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Ikabob
2010-04-29, 04:26
I literally love my Squeezes. I just had to say it . I do not like hearing Logitech being bashed for many things that they may not be responsible for. I really loved receiving all my Squeezes. First of all , they are packaged so nice and neatly. I cannot even get myself to throw away the cool boxes...my wife has a problem with that one. The players themselves are so cool and nice looking. They are solid , compact and nice looking. The music that they provide is , to me very awesome fidelity. I cannot stop listeng to all the Internet stations nor the great music services. The world is now my oyster. I am indepted to Pippin and the Ipeng application which makes accessing my Squeezes so convenient. I would be lost without this controll everywhere. Thanks Pippin.

I refuse to actually use the Touch by anything other than the remote for fear of getting human fingerprints on it. I need a skin protector for it.
Oh yes, I really enjoy these forums. I am learning so much from the many experts who help novices like myself. If I have a problem there is usually someone out there who will come by and help.

Well, I guess I just had to vent. I am a Logitech supporter. I am glad I chose The Squeezebox system over any competitor. I really do appreciate these Logitech music Squeeze players and I have had good experiences with Logitech service and support both in the forums and
via telephone. The Squeezes were well worth the wait and the cost. Thanks. :-)

brucegrr
2010-04-29, 04:53
Fan boy :)

toby10
2010-04-29, 05:41
Well the first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. ;)
And what a great problem to have!

Ikabob
2010-04-29, 05:55
Thanks bro. I need that support.

maggior
2010-04-29, 06:41
It's squeezebox madness. The next tragedy may be your son's, your daughter's. TELL YOUR CHILDREN!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_madness)

copperstate
2010-04-29, 07:02
And it spreads easily ... :D

FredFredrickson
2010-04-29, 07:18
Don't get us wrong- a lot of the vocal complainers on here are major squeezebox addicts as well. I think it should be said that the gripes are gripes of love- a lot of people care so much about their squeezeboxes they don't want to see anything bad happen to the product line.. and every time logitech silently makes a decision or botches something, it ripples through the community.

But this overwhelming emotion pouring out on the forum is out of love, because let's face it, the squeezebox is ahead of its time and is the coolest damn tech product known to man. Long live squeezebox.

Ikabob
2010-04-29, 07:21
It's squeezebox madness. The next tragedy may be your son's, your daughter's. TELL YOUR CHILDREN!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_madness)

Are you telling me it can be passed on to my children? It's in the genes? I will not tell the children until they can support themselves.

I am glad I have a strong support group. Thanks bros and sis's.

maggior
2010-04-29, 07:37
Are you telling me it can be passed on to my children? It's in the genes? I will not tell the children until they can support themselves.

I am glad I have a strong support group. Thanks bros and sis's.

Don't succumb to the propoganda of Squeezebox Madness - tell your children and let them participate. The War again Squeezebox Madness is a sham! My children all have squeezeboxes and they are well adjusted law abiding citizens!

brucegrr
2010-04-29, 08:07
My oldest son now has 2 Squeezeboxes. First one was a used one I sold him. (a wonderful excuse to enable me to buy another)

The only negative? Dad how do you do_____________? Or Dad my Squeezebox is not __________________. :)

Actually, I don't mind doing the tech support for him. I am a geek. It is what I do. I like it.

brucegrr
2010-04-29, 08:10
Don't get us wrong- a lot of the vocal complainers on here are major squeezebox addicts as well.

My affair with the Squeezebox is like my marriage of 32 years. I love my wife. Some days though I don't like her very much. :)

I am a Squeezebox fan boy. But, when it isn't working right or I think Logitech screwed up...I am quite able and willing to bit*h, moan, and complain. But divorce? Never.

Ikabob
2010-04-29, 09:02
Don't get us wrong- a lot of the vocal complainers on here are major squeezebox addicts as well. I think it should be said that the gripes are gripes of love- a lot of people care so much about their squeezeboxes they don't want to see anything bad happen to the product line.. and every time logitech silently makes a decision or botches something, it ripples through the community.

But this overwhelming emotion pouring out on the forum is out of love, because let's face it, the squeezebox is ahead of its time and is the coolest damn tech product known to man. Long live squeezebox.


Ok, then my post is also out of love. I just don't want to "bite the hand that feeds us". So, now I will feel maybe a little more comfortable when I read some of those "gripes". But I think some of those "gripes" could be worded with a little more respect for "the hand that feeds us". Anyhow, thanks for the clarification. I'm still an addict and knowing I have others who are also addictted will help me deal with it.

iPhone
2010-04-29, 13:12
Doesn't everybody that owns one?! Oh, it was a rhetorical statement, I get it now.

mutant_matt
2010-04-29, 13:55
I am a Squeezebox fan boy. But, when it isn't working right or I think Logitech screwed up...I am quite able and willing to bit*h, moan, and complain. But divorce? Never.

What is this state of affairs you speak of? I have never seen this "Squeezebox not working right", thing you talk about... ;) :) :D

(seriously!)

Matt :)

brucegrr
2010-04-29, 14:28
What is this state of affairs you speak of? I have never seen this "Squeezebox not working right", thing you talk about...

(seriously!)

Matt :)

Oh I vaguely remember a few times :) But, it has been awhile. (granted I do not own a Touch or Radio, just a Squeezebox 3 and Boom and Squeezeplay)

All in all, a solid piece of technology that is used every day in our home.

I had one Squeezebox fail. (pre-Logitech days) Sent it in.Turned around quickly (bad board) and now it is in use at my son's house.

With the Squeezebox my music tastes have broadened greatly. I am now into the 1990's now :) My kids are very surprised to hear what is playing at the old man's house.

I can't imagine going back to playing cd's the "old fashioned" way.

Bruce

wonder boy
2010-04-29, 15:51
Good thread,I too love my 2 booms and sb3. Problem is my wife doesn't see what all the fuss is about. I wonder how many regular posters are women, less than 5% maybe even fewer. Are we just geeks in a mans world?

bonze
2010-04-30, 01:43
My oldest son now has 2 Squeezeboxes. First one was a used one I sold him.
Pusher :)

KBP
2010-04-30, 03:30
i litteraly love my squeezes

+ 1

kc5f
2010-04-30, 05:14
I can't imagine going back to playing cd's the "old fashioned" way.
I've actually got a few CD's I haven't even listened to, yet, because it's too much trouble to fire up the CD player when there's so much good music out there to stream through my SB's!

Blisteringblue
2010-04-30, 05:33
Problem is my wife doesn't see what all the fuss is about. I wonder how many regular posters are women, less than 5% maybe even fewer. Are we just geeks in a mans world?

LOL, I was exactly in the same boat until I came up to the bedroom to see my wife connecting up an old Bush hi-fi to play some CDs from her car.

I said, what are you doing? Went and got the Boom from the kitchen and set it up for her. Logged her into squeezecenter on her laptop and said away you go.

An hour later she said "You never told me it did all that .........."

She's now got a new ipod and funnily enough the boom is still in the bedroom. Going to get her a radio for her birthday so I can have it back LOL

apn
2010-04-30, 10:21
I wouldn't call myself an addict, but I've long since abandoned shiny plastic discs.

Having started with a Duet (living room) at Christmas 2008, I added a BOOM (kitchen) the following Easter, another BOOM (master bedroom) last Christmas and just got yet another BOOM (pool-house) last week.

I already have a SONY "kitchen radio" in the garage, so I'd like to put an SBR in there and feed the output into the SONY, but I'll be darned if I can source one right now :(

gruntwolla
2010-05-01, 05:44
And it spreads easily ... :D

Since becoming an addict, I've hosted a few parties here in North London. We had the music synched to 3 areas, plus the kids playing their own choices on a boom in a 4th using a friends iphone as a controller ( thanks Pippin!)
The effect on people new to this stuff is amazing. I think Logitech should be prepared for a surge in sales in this area!
Now if only someone could sort out a plugin for parties, so that inebriated fat fingers cannot inadvertently wipe out a playlist. (Hello Erland?)

gorman
2010-05-01, 07:16
And Thursday my Squeeze-count came to 5.

One SB2, one SB3, three Booms (the all-in-one package it's really handy to populate in every room).

erland
2010-05-02, 00:37
Now if only someone could sort out a plugin for parties, so that inebriated fat fingers cannot inadvertently wipe out a playlist. (Hello Erland?)

What operations have to be possible during a party ?
Are there more things that should or could be removed than the "hit play to clear playlist" behavior ?
What interfaces have to be supported ? IR ? iPeng ? Controller ? Touch ? Boom/Radio on device buttons ?
Is it allowed to cause audio hick-ups if a user press play ?
Should it be allowed to add a complete genre, album or artist or should it only allow adding single random tracks ?
Or shouldn't it be possible to modify the current playlist at all ?

I suspect the problem with this is that it's going to affect the core code which makes it more or less impossible to do with a plugin. One thing that I think would be possible to do as a plugin is a "undo playlist change" functionality that makes it possible to restore a previous playlist. However, I'm not really sure if this would be good enough on a party, to me it feels like you want to catch it before it has actually has modified the playlist.

One thing that might be possible is to re-define the "play" command so it performs "add" instead, but I'm not sure if that will make it too problematic to use the device ? I'm guessing you probably want it to execute "play" if the user selects a playlist but "add" if he selects a track ?

Phil Leigh
2010-05-02, 01:02
What operations have to be possible during a party ?
Are there more things that should or could be removed than the "hit play to clear playlist" behavior ?
What interfaces have to be supported ? IR ? iPeng ? Controller ? Touch ? Boom/Radio on device buttons ?
Is it allowed to cause audio hick-ups if a user press play ?
Should it be allowed to add a complete genre, album or artist or should it only allow adding single random tracks ?
Or shouldn't it be possible to modify the current playlist at all ?

I suspect the problem with this is that it's going to affect the core code which makes it more or less impossible to do with a plugin. One thing that I think would be possible to do as a plugin is a "undo playlist change" functionality that makes it possible to restore a previous playlist. However, I'm not really sure if this would be good enough on a party, to me it feels like you want to catch it before it has actually has modified the playlist.

One thing that might be possible is to re-define the "play" command so it performs "add" instead, but I'm not sure if that will make it too problematic to use the device ? I'm guessing you probably want it to execute "play" if the user selects a playlist but "add" if he selects a track ?

Could we have a very simple "play as next track or add to end of current playlist" type party interface?

jo-wie
2010-05-02, 03:01
Could we have a very simple "play as next track or add to end of current playlist" type party interface?

Never followed the discussion about but why was the party mode in 7.3 discontinued in the newer versions, to complex?

FredFredrickson
2010-05-02, 22:03
Never followed the discussion about but why was the party mode in 7.3 discontinued in the newer versions, to complex?

That's a good question... Party mode was a good thing. We've been over this...

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=47592&highlight=party+mode

gruntwolla
2010-05-03, 08:11
[QUOTE=erland;542497]What operations have to be possible during a party ?
Are there more things that should or could be removed than the "hit play to clear playlist" behavior ?
What interfaces have to be supported ? IR ? iPeng ? Controller ? Touch ? Boom/Radio on device buttons ?
Is it allowed to cause audio hick-ups if a user press play ?
Should it be allowed to add a complete genre, album or artist or should it only allow adding single random tracks ?
Or shouldn't it be possible to modify the current playlist at all ?

I suspect the problem with this is that it's going to affect the core code which makes it more or less impossible to do with a plugin. One thing that I think would be possible to do as a plugin is a "undo playlist change" functionality that makes it possible to restore a previous playlist. However, I'm not really sure if this would be good enough on a party, to me it feels like you want to catch it before it has actually has modified the playlist.

One thing that might be possible is to re-define the "play" command so it performs "add" instead, but I'm not sure if that will make it too problematic to use the device ? I'm guessing you probably want it to execute "play" if the user selects a playlist but "add" if he selects a track ?[/QUOTE


Thanks for the reply - I hadn't thought too deeply about the various problems/ possibilities - more of a case of having tried and liked a few of your plugins and wondering if you had any thoughts on the matter.
A plugin redefining the play command to offer a choice of play next or add to end of playlist is all I was thinking of.
Again, I hadn't thought about different interfaces either. From my own point of view it would be duet, boom, ipeng, and the web interface!

gruntwolla
2010-05-03, 08:18
That's a good question... Party mode was a good thing. We've been over this...

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=47592&highlight=party+mode

Sorry, I'm still fairly new to these forum, and hadn't realised this topic had been discussed elsewhere ages ago. Having now checked out your link, did anything come of it? I'd hate to vote on something that has already been tried/discounted/discontinued.
I'm using version 7.5.0, and have no idea what may or may not have been available on any versions that were running any more than 6 months ago.
Trev

jo-wie
2010-05-03, 09:57
I had a look into the old wiki entry and see following:


Playlist and Party Mode have been removed from Squeezebox Server version 7.4 because of conflicts with the new press-to-play behavior. This is an unfortunate regression but this feature never emerged from beta status and we're hoping to do a much better baked solution in future releases, hopefully as early as 7.5

What does it mean for the future?

Kraken
2010-05-07, 07:05
Back to the original topic.

This post is a relief to me. I thought there was something wrong with because of my levels of passion towards my squeezebox!

I have 1 SBC and 1 SBR and I love them. I just got Ipeng and also am completely smitten.

Sad but true these products are addictive!

Ikabob
2010-05-07, 07:34
Back to the original topic.

This post is a relief to me. I thought there was something wrong with because of my levels of passion towards my squeezebox!

I have 1 SBC and 1 SBR and I love them. I just got Ipeng and also am completely smitten.

Sad but true these products are addictive!


They are lovable and squeezable....hence the name.

excalibur
2010-05-17, 04:40
What operations have to be possible during a party ?
Are there more things that should or could be removed than the "hit play to clear playlist" behavior ?
What interfaces have to be supported ? IR ? iPeng ? Controller ? Touch ? Boom/Radio on device buttons ?
Is it allowed to cause audio hick-ups if a user press play ?
Should it be allowed to add a complete genre, album or artist or should it only allow adding single random tracks ?
Or shouldn't it be possible to modify the current playlist at all ?

I suspect the problem with this is that it's going to affect the core code which makes it more or less impossible to do with a plugin. One thing that I think would be possible to do as a plugin is a "undo playlist change" functionality that makes it possible to restore a previous playlist. However, I'm not really sure if this would be good enough on a party, to me it feels like you want to catch it before it has actually has modified the playlist.

One thing that might be possible is to re-define the "play" command so it performs "add" instead, but I'm not sure if that will make it too problematic to use the device ? I'm guessing you probably want it to execute "play" if the user selects a playlist but "add" if he selects a track ?

I would think that a normal user should only be allowed to add single songs (without clearing the playing playlist). And with a power-user password or user-customisable button-presses, should open up to allow adding more than one song at a time (Dynamic-Playlists, MusicIP, Genres, etc.). This to me would seem userfriendly and secure.

Interface would be Duet, web and what most people use. I have no idea. (I'm a duet controller fan myself).

PS. Erland, I thank you for the great Dyn playlist, trackstat and other of your fabulous plugins. You really make the world a better place... :)

erland
2010-05-17, 20:59
I would think that a normal user should only be allowed to add single songs (without clearing the playing playlist). And with a power-user password or user-customisable button-presses, should open up to allow adding more than one song at a time (Dynamic-Playlists, MusicIP, Genres, etc.). This to me would seem userfriendly and secure.

Does this mean that we need to disallow usage of Internet radio in this mode ?
Or are there any Internet radio station supported that allows you to select to play a single song ?

JJZolx
2010-05-17, 21:07
Does this mean that we need to disallow usage of Internet radio in this mode ?

Yes, it does. From the old Party Mode enhancement request:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8878



Permit playing music only from the local library. Don't allow playing of
Internet Radio or Music Services, either of which will wipe out the playlist.
Also, don't permit playing Random Mix, Favorites, or Playlists. Browsing
should be confined to Albums, Artists, Years, Genres and New Music.

Don't allow a track to be entered if it's already in the playlist. It's too
easy for someone new to the system to accidentally queue up the same song
multiple times. And as a party host, you generally don't want people playing
the same song over again.

copperstate
2010-05-18, 08:41
A party mode would be a great addition. :)