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rlsx
2007-09-19, 04:45
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Using the Logitech Harmony 880 remote.

For the Squeezebox, the following commands are assigned to buttons:
"Browse", "Browse Album", "Browse Artist", etc.

Of these commands, only "Browse" is recognized by the SB3, any explanation?

(Btw, the SB3 is configured to recognize both native and JVC codes)

MeridianMan
2007-09-19, 09:21
This question was raised before...

Using the Logitech Harmony 880 remote.

For the Squeezebox, the following commands are assigned to buttons:
"Browse", "Browse Album", "Browse Artist", etc.

Of these commands, only "Browse" is recognized by the SB3, any explanation?

(Btw, the SB3 is configured to recognize both native and JVC codes)


I too use the Harmony 880. Am not sure why, but my SB3 also responds to the Now Playing command. It seems to depend upon where I start in the SB3 menu as to how well it responds to the direct commands such as you mention.

rlsx
2007-09-19, 11:06
It seems to depend upon where I start in the SB3 menu as to how well it responds to the direct commands such as you mention.
Is there a position in the SB3 menu structure where the command "Browse Album" has any effect?

rlsx
2007-09-20, 11:59
I did some snooping on the reaction of the server to the unrecognized IR commands.

The following lines should be added to the file "Slim_Devices_Remote.ir" and then the server restarted. The direct commands become effective.

menu_browse_album = 76897c83
menu_browse_artist = 7689748b
menu_browse_playlists = 76897a85
menu_browse_music = 7689728d

menu_search_artist = 768954ab
menu_search_album = 76895ca3
menu_search_song = 768952ad

kdf
2007-09-20, 13:29
Who Knew??

Thanks for those. As these are Harmony remote signals, makes sense to include in the ir file. Merged into svn at r13166 for SS7

thanks
-kdf

mschiff
2007-09-21, 09:05
I use a Harmony 659. Will these settings work for it as well?

-- Martin

vrobin
2007-09-21, 11:38
It seems to work with a 555.

I did not find the time to play with my new remote and the SB but I had in mind such direct access to functions.

As the Harmony subject is popping there, has anybody there managed to get the harmony remote as speedy/snappy than the original SB remote? (I find mine to be a bit sluggish).

rlsx
2007-09-22, 03:49
As the Harmony subject is popping there, has anybody there managed to get the harmony remote as speedy/snappy than the original SB remote? (I find mine to be a bit sluggish).Greetings Vrobin,

The Harmony 885 feels as snappy as the original. Of course it is a clumsier object...
May I seize the opportunity to ask you: when should we expect to learn more about your work on tagging classical music?

vrobin
2007-09-22, 15:42
The direction buttons of the Harmony 555 is a round hard plastic four position button and I really miss the soft and snappy sensation of the original remote. I think the timer values of the "squeezebox device" could also be improved but I it's not the problem I mainly focus right now.

As you noticed, I haven't kept my word and didn't write anything about my classical music tagging experience. In fact, I'm pushing my work further, stopped experiencing with Mp3Tag to rewrite some sort of multiple online database aggregator in perl.

I'm keeping all the rules I defined earlier, but pushing them farther. It's in early development (I can only work on it an hour or two a day and I had to re-learn perl nearly from scratch) but I'll share the details with you when it's more mature.

The rules I already defined was to keep in the tags as much detailed information as you can (be it from online database, editor sites or manually entered) as structured as possible and use a bunch of scripts to write the only tags used by your favorite musig manager program (ALBUM, TITLE, YEAR, ORIGYEAR, ARTIST, ALBUMARTIST, COMPOSER, GENRE, etc.). This way, you can change your mind, change your program, enhance the way you manage your music without changing standards tags manually.

There is no need for this tool to be finished before I keep my word, so I'll try in the week(s?) to come to write about my experience in the wiki.

(automatic tasks could be add "SORT" tags from normal tags, extract opus number from title name, standardize names and accented characters automatically, create genre tags from composition date, etc.)

erland
2007-09-22, 16:48
As you noticed, I haven't kept my word and didn't write anything about my classical music tagging experience. In fact, I'm pushing my work further, stopped experiencing with Mp3Tag to rewrite some sort of multiple online database aggregator in perl.
It would be very interesting to know a bit more regarding this tool before it's finished, maybe you can start a separate thread somewhere and describe your ideas in a little bit more detail ?

The reason I'm asking this is that I'm starting to see some potential for music library management here, which Logitech already has stated that they don't want directly in SlimServer.

Some questions:
Is the meta data stored in a big file for your whole library, or are you thinking of one meta data file per song ?

What format is the meta data file in ? xml ?

Will it be possible to browse the meta data file and edit the meta data file field values through your tool ?

Depending on how your ideas are, I'm thinking it might even be possible to make a shortcut by making some custom scanner code that reads the meta data file and writes the information directly to the SlimServer database.

rlsx
2007-09-22, 17:08
The rules I already defined was to keep in the tags as much detailed information as you can (be it from online database, editor sites or manually entered) as structured as possible ...
I fully agree with your scheme, your plan is definitely the right one. The major hassle is how to populate the tags correctly, in a lifetime.

One minor question (which shows the extent of my ignorance in this matter): How does one, automatically or semi-automatically, make use of the data, say, in AMG, without copying it by hand? As far as I know, AMG doesn't allow query-type access to its data.

vrobin
2007-09-23, 04:02
There is an answer to your post in the developer forum under the topic "Advanced Tag Management, an utopian approach".

Robin

bobharp
2007-09-24, 05:29
I use a Harmony 659. Will these settings work for it as well?

-- Martin

My 676 works well with the update to the "Slim_Devices_Remote.ir" file.
The remote feels snappy and has the rubber/soft buttons.
What it is missing is the alpha character listing around the number buttons for lazy searches.

rbl
2008-02-16, 06:17
I did some snooping on the reaction of the server to the unrecognized IR commands.

The following lines should be added to the file "Slim_Devices_Remote.ir" and then the server restarted. The direct commands become effective.

menu_browse_album = 76897c83
menu_browse_artist = 7689748b
menu_browse_playlists = 76897a85
menu_browse_music = 7689728d

menu_search_artist = 768954ab
menu_search_album = 76895ca3
menu_search_song = 768952ad

Hi - I am wondering if you know the code for Browse Genre, and also for Crossfade?

Chasman666
2008-02-17, 08:54
Hi - I am wondering if you know the code for Browse Genre, and also for Crossfade?

Also is there a specific code for AddNext (i.e. hold "add")?

rbl
2008-02-26, 05:58
Add works on my Harmony. I just assigned the "+" key to the bottom left "+" key on the harmony, and if I hold it down it behaves in the same way as the SB3 remote.