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AaronS
2006-03-06, 06:30
..I'd like to have an icon on my (Win XP) desktop which, when I click on it, does nothing but tell my SB to move onto the next song.

EXPLANATION: I play a lot of random playlists on my SB, and play them regularly when sitting at my PC. When at my PC, it's not easy to get the remote control in line with the SB. So i use the web interface to control the player. But... all I ever want to do is move to the next track (when a song comes up I don't want to hear). So the web interface offers much more functionality than I need.

I'm no SB expert, but isn't there a command line interface? Could I use that to achieve what I want?

mherger
2006-03-06, 06:45
> I'm no SB expert, but isn't there a command line interface? Could I use
> that to achieve what I want?

The documentation for the CLI is in the slimserver's help section. As is
the following:

http://localhost:9000/html/docs/http.html

- parameters you can give to http requests.

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Dr Lovegrove
2006-03-06, 06:46
On 06/03/06, AaronS
<AaronS.2492sb1141652101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> ..I'd like to have an icon on my (Win XP) desktop which, when I click on
> it, does nothing but tell my SB to move onto the next song.

Hi Aaron,

You should be able to do it via a browser favourite shortcut to:
http://<slimserver>:9000/status.txt?p0=button&p1=jump_fwd

If you've got multiple players, you may need to extend it slightly..

Failing that, have you tried Moose ? When minimized to the
tray it provides simple play/next control via the tray menu. Plus
you get all the other benefits via a double-click..

Moose is down: http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove

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AaronS
2006-03-06, 07:14
On 06/03/06, AaronS
<AaronS.2492sb1141652101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> ..I'd like to have an icon on my (Win XP) desktop which, when I click on
> it, does nothing but tell my SB to move onto the next song.

Hi Aaron,

You should be able to do it via a browser favourite shortcut to:
http://<slimserver>:9000/status.txt?p0=button&p1=jump_fwd

If you've got multiple players, you may need to extend it slightly..

Failing that, have you tried Moose ? When minimized to the
tray it provides simple play/next control via the tray menu. Plus
you get all the other benefits via a double-click..

Moose is down: http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove

--
- Dr Lovegrove
http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove

Brilliant, got it working! Thanks a lot.

aubuti
2006-03-06, 07:38
And if you happen to be using Firefox as your browser, and have it open most of the time, you might be able to use the extension found here:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?PluginRemoteControls

I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know the extent of control it gives, but it might be worth a look if you use Firefox.

AaronS
2006-03-06, 07:47
And if you happen to be using Firefox as your browser, and have it open most of the time, you might be able to use the extension found here:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?PluginRemoteControls

I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know the extent of control it gives, but it might be worth a look if you use Firefox.

That's a gorgeous little extention - i do use firefox, so that's really useful, thanks. it only offers a play/pause button and volume control, though - might email the author to see if he has any plans to extend it.

radish
2006-03-06, 09:45
There's also WinSlim (http://www.adamreeve.com/software/) which will give you basic transport controls in a small native windows app.