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Craig
2007-02-04, 04:29
I've finally succumbed and put a spare SB1 in my daughters bedroom. I need to make it simple enough for a 7 year old to use and the most obvious way is to reduce the amount of music she has to browse to find what she wants.

My idea was to run a second server on my server pc (if that's possible) with a different music dir and then put shortcuts to the music she want, in there.

Any better ideads?

Craig

tommypeters
2007-02-04, 04:36
Check Erland's custom plugins; The "Custom Browse" plugin could filter on genre, so you just add a "kiddo" tag to the genre for the albums she should listen to. But now I believe he just has released a "Multi Library" plugin... :)

peter
2007-02-04, 04:56
Craig wrote:
> I've finally succumbed and put a spare SB1 in my daughters bedroom. I
> need to make it simple enough for a 7 year old to use and the most
> obvious way is to reduce the amount of music she has to browse to find
> what she wants.
>
> My idea was to run a second server on my server pc (if that's possible)
> with a different music dir and then put shortcuts to the music she want,
> in there.
>
> Any better ideads?
>

I only use the "Music Folder" approach for browsing my music. So I think
I'd just create a 'Kids Music' folder in the top level and teach him/her
to go there. It would be nice if you could put a 'Kids Folder' menu
option in the top level menu and make it point directly to a certain
subfolder/genre/artist whatever.

Regards,
Peter

Craig
2007-02-04, 09:28
Thanks Guys,

Erlands wiki has details of setting up a kids Squeezebox using a couple of his plugins. I'll let you know how it goes.

Craig

Mark Lanctot
2007-02-04, 10:39
You may also want to radically trim the menu options available.

Craig
2007-02-04, 13:26
Thanks to Erlands plugins and setup guide she now has a SB with 1 menu item that lists all the artists she wants. All I have to do to add something is put her name in the Comments tag of the files they appear after a rescan.

Craig

chrisla
2007-02-04, 13:39
I am thinking of setting up something similar for other reasons. I am
curious, when you say "rescan", do you have to do a full library
rescan, or are you using the "rescan" for custom tags in the Custom
Scan menu?

Thanks,

-Chris

On 2/4/07, Craig <Craig.2lhzbz1170621001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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> Thanks to Erlands plugins and setup guide she now has a SB with 1 menu
> item that lists all the artists she wants. All I have to do to add
> something is put her name in the Comments tag of the files they appear
> after a rescan.
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Craig
2007-02-04, 13:57
Because her library is filtered on the comments tag containing her name, I found I had to rescan using 'look for new and changed music' in the standard Slim Server settings before any changes were reflected in her library.

Craig

funkstar
2007-02-04, 14:18
bare in mind that 'look for new and changed music' will only pick up files that have a new modified time stamp, if you tagger doesn't change the time stamps (this is uaually an option, and a very useful one at that) then you will need to do a complete clear and re-scan.