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Jules Taplin
2004-06-08, 10:04
Hey folks.

I've just completed a preliminary release of an interface between 'Bemused' (http://bemused.sf.net) and SlimServer. This allows for control of your squeezeboxen and slimp3 players, using a Nokia Series 60 or Sony UIQ phone, and a bluetooth dongle - attached either to your slimserver, or to another machine on the network.

It's by no means finished - you can't actually browse or add items to your playlist, for example, but you can display it, select tracks from it, and do the obvious play/stop/forward/reverse/pause/volume stuff. It's also linux only at the moment.

But... feel free to give it a go. It was largely built so that I can control music for the garden when I'm having a BBQ, so given the weather in the UK at the moment, I thought some other folks might find a similar use for it.

Grab it from: http://www.mrtickle.org/bemusedbridge.html

And let me know how you get on!


Best Regards,


Jules

John Gorst
2004-06-09, 10:42
Jules Taplin wrote:
> Hey folks.
>
> I've just completed a preliminary release of an interface between
> 'Bemused' (http://bemused.sf.net) and SlimServer. This allows for
> control of your squeezeboxen and slimp3 players, using a Nokia Series 60
> or Sony UIQ phone, and a bluetooth dongle - attached either to your
> slimserver, or to another machine on the network.
>
> It's by no means finished - you can't actually browse or add items to
> your playlist, for example, but you can display it, select tracks from
> it, and do the obvious play/stop/forward/reverse/pause/volume stuff.
> It's also linux only at the moment.
>
> But... feel free to give it a go. It was largely built so that I can
> control music for the garden when I'm having a BBQ, so given the weather
> in the UK at the moment, I thought some other folks might find a similar
> use for it.
>
> Grab it from: http://www.mrtickle.org/bemusedbridge.html
>
> And let me know how you get on!
>
>
> Best Regards,

Can't you use the XML http interface to get database functions?

Jules Taplin
2004-06-09, 15:08
Erm. Possibly. (only just noticed that even existed *grin*)


The alternative approach I was considering is to just read the config
strings for the music-root using the CLI, and grab the data directly. That
would have the advantage of being good and quick (and one thing the web
interface isn't is particularly quick - bemused will timeout if you keep it
waiting without data for too long), but it would introduce an additional
dependancy that the system the bridge is running on must have the same
filesystem exposed to it. I can't easily think of a scenario when anybody
would actually want to run the bridge on a separate machine to the
slimserver, but for now, it's actually possible, and I'm not keen to include
additional restrictions unnecessarily.

I'll take a peek at the XML stuff at the weekend, assuming I get a minute ;)

-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Gorst" <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 6:42 PM
Subject: [slim] Remote control of Slim Devices using Bluetooth Mobile
Phone


> Jules Taplin wrote:
> > Hey folks.
> >
> > I've just completed a preliminary release of an interface between
> > 'Bemused' (http://bemused.sf.net) and SlimServer. This allows for
> > control of your squeezeboxen and slimp3 players, using a Nokia Series 60
> > or Sony UIQ phone, and a bluetooth dongle - attached either to your
> > slimserver, or to another machine on the network.
> >
> > It's by no means finished - you can't actually browse or add items to
> > your playlist, for example, but you can display it, select tracks from
> > it, and do the obvious play/stop/forward/reverse/pause/volume stuff.
> > It's also linux only at the moment.
> >
> > But... feel free to give it a go. It was largely built so that I can
> > control music for the garden when I'm having a BBQ, so given the weather
> > in the UK at the moment, I thought some other folks might find a similar
> > use for it.
> >
> > Grab it from: http://www.mrtickle.org/bemusedbridge.html
> >
> > And let me know how you get on!
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
>
> Can't you use the XML http interface to get database functions?
>
>