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lreinstein
2010-04-20, 09:23
I have an SB3 and would like to run the Squeezebox Desktop which I understand replaces the Jive Squeezeplay etc.

I do not see where/how to download this. Please Please advise.

I have had my SB3 for several years but have recently only been using it on the MySqueezebox.com for Pandora. I have not been using it through the squeezeserver software on my MacBook. Instead I have been using iTunes with Airport Express to play my music. But, I would like to try using the SB3 again for this.

I did download the Squeezeserver 7.5 and it is running but I would like the desktop interface....

thanks

Larry

aubuti
2010-04-20, 10:22
Download the appropriate SqueezePlay package from http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.5

pski
2010-04-20, 16:30
I have an SB3 and would like to run the Squeezebox Desktop which I understand replaces the Jive Squeezeplay etc.

I do not see where/how to download this. Please Please advise.

I have had my SB3 for several years but have recently only been using it on the MySqueezebox.com for Pandora. I have not been using it through the squeezeserver software on my MacBook. Instead I have been using iTunes with Airport Express to play my music. But, I would like to try using the SB3 again for this.

I did download the Squeezeserver 7.5 and it is running but I would like the desktop interface....

thanks

Larry

Squeezeplay is a program that lets you play music through your computer's speakers.

If you want the "desktop" control of the server, open a web-browser and go to either:

http://localhost:9000

or

http://127.0.0.1:9000

Or, since you are looking at this in a web-browser, click the above.

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lreinstein
2010-04-20, 17:00
But, i thought there was a desktop application that emulated the software in Duet.... i believe i used to have it running. it ran independently of a browser. I just cant remember where I got it. Was it called squeezedesktop or jive??

pski
2010-04-20, 17:44
But, i thought there was a desktop application that emulated the software in Duet.... i believe i used to have it running. it ran independently of a browser. I just cant remember where I got it. Was it called squeezedesktop or jive??

OK, It's squeezeplay as mentioned by aubuti.

You can also use the "old" softsqueeze which is available as a plugin.

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lreinstein
2010-04-20, 18:48
how then do i download squeezeplay?

lreinstein
2010-04-20, 19:09
and what is the latest version for the Mac OS?

thanks.

aubuti
2010-04-20, 23:10
how then do i download squeezeplay?

and what is the latest version for the Mac OS?
What, are these trick questions? See my answer in post #2 in this thread. I directed you to 7.5, which is the latest "release" version, but I suppose you could use 7.6 instead (http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.6). Whichever you choose will be beta software, because Squeezeplay is likely to be beta forever. And the "latest version" will change on a more or less nightly basis, but don't worry about that.

oivindi
2010-04-21, 03:14
Squeezeplay is confusing.

Most confusing: Is it possible to use it outside of the local network, like Softsqueeze?

I can't see any mention of it anywhere.

rickbeec
2010-04-23, 13:59
Download Squeezeplay here:
downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.5/sp/8725/SqueezePlay-setup.exe

It uses exactly the same UI as all other SB UIs, so how can it be confusing?

aubuti
2010-05-07, 06:21
It uses exactly the same UI as all other SB UIs, so how can it be confusing?
Actually the SqueezePlay interface is quite different from the "older" players, such as SB, SB2, SB3/Classic, Transporter, and Boom.

I am pretty sure it can be used outside the local network. You should be able to connect to a remote server via Settings > Advanced > Networking > Remote Libraries > Add new library, but I've never tried it myself. All the usual cautions about secure transmission, opening of your server to the internet, etc apply. If you value any of the information on your server, you want to be sure of what you are doing.

oivindi
2010-05-07, 06:24
I never get the menu choices you mention when I launch Squeezeplay from outside my home network, so I guess it won't work.

Besides there's a serious audio playback bug where you can only play music through the speakers of your mac, and not through, say, a sound card, so it's pretty irrelevant at this point anyways.

(I reported the audio bug a week or two ago, but no fix as of yet).

Eric Seaberg
2010-05-07, 18:20
My problem with SqueezePlay is that I can no longer access my server over the night at port 9000. SqueezePlay doesn't allow you to access your server unless it's LOCAL. Am I missing something here?

I liked SoftSqueeze much better....

oivindi
2010-05-08, 06:02
As far as I know, SqueezePlay isn't supported in any shape or form, and it's too buggy to be at all useful.

I have gone back to Softsqueeze. Yes, it uses a lot more CPU, but at least it works.

oivindi
2010-05-08, 06:02
As far as I know, SqueezePlay isn't supported in any shape or form, and
it's too buggy to be at all useful.

I have gone back to Softsqueeze. Yes, it uses a lot more CPU, but at
least it works.


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aubuti
2010-05-08, 06:10
That's correct that it is not supported, and moreover, there are no plans to make it release-ready. It is maintained as a developers' tool, and available as a perpetual-beta product to end users. I've never tried using it as an over-the-internet player, but it works fine for me on Windows or Ubuntu as a controller for hardware SBs on the local network. It works fine for me as a software player on Windows, and once I get my Ubuntu soundcard issues sorted out I expect it can be a software player there, too. YMMV and all that.

aubuti
2010-05-08, 06:10
That's correct that it is not supported, and moreover, there are no
plans to make it release-ready. It is maintained as a developers' tool,
and available as a perpetual-beta product to end users. I've never tried
using it as an over-the-internet player, but it works fine for me on
Windows or Ubuntu as a controller for hardware SBs on the local
network. It works fine for me as a software player on Windows, and once
I get my Ubuntu soundcard issues sorted out I expect it can be a
software player there, too. YMMV and all that.


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mrfantasy
2010-05-08, 16:47
I use Squeezeplay for Windows all the time. Basic functionality works great. It's a little wonky on initial configuration and things like the Facebook plugin don't work right (actually, anything SqueezeNetwork related doesn't seem to work right since it's not a physical player.) Eventually I can get it to connect to my remote library and all is well.

mrfantasy
2010-05-08, 16:47
I use Squeezeplay for Windows all the time. Basic functionality works
great. It's a little wonky on initial configuration and things like
the Facebook plugin don't work right (actually, anything SqueezeNetwork
related doesn't seem to work right since it's not a physical player.)
Eventually I can get it to connect to my remote library and all is
well.


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aubuti
2010-05-08, 17:18
I use Squeezeplay for Windows all the time. Basic functionality works great. It's a little wonky on initial configuration and things like the Facebook plugin don't work right (actually, anything SqueezeNetwork related doesn't seem to work right since it's not a physical player.) Eventually I can get it to connect to my remote library and all is well.
I'm not sure what you're including on "anything SqueezeNetwork related", but a number of the streaming services do work with Squeezeplay connected to mysqueezebox.com: Last.fm, Slacker, Live Music Archive, Live365, and probably others.

Napster works on Squeezeplay via SBS if you install the WMA plugin, but it won't work directly from mysb.com. Pandora works on Squeezeplay if you're a subscriber.

aubuti
2010-05-08, 17:18
mrfantasy;544769 Wrote:
> I use Squeezeplay for Windows all the time. Basic functionality works
> great. It's a little wonky on initial configuration and things like
> the Facebook plugin don't work right (actually, anything SqueezeNetwork
> related doesn't seem to work right since it's not a physical player.)
> Eventually I can get it to connect to my remote library and all is
> well.
I'm not sure what you're including on "anything SqueezeNetwork
related", but a number of the streaming services do work with
Squeezeplay connected to mysqueezebox.com: Last.fm, Slacker, Live Music
Archive, Live365, and probably others.

Napster works on Squeezeplay via SBS if you install the WMA plugin, but
it won't work directly from mysb.com. Pandora works on Squeezeplay if
you're a subscriber.


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