20:13
And if you're using Firefox there's a super-simple
extension that will do this:

http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/

Am I doing something wrong? When I download this, I don't get a zip file. If I try to expand it, all I get is an empty folder.

northendboston
2006-01-24, 20:16
I would love to get a feature like on CD players to fast forward on a track; or start from any point.

Also does anyone know how to play music on the SqueezeBox AND simultaneously on local PC speakers.

jp
so I am 60 days into SqueezeBox ownership - should have got into this years ago! Brilliant...will the next generation do Video so we don't need XP Media Edition +++++

Skunk
2006-01-24, 20:30
will the next generation do Video so we don't need XP Media Edition +++++

IMO, the next generation will do HVAC, Security, Sound, Video, and Irrigation, by voice or from starbux. There needs to be something easier than softsqueeze to drop into these 'all in one' home automation systems, or SB will be left far behind.

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-24, 20:45
It worked for me like every other Firefox extension -
it's an .XPI file, which actually can be opened in
some file decompressors, incidentally.

But you don't have to open it in a file decompression
program. If you open it with FF it should
automatically install. You can also just
drag-and-drop it in the extensions window to install
it.

--- Kyle <Kyle.2267nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:

>
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
> > And if you're using Firefox there's a super-simple
> > extension that will do this:
> >
> > http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/
> >
> Am I doing something wrong? When I download this, I
> don't get a zip
> file. If I try to expand it, all I get is an empty
> folder.
>
>
> --
> Kyle
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chrisla
2006-01-24, 21:12
In my case I had to mod it to run on 1.5.

- Unzip it
- Edit install.rdf
- Modify the line " <em:maxVersion>1.5+</em:maxVersion> " to suit your version.

It also looks like it is setup only for a local slimserver, and the
default squeezebox.

So while it is unzip'd chrome/slimserver.jar will also have to be
unzip'd and modified to specify an alternate server name, and specify
a player in my case. The jar file will then have to be re-jar'd and
the extension re-zipped.

Quite clever really how it works, the images just call the web
interface links. It's a bit suddle, I almost missed seeing the new
buttons.

-Chris

On 1/24/06, Mark Lanctot <marklanctot (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca> wrote:
> It worked for me like every other Firefox extension -
> it's an .XPI file, which actually can be opened in
> some file decompressors, incidentally.
>
> But you don't have to open it in a file decompression
> program. If you open it with FF it should
> automatically install. You can also just
> drag-and-drop it in the extensions window to install
> it.
>
> --- Kyle <Kyle.2267nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > Mark Lanctot Wrote:
> > > And if you're using Firefox there's a super-simple
> > > extension that will do this:
> > >
> > > http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/
> > >
> > Am I doing something wrong? When I download this, I
> > don't get a zip
> > file. If I try to expand it, all I get is an empty
> > folder.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Kyle
> >
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> >

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-24, 21:18
Oh yes, I forgot (I'm not using it). It's only
compatible with 1.0. I had to modify it to work with
1.5.

I followed these instructions:

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79809

--- Chris Laplante <chrisla23 (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:

> In my case I had to mod it to run on 1.5.
>
> - Unzip it
> - Edit install.rdf
> - Modify the line "
> <em:maxVersion>1.5+</em:maxVersion> " to suit your
> version.
>
> It also looks like it is setup only for a local
> slimserver, and the
> default squeezebox.
>
> So while it is unzip'd chrome/slimserver.jar will
> also have to be
> unzip'd and modified to specify an alternate server
> name, and specify
> a player in my case. The jar file will then have to
> be re-jar'd and
> the extension re-zipped.
>
> Quite clever really how it works, the images just
> call the web
> interface links. It's a bit suddle, I almost missed
> seeing the new
> buttons.
>
> -Chris
>
> On 1/24/06, Mark Lanctot <marklanctot (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca>
> wrote:
> > It worked for me like every other Firefox
> extension -
> > it's an .XPI file, which actually can be opened in
> > some file decompressors, incidentally.
> >
> > But you don't have to open it in a file
> decompression
> > program. If you open it with FF it should
> > automatically install. You can also just
> > drag-and-drop it in the extensions window to
> install
> > it.
> >
> > --- Kyle
> <Kyle.2267nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Mark Lanctot Wrote:
> > > > And if you're using Firefox there's a
> super-simple
> > > > extension that will do this:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/
> > > >
> > > Am I doing something wrong? When I download
> this, I
> > > don't get a zip
> > > file. If I try to expand it, all I get is an
> empty
> > > folder.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Kyle
> > >
> >
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> > >

Kyle
2006-01-25, 01:56
I would love to get a feature like on CD players to fast forward on a track; or start from any point.


Check out Moose. It has an elapsed-time bar for the current track that you can click on at any point to move to that point in the track. Info is here: http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove.

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-25, 15:15
--- northendboston
<northendboston.2267nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:

> Also does anyone know how to play music on the
> SqueezeBox AND
> simultaneously on local PC speakers.
>

Run either Softsqueeze or a software player capable of
playing streams and synch it with the Squeezebox.

Although I see lots of problems relating to synch lately.

northendboston
2006-02-04, 02:05
and to Mark Lancot

thanks for the advice about softsqueeze (and synching) - now it all works perfectly

jp

2006-01-25, 17:15
Mark Lanctot
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Re: Feature request: Player Controls in Web Interface

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--- northendboston
<northendboston.2267nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:

> Also does anyone know how to play music on the
> SqueezeBox AND
> simultaneously on local PC speakers.
>

Run either Softsqueeze or a software player capable of
playing streams and synch it with the Squeezebox.

Although I see lots of problems relating to synch lately.



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northendboston
2006-02-04, 02:50
OK Mark

actually ...you are right...synching is SOMETIMES not an (apparent) problem! It seems to depend on what you are listening to and volume as to whether or not it is noticable. When quiet tracks are played - it is clear that the local player is about (???) 1/3 or 1/2 second behind the SB2

is there a way a non-technical user can cure this?

jp



and to Mark Lancot

thanks for the advice about softsqueeze (and synching) - now it all works perfectly

jp

2006-01-25, 17:15
Mark Lanctot
Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 490


Re: Feature request: Player Controls in Web Interface

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--- northendboston
<northendboston.2267nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:

> Also does anyone know how to play music on the
> SqueezeBox AND
> simultaneously on local PC speakers.
>

Run either Softsqueeze or a software player capable of
playing streams and synch it with the Squeezebox.

Although I see lots of problems relating to synch lately.



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rtitmuss
2006-02-04, 05:26
is there a way a non-technical user can cure this?


Peoples experience of sync with Softsqueeze seems to vary. I have recently started converting the audio play back to a native program, see this thread http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=20750.

I'd like your feedback on how well this works for you, my plan is to integrate this into Softsqueeze once the features are more complete.

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-04, 10:24
OK Mark

actually ...you are right...synching is SOMETIMES not an (apparent) problem! It seems to depend on what you are listening to and volume as to whether or not it is noticable. When quiet tracks are played - it is clear that the local player is about (???) 1/3 or 1/2 second behind the SB2

is there a way a non-technical user can cure this?

jp

Not really, no. There's really nothing to tweak or change, it is what it is.

There have been many posts about problems with synch lately. As you can see, Richard is trying to find a novel way around it (native, fast playback rather than through Java).

I haven't seen many posts about synch problems with a hardware Squeezebox and a software (non-Softsqueeze) player though, although you won't get all the Softsqueeze functionality.

Try Winamp or foobar2000 and point its playback location to "http://<SlimServer IP address>:9000/stream.mp3"

Unfortunately this will cause the server to transcode everything to MP3, even other MP3s I believe, so if you have an older/slower machine there's a definite possibility of lag.