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upstatemike
2008-09-29, 13:06
I just pulled up the synchronize menu in Squeezecenter (SC 7.2 on Win XP)and noticed it only listed the first 14 players with no button to go to a second page. How do I get to the rest of my players when setting up synchronization?

mvalera
2008-09-29, 14:56
Filed a bug on this:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=9608

Did you try a different skin like the classic one?

Mike

peterw
2008-09-29, 15:11
Sync is also accessible from the Player Settings, though the semantics are different. If you're using the main page & pulldown, "sync" means "take control of". On the player settings page, it means "play what that other (group of) squeezebox(es) is playing".

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6806

-Peter

upstatemike
2008-09-29, 16:51
Sync is also accessible from the Player Settings, though the semantics are different. If you're using the main page & pulldown, "sync" means "take control of". On the player settings page, it means "play what that other (group of) squeezebox(es) is playing".

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6806

-Peter

Thanks for the heads up on semantics. Unfortunately the player settings menu does not show all of the players either. I guess I'll have to try another skin.

upstatemike
2008-09-29, 16:59
Filed a bug on this:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=9608

Did you try a different skin like the classic one?

Mike

Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried Classic and had the same problem. I'll try a few other skins.

radish
2008-09-30, 06:18
Try the OtherPlayers plugin, that doesn't have any limit that I'm aware of (though I haven't tried it with that many!).

mherger
2008-10-08, 03:57
I just pulled up the synchronize menu in Squeezecenter (SC 7.2 on Win XP)and noticed it only listed the first 14 players with no button to go to a second page. How do I get to the rest of my players when setting up synchronization?

Could you resize that window to have access to the other players? (just drag the bottom right corner down a big)

Mark Lanctot
2008-10-08, 07:44
it only listed the first 14 players

You have more than 14 players? :-O

androidtopp
2008-10-08, 07:50
Yes, thank you, Mark. I'm trying to rationalize that, and even for a super geek like me, it's hard to do.

14 SoftSqueeze instances? No, that would mean 14 computers. Maybe 14 VMs?
14 physical players? Well, that's just awesome...but overkill?

I would not be shocked if we found that SC will only show 14 players becuase "no one would ever need more than 14 players!" Will this go down in history like Bill Gates and the 512kB of memory (or however much it was.)

UpstateMike, can we see some pictures of this ubersetup?

mherger
2008-10-08, 08:10
> I would not be shocked if we found that SC will only show 14 players
> becuase "no one would ever need more than 14 players!" Will this go
> down in history like Bill Gates and the 512kB of memory (or however
> much it was.)

There's no such thing as a limitation. Was simply an issue with IE
incorrectly calculating the window height, thus overflowing it with the
list. It should now offer a scroll bar if the list doesn't fit.

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/attachment.cgi?id=4116

Michael

androidtopp
2008-10-08, 08:30
Ah, gotcha. Sorry Michael, I definitely didn't mean to imply anything negative there. Just musing.

And, in looking at that bug..."Bell Tower?" I really need to see pictures of this.

upstatemike
2008-10-08, 09:38
Ah, gotcha. Sorry Michael, I definitely didn't mean to imply anything negative there. Just musing.

And, in looking at that bug..."Bell Tower?" I really need to see pictures of this.

Sorry if you think this is overkill and I guess I am out of sync with the majority but here are my reasons for having so many players:

1- I believe that the correct way to distribute music is using synchronized local networked sources rather than a single source feeding a mult-zone amp. This has the advantage of full local control at each location, full meta-data at each location, and full flexibility to play synchronized, or not, at any location without preset limits to the number of "sources" or "zones". Despite the number, I do not use Squeezeboxes in every nook and corner of the house (None in bedrooms except mine, 6 basement rooms share a single player, 3 3rd floor rooms share a single player, etc.)

2- The display. The display is what makes it useful to have players in both the Library and the Dining Room even though they are right next to each other. The display is what makes Squeezeboxes useful even when music is not playing (weather, stocks, home automation alerts). The display is what provides the "wow" factor with guests. The display is what makes the players easy to configure (just try setting up a static IP on an SBR and you will wish you had gotten an SB3 instead!) The display is why I have 16 zones of Squeezebox Players rather than 16 zones of Sonos.

androidtopp
2008-10-08, 10:04
I definitely am not making fun of you - that's seriously awesome. And I agree, my SB count just grew from 1, and I find that walking around the house with players synchronized is absolutely spectacular. Just having 2 physical plus a SoftSqueeze is amazing.

I'm just trying to imagine 14 players - I don't even have 14 rooms.

Mark Lanctot
2008-10-08, 10:09
Sorry if you think this is overkill and I guess I am out of sync with the majority but here are my reasons for having so many players

Oh you certainly don't have to defend it! I'm just amazed, that's all. :-)

I believe we may have a winner for most players...