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fragfutter
2010-03-02, 12:18
How do you power off the SB Receiver?

I'm running a SB Radio and a SB Receiver. Those two are synchronized, but only audio, not volume or power. When i start to listen to some music on the radio, i can go over to the other room, switch on the amp and voila, same music.

What happens if i listen to an internet station and simply turn off the radio? The duett keeps on streaming. I won't notice because the amp is powered off. Not very nice to the internet station.

Which options do i have to prevent this?

Press pause before turning off. Ok, i do this at the moment. But i will forget this...

Power the duett off with the amp. But then the controller looses the receiver and switches over, controlling the radio.

Sync Power. But then the radio starts to run the moment i listen to the main system.

Write a small script that checks if i'm still streaming at three in the morning and at least stop it then.

Any other ideas?

usch
2010-03-03, 05:29
hope i was clear, and resolved your issue!
Sorry, but I didn't understand a word.


What happens if i listen to an internet station and simply turn off the radio? The duett keeps on streaming. I won't notice because the amp is powered off. Not very nice to the internet station.
That shouldn't be an issue. In sync mode the stream is always proxied by the SB server, so it will only be fetched once from the original station.

As for the original question, are you sure you are actually switching off the Receiver, not the Controller?

fragfutter
2010-03-03, 05:43
i never switch off the controller ;) Just place it in the craddle. There is a menu point to turn off the receiver, but i normaly don't do that. To phrase my problem in other words.

I start an internet stream on radio and receiver (synced, yes i know they are proxied), then i turn off the radio by pressing the power button on the radio. The receiver will continue to receive the stream. I will never notice because the amp of the receiver is turned off. So it will happily stream the whole night.

Thinking about it, what happens if a sleep timer on one SB powers off the SB. Will synchronized players also power off (guess not)? Will they stop playing?

usch
2010-03-03, 07:22
There is a menu point to turn off the receiver, but i normaly don't do that.
I guess that explains why the Receiver stays on. ;)


I start an internet stream on radio and receiver (synced, yes i know they are proxied), then i turn off the radio by pressing the power button on the radio. The receiver will continue to receive the stream. I will never notice because the amp of the receiver is turned off. So it will happily stream the whole night.
Yes, but that's how it is supposed to work when you don't sync the power switch. I think what you want is "Sync power off, but not power on" - I don't believe that is currently possible, but maybe someone can write a plugin for that?

fragfutter
2010-03-03, 08:37
So i need to remember pressing pause, or need to remember to scroll through the controller and turn receiver off. Just wanted to collect ideas how you handle this. I mean the controler has no indicator if the controlled device is on or in standby and has no (hardware) button to power it off.

can i figure out (in software) if the controller is in the craddle? Having the controller in the craddle for more then one hour is a very good indicator (for me) that the receiver needs to power off. I think i will look into this and do some tests.

peterw
2010-03-03, 11:30
So i need to remember pressing pause, or need to remember to scroll through the controller and turn receiver off. Just wanted to collect ideas how you handle this. I mean the controler has no indicator if the controlled device is on or in standby and has no (hardware) button to power it off.

The indicator is whether the main menu offers to "Turn Den On" or "Turn Den Off". :-)

The sole button on the Receiver (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SBRFrontButtonAndLED) acts like a Pause button, if pressed briefly. If you run Squeezebox Server, you can use my KidsPlay plugin (http://www.tux.org/~peterw/slim/KidsPlay.html) to redefine the button on the Receiver as a Power button. So you could just tap the Receiver's button and wait for it to "turn off" (go silent) before switching off your amp. Also note that the brightness of the light of the Receiver button indicates whether it's playing music.