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Gingernut63
2011-07-26, 13:09
Just letting everyone know about a simple freeware program that you can use interface MediaMonkey with Squeezebox Server.

MonkeySqueeze enables MediaMonkey to play music on Squeezebox Server. The download from the MediaMonkey Addons site includes a user guide to help with the installation and operation of the addon.

Link: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2011-07-28, 00:26
Quite a few people have downloaded MonkeySqueeze in the short time it has been available. Would love to hear their feedback on the program.

Please visit http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515 anytime or leave a reply here.

Gingernut63

Muele
2011-07-28, 02:44
It is a fine initiative.
I use Mediamonkey for my tagging etc. But I actually don't listen to music with it.

stumble
2011-07-28, 13:43
@Muele

I was the same when I first got MediaMonkey way back in 2008/9.

Then, whenever I was at the PC tagging files I would end up playing some tracks using MediaMonkey, while I worked on tagging. The problem was that PC speakers are mediocre and the hassle of plugging the laptop into the Hi-Fi was offputting, to say the least.

I found a few scripts on the MediaMonkey Forum and cobbled them together into something that worked for me. It changed the whole experience by routing what ever I was playing on MediaMonkey to my Squeezebox Server and in turn my various players around the house. This was all way back in 2009 and I was using it so often I almost forgot the script exists.

Anyway - July 2011 and Ginegernut63, with some small contribution from myself, enhanced the script and got it released as a MediaMonkey addon called MonkeySqueeze for all Squeezebox / MediaMonkey users to access without the hassle of trying to cobble together bits of code from the various MediaMonkey Forum posts.

MonkeySqueeze doesn't replace Squeezebox Server but it just means that the program (MediaMonkey) used on the PC for all that tagging, clever playlist creation and the day-job type stuff can finally "talk-to" the SBS and sound good. The bonus, of course is connecting the laptop to the Hi-Fi doesn't need to even be considered an option.

I would say it's a perfect partnership and one I had taken for granted for 2 years or so.

If you haven't tried MonkeySqueeze with MediaMonkey and Squeezebox Server give it a whirl and see how it goes. I couldn't imagine MediaMonkey without it and it gives Squeezebox Server an extra dimension regarding real-time playlist.

cheers

mccstumbe (stumble)

Muele
2011-07-28, 23:23
Ok, I'll give it a go when I get some time :)

Echo
2011-07-29, 00:54
Quite a few people have downloaded MonkeySqueeze in the short time it has been available. Would love to hear their feedback on the program.

I downloaded MonkeySqueeze but it wasn't until I installed it and read the help file that I realized it wasn't suited to my present configuration and utilization.

I'm running SqueezeBox Server from a Synology NAS and using iPeng. I'm happy with my present arrangement but I'm tempted to install SBS on my Windows 7 box to test MonkeySqueeze. I'll reply back in this thread with my thoughts if I take the plunge.

Gingernut63
2011-07-29, 01:34
@Echo

No need to change your present config. You can install Squeezebox Server on the PC and run it at the same time as the version on your NAS. When you wish to listen to music using MediaMonkey, run MM and the PC version of Squeezebox Server and direct any Squeezebox devices to connect to the PC server. Just make sure that the music library names in each server are different. Also as indicated in the user guide the PC version of Squeezebox server does not have to be linked to a library folder just an empty folder. No need to wait for the library to load into the server.

Remember the original configuration remains the same and not changed in any way.

Hope you find this information helpful.


MonkeySqueeze - Squeezing more music into your life!

stumble
2011-07-29, 08:17
@Muele
Cool - you might like it more than expected and, as Gingernut63 demonstrates in his last post, it gives SBS that extra little bit of flexibility.

Good luck

cheers

mccstumble (stumble)

stumble
2011-08-03, 14:26
@Muele

did you get a chance to try MonkeySqueeze?

cheers

stumble (mccstumble)

Muele
2011-08-08, 11:57
@Muele

did you get a chance to try MonkeySqueeze?

cheers

stumble (mccstumble)

Now I finally took the time to try it out.
It took some effort, but in the end I got it working. It seems I had to sync the hardwareplayer to Spueezeplay before it worked. after I got it working, I could disable the sync again.

It's really cool and I will use it. At least when adding batches of music.

One suggestion: In the MonkeySqueeze tab of tools-options you could add a test server-button.

The instructions works, but if it is possible to make an automatic installer it would make a big difference. At least bundling w3Sockets and the script. If licenses allow it ofcourse.

Great work.

Gingernut63
2011-08-08, 13:08
@Muele

Thanks for taking the time to reply, it's great to hear you think MonkeySqueeze is really cool.

Yes I'm looking to improve the install and have been thinking of bundling all required software in one package. The next revision is just around the corner so will attempt to do as you suggest.

Regarding the the sync issue, did music on MediaMonkey play on Squeezebox Server straight away without problems? Did you then have to select a play device or did music play on SqueezePlay automatically? I'm away on business at the moment so I can't replicate your issue but will look into it when I return in the next day or so.

Thanks again for the feedback, lots of people have downloaded MonkeySqueeze but we don't know their opinion of the addon. Hopefully more people will respond, which then gives us a chance to improve the package.

Muele
2011-08-08, 23:05
I don't think SBS was playing, but it's hard to know exactly happened. I miss both the tools and skills to analyse it.
Probably a reboot of the pc could have solved it.

Two small things: It is really hard to find the PDF and that is crucial in getting it to work. Try to flash it directly in the user's face. Put it on the desktop, provide a button in the config window. Whatever makes sense.

The other is that what you call Squeezeplayer is actually called Squeezeplay. Squeezeplayer is an app for Android.

Gingernut63
2011-08-09, 05:43
@Muele

Totally agree, what's the point of having a user guide if no one can find it. I've been investigating ways of making the User Guide more accessible since the initial release. The preferred idea is to use a button on the settings page or as suggested, place on the desktop, however what may seem to be a easy thing to fix is a little more complicated. At present the location of the user guide is given on the MonkeySqueeze Addon site and on the Product installation window when running the mmip file. Will be making changes by the next release.

Realised that SqueezePlay was miss-pelt just after making the initial release available. I only proof read the document 20 times and didn't see it until too late. Also the link to SqueezePlay in the guide is broken. I posted the new address on the MonkeySqueeze Help Forum: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515

Thanks again for the feedback and keep an eye out for the next release, it's not too far away.

stumble
2011-08-09, 11:03
@muele
delighted you got it to work and have found it useful.

Great feedback too and I'm sure gingernut63 will be trying to incorporate your suggestions in the next, up and coming, release.

Thanks for taking the time to give feedback.

cheers

mccstumble

Gingernut63
2011-08-09, 20:33
For those that struggle to find the user guide it can be found in the following locations:

32 Bit systems C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts\Auto

64 Bit systems C:\Program Files (x86)\MediaMonkey\Scripts\Auto

Gingernut63
2011-08-14, 14:30
The latest version of MonkeySqueeze is released!

View the latest changes on the MonkeySqueeze support page

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515&p=308126#p308126

The download page on the Addons site may be down for short time until the new version is uploaded.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

sander
2011-08-20, 12:42
It appears to be installed, but I can find the pdf in C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts\Auto on my Windows 7 system running MM 3.2.4.1304.

Also I don't know if this program does it, but is there a guide which will make Mediamonkey understand ID3 tags the same as Squeeze so I can clean them up in mass. They're close, but some fields in album artist and such are clearly out of sync.

Gingernut63
2011-08-20, 13:38
@sander

If the MonkeySqueeze script installed then the user guide should have installed as well?? Did you run MediaMonkey in administrator mode? MediaMonkey should tell you to run in admin mode if you haven't and the package will not install. If not rerun MediaMonkey in admin mode and double click on the mmip file to install.

For manual install go to the mmip file "monkeysqueezev150110814.mmip" and change the extension to .zip. Extract the contents to a folder using your preferred compression program (winrar, winzip etc ...). In the folder you will find the MonkeySqueeze_UserGuide.pdf. Place it in C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts\Auto so it can be accessed via the button on the settings page.

Note: The default location for MediaMonkey in a 32 bit PC is C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey in a 64 bit PC it is C:\Program Files (x86)\MediaMonkey.

When you look at the music database management in MediaMonkey and compare it with Squeezebox Server you will find it is light years in front and it gives you a lot of options and flexibility. Try the following site for tagging but be careful as some of it may relate only to version 4 currently under beta testing.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/WebHelp:Content/4.0#Editing_Tracks

sander
2011-08-21, 20:32
Thanks gingernut that did the trick. I'm moving to Windows for the 7.6 release, once the dust settles, so I'll have to add this to the mix.

Will it always have to be on the same machine or can it connect to another server?

Gingernut63
2011-08-21, 22:35
@sander

Glad to be of service. Always like happy outcomes.

MonkeySqueeze allows MediaMonkey to connect to any Squeezebox Server on your network apart from cut down versions on NAS devices. As per the user guide you can also install SqueezePlay on other PCs and connect them to the current server you are using, it's pretty versatile.

Good luck and happy MonkeySqueezing (sounds illegal!)

Gingernut63
2011-08-28, 14:15
The following is a post I recently submitted on the MonkeySqueeze Development forum. I'm posting it here to widen the posts distribution and to advertise the development forum. Beta versions of the script are also available for download. Click on the link below.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&sid=34e0d59a4aa4a71dc647ee17cf1eda94

"Probably the greatest issue MonkeySqueeze faces is the buffering issue between MediaMonkey and the Squeezebox system. Solve this issue and the basic goals are achieved.

Before I go further I should state I'm writing this from a perspective of a person who is not a MediaMonkey or Squeezebox expert but a person who has a more than basic understanding of computers.

What is the problem? When MediaMonkey is linked to Squeezebox via MonkeySqueeze there is a noticeable lag in the music playing on a Squeezebox device. The lag usually ranges from 1 to 7 seconds depending on file size, type etc... When a new track starts playing on MediaMonkey the previous track can still be playing on the Squeezebox device and it will abruptly finish to be replaced by the next piece of music. This is exacerbated by tracks that have no lead out silence such as some classical, opera, progressive rock etc... any music with gap less tracks.

What is happening is a delay caused by the track being loaded by a Squeezebox device before it plays (buffering) and delays in MediaMonkey communication as it passes through various computer subsystems. The format of the track can have a significant impact on the issue; when playing mp3 tracks the lag is about 1 to 3 seconds however when playing lossless tracks such as FLAC the lag can be from 4 seconds to 10 seconds in extreme cases.

What can be done? Good question. I'm sorry to say at this stage I do not have the skills to do the advanced programming that would be required :( and hence why I'm writing this post. I have a couple of ideas but they may not be achievable or totally off track but I'll table them anyway.

1. If MonkeySqueeze could monitor the track countdown time on a squeezebox device then it could delay the next track from playing until the time falls to 0.00 seconds. A delay between tracks will possibly still occur but it is better than a track abruptly stopping

2. Introduce a synchronise function similar to the one in Squeezebox Server

If anyone has better ideas or wishes to contribute to the discussion please take the time to reply."

Gingernut63
2011-08-30, 04:48
MonkeySqueeze is now on twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/MonkeySqueeze1/

For the latest info on all things MonkeySqueeze, latest releases, news, tips, beta releases and development. A quick way to find out what is happening and telling you when to visit the forums. Feel free to tweet your comments on MonkeySqueeze.

Gingernut63
2011-09-11, 19:31
Just letting you know that there is a beta version of MonkeySqueeze which now communicates with LMS on NAS devices running linux.

If you wish to try it, visit the MonkeySqueeze Development forum and look for Beta 110912. If you do try it could you provide feedback on the same forum please.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907

Gingernut63
2011-09-16, 19:37
Arghhh!!!!

Found a mistake in the 110912Beta which would stop the NAS settings from working. Have replaced with 110912Beta with 110917Beta which will definitely work. Sorry for any inconvenience, version control needs to be reviewed.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907

Gingernut63
2011-09-22, 21:05
The new version of MonkeySqueeze is now released!

Support site: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515

Download: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

sherington
2011-11-02, 08:35
.. and love it .. apart from the lag but I can live with that!! Esle, it really is quite fantastic - thought you'ld like to know!

Andrew

Gingernut63
2011-11-02, 12:18
@sherington

Thank you for the glowing feedback, makes it all worthwhile when MonkeySqueezers like yourself appreciate the program.

Keep your eye on the MonkeySqueeze Development site as I'll soon be posting a beta with an improvement concerning the lag issue.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907

Remember if you follow MonkeySqueeze on twitter you receive notifications such as the latest releases and other info.

Thanks again
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2011-11-12, 14:54
The latest Alpha release is available for testing on the MonkeySqueeze Development forum. This one has playlist sync between MM and LMS!

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907

Cheers

Gingernut63
2011-11-15, 23:42
The latest Beta release is available for testing on the MonkeySqueeze Development forum. Improvement in playlist sync between MM and LMS!

Last Page: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907

nicolas75
2011-11-17, 12:30
I wanted to have a quick look at MonkeySqueeze but couldn't get it to work.
I am not familiar with MediaMonkey addons, so I may have missed something obvious ...

I run LMS 7.7.0 and MediaMonkey 4.0.0.1459 on the same PC with Windows 7 x64
I downloaded monkeysqueezev200_%281%29.mmip (is that weird name normal ?) file from http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

I could find any help file or user guide.

I install the addon, and restarted, a small LMS icon appeared (apparently nothing else), with tooltip "Enable/Disable MonkeySqueeze"

Each time I click on this icon, I get an error.

[Edit] I found the user guide and the options for MonkeySqueezeplayer, I'll try to configure it properly.

nicolas75
2011-11-17, 12:57
Apparently everything is just great, congratulations.

Gingernut63
2011-11-17, 13:24
@nicolas75

Glad you got it working. Remember V2.0.0 doesn't have playlist sync so lag(buffering) can affect how the songs play.

The current beta does have playlist sync however. A MonkeySqueeze beta won't cause your system to fall over or wipe your database, it's just an interface script. Trust me ;)

Just follow the instructions in the last post.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907

nicolas75
2011-11-17, 13:35
Ok thanks.

Just a suggestion for LMS IP address.

Since I run LMS and MediaMonkey on the same PC, I set it to localhost 127.0.0.1

It works fine and should help in case of DHCP
(not sure if it will be fine when I try to control MediaMonkey with a smartphone)

You could set 127.0.0.1 for default value.

Gingernut63
2011-11-17, 13:41
@nicolas75

It used to be the default value but doesn't work on some installations, hence the present setup. Doesn't seem to cause any issues however .....

I'll place it in the user guide as an alternative address in case of problems.:)

nicolas75
2011-11-17, 13:47
Another suggestion, don't know if it can be done.
I tried but it doesn't work.

When a Squeezebox Touch is running TinySC, could MonkeySqueeze connect to TinySC with Squeezebox Touch IP Address for LMS address ?

In that case, LMS could be totally wiped.

Gingernut63
2011-11-17, 15:35
Another suggestion, don't know if it can be done.
I tried but it doesn't work.

When a Squeezebox Touch is running TinySC, could MonkeySqueeze connect to TinySC with Squeezebox Touch IP Address for LMS address ?

In that case, LMS could be totally wiped.

Go to the MonkeySqueeze addons site > Version history and download Version 1.5.0.110814. It was the last version to communicate with the SS or LMS CLI so it may work with TinySC.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Uninstall the present version of MonkeySqueeze (see user guide) before installing V1.5. Make sure you run MediaMonkey in Admin mode before install. Just remember it has reduced functionality and anyway this is a test to see what happens.

Let me know what happens please as I do not have access to a Touch.

Gingernut63
2011-11-17, 19:20
I just tried MonkeySqueeze 2.0 with MediaMonkey 4 and LMS 7.7.0
It is just GREAT to say the least ...
Very easy to install and configure within a few minutes, you can still use LMS the normal way if you feel like it, and MediaMonkey make things so much simpler for basic use.

Probably the biggest and best software improvement I have seen in the last 4 years for my squeezebox ...

It is really more than worth a try.

Thanks for endorsement of MonkeySqueeze :D. Brings a smile to the people who have worked on the script.

nicolas75
2011-11-18, 06:46
Go to the MonkeySqueeze addons site > Version history and download Version 1.5.0.110814. It was the last version to communicate with the SS or LMS CLI so it may work with TinySC.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Uninstall the present version of MonkeySqueeze (see user guide) before installing V1.5. Make sure you run MediaMonkey in Admin mode before install. Just remember it has reduced functionality and anyway this is a test to see what happens.

Let me know what happens please as I do not have access to a Touch.

I had a quick try but could not connect.
I must say I was too lazy to install Squeezeplay.
If I understood correctly Squeezeplay is required for MS 1.5
The notes also say that version 1.5 doesn't work with some linux or NAS distributions, so I am not sure it is ok for Touch internal platform.

MonkeySqueeze 2.0 does it perfectly for me.
TinySC is not such a big deal since I need a computer to run MediaMonkey.
If there are logs somewhere which can explain why I cannot connect to TinySBS, just tell me where they are.

Another question :
Sound quality is much better with MonkeySqueeze and Touch, than if I go through a USB dac from the PC to the amplifier.

The USB dac I tried is not as good as Touch's one.
But if I understand correctly, with MonkeySqueeze, you just tell LMS what to play, and the sound quality is controlled by LMS setup and the Touch.
That means it is much better than to have to deal with OS audio settings and USB dac driver.

For example MediaMonkey equalizer doesn't affect the Touch playback.
So I guess I don't loose any sound quality, and gains the much better MediaMonkey library management and interface.

Is that correct ?
One thing that prevented me to try MonkeySqueeze sooner is that I believed I would run into OS specific sound quality problem.

Gingernut63
2011-11-18, 12:10
Another question :
Sound quality is much better with MonkeySqueeze and Touch, than if I go through a USB dac from the PC to the amplifier.

The USB dac I tried is not as good as Touch's one.
But if I understand correctly, with MonkeySqueeze, you just tell LMS what to play, and the sound quality is controlled by LMS setup and the Touch.
That means it is much better than to have to deal with OS audio settings and USB dac driver.

For example MediaMonkey equalizer doesn't affect the Touch playback.
So I guess I don't loose any sound quality, and gains the much better MediaMonkey library management and interface.

Is that correct ?
One thing that prevented me to try MonkeySqueeze sooner is that I believed I would run into OS specific sound quality problem.

Yes that is correct. The Squeezebox devices are playing music direct from the source so to speak, the music library. MediaMonkey via MonkeySqueeze is just giving the address, it's not streaming. This applies to LMS on a PC or NAS.

That is the advantage of Squeezebox hardware, good quality DAC. From what I've read, most USB DACs don't work as well as expected. I personally use a high end sound card which I find acceptable, but purists will probably not be impressed.

If using LMS on a PC and it's not linked to a library but an empty folder, it will play the music MM/MS tells it to. It also keeps the address information and you will gradually see the same music appear in the LMS My Music database. You can select and play this music independently of MM/MS. If you do a rescan of the music library (empty folder) it will wipe this information.

Yes modifying the the music which plays in MediaMonkey using crossfade, remove silence etc... has no affect on the music in LMS. That is why you need to disable those functions in MM when using V2.0.0 as they will affect the buffering/lag issue. Not as important in current Beta with playlist sync.

Regarding V1.5 you only need SqueezePlay if you wish to play music on a PC in-sync with Squeezebox system. In other words V1.5 works the same as V2.0 except it communicates via the CLI port (9090) instead of the HTTP port (9000).

I'll have to get back to you regarding the logging.

Gingernut63
2011-11-19, 21:08
The NAS settings have been updated and are now placed in the first post of The MonkeySqueeze Development topic. For further updates I'll post in this forum and tweet on twitter.

Support Forum: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515

If you want the latest info on MonkeySqueeze then the quickest way is to follow us on twitter. The link is in my signature.

Cheers

nicolas75
2011-11-20, 01:56
Regarding V1.5 you only need SqueezePlay if you wish to play music on a PC in-sync with Squeezebox system. In other words V1.5 works the same as V2.0 except it communicates via the CLI port (9090) instead of the HTTP port (9000).

Thanks, I tried but could not connect to TinySBS with 1.5, only to LMS.
I reverted to MonkeySqueeze 2

Gingernut63
2011-11-20, 02:06
Oh well, worth a try. Thanks for letting me know.

I'll put it on the wishlist in the MonkeySqueeze Development forum.

Cheers

Gingernut63
2011-11-24, 16:03
MonkeySqueeze V3.0 has been released! :D

It is suggested that MonkeySqueezers read the fully revised and expanded user guide to understand the changes to the functionality of MonkeySqueeze that have occured in this release.

Big thanks to Katteman for all the programming he has done, especially playlist synchronisation between MediaMonkey and the Squeezebox system.

Download: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/
Support: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515

Looking forward to the feedback.

Cheers

nicolas75
2011-11-25, 06:51
Hi,
I installed MonkeySqueeze 3.0.
Almost everything seems fine, but there is an annoying problem.
I don't use playlist in LMS (actually I don't use LMS anymore, it is only there for MonkeySqueeze).
But the new playlist sync feature is very annoying and very slow.
Is there any way to disable it ?
I really don't care about having playlist in LMS ...

nicolas75
2011-11-25, 07:09
It seems that I don't have anymore the abrupt transition between tracks I sometimes had with 2.0
Vey good point.

Gingernut63
2011-11-25, 11:34
Hi,
I installed MonkeySqueeze 3.0.
Almost everything seems fine, but there is an annoying problem.
I don't use playlist in LMS (actually I don't use LMS anymore, it is only there for MonkeySqueeze).
But the new playlist sync feature is very annoying and very slow.
Is there any way to disable it ?
I really don't care about having playlist in LMS ...


It seems that I don't have anymore the abrupt transition between tracks I sometimes had with 2.0
Vey good point.

The greatest issues prior to the release of MonkeySqueeze V3 were MonkeySqueeze sending one track at a time to Squeezebox and the buffering (loading) of tracks in LMS/Squeezebox. Couple that with inherent communications delay between the software, and MonkeySqueezers found that sometimes new tracks would start before the previous track had finished and there could be large delays between tracks. If you had an up-to-date PC then these issues wouldn't be too noticeable; however on slower PCs the issues were magnified.

Enter MonkeySqueeze V3. It doesn't send one track at a time from the MediaMonkey Now Playing window, it now sends all the tracks in the Now Playing window (a playlist) prior to play. Now the Squeezebox system can start buffering the next track while the current track plays. This does a number of things. Tracks will play in their entirety and there is no added delay between tracks. The last point is especially important when there is no delay between tracks on an album, such as some classical, live or progressive rock albums (e.g. Pink Floyd). Tracks can also be added to the now playing window in MediaMonkey and they will then be added to the Squeezebox playlist while music is playing. Also, if you change the position of a track in MediaMonkey it will update the position in Squeezebox.

The only downside is the load time at the beginning; the larger the playlist (album or individual tracks) in MediaMonkey, the longer the load time. Katteman and I believe the benefits of this approach far outweigh the negatives, however MonkeySqueezers may not agree, time will tell.

I use the term "playlist" for the current tracks in the now playing window of MediaMonkey, which can be an album or individual tracks. I did debated whether to use the term or not but in the end I believe it best describes the list of songs that will be played.

In hindsight I should have placed this explanation in the user guide but "that's life". I'm certainly interested in feedback on V3 from MonkeySqueezers however they should use it for a time to become familiar with its operation. I'm sure they will find it an improvement. MonkeySqueeze V2 is still available on the Addons site for anyone who doesn't like the operation of V3.

Sorry for the long winded reply nicolas75, but it's better to get the full reasoning behind the changes to the script.

Cheers

nicolas75
2011-11-25, 12:50
Ok I understand.

Actually I noticed there is an delay between what is played in MediaMonkey and what is played on the Touch, delay which seems to increase track after track in the "now playing" MediaMonkey list (until I manually start another tracks list).

No problem because PC normal audio output is mute when I use MM to control the Touch.

The problem I had is that the first time I ran MonkeySqueeze 3.0, I had almost all my tracks (several thousands of them) in the current MediaMonkey track listing, and the total list was probably sent to LMS.
I had no problem after that.

[Edit] I have a powerful PC, but it may be a problem if you connect to a slow NAS or if you can make it work with TinySBS

Gingernut63
2011-11-25, 13:12
Ok I understand...

The problem I had is that the first time I ran MonkeySqueeze 3.0, I had almost all my tracks (several thousands of them) in the current MediaMonkey track listing, and the total list was probably sent to LMS.
I had no problem after that.

Yes several thousand would cause a problem! :D


delay which seems to increase track after track in the "now playing" MediaMonkey list (until I manually start another tracks list).


Sounds like you still have Remove Silence selected in your output plugin in MediaMonkey. Go to Tools > Options > Player > Output Plug-ins and configure the selected Output Plug-in (usually MediaMonkey DirectSound). Deselect crossfade and remove silence. All instructions in the user guide.

With everything that needs to be disabled, disabled, the time delay between MediaMonkey and Squeezebox will remain constant. It's pretty important to read the user guide to get the setup correct and understand what the new version can and can't do.

Cheers

nicolas75
2011-11-25, 13:32
Sounds like you still have Remove Silence selected in your output plugin in MediaMonkey. Go to Tools > Options > Player > Output Plug-ins and configure the selected Output Plug-in (usually MediaMonkey DirectSound). Deselect crossfade and remove silence. All instructions in the user guide.


That's right, thanks.

nicolas75
2011-12-23, 05:25
Hi, I come back to the problem of lengthy sync between LMS and MonkeySqueeze current playlist.

I have several thousands of tracks, some on the computers, others on external HDD which can be disconnected.

There is no problem with MediaMonkey, any operation is performed almost immediatly, even when the current playing list has several thousands of tracks, or when the external HDD is not available.

But the sync between LMS and Monkeysqueeze list can be awfully long (several minutes ...), even with a Core i7 computer with 8 GB ram, running Windows 7 x64

I even had some messages from the Touch saying that no more track can be added to the playlist (may be because of a disconnect external HDD, but not sure)

Don't you think there should be a limit to the number of tracks synced with LMS ?
Several thousands is obviously too much for LMS.

More than that, while this operation is performed, you can play music with MediaMonkey, but the script prevent MediaMonkey from being normally shut down (and nobody want to wait several minutes before being able to close MediaMonkey)

Note that I recently upgraded MediaMonkey to 4.0.1.1461

Gingernut63
2011-12-23, 12:59
Hi, I come back to the problem of lengthy sync between LMS and MonkeySqueeze current playlist...

There is no problem with MediaMonkey, any operation is performed almost immediatly, even when the current playing list has several thousands of tracks, or when the external HDD is not available.

But the sync between LMS and Monkeysqueeze list can be awfully long (several minutes ...), even with a Core i7 computer with 8 GB ram, running Windows 7 x64...

Don't you think there should be a limit to the number of tracks synced with LMS ?
Several thousands is obviously too much for LMS.


Yes with a playlist of several thousand songs it will take some time to sync but then I can say it is not usual to have a playlist that long. I do agree that it would be good to limit the number of initial tracks synced and will look at that. We have also tried to terminate the sync process while underway but the complexity of the programming made it very difficult to achieve so that was stopped so we could release the current version. I have already noted that to be fixed in the next version.

We are having a break from development at the moment but will be starting again in the New Year.

In the short term here are a couple of suggestions to alleviate the sync waiting time:

1. Don't sync your entire collection, just sync what you want to play at any one time

2. Load a few tracks into the MediaMonkey Now Playing window and sync the playlist. Start playing the music and then add the rest of the tracks to the now playing window. The music will play while the rest of the playlist syncs.

3. Use the Auto-DJ function in MediaMonkey to randomly load tracks from the several thousand you have. Settings at Tools > Options > Player > Auto-DJ/Now Playing. Just make sure the maintain and retain settings are set to low values e.g. 5.

Hope these help.

Merry Xmas and a happy New Year!
Gingernut63

nicolas75
2011-12-23, 13:29
Yes with a playlist of several thousand songs it will take some time to sync but then I can say it is not usual to have a playlist that long.
...


I don't completely agree.
Of course you never have such long current playlist with LMS, because it would be impossible to use it.
But there is no problem wih MediaMonkey.

When I have this situation (some of my friends using Itunes on Macs do the same), it is because you just display your entire library.
You have a look at it, choose some track in the middle and just let it go.
When you feel like it, you go back to the list and change.

This is not uncommon and I have often seen people using their library this way.

There is no reason to care about current playlist length, because popular softwares do no suffer from LMS problems.

Of course in the mean time, I know it is not good to do that when you control a Squeezebox with MonkeySqueeze, and I avoid it.

But it would be nice not having to care about that.
An option in MonkeySqueeze preferences to define a limit would be nice.
A default value of 100 for example should do it.
You usually get back to the player to change what you are listening, or to stop it, before having listened to several thousands tracks.
And anyway LMS cannot handle such a list, so ...
(and that would avoid the problem of terminating the sync, if it is fast enough with such a number of sync tracks)

Gingernut63
2011-12-23, 13:39
I don't completely agree.
Of course you never have such long current playlist with LMS, because it would be impossible to use it.
But there is no problem wih MediaMonkey.

When I have this situation (some of my friends using Itunes on Macs do the same), it is because you just display your entire library.
You have a look at it, choose some track in the middle and just let it go.
When you feel like it, you go back to the list and change.

This is not uncommon and I have often seen people using their library this way...

An option in MonkeySqueeze preferences to define a limit would be nice.
A default value of 100 for example should do it...

Everyone is different and MediaMonkey has the versatility to display and play music just about anyway you like. Your suggestion has been added to the list.

Cheers
Gingernut63

nicolas75
2011-12-23, 13:58
Everyone is different and MediaMonkey has the versatility to display and play music just about anyway you like. Your suggestion has been added to the list.

Cheers
Gingernut63

Thank you very much.
This point is the only (little, and with easy workaround) annoyance I experienced with MonkeySqueeze.
Otherwise MonkeySqueeze is still the best way (or the only one ?) I am aware of, to provide decent library management to squeezebox systems.

dbinder101
2012-01-30, 10:50
I know I read somewhere on one of the postings that using Crossfade with MonkeySqueeze doesn't do anything, in fact it is discouraged. I just discovered MonkeySqueeze, a cool little add-on, and it works really well, but I was a bit disappointed to find out about the crossfade limitation. I was really hoping that I would be able to get rid of the crossfade on the SB side of the house because it is such a poor implementation of how crossfade should work (I know there is a bug filed against it but it's been hanging aroung for over 5 years!). Anyhow, are there any plans to use the MediaMonkey crossfade function in the near future?

Thanks for a great add-on.

-David

Gingernut63
2012-01-30, 11:43
Anyhow, are there any plans to use the MediaMonkey crossfade function in the near future?

MediaMonkey via MonkeySqueeze only tells Squeezebox what to play. In other words it sends the playlist to the Squeezebox system which then finds the tracks in the music library. Crossfade in MediaMonkey will only work for the music played on MediaMonkey and likewise Crossfade selected in the Squeezebox system will on work on it's devices.

Since the upgrade to syncing playlists, deselecting crossfade is not as much of an issue. You could select crossfade on one or both systems but as they operate differently it will lead to further time differences between the systems. This may or may not be an issue depending on your implementation. Although Squeezebox crossfade is not as good you can use it, perform some tests and see what happens.

Thanks for the positive feedback. :)

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2012-02-04, 00:02
Just letting everyone know that MonkeySqueeze works with Vortexbox running LMS, details here: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59515&start=90#p330247

Also includes the latest info on MonkeySqueeze.

Happy MonkeySqueezing
Gingernut63

P.S. Squeezing the Monkey improves your hearing!!

nicolas75
2012-03-04, 07:42
Hi, it seems that last version of MediaMonkey (4.0.3.1476) is not compatible with MonkeySqueeze 2 ?
Is that correct or did I make a mistake somewhere ?

I have "Error happened during script execution : Objet requis:'SongValue'"

I wanted to revert to 2.0 until the sync list problem of 3.0 is fixed.
Sometime (after rescan or new files accessed in MediaMonkey), it seems that MonkeySqueeze keep an obsolete list of tracks, and the file sent to Squeezebox Touch is not the one which is played by MediaMonkey.
When this occurs, the communication between MediaMonkey and Squeezebox seems broken after a while.

It doesn't happen a lot with MonkeySqueeze 3.0, but this problem didn't occur with version 2

Gingernut63
2012-03-04, 13:34
Hi, it seems that last version of MediaMonkey (4.0.3.1476) is not compatible with MonkeySqueeze 2 ?
Is that correct or did I make a mistake somewhere ?

I have "Error happened during script execution : Objet requis:'SongValue'"

MonkeySqueeze v2 will work with all versions of MediaMonkey 4. If that error occurs then there is no track in the "Now Playing" window. When the "Playlist" window is cleared and MediaMonkey is shutdown the "Now Playing" window clears when MM is restarted. Start playing a track so it loads into the "Now Playing" window then press stop. MonkeySqueeze can then be enabled at anytime. This bug was fixed in MS v3.


I wanted to revert to 2.0 until the sync list problem of 3.0 is fixed.
Sometime (after rescan or new files accessed in MediaMonkey), it seems that MonkeySqueeze keep an obsolete list of tracks, and the file sent to Squeezebox Touch is not the one which is played by MediaMonkey.
When this occurs, the communication between MediaMonkey and Squeezebox seems broken after a while.

It doesn't happen a lot with MonkeySqueeze 3.0, but this problem didn't occur with version 2

Haven't seen that issue. MediaMonkey v2 and v3 operate differently when sending playlist info. MS2 sends the address of each music track one track at a time, MS3 sends the addresses of the full playlist. While MS3 sends the MediaMonkey Playlist track addresses to Squeezebox, there is no feedback from Squeezebox to MonkeySqueeze. If any changes are made to the playlist in Squeezebox then the two playlists will be out of sync. Disable/re-enable MonkeySqueeze will put the playlists back in sync again.

Time to ask some questions:

1. When you rescan the Music Library in MediaMonkey, do you do the same in Squeezebox?
2. Does this only occur on large playlists (thousands of songs)?
3. After adding new tracks to the library and rescanning do you clear the "Playlist" window and reload the playlist or do you add the new tracks to the existing playlist in the "Playlist" window? If doing the 2nd option then this may be causing the problem; if so, then clear the playlist and reload to see what happens.
4. Is LMS installed on a PC or on a NAS device?
5. Is the music library on a PC or a NAS device?

Cheers
Gingernut63

nicolas75
2012-03-04, 16:03
Thanks, the workaround is fine for using MonkeySqueeze 2 with last version of MediaMonkey

About your questions

- I never scan in LMS any more, I use MonkeySqueeze to avoid using LMS.
I normally start with empty LMS library when I want to restart from scratch.

- LMS is on a PC with Windows 7 x64, music partly on internal harddisk and partly on external USB disk.

- Actually I do not necesseraly rescan for new music in MediaMonkey, I often select a file with MediaMonkey without caring if it is already in MediaMonkey library or not.

- I'll try your suggestions tomorrow (clear playlist and reload)

- MediaMonkey full library contains about 10 000 files, I try to avoid having them all in the current playlist (only for LMS, no problem for MM)

Thanks for quick reply, workaround, and suggestions :)

Gingernut63
2012-03-04, 16:50
- I never scan in LMS any more, I use MonkeySqueeze to avoid using LMS.I normally start with empty LMS library when I want to restart from scratch.
- LMS is on a PC with Windows 7 x64, music partly on internal harddisk and partly on external USB disk.


The best way to use MonkeySqueeze/MediaMonkey and avoid LMS, provided the library as in your case, is not on a Linux NAS or other Linux device.


- Actually I do not necesseraly rescan for new music in MediaMonkey, I often select a file with MediaMonkey without caring if it is already in MediaMonkey library or not.

This may contribute to the problem, however it shouldn't as MediaMonkey will know the address and MonkeySqueeze will forward the address to the Squeezebox device. Monitor this one and see if the problem is occurring with non-Music Library tracks. I'll do some tests my end to see if I can replicate your issue.

Keep me updated and happy MonkeySqueezing!
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2012-03-13, 23:53
New Beta release!

Nothing major with this one just a change to the options page to aid connection to LMS on a Windows Home Server 2011 or other server product.

Link: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&p=333888#p333888

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2012-03-23, 12:16
MonkeySqueeze V3.0.1 has been released! :)

A minor update modifying the Options page for connection to Windows Server products. The User Guide has also been updated.

Download: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2012-06-27, 01:54
New Beta release!

Made changes to the code so the Hostname of the LMS server or PC can be used. Very useful if LMS runs on another computer or network server and the IP Address is not static or constantly changes after a reboot or restart.

Link: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&start=45#p341823

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2013-08-04, 00:39
For quite some time there have been issues with using MediaMonkey remote control apps with MonkeySqueeze. Sometime ago I submitted a bug report relating to this issue and finally it has now been addressed.

Using the current beta release, MediaMonkey 4.1.0.1652, I have successfully tested a few apps with MonkeySqueeze, see below. There are more remote control apps available which should also work and I will update the list as time allows or if users respond with successfull tests of their own.

Happy MonkeySqueezing!

Successfully tested remote control apps:
MonkeyTunes
MediaMonkey Remote
MonkeyMote
Music Remote Control (Gecko Solutions)
Android Control (Hybrid SaaS)
RemoteMonkey

MediaMonkey Beta 4.1.0.1652: https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=54426&p=372139#p372139
Topic discussion: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=68506&p=351211&
Bug Report: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=68520

callesoroe
2013-11-07, 02:22
Hi

I am running LMS 7.8 on a ReadyNas ultra. I am trying to get Monkeysqueeze to work too, but it does not work.
The squeeze icon goes turqish in mediamonkey, and it is synchronizing the playlists, but nothing showes up in LMS playlist ??
It plays on the computer but not in the squeezebox. It does not show up as a player in LMS ???? Should'nt it do that ???
Setup is this

see attach

Anyone who can see the error ?

Gingernut63
2013-11-07, 03:14
Hi

I am running LMS 7.8 on a ReadyNas ultra. I am trying to get Monkeysqueeze to work too, but it does not work.
The squeeze icon goes turqish in mediamonkey, and it is synchronizing the playlists, but nothing showes up in LMS playlist ??
It plays on the computer but not in the squeezebox. It does not show up as a player in LMS ???? Should'nt it do that ???
Setup is this

see attach

Anyone who can see the error ?

MonkeySqueeze will not show as a player in LMS. The only way you know it's working correctly is when the tracks load the same as MediaMonkey. I can't view your attached images so I cant see your settings, however your symptoms indicate that the communications between MM and the NAS aren't working and are not setup correctly.

Do the following:
1. On the options page make sure the LMS IP address and HTTP port number are correct. Go to the LMS web page > Settings > Information > LMS Server Status to find the info.
2. On the options page check the Primary Squeezebox Device MAC address. Go to the LMS web page > Settings > Information, find the device and compare the address making sure you use the same case. (Make sure the device is on and linked to the server)
3. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS, deselect/uncheck LMS is prior to v7.5.1
4. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS you can use the network address or a mapped address for the MediaMonkey Music Folder
5. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS make sure the LMS Media Folder uses forward slashes (/).
6. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS make sure the addresses are the same case as the source. Using a lower case when it should be upper case or vice versa can cause communication problems.
7. Press the red MonkeySqueeze button in MediaMonkey to enable communications. Should be turquoise when on.

To test the communications play some music on your main Squeezebox device. In MediaMonkey load/place different music in the Now Playing/Playlist window, select play and then enable MonkeySqueeze. The music playing on the SB device will stop and be replaced by the music in MediaMonkey :). If the music stops on the device but is not replaced by the MediaMonkey music then your comms are working but there is an error with one of the parameters :-?. If the music continues to play on the device then the comms are not working at all :(.

Let me know how you get on.

Gingernut63

P.S. I haven't tried MonkeySqueeze with LMS 7.8 but it should work.....??

rchham
2013-12-03, 01:57
Is it possible to create playlists for multiple Squeeze devices?
I have 6 Logitech Squeeze devices in use.
I was only able to create one connection between MM and one of the Squeeze Players.

Gingernut63
2013-12-03, 02:15
Is it possible to create playlists for multiple Squeeze devices?
I have 6 Logitech Squeeze devices in use.
I was only able to create one connection between MM and one of the Squeeze Players.

MonkeySqueeze can only create a connection with only one squeezebox device, the one on the MM options page. The only way to share a playlist is to synchronise with other players using LMS or the player menu.

Cheers
Gingernut63

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 14:30
And new years comming up .. :-(

Can anyone point me to the error.. im going blind :cool:





Guees its the LMS media folder setting... i just did copy paste as writen in the user guide ....

MonkeySqueeze will not show as a player in LMS. The only way you know it's working correctly is when the tracks load the same as MediaMonkey. I can't view your attached images so I cant see your settings, however your symptoms indicate that the communications between MM and the NAS aren't working and are not setup correctly.

Do the following:
1. On the options page make sure the LMS IP address and HTTP port number are correct. Go to the LMS web page > Settings > Information > LMS Server Status to find the info.
2. On the options page check the Primary Squeezebox Device MAC address. Go to the LMS web page > Settings > Information, find the device and compare the address making sure you use the same case. (Make sure the device is on and linked to the server)
3. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS, deselect/uncheck LMS is prior to v7.5.1
4. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS you can use the network address or a mapped address for the MediaMonkey Music Folder
5. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS make sure the LMS Media Folder uses forward slashes (/).
6. On the options page under LMS on a Linux or Windows Server/NAS make sure the addresses are the same case as the source. Using a lower case when it should be upper case or vice versa can cause communication problems.
7. Press the red MonkeySqueeze button in MediaMonkey to enable communications. Should be turquoise when on.

To test the communications play some music on your main Squeezebox device. In MediaMonkey load/place different music in the Now Playing/Playlist window, select play and then enable MonkeySqueeze. The music playing on the SB device will stop and be replaced by the music in MediaMonkey :). If the music stops on the device but is not replaced by the MediaMonkey music then your comms are working but there is an error with one of the parameters :-?. If the music continues to play on the device then the comms are not working at all :(.

Let me know how you get on.

Gingernut63

P.S. I haven't tried MonkeySqueeze with LMS 7.8 but it should work.....??[/QUOTE]

Gingernut63
2013-12-30, 14:54
And new years comming up .. :-(

Can anyone point me to the error.. im going blind :cool:]

G'day tordenfod

Presumably Squeezebox is not playing the same tracks in MediaMonkey even though you have enabled MonkeySqueeze and it says it is sychronising. 90% of these errors are to do with addressing problems. The addressing for LMS looks OK so here are my recommendations:

1. Remove the back slash from the MM Music Folder address on the MM MonkeySqueeze options page e.g. u:\music
2. Check the addressing of the Music library in MM.
3. You may have to use network addressing for the MM music library instead of the mapped address
4. The LMS port number 9002 maybe conflicking with another program. try using 9003, 4 etc..

Let me know how you get on.
Gingernut63

P.S. You may want to edit your screenshots, it's not good practice to display MAC addresses to everyone

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 15:11
Rapid answer :D

15424

pic of addressing of the music ... seems okay to me ?

3. network addressing ...Need a hint ---:confused: like in ?

Checking on conflickts but i dont find any ... no twonky or likewise running.. (rechecking while writing)

Gingernut63
2013-12-30, 15:21
Rapid answer :D

pic of addressing of the music ... seems okay to me ?

3. network addressing ...Need a hint ---:confused: like in ?

Checking on conflickts but i dont find any ... no twonky or likewise running.. (rechecking while writing)

For the MM address on the options page only use u:\ . Music indicates a folder and this is not a folder but a drive name.

See how you go.

Gingernut63

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 15:27
The u:\ is the network address given to my pc and shown as so under my computer on the pc using MM .... So music is just indicating in witch folder the music is ...im confused... ;-)

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 15:33
JUP tried without the music after U:\ still no effect ...... dammid :rolleyes:

Gingernut63
2013-12-30, 15:38
JUP tried without the music after U:\ still no effect ...... dammid :rolleyes:

Try uppercase U:\ sometimes the case can affect the outcome.

Gingernut63
2013-12-30, 15:43
Try uppercase U:\ sometimes the case can affect the outcome.

Are you using McAfee? That has been known to stop communications.

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 15:46
NOPE .. still same same

To straighten lines ... i do as u say :D ( turn u to U and click OK ) the turn the squeeze off / on and it sync but no thing to hear ( i play music on the squeeze controled by the handset- and the playlist in Lsb dont change) ...

So somthing in the adressing must be wrong...blinded by the lights - blinded .. :-)

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 15:58
and no bullguard.. i will try turn it off ...

Gingernut63
2013-12-30, 16:06
NOPE .. still same same

To straighten lines ... i do as u say :D ( turn u to U and click OK ) the turn the squeeze off / on and it sync but no thing to hear ( i play music on the squeeze controled by the handset- and the playlist in Lsb dont change) ...

So somthing in the adressing must be wrong...blinded by the lights - blinded .. :-)

Yes this is a comms issue and it will probably be very simple :0

Let's go back to basics ;). MediaMonkey's music library is at U:\ , which includes the subfolders. Music is the name of the drive, there is not a folder called Music hence the address on the options page should be U:\ .

Read the following which one happens to you?

To test the communications play some music on your main Squeezebox device. In MediaMonkey load/place different music in the Now Playing/Playlist window, select play and then enable MonkeySqueeze.
1. The music playing on the SB device will stop and be replaced by the music in MediaMonkey :).
2. If the music stops on the device but is not replaced by the MediaMonkey music then your comms are working but there is an error with one of the parameters :?.
3. If the music continues to play on the device then the comms are not working at all :(

I'll PM you

tordenfod
2013-12-30, 16:08
bullguard firewall off.. rerun the whole show- big U small u... u/U / music ... changing port 9000-9010 and still no gold...

thought you ozies where smart - thats why we imported oure pricess from down there ;)

Gingernut63
2015-05-14, 03:00
New Beta release! :)

Have added the ability to log into a secure squeezebox system. Feel free to trial the beta.

Link: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&start=45#p407942

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2015-05-21, 19:45
Release V3.1.0.150521

- The ability to connect to one of four pre-configured SqueezeBox players each session - Connection info and selection on the options page
- Added the ability to log into a password protected LMS/Squeezebox system
- General tidy of the script

Feel free to trial the beta: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&start=60#p408534

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2015-05-28, 01:37
Lots of changes in this release. :D
- Disable communication settings on the options page when MonkeySqueeze is enabled
- Select 1 of 4 Squeezebox players to connect to each session
- Ability to log into a secure LMS/Squeezebox system
- Redesign of the options page for use by devices with lower resolution screens (e.g.tablets)
- Fully revised and updated User Guide

Download: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/brows ... eysqueeze/

Cheers
Gingernut63

rpgieselman
2016-01-30, 11:57
Hello -

I just downloaded the MonkeySqueeze add-on, but cannot figure out how to find the users' manual. Will you please direct me to the right link?

THANK YOU!

Russ



Just letting everyone know about a simple freeware program that you can use interface MediaMonkey with Squeezebox Server.

MonkeySqueeze enables MediaMonkey to play music on Squeezebox Server. The download from the MediaMonkey Addons site includes a user guide to help with the installation and operation of the addon.

Link: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2016-01-30, 15:16
Hello -

I just downloaded the MonkeySqueeze add-on, but cannot figure out how to find the users' manual. Will you please direct me to the right link?

THANK YOU!

Russ

If you have installed the MonkeySqueeze addon, the user guide can be found at: MediaMonkey > Tools > Options > MonkeySqueeze (under Player list). Press the user guide button on the top right corner of the Options page. If you haven't installed the package change the file package from .mmip to .zip, then open to find the User Guide.

Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2016-11-13, 02:47
Release: V3.1.1.161113Beta

Have just released a new beta. :) To give it a try, go to the development topic: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&p=429058#p429058

Please leave any beta feedback on the development site.

Cheers
Gingernuts63

Gingernut63
2016-11-21, 02:50
Release: V3.2.161121Beta

Have just released another beta. :D

- Created a dockable panel for Squeezebox player control, accessible via "View" on the main menu.
- Add Squeezebox Player volume control to the dockable panel
- Add mute button to dockable panel

To give it a try, go to the development topic: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=59907&start=60#p429323

Please leave any beta feedback on the development site.

Cheers
Gingernuts63

Gingernut63
2016-12-01, 21:19
MonkeySqueeze V3.2 has been released! :)

- Squeezebox player panel with volume control
- Display the selected Squeezebox player name on the Main Menu or toolbar
- Squeezebox player names added to the selection drop box
- Communications test function
- Updated User Guide

Download: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Cheers
Gingernut63

Gingernut63
2017-01-03, 12:46
MonkeySqueeze V3.3 has been released! :)

- Changes to the operation of the LMS Server/NAS section
- Changes to the operation of the Squeezebox Player Panel and Volume Selection
- Bug fixes for Squeezebox Player Panel
- User Guide moved to new folder
- Fully revised and updated User Guide

Download: http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/monkeysqueeze/

Cheers
Gingernut63

Chris_Zug
2018-09-23, 13:41
Dear Gingernut61

Just have revived my Transporter with MonkeySqueeze - works like a charm :) Thanks for this great little tool!

Cheers,
Chris