View Full Version : Display Clock on Now Playing Screen (SB CLassic)

2008-10-24, 04:33
Hey guys!
I use my SqueezeBox Classic as an alarm clock in my bedroom, and would like it to be able to display the current time, all the time.
I know that when the alarm goes off it remains on the Date & Time screen, but as soon as I press a button (such as when I adjust the volume) it moves to the Now Playing screen, and I can find no way for it to display the time without turning it off.
I have fiddled with the Now Playing display options, and had the time display in-line with the Current Song, but this looks silly, and is misleading.
I also changed the screensaver when playing to the Date & Time screensaver, but I want to be able to see what song is playing, not just the time.
I noticed in SqueezeCentre v7.2.1 that it fixes bug #8555 - Time displayed on Now Playing screensaver (for Boom used as alarm/radio).
So when I installed v7.2.1 I was hoping that it would give this option to my SqueezeBox Classic, too.
But I can still find no option to have the Now Playing screen also display the time.
Am I crazy?
Is there any way to have my SB Classic display the time AND the Now Playing screen?

2008-10-24, 07:55
Have a look at MusicInfoSCR plugin - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=53347

Or SaverSwitcher - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=53853

Or add an enhancement request to that bug to see if they will add the clock to now playing options for the Classic players.

2008-10-25, 19:46
Thanks for the reply!
The Music Info SCR is available as a plugin for my NAS, so I've now installed it.
I haven't yet fiddled with the settings (I have end of year Uni assignments to do, so am limiting my distractions), but it looks like it will solve my problem.
Thanks heaps for the info.