PDA

View Full Version : Squeezepod on the iPod



Gerry123
2009-12-27, 19:33
Just installed this app on my iPod Touch.

Streams music from SBS to your iPod over wifi.

Pretty basic atm. Can't do much with it other than listen to streaming music (now there's a surprise) but works better than the SBC IMHO. Appears in the WebUI as an extra player and can be controlled somewhat from SBS UI.

Pretty good for 3.49.


Anyone else using this yet?

P.S. I'm not affiliated to Sqeezepod but I thought it might be interesting to some.

Gerry.

pippin
2009-12-28, 02:03
I use it, too.
Browsing is very limited but the playback works well.

carrera
2009-12-28, 11:28
@pippin,

do you think we can expect such a functionality in iPeng next year???

Kind regards
carrera

pippin
2009-12-28, 11:29
Yes.

carrera
2009-12-28, 11:32
Great!!!!

Thank You!

carrera

JeffHart
2009-12-28, 11:48
Why not just point Safari to your.server.com:9000/stream.mp3 and use iPeng to control it? This has the advantage of being able to listen to your music in the background while using other apps on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Works great over WiFi, a bit problematic over 3G - large lag time and while it's technically running in the background using another app in the foreground that needs data access will interrupt the stream.

Not exactly elegant, but until Apple starts allowing a wider range of apps to run in the background its not a bad approach.

Gerry123
2009-12-28, 12:29
I find I just listen to music on the iPod while I'm doing something else without the need to sync everything I have onto the iPod, too much duplication/faff and no way am I letting iTunes anywhere near SBC.

Still use iPeng app when listening out loud as it were.

Streaming on iPeng sounds good. I can choose either then. Consumer power eh? :-)

Keep up the good work guys.

Gerry.

maggior
2009-12-28, 13:03
Just installed this app on my iPod Touch.

Streams music from SBS to your iPod over wifi.



Does it do gapless playback? Does it play the FLAC files directly or do you have to set it up to transcode on the server side?

Thanks.

maggior
2009-12-28, 13:04
Yes.

Hi Pippin -

When iPeng supports this, will it do gapless playback of LAME mp3 files? Will it support FLAC without the need to transcode?

Thanks!

Gerry123
2009-12-28, 14:12
Does it do gapless playback? Does it play the FLAC files directly or do you have to set it up to transcode on the server side?

Thanks.

Don't know about gapless but not even having lame installed on the server FLAC files play just fine, radio as well.

DaveKen
2009-12-29, 05:00
Hi guys,
Sorry for the procession of low level numptie newbie questions but ..... I am nearly 70 :-)
I have SqueezeCentre installed on my Vista MM PC and this morning I have installed SqueezePod on my iPod Touch. I now need to enter the Server IP, Username and Password but I don't have a clue. Can anyone provide idiot-proof simple instructions and further details please?
Thanks in anticipation.
Dave.

pippin
2009-12-29, 05:54
Do you know how to open the SqueezeCenter web interface?
If yes: if you go to "Settings" (there's a link at the bottom of the page) and click on the "Information" tab you will get a page that shows (among other things) the "Server IP Address". That's what you need. It's probably the only thing you need to set.

garym
2009-12-29, 06:08
And Pippin is too honest to mention it, but I highly recommend that you consider the iPENG application for your iTouch (Pippin is the author). You'll see lots of users of this great software here on the forums. It is considered the cream of the crop with regards to remote control of your squeezebox products.

DaveKen
2009-12-29, 06:31
To Pippin,
Thanks for your help - much appreciated - and see below: -

To Garym,
iPeng already installed, and awaiting delivery of Touch - thanks again Pippin for iPeng.

Cheers,
Dave.

garym
2009-12-29, 06:51
To Garym,
iPeng already installed, and awaiting delivery of Touch - thanks again Pippin for iPeng.

Cheers,
Dave.

And to be clear, I mean the iTUNES app, installed via itunes, not the iPeng skin installed as a 3rd party app in squeezeboxserver.

DaveKen
2009-12-29, 07:06
Hi again Guys,
Currently listening to music (FLAC) tracks on my PC through my headphones plugged into my iPod Touch (thanks again Pippin) and I'm very impressed but ..... there's always a 'but' :-),
1) the volume is on the low side of audible even on full (no I'm not deaf, yet) - is there any way of increasing it?
2) is there any way of creating a playlist on the iPod Touch?
3) is there any way of persuading the Touch to play Random tracks or even move on to the next album automatically?
Sorry if thes are numptie questions but I've only had the Touch since Christmas morning and it's all very complicated to someone brought up on the Home Service and the Light Programme :-).
Thanks in anticipation.
Dave.

pippin
2009-12-29, 10:25
Hi again Guys,
Currently listening to music (FLAC) tracks on my PC through my headphones plugged into my iPod Touch (thanks again Pippin) and I'm very impressed but ..... there's always a 'but' :-),
1) the volume is on the low side of audible even on full (no I'm not deaf, yet) - is there any way of increasing it?
2) is there any way of creating a playlist on the iPod Touch?
3) is there any way of persuading the Touch to play Random tracks or even move on to the next album automatically?
Sorry if thes are numptie questions but I've only had the Touch since Christmas morning and it's all very complicated to someone brought up on the Home Service and the Light Programme :-).
Thanks in anticipation.
Dave.

Hm.. you are not using iPeng, you are using SqueezePod, right?
With SqueezePod:
1. There's actually two volume controls, the one you control with the keys on the side of the iPod and the slider. They overlay each other. This is very confusing.
2+3 Yes, but not on the device itself but only on the web interface on the PC.

OR you open
http://<server IP>:9000/stream.mp3
with Safari (the browser) on your iPod and use iPeng to control it :)

garym
2009-12-29, 12:26
again, life will be much easier if you get the iPENG application for your iTouch from the ITUNES application store. The best money you'll spend for using your squeeze products!

edit: think about it, the author of iPENG is answering your questions about a product that competes with him. How's that for service. And I'm not clear that you understand that iPENG is a different product. It is.

DaveKen
2009-12-29, 14:25
Hi Pippin and Garym,
Thanks both for your help, Pippin for helping with a competitors product and Garym for pointing it out to me who knows nothing of such things - sincerely, much appreciated, both

Pippin: using the volume control toggle control (top left of iPod Touch) works wonders - :-) - thanks - should have thought of that myself, dohhhhh!

Garym: have got iTunes loaded but I think I now realise why there is no facility on the iPod Touch to create playlists - presumably the playlists are made on the PC and the iPod Touch just accesses those, rather than offering the ability to create a playlist on the Touch itself.

Thanks again for your help,
Dave.

garym
2009-12-29, 14:34
Garym: have got iTunes loaded but I think I now realise why there is no facility on the iPod Touch to create playlists - presumably the playlists are made on the PC and the iPod Touch just accesses those, rather than offering the ability to create a playlist on the Touch itself.


I'm a little confused about what you are actually playing on the iTouch. Am I correct that you are using an app called Squeezepod on the itouch to play music through your SqueezeboxServer (SbS) (which is installed on your local PC). If so, yes, the playlists are made on the SbS and the iTouch is just giving you control over playback via the squeezepod app.

DaveKen
2009-12-29, 14:40
I'm a little confused about what you are actually playing on the iTouch. Am I correct that you are using an app called Squeezepod on the itouch to play music through your SqueezeboxServer (SbS) (which is installed on your local PC). If so, yes, the playlists are made on the SbS and the iTouch is just giving you control over playback via the squeezepod app.

Hi Garym,
Yes you are correct in everything you state in your second sentence, so that confirms what I suspected, and what you state in your last sentence.
Cheers,
Dave.

garym
2009-12-29, 14:57
great. enjoy. Lots of good stuff with the squeezeboxes and iTouch combination!!!

agentsmith
2009-12-29, 22:44
Actually from the Apple App store there is another app called "Squeezemobile". Has anyone tried both Squeezemobile and Squeezepod? How do they compare?

pippin
2009-12-30, 02:08
SqueezeMobile has more control capabilities but uses stream.mp3 so your server has to transcode everything which means it sometimes doesn't work.
SqueezePod is more stable and plays a lot of formats but is limited in control features to playing albums.

agentsmith
2010-01-01, 04:42
Thanks Pippin, one more Q if I may

Do I need a Squeezebox present on the network for either of these apps?

pippin
2010-01-01, 05:35
For SqueezePod: no.
iPeng currently is purely a remote control so you obviously need something to control :)
But it can be one of the software players, of course.

agentsmith
2010-01-01, 09:07
For SqueezePod: no.
iPeng currently is purely a remote control so you obviously need something to control :)
But it can be one of the software players, of course.

Thanks
Yes I know about iPeng since I already purchased the app.

agentsmith
2010-01-03, 07:09
Just bought and downloaded Squeezepod and got it setup.

It connected momentarily but keeps blinks on and off coming back to the login screen with the message "Connection was lost, please restart Squeezepod".

My wireless LAN is beautiful with many devices living happily without drops, so I do not think there is a connectivity issues.

Any ideas folks?

agentsmith
2010-01-07, 07:00
Anyone else got this problem?

I cannot find the contact info for the vendor of the software. I only know they took $5.99 from my Visa :)

I hope every software vendor is as good as Pippin :)

Gerry123
2010-01-07, 13:12
Anyone else got this problem?

I cannot find the contact info for the vendor of the software. I only know they took $5.99 from my Visa :)

I hope every software vendor is as good as Pippin :)

http://karmeye.com/node

There is a contact form there. Hope that helps.

There is also a forum section on the site.

Gerry.

agentsmith
2010-01-08, 04:26
http://karmeye.com/node

There is a contact form there. Hope that helps.

There is also a forum section on the site.

Gerry.

Thanks posted and got a response. Looking into it.

nspindel
2010-01-09, 20:41
Any response from them? I see this as well sometimes.

Also, it seems to play fine until the screen shuts itself off. As soon as the power saving kicks in, audio play back ends. Power the iphone back up, it starts playing again. Can't seem to get it to play while iphone is in power saving mode, which is a bit of a drag. Any way to fix that?

nspindel
2010-01-10, 08:57
I've bought both of these apps. Seems this should be an opportunity for ipeng and squeezebod to partner up, no? These products right now are both completely complimentary. iPeng is the ultimate Squeezebox controller, I enjoy it far better than the actual $300 Controller. But... It's not a player. That's it's one shortcoming right now, appreciating that it should be at some time in the future. But then comes along SqueezePod which can do today (well, apart from my connection continuously dropping) the one thing iPeng can't, but has virtually no visual or control functionality built yet. Why would both of you want to duplicate each others efforts, rather than combine forces a bit and have the ultimate killer Squeezebox app?

pippin
2010-01-10, 10:58
Because SqueezePod does what it does by ignoring some legal issues I'm not willing to ignore.

iPeng playback will come, but not through this route.
Technically, SqueezePod looks like a nice solution.

leemortimer
2010-04-30, 08:32
I just bought SqueezePod and I can't connect to it. I've located my Squeezebox Server IP Address and made sure (I think) that my Firewall is not getting in the way.

Do I have to enter my mysqueezebox.xom Username and Password?

One problem may be that my Squeezebox Server Control Panel is reads...

Squeezebox Server: Running
Server IP Address: xxx.xxx.x.xxx
Port 3483 (slimproto): OK
Port 900 (HTTP): OK
Port 9090 (CLI): Failed

Does the fact that Port 9090 failed make a difference? How do I get it working if so?

Lee

amcluesent
2010-05-01, 07:28
>iPeng playback will come,<

Hopefully with OS4 iPeng can play in the background too?

pippin
2010-05-01, 07:31
Yes, I think so...
The API is made for that use case.

leemortimer
2010-05-03, 12:43
I just bought SqueezePod and I can't connect to it. I've located my Squeezebox Server IP Address and made sure (I think) that my Firewall is not getting in the way.

Do I have to enter my mysqueezebox.xom Username and Password?

One problem may be that my Squeezebox Server Control Panel is reads...

Squeezebox Server: Running
Server IP Address: xxx.xxx.x.xxx
Port 3483 (slimproto): OK
Port 900 (HTTP): OK
Port 9090 (CLI): Failed

Does the fact that Port 9090 failed make a difference? How do I get it working if so?

Lee


Can anyone help with my questions above?

Would be much appreciated!

pippin
2010-05-03, 13:16
Something's blocking port 9090 which SqueezePod is probably using for the CLI communication. Or your server uses a different port for that.

leemortimer
2010-05-04, 08:10
Something's blocking port 9090 which SqueezePod is probably using for the CLI communication. Or your server uses a different port for that.

I don't know what's blocking it. I even temporarily disabled my Firewall. It still says "Port 9090 (CLI): Failed"

Any ideas what to try next?

ptrainer
2010-07-03, 12:50
I don't know what's blocking it. I even temporarily disabled my Firewall. It still says "Port 9090 (CLI): Failed"

Any ideas what to try next?


Help, I'm having the same problem. I just upgraded to 7.5.1 and prior to the upgrade my port 9090 and Squeezepod were working 100 percent. Post upgrade, everything else is working fine: players work, iPeng works etc., however it now shows port 9090: failed thus making Squeezepod unable to log on. Nothing else on my computer has changed other than the 7.5.1 upgrade. Also I have no firewall on. Any ideas on what to do would be much appreciated. Thanks!

ptrainer
2010-07-03, 23:44
Well, I gave up and just reinstalled version 7.5 and everything works fine again. Sometimes when "it ain't broke" it just isn't worth upgrading to the "latest and greatest" version. I'm just happy all is well in Squuezeland again.

carrera
2010-07-04, 07:48
Hi,
No idea, whats happening there, but I am running 7.5.1 with Win xp, and no issues with the squeezecast here, it does what it should, in a very simple way eg it does not support iPhone 4, if you change the App. the sound stops - but i can live with that, and I am still waiting for Pippins iPeng, to implement the player func.
Kind regards
Carrera