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grodri02
2011-04-19, 11:24
Hi,

Can someone please help. How can I play files right away after a download from a PC and the touch?

Phil Leigh
2011-04-19, 11:46
Hi,

Can someone please help. How can I play files right away after a download from a PC and the touch?

"Browse Music Folder" will let you play a file immediately.

grodri02
2011-04-19, 11:54
But I want to play it via the Touch? Lets say its on my My Music folder and want to play a file from there...how can I do it in the PC that will make the touch play it.

Thanks

aubuti
2011-04-19, 12:01
From the Squeezebox Server (SBS) web interface, go to My Music > Music Folder > [sub-folder where you saved the MP3] and press the Play icon. Or instead of using the SBS web interface you could do it directly on the Touch, or on a remote device such as SB Controller, iPhone with iPeng, etc.

This assumes that you have already specified the "My Music" folder as the folder for your music library in the SBS settings (Settings > Basic Info).

grodri02
2011-04-19, 12:06
From the Squeezebox Server (SBS) web interface, go to My Music > Music Folder > [sub-folder where you saved the MP3] and press the Play icon. Or instead of using the SBS web interface you could do it directly on the Touch, or on a remote device such as SB Controller, iPhone with iPeng, etc.

This assumes that you have already specified the "My Music" folder as the folder for your music library in the SBS settings (Settings > Basic Info).

Thanks alot. I'll give it a try when I get home!

dasmueller
2011-04-19, 13:42
You might want to make sure that you have tagged the files as you would want to. It will prevent tagged files/folders getting mixed up with ones that are untagged. I always tag and add any artwork prior to moving music to the folder SBS points to because it just keeps things cleaner.

grodri02
2011-04-19, 20:41
Is there a way to play a file straight from a folder from your computer? Like I open My music folder and I see the MP3 or Flac I want to play and in someway make the touch play that file.

I have always played my music this way using winamp. See the song I like, double click, and it plays!

erland
2011-04-19, 22:04
Is there a way to play a file straight from a folder from your computer? Like I open My music folder and I see the MP3 or Flac I want to play and in someway make the touch play that file.

I have always played my music this way using winamp. See the song I like, double click, and it plays!

The only solution I can think of at the moment is to use the Wave Input plugin which I think can be configured to send the audio from the computer to the Squeezebox Touch.

What we really need is someone to implement a simple shell extension that executes a CLI/JSON command like this based on the file you select:
01:02:03:04:05:06 playlist play /music/abba/01_Voulez_Vous.mp3

Where "01:02:03:04:05:06" is the mac address or name of the Squeezebox and /music/abba/01_Voulez_Vous.mp3 is the path to the file.

grodri02
2011-04-20, 06:47
^^^^That will be awesome.

I just got my touch and Im kind of bumbed that I cannot do this. It might be something to get used to for now but I really want to just browse my folders and play it via the touch.

toby10
2011-04-20, 07:31
^^^^That will be awesome.

I just got my touch and Im kind of bumbed that I cannot do this. It might be something to get used to for now but I really want to just browse my folders and play it via the touch.

To be clear, you can do exactly that if using SBS server on your computer or USB into your Touch, just go to My Music > Music Folder.
You just can't do this using only WinAmp without some workaround techniques.

grodri02
2011-04-20, 08:26
To be clear, you can do exactly that if using SBS server on your computer or USB into your Touch, just go to My Music > Music Folder.
You just can't do this using only WinAmp without some workaround techniques.

When you put music on the Music Folder...do you have to refresh the server? Or as soon as I drop a file on that folder, the server sees it?

What you mean by this: "You just can't do this using only WinAmp without some workaround techniques."?

toby10
2011-04-20, 08:48
When you put music on the Music Folder...do you have to refresh the server? Or as soon as I drop a file on that folder, the server sees it?

What you mean by this: "You just can't do this using only WinAmp without some workaround techniques."?

Yes, folder contents are immediately available to SBS or Touch + USB (and any player using SBS) without having to rescan.
Scanning is needed to update data, files, tags, album art. Like if using the Search aspects of SBS or Touch + USB.

As suggested before you can use stream.mp3 and/or use the WavInput plugin to stream from a WinAmp type program. But it's a more complex setup and has limited capabilities.
Best to just use the simple SBS and/or player > My Music > Music Folder technique, IMO. Especially as this is what you prefer and are familiar with.

doozer
2011-04-26, 10:07
still, that would be a very needed and useful function. In principal, I would like to just use Winamp/Windows Media Player for selecting playlists and songs. Obviously not always, because one of the strength of Squeezebox is the fact, that you don't need a PC running all the time, if you have the Server running on a NAS.

But in the case I have a PC running, that would simply be the most convenient way to go - using the Squeezebox Webinterface is just very clunky...

aubuti
2011-04-26, 10:46
still, that would be a very needed and useful function. In principal, I would like to just use Winamp/Windows Media Player for selecting playlists and songs. Obviously not always, because one of the strength of Squeezebox is the fact, that you don't need a PC running all the time, if you have the Server running on a NAS.

But in the case I have a PC running, that would simply be the most convenient way to go - using the Squeezebox Webinterface is just very clunky...
I would say that for most users (but certainly not all), the SBS web ui isn't the preferred interface. Rather, most people turn to one of the remotes, such as an SB infrared remote, SB Controller, iPhone/iTouch with iPeng, Android phone, or other device. One of the main ideas behind SBs is being able to control your music without sitting at the computer.

If you want a more refined front-end than the SBS web ui, you may want to look at Moose or muso, which are dedicated Windows applications for controlling SBs.

Finally, the SB protocol (slimproto) is open and documented, so it should be possible to write a Winamp plugin to control Squeezeboxes, though I'm not so sure about WMP's capabilities in this regard. For example, someone wrote such an interface for foobar2000, software that may be considered in the same "family" as Winamp. Someone just needs to write the Winamp plugin.

doozer
2011-04-26, 12:20
I would say that for most users (but certainly not all), the SBS web ui isn't the preferred interface. Rather, most people turn to one of the remotes, such as an SB infrared remote, SB Controller, iPhone/iTouch with iPeng, Android phone, or other device. One of the main ideas behind SBs is being able to control your music without sitting at the computer.

If you want a more refined front-end than the SBS web ui, you may want to look at Moose or muso, which are dedicated Windows applications for controlling SBs.

Finally, the SB protocol (slimproto) is open and documented, so it should be possible to write a Winamp plugin to control Squeezeboxes, though I'm not so sure about WMP's capabilities in this regard. For example, someone wrote such an interface for foobar2000, software that may be considered in the same "family" as Winamp. Someone just needs to write the Winamp plugin.

Hi, I wasn't aware of Moose - just checked it out and it looks really good. Much easier and faster to control the player. So thanks for pointing that out to me! I understand that a plugin e.g. for Winamp could be written by someone. I was just assuming that Logitech might want to put more effort here by themselves (e.g. convincing MS to support it directly), as this functionality is bascially what Apples Airplay does and with Airplay integration in many A/V receivers this year, it became a direct competitor for the Squeezebox.