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dave77
2010-09-20, 15:26
I'm getting an Android phone in the next month or so and was wondering if there was an app available to use it as a player? SqueezePlay for Android would be ideal ;)

Also, which is the best remote app for Android, there seems to be a few about.

dennis55
2010-09-20, 15:48
Andy,here i use this app for my HTC Hero.
it works very well and for the price it's a bargain.
see what you think.

dennis

http://www.squeezecommander.com/

dave77
2010-09-20, 16:10
Cheers, I'll give that one a go


Never leave your home without music!

You can now select single tracks, whole albums or even whole artists and download them to your mobile's SD card. After the download, they'll show up in your favorite Android music player app.

That feature may be useful, I don't think the phone supports flac though

flattermann
2010-09-21, 06:09
Cheers, I'll give that one a go
That feature may be useful, I don't think the phone supports flac though

There are some music player apps out there that support FLAC (e.g. AndLess and Meridian).

SBS on-the-fly transcoding would be perfect (i.e. download your FLAC music as OGG/MP3 to your phone), but that needs support on the SBS side:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8808

dave77
2010-09-21, 06:57
Isn't there an option on SBS to convert to MP3 for players, requiring LAME? I only noticed it last night as I was going to look into enabling it for my Joggler SqueezePlay

flattermann
2010-09-21, 07:23
Isn't there an option on SBS to convert to MP3 for players, requiring LAME? I only noticed it last night as I was going to look into enabling it for my Joggler SqueezePlay

Yes, but right now, that can only be used for streaming, not for downloading.

The mentioned ticket in the issue tracker requests the ability to transcode music while downloading...

dave77
2010-09-21, 15:52
Is anyone working on a player app yet then, surely the newer handsets are more than capable of running a version of SqueezePlay

flattermann
2010-09-22, 02:43
Is anyone working on a player app yet then, surely the newer handsets are more than capable of running a version of SqueezePlay

Well, yes, I'm trying to integrate a player into SqueezeCommander.

But for the optimal solution, it needs to emulate the SqueezeBox audio protocol and that's pretty complicated.
Hence it will still take some time...

dave77
2010-09-29, 06:30
Has anyone tried playing the stream (eg http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3) with an Android device then flicking to SqueezeCommander to control it, I presume that would work?

flattermann
2010-09-29, 06:46
Has anyone tried playing the stream (eg http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3) with an Android device then flicking to SqueezeCommander to control it, I presume that would work?

Yes, that works.

You will have a more or less high latency e.g. between sending the "jump to next song" command and the actual effect (depending on the buffer of your streaming app), but it works.

If you have a fast mobile internet connection, you can even use it while being on the road.