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Muele
2010-10-31, 09:48
Yesterday evening we held a party and as usual squeeze is a great success. Except for the five or seven times our ad-hoc-built playlist was wiped despite me vigorously explaining how to use the "more" button.

I hate touch-to-play. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

Please bring back partymode.

yannyb
2010-10-31, 13:26
I second that. Whilst the breadth of functionality is great for core users, it is far from pick up & play for parties.

Is there any likelihood of this coming back?

epoch1970
2010-10-31, 13:43
Excuse the question, what was party mode? A parallel playlist ?

pski
2010-10-31, 14:15
Yesterday evening we held a party and as usual squeeze is a great success. Except for the five or seven times our ad-hoc-built playlist was wiped despite me vigorously explaining how to use the "more" button.

I hate touch-to-play. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

Please bring back partymode.

Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

Hard to understand how you weren't vigorous enough.

Geez! Your guests need DISCIPLINE! Besides: the errant are rewarded with their picks right away.

Maybe you should ghost around after the controller to publicly shame the offenders. (After all, they used-to-be your friends.)

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pski
2010-10-31, 14:16
I second that. Whilst the breadth of functionality is great for core users, it is far from pick up & play for parties.

Is there any likelihood of this coming back?

You wax far from the understandable.

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pski
2010-10-31, 14:18
Excuse the question, what was party mode? A parallel playlist ?

Party mode was a socialist plot that prevented your guests from listening to what they want (right now.)

It was developed by Friends of Pelosi and is no longer available because nobody likes her any more.

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yannyb
2010-10-31, 16:09
You wax far from the understandable.

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Perhaps what I should have said is whilst it is great to have all the options & functionality provided by squeezebox this takes a fair bit of trial & error to learn how to use it.

A well designed party mode would get around that and could prioritise frequently requested tracks for example.

Thanks for your straightforward input too though. :-)

JJZolx
2010-10-31, 16:22
Ever see someone unfamiliar with an iPod queueing up songs at a party or elsewhere? Exactly the same thing happens.

pippin
2010-10-31, 16:44
Ever see someone unfamiliar with an iPod queueing up songs at a party or elsewhere? Exactly the same thing happens.

Except for: When playing from the iPod it even happens to somebody _familiar_ with the iPod because you have no choice :D

JJZolx
2010-10-31, 17:16
Except for: When playing from the iPod it even happens to somebody _familiar_ with the iPod because you have no choice

I don't follow. You can add a track to the current playlist with a press-hold. (?)

pippin
2010-10-31, 17:24
I don't follow. You can add a track to the current playlist with a press-hold. (?)

On an iPod? I wasn't aware iPods even _had_ a current playlist. I thought you can only play predefined playlists or albums on an iPod?
I admit it's been a while since I frequently used my old Nano but on the iPod touch this doesn't work.

Or where you talking iPeng? There you can at least switch the current behavior to, say, "Add Next".
But yes, I plan to add a party-mode, too.

JJZolx
2010-10-31, 18:05
Oh, ok. I see what you mean. The On-the-Go playlist. If you're playing it then press-hold adds the track to the end.

pippin
2010-10-31, 18:10
No "On-The-Go" Playlist anymore in iOS4...
Actually I never knew this, I always found On-The-Go playlists too impractical... maybe for the very reason I never figured this out.

GeeJay
2010-10-31, 18:41
Yesterday evening we held a party and as usual squeeze is a great success. Except for the five or seven times our ad-hoc-built playlist was wiped despite me vigorously explaining how to use the "more" button.

I hate touch-to-play. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.

Please bring back partymode.

I'm right there with you. This is one reason why I rarely use the Controller anymore. Much less likely to happen with iPeng when toggled to "Add" or "Play Next".

I'm curious, Pippin: Given that you can easily toggle iPeng as mentioned, what functionality would iPeng's Party Mode have?

pippin
2010-10-31, 18:51
It would turn of everything that could destroy the current playlist, which is:
- play
- trash playlist (but not single tracks from playlist)
- maybe sync

Plus changing the "shuffle" mode.

I know there are a few cases I will probably not get covered (e.g. Random Play; playing a Pandora playlist which is erroneously added as an "ADD" menu by the server) within the SP menu structure but it's a start.

JJZolx
2010-10-31, 19:03
It would turn of everything that could destroy the current playlist, which is:
- play
- trash playlist (but not single tracks from playlist)
- maybe sync

Plus changing the "shuffle" mode.

I know there are a few cases I will probably not get covered (e.g. Random Play; playing a Pandora playlist which is erroneously added as an "ADD" menu by the server) within the SP menu structure but it's a start.

Instead of simply disabling Play, the Party MOde behavior should be changed to ADD.

A more complete Party Mode solution _should_ disable Random Mix. Disable Favorites. Disable all services (apps). A Party Mode should only play from the local library. And it should only permit adding individual tracks, not full albums, artists, etc.

Another nice feature would be to time-limit the number of songs that could be added to the playlist. Ideally configurable, to N every M seconds. Maybe you'd set it to 1 per minute so that it's more difficult for any one person to queue up a lot of songs all at once. Or 3 per 2 minutes. This is one nice thing about a pay jukebox - most people don't want to spend a lot of money to dominate the music played for a long period. That's harder to control when they're not paying.

pippin
2010-10-31, 19:12
Instead of simply disabling Play, the Party MOde behavior should be changed to ADD.

That's more or less what happens automatically in iPeng.
iPeng doesn't have the same TTP as SP. For Albums/Playlists it has three modes (Play, Add, Add Next) that define the single-tap behavior. If Play is dropped from the list you are left with Add and Add Next.
For all other iTems iPeng presents a context menu from which you can - amon other stuff - select Play, Add or Add Next. Again, if you drop "Play"...


A more complete Party Mode solution _should_ disable Random Mix.

You are right, I could probably take off the whole menu. Probably won't help for Dynamic Playlists, and SugarCube, though. It will never be perfect.


Disable Favorites. Disable all services (apps). A Party Mode should only play from the local library.

Uh? Why's that? Tell my GF she's not allowed to use Napster at a party. No way :)


And it should only permit adding individual tracks, not full albums, artists, etc.

Now _that_ makes sense, will have to see whether I find a reasonable mechanism for that


Another nice feature would be to time-limit the number of songs that could be added to the playlist. Ideally configurable, to N every M seconds. Maybe you'd set it to 1 per minute so that it's more difficult for any one person to queue up a lot of songs all at once. Or 3 per 2 minutes. This is one nice thing about a pay jukebox - most people don't want to spend a lot of money to dominate the music played for a long period. That's harder to control when they're not paying.
...and harder to do :)
Actually I'd prefer to have a party mode at all before defining a 3-page set of requirements that finally makes me not implement it because it would take too long.

pippin
2010-10-31, 19:14
Oh, and only having "Add" would work out badly the way I handle party playlists.
I usually have around 20h of Music in the list and then re-arrange it during the party. If you then add at the end, well, you get the point.

GeeJay
2010-10-31, 19:41
Hey, if all you accomplish is prevention of playlist trashing, you'll be even more of a hero in my eyes than you already are!

Tom Hutcheson
2010-10-31, 20:08
It would turn of everything that could destroy the current playlist, which is:
- play
- trash playlist (but not single tracks from playlist)
- maybe sync

Plus changing the "shuffle" mode.

I know there are a few cases I will probably not get covered (e.g. Random Play; playing a Pandora playlist which is erroneously added as an "ADD" menu by the server) within the SP menu structure but it's a start.

Yes it sure would be a complicated change and it would even be difficult to get consensus as to what would be desirable to even be included. But I would settle gladly for a web browser mod (say a modified Fishbone that would now be a FishboneParty) that stayed the same on the right 'playlist' side but on the left side had a bigger search bar and then only had the 'Play Next' and the 'Add to Playlist' icons (but maybe slightly larger than they are now) next to the search results. Then at least I could safely pass around the laptop(s) to my guests. The way I figure it this wouldn't change any firmware nor even server code (html change only) but could be used by anybody anytime they had the need. Am I correct about this and would this satisfy anybody else's party needs?

GeeJay
2010-10-31, 20:27
I don't think passing around a laptop is feasible at most parties. Folks will pick up a one-handed device like a controller or iPod/iPhone. A laptop would be a bit intimidating and awkward.

mherger
2010-10-31, 22:56
> No "On-The-Go" Playlist anymore in iOS4...

Really? How come I didn't notice?

> Actually I never knew this, I always found On-The-Go playlists too
> impractical... maybe for the very reason I never figured this out.

Maybe me too :-)

--

Michael

Letten
2010-11-01, 01:25
There is a bug discussing Party mode.

There it shows that some people have very elaborate (complex) ideas about how "party mode" could be implemented in both the user side and settings side.

I have suggested a very simple solution that could be implemented very easily (I think):

-Just add an option for "Confirm wipe of playlist" in the settings

When set, a warning is displayed before playlist is wiped, the user then has two options: go ahead or cancel(default).

Warning: Overwrite excisting playlist containing 27 items? "Yes" "Cancel"

pippin
2010-11-01, 02:03
The problem about this - at least on the client side - is that you first have to _know_ that an action will wipe the playlist.
At least in the Pandora case iPeng won't because that's actually an add command which doesn't add but wipe.
It might be the same for some unsuspiciously looking menu options. Random Play is one but there I would know on the top menu level.

If you really want to exclude all cases you'd have to go through the whole server code as well as all MySB Apps and all Plugins which is obviously not possible.

andynormancx
2010-11-01, 02:05
Oh, ok. I see what you mean. The On-the-Go playlist. If you're playing it then press-hold adds the track to the end.

It might on other iPods, it doesn't on iOS devices. Pressing and holding never does anything in the iOS iPod app, unfortunately :(

Muele
2010-11-01, 02:08
Wau, a 3 page thread emerged over night. I just vented frustation.

For me, a very simple partymode would suffice: Change behavior of centerbutton and play button. Bring up menu when either is pressed on a playable item: Add song(s), Play next, Play now. In that order. If it should be just a little more advanced, have the "Play now" do a [play next+skip to next].

That would do it for 99% of all mistakes done.

andynormancx
2010-11-01, 02:10
I'd also love to see a running playlist memory function. Any time the running playlist gets completely replaced, the current running playlist should be saved (along with a bookmark to where you were within it).

There could then me a menu for retrieving say the last 10 saved running playlists. As a developer, but one who admittedly doesn't know the SBS code, this seems like a relatively simple bit of work, at least compared to a workable party mode or fixing touch-to-play.

This would at least allow you to recover from blowing away the playlist, without having to deal with the difficulty of implementing a party mode that makes sense on all UIs.

I guess I should dust off my Perl book ;)

Muele
2010-11-01, 02:11
Re: partymode on iPeng and other smartphone apps: It would be nice, but my phone stays in my own pocket, so its not so relevant to me.

andynormancx
2010-11-01, 02:14
No "On-The-Go" Playlist anymore in iOS4...

Yes there is. It just isn't call "On-The-Go" anymore.

"Playlists"->"Add Playlist" is the old functionality, with the added ability to name the playlist.

pippin
2010-11-01, 02:18
Well, I don't expect it to happen on the SP side, there was an explicit "No" on that bug, IIRC

pippin
2010-11-01, 02:19
Yes there is. It just isn't call "On-The-Go" anymore.

"Playlists"->"Add Playlist" is the old functionality, with the added ability to name the playlist.

Ok, but on these you can't append to the PL as someone stated above.
Edit: Ok, was you, so you know :)

andynormancx
2010-11-01, 02:22
Ok, but on these you can't append to the PL as someone stated above.

Yeah, that would be me.

bluegaspode
2010-11-01, 04:33
I have suggested a very simple solution that could be implemented very easily (I think):

-Just add an option for "Confirm wipe of playlist" in the settings

When set, a warning is displayed before playlist is wiped, the user then has two options: go ahead or cancel(default).

Warning: Overwrite excisting playlist containing 27 items? "Yes" "Cancel"

I had this in a development version of SqueezePad, but this popup soon became very annoying. Typically you don't want to go ahead (with the replacement) but want to add to end/play next. A cancel options just makes you use more taps.

For this reason, SqueezePad will feature the following solution in its next version (out in about 2 weeks):



For me, a very simple partymode would suffice: Change behavior of centerbutton and play button. Bring up menu when either is pressed on a playable item: Add song(s), Play next, Play now. In that order. If it should be just a little more advanced, have the "Play now" do a [play next+skip to next].

That would do it for 99% of all mistakes done.

Actually this is also a 'protect playlist' popup, just with the 'cancel' option replaced with the possibilities the user really cares about.

It's also very easy to implement and maybe SqueezePlay developers change their mind about such a simple playlist protection as well.

It's by the way not too difficult to find 90% of all 'offending' playlist replacement tasks (had this first too in a dev version). And the final 10% would be found by user bug reports which is OK I think.
There are even easier ways, but I need to keep my intellectual property here :D

pippin
2010-11-01, 05:48
90% is simple, iPeng even today intercepts >95% of all cases because it doesn't use the TTP, it's the other 5% that are a problem.

erland
2010-11-01, 10:07
There could then me a menu for retrieving say the last 10 saved running playlists. As a developer, but one who admittedly doesn't know the SBS code, this seems like a relatively simple bit of work, at least compared to a workable party mode or fixing touch-to-play.

This would at least allow you to recover from blowing away the playlist, without having to deal with the difficulty of implementing a party mode that makes sense on all UIs.

I've thought about this too but so far I've hoped that someone else would try to do it as the party mode isn't critical for myself (too few parties with people that actually dare to touch my remote controls)

Just saving the last 10 playlists can be pretty easy to handle on the server side, you just have to figure out which events that change the playlist. You need to ensure the the playlist is saved before the event is received because when you receive the event in a plugin the playlist is already destroyed.

I think the problem is going to be to handle cases where the user clicks once but this generates multiple playlist events, clicking on an album and adding track by track to the playlist. For example, some of the Custom Browse plugin menus works this way. However, I suspect you can still handle this by only creating a new history position when commands that clear the playlist is executed, for example a "play" command. An "add" command doesn't have to create a new history entry, it can just modify the latest history entry.

The other problem with a history is that it doesn't really solve the problem, it's just a workaround to get back the playlist after it has been lost. I think replacing the "play" commands with "add" on the client side would be a better solution for the user in most cases.



I guess I should dust off my Perl book ;)

Please do, I suspect a lot of people would love a plugin like this.

erland
2010-11-01, 10:10
Well, I don't expect it to happen on the SP side, there was an explicit "No" on that bug, IIRC

It's not going to happen through Logitech but the lua code could probably be patched, the problem is just to find a third party developer that prefers the Controller and touch screen on the Touch instead of using iPeng/SqueezePad and similar third party remote controls.

JJZolx
2010-11-01, 10:29
I'll add a couple more nice-to-haves:

- Disable shuffle and repeat modes. You don't want the playlist being re-ordered, nor tracks being repeated.

- Disable fast forward/reverse, skip, and repeat (<< and >>).

- Remove played tracks from the current playlist.

- Don't permit adding the same track to the current playlist more than once.

- Keep a history of played tracks for the last N minutes and don't permit a track to be repeated. The time period should be configurable.

- Indicate to the user how many tracks and how much music (in minutes, seconds) is currently queued up. No sense in anyone wasting their time queueing up music if there's already 6 hours in the playlist.

Mnyb
2010-11-01, 10:32
I would be happy with a recently played function for each player , where i can se a chronological backlogg of each track to a user set limit of x-500 tracks in history .

andynormancx
2010-11-01, 11:22
Please do, I suspect a lot of people would love a plugin like this.
I haven't done any Perl for years, I was never very good at it and I don't know the SBS code at all. So I fear it may be a long wait until I get round to it, if ever.

epoch1970
2010-11-01, 13:18
Apple has a voting system, don't they ? I vaguely remember using something like this at a party...

Letten
2010-11-02, 07:53
I had this in a development version of SqueezePad, but this popup soon became very annoying. Typically you don't want to go ahead (with the replacement) but want to add to end/play next. A cancel options just makes you use more taps.

For this reason, SqueezePad will feature the following solution in its next version (out in about 2 weeks):


Actually this is also a 'protect playlist' popup, just with the 'cancel' option replaced with the possibilities the user really cares about.

It's also very easy to implement and maybe SqueezePlay developers change their mind about such a simple playlist protection as well.



I agree that this behaviour is even better. I guess it's just a simple matter of making the options from "+" available

bhall
2010-11-02, 10:49
Pippin, maybe I missed it but I didn't see you respond to Muele's post about just disabling the center button/play from wiping out a playlist. Wouldn't it be fairly simple to have a setting where play becomes play now but without wiping out a playlist. I may still want to delete a list manually so I don't think turning off all delete functions would feasible/good. Why not just make play a play now? Similar to what Sonos does?

pippin
2010-11-02, 12:43
Pippin, maybe I missed it but I didn't see you respond to Muele's post about just disabling the center button/play from wiping out a playlist. Wouldn't it be fairly simple to have a setting where play becomes play now but without wiping out a playlist. I may still want to delete a list manually so I don't think turning off all delete functions would feasible/good. Why not just make play a play now? Similar to what Sonos does?

Well, I pointed out what I plan to do.
If making it a bit more difficult to destroy the playlist, iPeng is already 98% there: Just switch the play mode to "add next" or "add" and the default for tracks in albums/playlists will change to adding a track. In all other places iPeng can identify it does already bring up a context menu instead of playing immediately, Trash playlist does have a confirm dialog and deleting single tracks requires at least two actions (select and trash).
That leaves Random Play, Dynamic Playlist and Pandora (AFAIK) for accidental trashing.

_Always_ bringing up a menu as a default: over my dead body. iPeng is designed to be the most efficient remote control for the Squeezebox and I won't compromise here. Plus these popups annoy me to death. That alone would be a reason for me not to use Sonos.

And if I add an option for party mode I can just as well do as I mentioned above and it will be more secure since except for a few uncaught exceptions (Pandora) it will actually even prevent destructive behavior.

appeland
2010-11-02, 13:10
Well, I pointed out what I plan to do.
If making it a bit more difficult to destroy the playlist, iPeng is already 98% there: Just switch the play mode to "add next" or "add" and the default for tracks in albums/playlists will change to adding a track. In all other places iPeng can identify it does already bring up a context menu instead of playing immediately, Trash playlist does have a confirm dialog and deleting single tracks requires at least two actions (select and trash).
That leaves Random Play, Dynamic Playlist and Pandora (AFAIK) for accidental trashing.

_Always_ bringing up a menu as a default: over my dead body. iPeng is designed to be the most efficient remote control for the Squeezebox and I won't compromise here. Plus these popups annoy me to death. That alone would be a reason for me not to use Sonos.

And if I add an option for party mode I can just as well do as I mentioned above and it will be more secure since except for a few uncaught exceptions (Pandora) it will actually even prevent destructive behavior.

Have to dis-agree with the ipang thing. It was the first app we got for the wife's apple thing - and the worst way of wasting money yet - a year on and she still cant use it, way to confusing - she says - there is way too much back and forth and swiping and stuff instead of a simple on screen menu simular to the controller (I have to admit that I have not tried it myself and I have not got an Apple device myself - and never will either - after my first itunes experience).

appeland
2010-11-02, 13:17
I forgot to mention that I would appreciate the party mode on the squeezebox native device again - go slimdevices!

JJZolx
2010-11-02, 13:24
go slimdevices!

Go Pontiac!

pippin
2010-11-02, 13:25
Have to dis-agree with the ipang thing. It was the first app we got for the wife's apple thing - and the worst way of wasting money yet - a year on and she still cant use it, way to confusing - she says - there is way too much back and forth and swiping and stuff instead of a simple on screen menu simular to the controller (I have to admit that I have not tried it myself and I have not got an Apple device myself - and never will either - after my first itunes experience).

Well, it's not always easy to cram a lot of functionality into a small device.
I'm the first to admit that a few things in iPeng need a bit of getting used to. But if you do, it's definitely the most efficient way to use your Squeezebox, which is what counts for me.

If you want deep menu structures somebody else will have to provide that.

But nice that you know so well without ever trying it :)

What exactly has this to do with party mode?

appeland
2010-11-02, 13:33
Well, it's not always easy to cram a lot of functionality into a small device.
I'm the first to admit that a few things in iPeng need a bit of getting used to. But if you do, it's definitely the most efficient way to use your Squeezebox, which is what counts for me.

If you want deep menu structures somebody else will have to provide that.

But nice that you know so well without ever trying it :)

What exactly has this to do with party mode?

Well, it should not be neccessary to have third party developing the party mode all over again while it must be a quick fix for logitech to re-introduce it.
All respect to the ipeng fellow though - dont get me wrong please!
Andi

pippin
2010-11-02, 14:08
Well, Logitech decided nit to do it so it's left to 3rd parties.
I can't do server work (I stubbornly refuse to learn Perl) so all i can do is introduce a party mode in iPeng.

GeeJay
2010-11-02, 18:36
Well, Logitech decided nit to do it so it's left to 3rd parties.
I can't do server work (I stubbornly refuse to learn Perl) so all i can do is introduce a party mode in iPeng.

I'll take it! Pippin, when you finish your work on the iPeng version of Party Mode, will it work with Dynamic Playlists? I listen to those exclusively, which is why the original Party Mode did me no good (didn't work with Dynamic Playlists).

I used to prefer the Controller myself, but after figuring out how much "safer" iPeng can be I much prefer it now.

pippin
2010-11-03, 00:07
What should it do with Dynamic Playlists?
Party mode with DP will be a bit difficult which - sorry Erland - isn't party mode's fault.
DP entries are one of those menu items that play without warning and I have no idea how to identify them.
One could turn off the whole menu but then you can't access them anymore.

What is it you want to do? Have a dynamic playlist running and then be able to add in single tracks?

I'd have to try this.

erland
2010-11-03, 10:56
Party mode with DP will be a bit difficult which - sorry Erland - isn't party mode's fault.

Do you handle Random Mix plugin ?
Dynamic Playlist works pretty much the same.



What is it you want to do? Have a dynamic playlist running and then be able to add in single tracks?

That should already be possible. Dynamic Playlist just adds new tracks when the current playlist is containing too few tracks. If you add or insert new tracks it just means that it will take a bit longer before Dynamic Playlist adds more tracks itself at the end.

However, if you issue a play command or some other command that clears the playlist, Dynamic Playlist plugin stops adding tracks.

pippin
2010-11-03, 12:19
Sounds OK.
I'll handle RandomPlay by turning the whole menu off.

rktdi
2011-08-28, 12:04
old thread - maybe something new now...?

hi, I am trying to get familiar with my Touch, using Squeeze Commander as a remote on my Android.
When listening to a "fresh" playlist, I also find it really annoying that if I tap a track, instead of "holding" it - I delete the entire playlist, and only play this track I accidentally tapped...

Is it really not possible to disable this??

garym
2011-08-28, 12:12
old thread - maybe something new now...?

hi, I am trying to get familiar with my Touch, using Squeeze Commander as a remote on my Android.
When listening to a "fresh" playlist, I also find it really annoying that if I tap a track, instead of "holding" it - I delete the entire playlist, and only play this track I accidentally tapped...

Is it really not possible to disable this??

doesn't help you I know, but iPeng has a party mode.

rktdi
2011-08-28, 12:13
doesn't help you I know, but iPeng has a party mode.

Ipeng yes, Android no? for real??

garym
2011-08-28, 12:14
Ipeng yes, Android no? for real??

I can only speak for ipeng, but yes for real for it....

GeeJay
2011-10-10, 15:29
This feature is so important to me, that if I didn't already own an iPhone, I would go on eBay and get a used iPod Touch just so I could have it. iPeng's Party Mode works exactly as I want it to, and it works well with Dynamic Playlists (the now-defunct beta version from Logitech never did). Whomever is the developer for the Android equivalent needs to add it.

pski
2011-10-10, 18:11
This feature is so important to me, that if I didn't already own an iPhone, I would go on eBay and get a used iPod Touch just so I could have it. iPeng's Party Mode works exactly as I want it to, and it works well with Dynamic Playlists (the now-defunct beta version from Logitech never did). Whomever is the developer for the Android equivalent needs to add it.

Some touch of reality?

Mnyb
2011-10-10, 21:39
Ipeng yes, Android no? for real??

Did you ever get that this is a server problem not solved by logitech.
pippin has built a workaround in the app he sells .
You may try to covince flatterman who's designed squeezecomander that partymode is needed.

It's not an IOS/andriod thing it depends on the app , try the oficial free logitech app it exist both on ios and android ;)

flattermann
2011-10-11, 01:19
Did you ever get that this is a server problem not solved by logitech.
pippin has built a workaround in the app he sells .
You may try to covince flatterman who's designed squeezecomander that partymode is needed.

It's not an IOS/andriod thing it depends on the app , try the oficial free logitech app it exist both on ios and android ;)

Yes, party mode is definitely on my TODO list.

Until it is implemented, you could just switch the play mode to "add" or "play next" in SqueezeCommander.
That will avoid killing you current playlist, as long as you do not longpress -> "play" on an item.

In a real party mode, even this "danger" should be removed...

Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk

bluegaspode
2011-10-11, 03:26
Personally changing the default mode to 'add next' or 'add end' was always good enough for me on parties. But then again in SqueezePad changing this option is well 'hidden' on the settings screen and not as prominent on the main UI like in iPeng or SqueezeCommander, so guest don't have to be instructed "don't press this button".

Everything else (like removing options from context menu etc.) I always considered to be just a little bit too paranoid ;) and if I was flatterman I'd be pragmatic and just give an option to 'lock' the current playlist mode.