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anthony webb
2004-09-10, 01:05
I got excited to hear that softsqueeze has started to impliment some other "skin" funcionality (including some sort of a full screen mode). I was wondering if someone could expand on this breifly?

I have been frustrated that the only pc interface to slim server was a spitting image of the squeezebox. Very cool for plugin development and testing, but HIGHLY INEFFECTIVE as a software interface to my music stored on my slim server.

I dont want to get off into the discussion of just using the web interface to navigate the music. I really think that the solution need to be a fully integrated "one stop shop" approach.

Are there any plans to make it possible to have more of an "itunes" or "windows media" type interface to slim server for pc based playback?

I feel that that would be a really nice addition... Anyone agree?

Thanks,
Anthony

rtitmuss
2004-09-10, 01:48
Anthony,

The full screen mode in the latest version of Softsqueeze is based on
the Slim devices skin. In addition to the usual display and remote
control emulation it also displays a simple playlist and album art for
the currently playing track. This is still work in progress, Graham will
be working on enhancing the existing skins to include these new features
soon.

Also in the pipeline is a search and browse for the music database,
being developed by Brian. We have an early standalone prototype working,
and will be integrating it into Softsqueeze over the next few weeks.
This uses the slimserver XML interface, so the functionality will be
similar to the web interface. Once the slimserver database backend is
completed Brain and I are expecting that we will be able to improve the
Softsqueeze interface with more functionality.

This will all take a little time to come together, but once it is
completed I hope that you will be pleased with the results. If you have
any particular functionality you would like to be included, now is a
good time to add it to the wish list.

Regards,
Richard


anthony webb wrote:

> I got excited to hear that softsqueeze has started to impliment some
> other "skin" funcionality (including some sort of a full screen
> mode). I was wondering if someone could expand on this breifly?
>
> I have been frustrated that the only pc interface to slim server was a
> spitting image of the squeezebox. Very cool for plugin development
> and testing, but HIGHLY INEFFECTIVE as a software interface to my
> music stored on my slim server.
>
> I dont want to get off into the discussion of just using the web
> interface to navigate the music. I really think that the solution
> need to be a fully integrated "one stop shop" approach.
>
> Are there any plans to make it possible to have more of an "itunes" or
> "windows media" type interface to slim server for pc based playback?
>
> I feel that that would be a really nice addition... Anyone agree?
>
> Thanks,
> Anthony
>
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