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rensato
2011-10-08, 09:39
i was just thinking why not have web server on actual squeeze device.

advantages/usage:
choose smb/sftp shares on local pc's for media content from squeezedevice
if more than 1 squeeze device, choose master squeeze server instead of running 2nd squeeze server.
only 1 platform build/development/support for server & no building at all for end users
minimal set up on client pc's / no added security maintenance on personal pc's

just an idea, does that sound like a better model. what would be the faults in this - faster processor in device?

ren s

pski
2011-10-08, 11:01
i was just thinking why not have web server on actual squeeze device.

advantages/usage:
choose smb/sftp shares on local pc's for media content from squeezedevice
if more than 1 squeeze device, choose master squeeze server instead of running 2nd squeeze server.
only 1 platform build/development/support for server & no building at all for end users
minimal set up on client pc's / no added security maintenance on personal pc's

just an idea, does that sound like a better model. what would be the faults in this - faster processor in device?

ren s

You are describing the Touch model.

rensato
2011-10-08, 11:11
cool, so it was not a dumb idea then...

so you tell the touch to connect to samba shares then?
can you go to touchdevice:9000 and get the same web interface up as on the duo?

rensato
2011-10-08, 11:16
oh ... just reading a review on the touch...

"serving music to a Squeezebox Touch is through the Windows, Mac, or Linux version of Squeezebox Server currently at version 7.5.0. Using this method requires the server software to be installed on a computer. The software must run at all times for the Squeezebox Touch to access locally stored music. This configuration works best for users with a computer that contains all music on the local hard drive and can remain on 24/7"

so you still need squeezebox server running on a computer...

i was talking about having the squeezebox server running on the actual device.

Mnyb
2011-10-08, 11:23
the server does runs on the Touch, but it has no web interface ( due to limited cpu and ram ).

touch can act as server for other squeezeboxes and it does run samba.

but no web-UI and a bunch of other limitations, have a look in the wiki.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Touch_as_a_Home_Music_Server

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Setting_Up_Squeezebox_Touch_Server

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Troubleshooting_Squeezebox_Touch_Server

rensato
2011-10-08, 12:07
thanks for links... i dont keep up much on the hw products as my squeezereciever works flawlessley.

however, now i see, where in lies the rub... the web ui is what makes the squeeze the best thing for me.

i thought with having web server on device it would save the logitech fellahs a hell of a lot of time ( read money ) developing for the single platform whilst also making the whole thing much much more user friendly for the luddite nation.

still would welcome comments if that would tickle any ones fancy.

Mnyb
2011-10-08, 12:18
it does exist, it's called vortexbox it is not provided by logitech :) that may intimidate a lot of potential custommers but it is probably actually much better than if logitech had designed it.

rensato
2011-10-08, 13:29
it does exist, it's called vortexbox it is not provided by logitech :) that may intimidate a lot of potential custommers but it is probably actually much better than if logitech had designed it.

ha ha, vortex , the most common phrase I know of with that word is "sucked into a vortex"... please don't tell me that is their soundbite ;-). ha ha what were the marketing guys thinkingg. hmmmmm, what do those marketing guys ever think about.

but seriously, if you are sort of person who would visit and purchase from that site you would probably be comfortable hacking up your own box anyways.

i'd definitely spunk out cash to buy a touch with a full wui and i am already happy customer who doesn't need to buy another product.

ren

amcluesent
2011-10-09, 02:24
>i'd definitely spunk out cash to buy a touch with a full wui and i am already happy customer who doesn't need to buy another product.<

Thanks for sharing.