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b33k34
2009-03-22, 02:15
I've not used muscicIP for a couple of years and last time was on a PC. Is there a guide to getting it playing with Slimserver on a mac anywhere?

I seem to remember getting it to run properly in the background was a challenge.

b33k34
2009-03-27, 01:49
bump.

Sorry to bump but still not getting any joy with this. As far as i can work out from the MusicIP forums there is no preference pane to enable running in headless mode for Intel Macs and Music IP development seems to have ceased - is there any workaround?

sebp
2009-03-30, 07:23
As far as i can work out from the MusicIP forums there is no preference pane to enable running in headless mode for Intel Macs and Music IP development seems to have ceased - is there any workaround?
Yes, there is.

First, you need to go to MusicIP Mixer's options, and make sure Services > MusicIP Mixer API is checked and started.

Second, you need to get MusicIP started automatically when your session opens : right-click on MIP's icon in the dock and check the option.

Then, you need to get MusicIP started before SqueezeCenter.
If, during install time, you've asked SqueezeCenter to automatically start up at system boot, change this so that it'll rather start up on session opening (have a look in System preferences > SqueezeCenter).
Finally, go to System preferences > Accounts, and in the "Opening" tab (no idea how it's called on your Mac!) options, make sure the SqueezeCenter icon is below the MusicIP Mixer's one.

Now, reboot your computer and everything should be working as expected.

b33k34
2009-04-05, 05:20
that's cool but still requires music IP to be running as an app. I suppose i can hide it.

sebp
2009-04-05, 06:46
Yes, if you don't want the MIP window to appear, you have to ask MacOS to start it up hidden in the system prefs.