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Locuth
2010-02-19, 15:42
Hello Everybody

SlimCtrl 1.3 is out and available for download on my web site.
To those of you who are familiar with SlimCtrl the most prominent new features are:

- Wake-On-Lan(*)
- Auto Server discover (unless a server is already configured)
- Lyrics and snchronized Lyrics ( Karaoke - if you will)
- Players on SN can be connected to your home-SqueezeCenter.
- More icons in the browser; radio stations, flickr, facebook
- IR-Blaster compatible volume control

- A couple of bugs and many minor graphics issues fixed
- Improved power management and faster wakeup from standby.


To those of you new to SlimCtrl:
It's is a windows mobile based remote control for Squeezebox Server.
Proven to work with PDA's and smartphones running WM 2003 ... WM 6.5.

There is a manual available for download on the download page.
It's not up to date but I'll give you the idea.

Or you just give it a try - it's pretty intuitive.

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*) To activate WOL for already configured server:
Hit the "test" button in the settings once. If the server is behind a router you'll probably get a notice that WOL will not work.


The screenshots below are not the most recent ones.
The graphic bugs and the missing skin are of course fixed in 1.3.

Puhmuckel
2010-02-20, 11:11
Kann das biite mal jemand übersetzen?

Locuth
2010-02-20, 18:08
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=75476
:-)

Muele
2010-02-22, 13:56
Congratulations. Great work!

Locuth
2010-02-22, 18:08
Congratulations. Great work!

Thanks:-)

BTW, for those new to SlimCtrl, I've compiled some videos of SlimControl at work

http://sc.sciatec.de/
Just hit "SlimControl in Action" and again "SlimControl in Action"

arztde
2010-02-23, 16:46
Thanks:-)

BTW, for those new to SlimCtrl, I've compiled some videos of SlimControl at work

http://sc.sciatec.de/
Just hit "SlimControl in Action" and again "SlimControl in Action"

I did made my first you tube video in a bad quality- maybee someone can do some better ones?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvNuY4pT4MM

Locuth
2010-02-23, 18:07
Cool - I tried to make one myself. But the quality was much worse...

Instead I created some videos for the SC webpage.
They were captured off the PC-screen. Showing some use-cases for SlimControl.
Maybe you'd like to check them out:
http://sc.sciatec.de/sc_Interface.shtml


Thanks for creating this video.
Sebastian

Muele
2010-02-24, 00:53
There is an error on the webpage.
Clicking on the second "SlimControl in Action" produces nothing but a notification of an "Error on page"

arztde
2010-02-24, 01:00
There is an error on the webpage.
Clicking on the second "SlimControl in Action" produces nothing but a notification of an "Error on page"

which you mean? In my second you tube i did not keep attention enough and as short it is if there is some sony content inside there is a block in some countries. i will do in one or 2 weeks another what is better...

Locuth
2010-02-24, 05:06
There is an error on the webpage.
Clicking on the second "SlimControl in Action" produces nothing but a notification of an "Error on page"

Bloody Internet Explorer...
I fixed it. It works in my IE 6 now.

Could you maybe check again.

Sebastian

Muele
2010-02-24, 06:25
Sorry, still doesn't work.

I use IE 7 here at work. I can test IE8 and FF when I get home.

Just to make sure:
I'm on this page: http://sc.sciatec.de/sc_Interface.shtml
And click this link: http://sc.sciatec.de/sc_Interface.shtml#

Locuth
2010-02-24, 08:23
Yes - exactly that page.
I'll also be able to test with IE 7 in an hour or so.

BTW,
a couple of bugs in v.1.3 have been fixed:
http://sc.sciatec.de/changes_13x.shtml

Download:
http://sc.sciatec.de/slimcontrol_download.shtml

Muele
2010-02-24, 08:43
It seems to work on IE8, except that it requires quicktime on the pc which is not going to happen.

Locuth
2010-02-24, 12:15
It seems to work on IE8, except that it requires quicktime on the pc which is not going to happen.

You should use Firefox ;-)

Muele
2010-02-24, 12:24
Yeah, the video works in Firefox.
I like arztde's better though ;)

Locuth
2010-02-26, 07:32
To all new users

On the SC registration webpage you can now leave feedback
why you decided not not get the full version.

I'd be happy to learn what keeps you...
http://sc.sciatec.de/sc_WhyNot.shtml

Oh, and if anybody thinks it's unethical to dicuss these issues here.
Now that SC has turned somewhat commercial - let me know too.

Remember that the close SC community with all their valuable feedback will always get their hands on the latest update for nada.

Have a good weekend.
Sebastian

Muele
2010-02-26, 09:53
How would you like to handle support/bugreporting? Pippin does it here, So I guess Logitech thinks it's ok.

I am unbale to sync players with 1.3

With 1.3b3 it works.

Please see attached screendump.


Also when I browse albums, I only see the first 15 or 18 albums. When I try 1.3b3 it's the same. E.g artists are ok.

Locuth
2010-02-27, 03:10
I think bug reports are fine here in the forum.

The sync feature had dissapeared.
It's back in now:
http://sc.sciatec.de/SlimControl/SlimCtrl_132.Arm.CAB
or
http://sc.sciatec.de/SlimControl/SlimCtrl_132_eng.msi

I'll check the albums-thing. You?re seeing 15 to 18?
Out of a total of ... like 1000 ?

Locuth
2010-02-27, 03:40
Muele - please delete the cache for the corresponding server.

Muele
2010-02-27, 04:03
Sync is indeed back in 1.32 :o)

I have already cleared the cache.
Now I get 20 albums with 13b2 and 3 but 21 with 1.32. I also get no keyboard-button in albums. I do in genres and artists. I have 368 albums.

slate
2010-02-27, 06:41
Running 1.32
I see all my albums, artists, genres with the alfabet in the right side and keyboard button below.

Muele did you uninstall before installing 1.3x?
Which phone are you using?

Muele
2010-02-27, 09:16
Running 1.32
I see all my albums, artists, genres with the alfabet in the right side and keyboard button below.

Muele did you uninstall before installing 1.3x?
Which phone are you using?

Yes.
A HTC TYTN running WM6.0 I believe.

Locuth
2010-02-27, 10:37
Muele you can manually verify the content of the cache.
In the root directory, or where ever you have selected to put the cache:
/SlimCtrl/<long-UUID>/SC_alb5.dat

It's a text file.
See if that corresponds to what you are seeing maybe.

Muele
2010-02-27, 11:38
Muele you can manually verify the content of the cache.
In the root directory, or where ever you have selected to put the cache:
/SlimCtrl/<long-UUID>/SC_alb5.dat

It's a text file.
See if that corresponds to what you are seeing maybe.

The cachefile is identical to the list in slimctrl.

I tried deleting the file. Now I'm down to 15 albums agian.

Locuth
2010-02-28, 03:18
So after deleting the file you saw more albums.
And then it went down to 15?

Or after deleting it went down to 15 ?

EDIT:
You probably have a NAS and found that loading albums is rather slow?
What version of SC are you using?

Muele
2010-02-28, 03:31
So after deleting the file you saw more albums.
And then it went down to 15?

Or after deleting it went down to 15 ?

EDIT:
You probably have a NAS and found that loading albums is rather slow?
What version of SC are you using?

Went directly down to 15.

Muele
2010-03-01, 06:32
I have now uninstalled. Made sure the cachefiles were actually removed. Reinstalled.

Didn't help. I have cleared cache a number of times. It displays anywhere between 13 and 21 albums.

MusicManiac
2010-03-01, 07:47
Do all your albums show up properly in the SBS web view?

I can't help but think you may be experiencing a network/server time out.

I haven't had it happen in a very long time, but one time while SC was loading my wifi went out so only the few initial albums showed up.

The few albums you have showing up, are they in alphabetical order?

Locuth
2010-03-02, 13:38
Muele - I'll upload an update for SC tomorrow.

The thing is, arztde had me convinced to display additional album information (artist and year)
However querying this additional information takes rather long.
I suppose this causes SC to timeout (particularly on a NAS)

If no one opposes, I'll take out this extra query.

Locuth
2010-03-02, 13:40
A couple of people had trouble on the registration page.
Not the one inside SlimControl but the one on the webpage.

I've fixed this issue (a bug in IE)
Registration, i.e. submitting the Serial No to PayPal now works.

Sebastian

Muele
2010-03-02, 14:55
Ok, I would like to try the simpler query.
However, I think the artist-info along with the album title is really usefull.
E.g. the in part of the list: the very best of...

Edit: Actually I sometimes experience that when I select "all tracks" on a given artist the list stops after 20 or 40 tracks. I didn't think it was related, but probably could be a symptom of an underpowered server...

Locuth
2010-03-02, 15:55
I'll check the "all tracks" query for performance too.

Maybe I can collect the "album artist" information incrementally.

Like so:
When the complete album list is loaded (initially) I'll skip the artist information.
And when individual albums or groups of albums (artist-query) are loaded at a later time,
I query the artist information along and add it to the complete album list.

As it is now, your NAS cannot deliver 20 albums in 10 seconds (timeout).

Thats unacceptable for a complete list of e.g. 500 albums (=4 minutes)
But it might be permissable for 10 albums of a single artist.

MusicManiac
2010-03-02, 15:59
Personally I appreciate the extra information myself.

If it needs to be removed though, would it be possible to make it something that could be toggled via an option in the settings? ex: a check-box for "additional media information".

Without it checked, a basic query would be sent to the server, with it, the full request. Or something like that anyway.

Just thinking out-loud.

edit: Just caught your posting Locuth, that would probably do the trick for a slower nas without sacrificing the functionality.

Locuth
2010-03-02, 19:50
Yes, a user-setting would be an option too.
I'll ponder over that tomorrow.

Locuth
2010-03-02, 19:52
I finally gave the SlimControl manual a revision.

For those of you interested:
http://sc.sciatec.de/SlimControl/quickstart_e.pdf

One thing missing is the artwork 'flip-side'.
But the rest looks pretty nice.

Muele
2010-03-03, 01:36
I'll check the "all tracks" query for performance too.

Maybe I can collect the "album artist" information incrementally.

Like so:
When the complete album list is loaded (initially) I'll skip the artist information.
And when individual albums or groups of albums (artist-query) are loaded at a later time,
I query the artist information along and add it to the complete album list.

As it is now, your NAS cannot deliver 20 albums in 10 seconds (timeout).

Thats unacceptable for a complete list of e.g. 500 albums (=4 minutes)
But it might be permissable for 10 albums of a single artist.

Well, it's not exactly a NAS. In some respects it's even worse ;) A slow pc with limited ram (384mb) with the data on a usb 1.1 device. But it actually performs resonably well (good enough that I wont cash out for a new one until I know if the touch will satisfy my needs).

I think i will try enabling the SB server on the desktop pc at home and connect to that to see how performance compares. Still not a state of the art machine, but comparable to a typical netbook.

For load-comparison, the "largest" artist in my library has 21 albums, which loads flawlessly every time.

Ps, you should get to bed earlier :)

Locuth
2010-03-03, 17:56
Muele - Did I say I'd upload something today?!

Well it's a little more work than I thought.
So it'll be tomorrow before I can post an update.

But it's working fine. The complete albums list will be loaded much much faster.
And the "album-artist" information will be added as you browse individual albums.

For instance (on my PC) after browsing GENRE 'alternative' -> 'all albums'
22 albums are getting the additional 'album-artist information.

- am I still making sense - ?

Yes - I'm getting to bed too late again.
But I just want to have you satisfied.^^

Take care

Muele
2010-03-04, 03:01
Thank you for your effort to help solve my problems. Hopefully it will benefit others as well.

I did some testing last night that I think confirms your suspicion.

Running on my desktop pc there is no problem. Same versio, same library.

On the old-timer, i can get as low as 5 albums if I stress it a bit by letting it do some multitasking. In New Music I see the same problem. Only a short list i shown.

Locuth
2010-03-04, 05:41
In the update I'll hopefully upload soon:
It's about 10 times faster album downloads.

So the 10 second timeout will never fire.
I have yet to check the "all tracks" query.

Later
Sebastian

Muele
2010-03-04, 07:03
In the update I'll hopefully upload soon:
It's about 10 times faster album downloads.

So the 10 second timeout will never fire.
I have yet to check the "all tracks" query.

Later
Sebastian

If I stress the server, I can get "all tracks" by artist X down to 5 as well.

pippin
2010-03-04, 07:08
So the 10 second timeout will never fire.


I don't believe you can create a Squeezebox Server environment where a 10s timeout never fires.
10s is too short.

Locuth
2010-03-05, 03:52
"never" := "less than 5 per 100 queries in a representive sample of use-cases in a representive sample of server setups"
:-)

pippin
2010-03-05, 04:57
"never" := "less than 5 per 100 queries in a representive sample of use-cases in a representive sample of server setups"
:-)

OK. So the typical selection of some music to play requires, what, 5 queries (you can have less if you know exactly what to play and how to find it, but that's not the only use case) so every 4ths try will fail.
Plus you will see those clustered around:
- people with lower spec servers (as of my experience: ~30 of SB users, those with a NAS)
- people browsing by Genre since this query is incredibly slow... wait: do you support Genres at all, can't remember right now.
- people using long playlists, these hurt server performance dramatically
- people using transcoding

Some of these might find the result completely unusable.

Locuth
2010-03-05, 11:16
OK. So the typical selection of some music to play requires, what, 5 queries


In MyMusic the longest would be
Genre 'Rock' -> Artist 'U2' -> Album 'Rattle And Hum' -> Track 'All along the watchtower' = 4 queries

But most people will prbly add an album or something.



so every 4ths try will fail.

Well, I think that depends on the 'distribution'.
It could be anything like e.g.:

95% users with reasonably speedy servers (like my 1.5Ghz 7 year old Athlon) would have 0.5% timeouts
And 5% users would have 90% timeouts.



Plus you will see those clustered around:
- people browsing by Genre since this query is incredibly slow... wait: do you support Genres at all, can't remember right now.

Yes, but the thing is, when you browse via genre->artist->album, the queries become much faster, because they return only few items.

Now that I think about it:
It's actually impossible to give a fail rate. So my 5% ballpark was pretty ignorant.

My approach was the following:
Every query is divided in chunks of n elements.
And I chose n so that (in my environment) each chunk response returns with 1-2 seconds.
And the timeout is 10 sec.

Maybe it's better to interpret the 5% like so:
In 5% of all thinkable use-cases will a query fail.
in 95% it will not fail.

so it will never fail for the average user
(never := < 0.0001 % e.g.)

Maybe we should talk about this on the phone.
It seems to be on your mind too :-)

Remember the 80/20 rule?
I am poing by the 95/5 rule with a 10sec timeout
You are taking the 98/2 route with a 30sec timeout;-)



Oh and as to ruining some people's program experience.
What's there to ruin if it takes > 10 seconds to query a couple of albums, or a single image.
These people are having no fun anyways.

Muele
2010-03-05, 11:28
Thank you.
I have tried 1.33 a bit.

The timeout issue in albums has been solved.

But there are some issues.

It still shows the artist, when it's Various artists.

It never loads the artist at a later time. I hade the impression that it would load that infomation later just like the album artwork.

Year is load loaded at all. (I don't care much about that)

New music is still using the old query and times out.

The album-list in artist X still times out.

All tracks from artist X also times out after approx. 180 tracks.


I don't understand the need for a 10 second timeout for the indexing. As long as I can see the counter going up, I'm content. And it's only on the first listing. Subsequently the lists are there instantly

Idea: Make indexing start in the background as soon as SlimCtrl starts. Or make it possible to trigger a reindexing without timeout from the settings-pane.

BR Mogens

Muele
2010-03-05, 11:38
We posted acroos each other :)

I just want to say, that if you choose to not support the buttom 5% performing servers I will understand.
You should probably warn on your website then though.

Funny thing is that I never say my server as that lowend. I think there are a lot of NAS'es out there with SBS that are performing a lot worse. I think it's performing fully acceptable on the SBC and Radio almost all the time.

What about a 50.000 track collection running on a decent server? Will that not time out every time?

Have a nice weekend.

pippin
2010-03-05, 12:16
Sebastian,

I said you can have less than 5 queries when you know what you are looking for.
What you state is the BEST case, not the worst. The worst case is something like looking into all of your albums twice until you know what go play.
Have a look at how people USE an app, not at mere test cases.

But hey, after all: it's your App, not mine :)

Locuth
2010-03-06, 04:54
Thank you.
But there are some issues.
It still shows the artist, when it's Various artists.


That is by design. "Various artists" is how the DUET controller labels compilations. So I do it the same way. It's not a true artist name.



It never loads the artist at a later time. I hade the impression that it would load that infomation later just like the album artwork.

I forgot to mention this:
[EDIT]
The album-artist will only be determined if you query a single artist's albums



New music is still using the old query and times out.

Thanks - I'll fix it.



The album-list in artist X still times out.

Oh - I understood that worked in your environment.
Will have to lower the # of albums per query chunk.



All tracks from artist X also times out after approx. 180 tracks.

Hadn't found the time to change that query yet - sorry Muele



I don't understand the need for a 10 second timeout for the indexing. As long as I can see the counter going up, I'm content. And it's only on the first listing. Subsequently the lists are there instantly

Convinced!



Idea: Make indexing start in the background as soon as SlimCtrl starts. Or make it possible to trigger a reindexing without timeout from the settings-pane.

That would (once again) take me into multithreading hell^^.
It's sleek once it works, but it's so much work to implement properly.


Thanks so much for your notes.
Sebastian

Locuth
2010-03-06, 07:47
We posted acroos each other :)
I just want to say, that if you choose to not support the buttom 5% performing servers I will understand.
You should probably warn on your website then though.


I want to support them.
EDIT:
The 50.000 albums server won't make much difference.
The download is always sliced in smaller fixed size chunks.

I'll start tonight. SC will get dynamic download balancing.
(So I can stick to my 10sec timeout - pippin ^^)

If I could have a sample logfile of SC timing out while querying albums.
That would be great.

Cheers
Sebastian

Muele
2010-03-06, 08:02
If I could have a sample logfile of SC timing out while querying albums.
That would be great.


Sure, just explain me how.

itm
2010-03-07, 05:50
Firstly, thanks for a GREAT app - this works so well on my HTC Touch Pro2.

I have a few questions:
- When typing a search using the in-built phone-style keypad, if you need to type the same letter twice is there a way of doing this without waiting a few seconds between each keypress? (currently if you press the same letter twice quickly it will skip to the next letter assigned to that numeric key)

- Are there any plans to support hardware keyboards, such as that on the HTC Touch Pro2?

- When viewing search results for a track, is there any way of telling which album each track is from? I commonly search for a track and can't tell the difference between several different versions (I have alot of live recordings in my collection!).

Thanks for a great product...

Locuth
2010-03-07, 08:41
Uff - home again. Have been on vacation for two days.

Ok, log file...

Open the settings and at the bottom right:
Increase the log level to 2.
Run SC as you normally would.
Provoke the timeout error, maybe twice so I have *more* information.
Terminate slimcontrol as you normally would. (Don't kill it)

The logfile is located in the SC application folder, e.g.
/programs/SlimCtrl 1.3/SClog.txt

-> sb _at_ sciatec_de
Thanks a bunch

Locuth
2010-03-07, 08:45
Firstly, thanks for a GREAT app - this works so well on my HTC Touch Pro2.

I have a few questions:
- When typing a search using the in-built phone-style keypad, if you need to type the same letter twice is there a way of doing this without waiting a few seconds between each keypress? (currently if you press the same letter twice quickly it will skip to the next letter assigned to that numeric key)


No, same as on phone keybpad



- Are there any plans to support hardware keyboards, such as that on the HTC Touch Pro2?

Yes -> 1.4



- When viewing search results for a track, is there any way of telling which album each track is from? I commonly search for a track and can't tell the difference between several different versions (I have alot of live recordings in my collection!).


Yes, I'll see what I can do to extend the track-information.

Muele
2010-03-07, 13:50
Logfile emailed.

Locuth
2010-03-08, 06:56
Logfile emailed.

Mhh - it never arrived here...
BTW, I am done with the improved download mechanism.
As soon as I get you log, I'll send you the update.

Major difference is:
1. SC will continue downloading after timeouts.
2. SC will adjust the download 'chunk' size to the server/network performance

Muele
2010-03-08, 08:08
Mhh - it never arrived here...


Oops, my bad.

arztde
2010-03-10, 06:22
No, same as on phone keybpad


Yes -> 1.4



Yes, I'll see what I can do to extend the track-information.

Hi Sebastian,

at friday i am at 4 pm in bad Salzig and than weekend be at home in Mainz. So if you like we can do some Videos with my Webcam and the Blue Angel and the Touch Diamond together. Gives you also for say 3 days the possibility to do a basic programing for the use of Hardware keys or inside the touch for a scrolling sollution.
If you have time give me a phone.

FortFun
2010-04-10, 04:31
Great app,, just registered.

Using ATT Tilt2 - Custom ROM 6.5+

One question?

Is there an easy way to back up from the current screen I select?

Menu is fairly intuitive, however there are a lot of time when I select an option, then the screen slides across with my selection.

However I have not discovered any sort of back button that will bring me back to my previous screen.

Maybe I am missing something but many times I get on a screen that I can't back out of to my previous screen. Basically I have to figure out the 'home' type button and then re-navigate..

I'm I missing something easy, or is it not possible?

Hopefully this question makese sense?

Locuth
2010-04-11, 01:11
How did you even manage without the 'back' feature ;-)

'Swipe-right' is your friend:
Tap & hold down on the list and shove it to the right.

Try swipe-left/righ also in the 'current playlist' in the main player screen.

You might also like:
'Swipe-up' on the coverflow (main player screen)

Locuth
2010-06-01, 18:43
SlimControl 1.44 is ready for download!

SC supports album covers for SqueezeBox server 7.6
SC automatically detects available servers.

More here:
http://sc.sciatec.de/changes_13x.shtml

spile
2010-06-02, 03:35
and installed - many thanks.
Noticed that when I run it it seems to fail to find the server and keeps asking. If I select Cancel it finds the server anyway!

itm
2010-06-02, 12:01
Really nice release - thanks. The keyboard on my Touch Pro 2 works beautifully as well!

Are there any plans to extend the search results to include the name of the album that a track is found on? (e.g. so that I can tell the 15 live and studio versions of "Tumbling Dice" apart in my collection).

Locuth
2010-06-05, 05:33
and installed - many thanks.
Noticed that when I run it it seems to fail to find the server and keeps asking. If I select Cancel it finds the server anyway!

Did this only happen whe you ran SC 1.44/45 for the first time?
Or is this occurring regularly?
It might have to to with old registry entries from previous versions.

Right now I'm on vacation and won't be able to do anything about it.

Locuth
2010-06-05, 05:34
Really nice release - thanks. The keyboard on my Touch Pro 2 works beautifully as well!

Are there any plans to extend the search results to include the name of the album that a track is found on? (e.g. so that I can tell the 15 live and studio versions of "Tumbling Dice" apart in my collection).

That's certainly a good Idea although it has not been on my todo list.
I might implement something to this end.

drozdu
2010-10-01, 01:01
Hi, I can see an icon "load from amazon" if there is no cover art on slimserver, but this seems not to be working. I've tapped several albums and nothing happened but this icon disappeared. I am connected to the internet. What am I doing wrong?

Cheers, Marcin

Locuth
2010-10-03, 13:39
Hi there.

That 'download from amazon' feature checks amazon for covers of the selected album.
The user-interface for that feature isn't very sophisticated.
When you tap the 'amazon' icon - watch the status bar (at the top) closely.
It will say 'no covers found' or 'xxx covers found'.

If no covers were found the icon simply disappears.
If more than one cover was found the 1st cover will be displayed.
The icon will stay visible and you can press it again for the next cover.

It all depends on the quality of your mp3-tags.
If they are proper there's a good chance to find a matching cover.

Make sure album artist and album name are properly tagged.
And try a common album first.

Sebastian

drozdu
2010-10-04, 00:31
Hi Sebastaian, thanks for the reply.
I know that it should work the way you described, but:
I double checked tags, tried to download cover from amazon using some PC software - it works, album found.
Using SlimCtrl - nothing. In the status bar "loading..." is displayed, and after 3-4 seconds "Squeezebox" - thats all. Files are not MP3 but flac. Does it make any difference?

Marcin

Locuth
2010-10-07, 13:41
Hey Marcin

Sorry it took me so long to answer.
Somehow I'm not getting any email notification from this thread.

I would really like to fix that problem you're describing.
Would you send me the mp3-tag information of that particular album.

That is:
album name
artist name

Or even better:
Send me one mp3 track from that album.
I will then include it in my library and find the cause of the problem.

You can send the track to

sb -at- sciatec.de

I will get back to you ASAP
Sebastian

Locuth
2010-12-10, 12:14
Due to PayPal's unacceptable behaviour in the WikiLeaks affair...
I decided to stop using PayPal and offer SlimControl for free.

Registration will still be rquired - but it's for free:
http://sc.sciatec.de/sc_RegFree.shtml

Take care
Sebastian

studkiram
2011-01-11, 03:51
Sebastian,

Thanks for this very nice app!

I just installed on my Sony Aspen (win mobile 6.5.3) and it is working as expected. Reactivity is really fine.

I just have a couple of questions, as win mobile newbie :-)

- when the app is running, how can you close it? In the menu, the power button appears to be designed to power off the squeezebox, not slimcontrol. in fact, I just would like to close the app. Sorry if supid question :-)

- once installed, can I delete the 2 installation files I downloaded on the phone? Are all filed already copied in the "program files" of the device? Or would I create a mess by deleting these files?

Thanks again for the app!

cliver
2011-01-20, 05:20
Just installed this on my HTC HD2 to control my Squeezbox Touch. Got it up and running in 5 minutes flat.
Looks to be just what I need. I'll have a play and come back with any observations.
Many thanks, great app. :-)

Stoker
2011-01-20, 06:24
I just have a couple of questions, as win mobile newbie :-)

- when the app is running, how can you close it? In the menu, the power button appears to be designed to power off the squeezebox, not slimcontrol. in fact, I just would like to close the app. Sorry if supid question :-)



If you press the power button in the menu, you should see another power button appear just to the left of the one you just pressed. If you press the new close button, the squeezebox should turn off. If you press the origonal power button again it should close SlimCtrl and leave the Squeezebox alone.

mightydob
2011-01-31, 04:43
Thanks for a great program :) Been using if on my WM PDA for a couple of week now and its great and runs seamlessly with multiple versions of Squeeze play on laptops, should be getting a touch in the next week which I am sure will work just as well.

I was wondering if you could have the artist showing when you are browsing by album. It shows the Year and indicates various artists when relevant, but it does not give you any indication when it is a single artist. I have quite a few best of Albums etc which are all called the same

The only other slight issue is the indicator telling you that you have added a track to the play list. It flashes up so quickly at the top of the screen that my wife keeps missing it and adds the track again. probably be something she gets used to though :)

Once again great program!

Locuth
2011-02-01, 16:01
Thanks for the nice feedback.
The features you mentioned are already on my list.

Alas, I have little time to work on SlimCtrl these days.
But that'll change...

mfw
2011-02-03, 22:22
I'm very interested in this application. However, I am unable to browse to http://sc.sciatec.de, Firefox reports:
The connection has timed out
The server at sc.sciatec.de is taking too long to respond.


Am I missing something?
Frank

slate
2011-02-04, 03:07
I'm very interested in this application. However, I am unable to browse to http://sc.sciatec.de, Firefox reports:
The connection has timed out
The server at sc.sciatec.de is taking too long to respond.

Works fine for me in this moment.... using IE8

Locuth
2011-02-04, 07:40
The webserver may have been down.
It works for me - please try again

Ravenik
2011-02-06, 15:16
I have Squeezebox Duet and I have just launched SlimCtrl 1.52 on HTC HD2. It works great, however I see SlimCtrl requires Squeezebox Server running on PC. I now consider buying Squeezebox Touch in short time and connect library on USB to S.Touch. Please tell if SlimCtrl will be able to cooperate with "mini-" server built in Squeezebox Touch - without having a PC computer running server application (sometimes I don't want to turn on PC)?

Locuth
2011-02-07, 01:11
Users have told me it does so very well.
Maybe someone can confirm here in this thread...

JIJ3
2011-02-12, 14:03
I just updated my Squeezebox server to 7.5.3 and now SlimControl 1.52 can't find the server. All my players are working fine. Is this a known problem with 1.52??

Thanks, Jack

Nevermind. It was a wifi problem. SlimControl 1.52works fine with Server 7.5.3. Great app!!

studkiram
2011-03-30, 04:24
I confirm, it is working on my SB touch with a USB drive attached (thus using the mini-server integrated to the touch)

Thanks,

Trickster
2011-05-17, 15:14
Hi,

Just installed 1.52 on a HTC HD and works well dont know why I havent sorted this sooner!

One small question, is it possible to list the albums in artist order rather than album title order, had a good look through the settings I could find. This is how I have the controller set and other music devices so it seems strange to use, not a major problem would probably get used to it if its not possible!

Ta

JIJ3
2011-07-20, 15:13
Anyone know whether SlimControl will work now (or in future versions) on a Windows Phone 7? I'm using it now with Windows Mobile 6.5 and love it, but its time to upgrade phones. Thanks

slate
2011-07-20, 23:42
My guess would be "no" as WP7 is a completely different platform