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jimzak
2011-07-02, 10:14
Can anyone recommend a Squeezebox app for Android Honeycomb on an Asus Eee Transformer tablet?

I'm using the free Logitech Android app and it works fine, but the screen real estate is not used to full advantage.

I need an iPeng-ish app for Honeycomb :)

mherger
2011-07-04, 01:47
> I'm using the free Logitech Android app and it works fine, but the
> screen real estate is not used to full advantage.

But it is using the split view, isn't it?

> I need an iPeng-ish app for Honeycomb :)

SqueezeCommander usually is the best bet.

--

Michael

pippin
2011-07-04, 02:45
But the tablet version is not yet there.

marlo
2011-07-04, 02:51
Squeeze Commander looks and works awesome on my Asus transformer.

pippin
2011-07-04, 03:01
That's a honeycomb tablet?
Good to know!

elziko
2011-07-04, 03:15
Squeeze Commander looks and works awesome on my Asus transformer.

Do you use the BBC iPlayer plugin with your Transformer? I also have Squeeze Commander and a Transformer but it force closes each time I try to get a list of programmes available for any particular iPlayer channel.

Do you have the same problem?

marlo
2011-07-04, 03:48
No, not yet.
I'lltry to remember to check it when I'm home from work.

marlo
2011-07-04, 07:23
So, back at home I can confirm the crash of squeeze commander. On my phone with Froyo the crash does not happen, so it seems to be either honeycomb or resolution related.
Why don't you contact the author and ask him to fix the issue?

elziko
2011-07-05, 01:39
Why don't you contact the author and ask him to fix the issue?

I have. Although the author used to be very active around here he hasn't even logged in since May. His blog has not been updated since then either. He is un-contactable!

But thanks for confirming my problem!

pippin
2011-07-05, 01:46
I have. Although the author used to be very active around here he hasn't even logged in since May. His blog has not been updated since then either. He is un-contactable!

But thanks for confirming my problem!

Hm, that's around the time when his team became German Football Champion...

rkotemp
2011-07-10, 03:31
So, back at home I can confirm the crash of squeeze commander. On my phone with Froyo the crash does not happen, so it seems to be either honeycomb or resolution related.
Why don't you contact the author and ask him to fix the issue?

I also get crashes with squeezebox commander on my acer a500 (also a honycomb tablet).
It does seens screen related. I only get them in landscape mode. If holding the tablet in portrait i does not crash.
On a viewsonic viewpad 7 i can use it without a crash in landscape mode (androit 2.2 tablet).

The logitech app works fine on my acer honycomb tablet.
On my other android devices i do not use it because it is slow. But the faster prosessor in the acer makes the app usable. And works fine in landscape mode (squeezebox commander does not) needed to use it with my docking station.

Rob

Rehaan
2011-07-10, 07:30
I have an ASUS Transformer too.

SqueezeCommander
Is the most powerful and feature packed. But its not very tablet friendly. In fact i wrote the developer an email about this just yesterday!

An alternate solution (which i use quite happily at the moment)
1) Download another browser (Dolphin HD in my case). This will be your new "squeezbox tablet app" ;)
2) Set homepage to <your squeeze server IP : port>
3) In the browser settings, go "fullscreen". It will remember this and never show you the address bar even the next time you open the browser, giving you an "app" feel and more screen real estate.
4) Download the tablet skin from here : www.simulacrum.net.nz/squeeze/
5) In your squeezeplayer settings > interface > skin > tablet skin
6) Open dolphin HD (it should load your squeezecenter skin), click "albums", change the view (top right) to show album art

Thats it!

Now when you view "albums" you see a nice wall of CD covers. Its really a nice interface, especially on the tablet.

I'd post a screenshot, but this is my first post and its not letting me!

cya
R

EDIT: Here's how it looks on my transformer (i think theres a problem with the "heart" icon wrapping over to the next line, but thats ok...) :
http://i.imgur.com/QO5FX.jpg

jimzak
2011-07-14, 17:30
That's quite a work-around for a good app.

I did go through all the steps, but I don't like to have use a specific SBS interface to suit my remote control.

I prefer the Nokia interface because of the huge, easy search window...and I don't like the nonuniform way that the cover thumbnails line up.

Anyway thanks.

I guess I'll have to wait for a proper Honeycomb app. I tried the other suggestions and can't get my head around tiny little thumbnails on Honeycomb.