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HalNineThousand
2013-08-13, 09:12
I have been using Squeezeboxes for a number of years (and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with Logitech's abandonment - but they keep working!). A year or two ago I found out about Squeeze Player and Squeeze Commander and there are times I use them to play my music back through my cell phone.

I've just recently noticed something frustrating about this system. Even when I'm not using my phone to listen to my music, and after I've rebooted and not yet run either program, when I make a call, the music stops on my home system.

I usually use a landline for calls at home, but one day I was talking on my cell phone as I got home and came in and none of my Squeezeboxes were playing. Then I hung up and the music started again.

I would expect this to be related to the two program I've mentioned above, but it happens even after a reboot when they're not running at all.

I'd really like this behavior to stop, but I also like controlling my music from my phone. (I leave my music on when I'm out so if someone's nearby, it sounds like someone's home.)

How can I get LMS to ignore my cell phone when I'm not using Squeeze Commander?

callesoroe
2013-08-13, 09:35
I have been using Squeezeboxes for a number of years (and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with Logitech's abandonment - but they keep working!). A year or two ago I found out about Squeeze Player and Squeeze Commander and there are times I use them to play my music back through my cell phone.

I've just recently noticed something frustrating about this system. Even when I'm not using my phone to listen to my music, and after I've rebooted and not yet run either program, when I make a call, the music stops on my home system.

I usually use a landline for calls at home, but one day I was talking on my cell phone as I got home and came in and none of my Squeezeboxes were playing. Then I hung up and the music started again.

I would expect this to be related to the two program I've mentioned above, but it happens even after a reboot when they're not running at all.

I'd really like this behavior to stop, but I also like controlling my music from my phone. (I leave my music on when I'm out so if someone's nearby, it sounds like someone's home.)

How can I get LMS to ignore my cell phone when I'm not using Squeeze Commander?

Is your home system maybe synced with Squeezeplayer ????
If you are running Wireless maybe the phone signal is making distortion (very unlikely) ???
Just some possibilyties ...

tcutting
2013-08-13, 09:37
Is it possible that either there is a plugin, or setting in one of those app's, which intentionally pause the SB's based on whether you are on the phone?

HalNineThousand
2013-08-13, 09:56
I don't know of any plugins for either app. They're straightforward and what's weird is this happens even when they're not on.

I know the bluetooth receiver in my car shuts off the car audio while the phone is in use, even if the car audio isn't specified to be used by the phone. I expect that. That's also led me to check and there's no BT device in the house that the phone is paired with that would connect to LMS or the Squeezeboxes.

Also, when I do use the phone as a player, I do NOT sync it with my home Squeezeboxes at all.

I haven't checked yet by using my cell phone while someone else is at home and I'm out of range.

I will check by turning wifi off for my phone - I don't use it that much anyway.

kidstypike
2013-08-13, 10:05
I don't know of any plugins for either app. They're straightforward and what's weird is this happens even when they're not on.

I know the bluetooth receiver in my car shuts off the car audio while the phone is in use, even if the car audio isn't specified to be used by the phone. I expect that. That's also led me to check and there's no BT device in the house that the phone is paired with that would connect to LMS or the Squeezeboxes.

Also, when I do use the phone as a player, I do NOT sync it with my home Squeezeboxes at all.

I haven't checked yet by using my cell phone while someone else is at home and I'm out of range.

I will check by turning wifi off for my phone - I don't use it that much anyway.

It's Squeeze Commander.
In Settings > Automute/pause settings > Pause playback. Pauses playback when phone is occupied with a call, even when Squeeze Commander isn't running.
Just tried it.

Mark Miksis
2013-08-13, 10:06
SqueezeCommander has an option, which is off by default, to mute or lower the volume when the phone the phone is in use. Did you enable this?

HalNineThousand
2013-08-13, 11:59
It's Squeeze Commander.
In Settings > Automute/pause settings > Pause playback. Pauses playback when phone is occupied with a call, even when Squeeze Commander isn't running.
Just tried it.

Wow. Even without it running? Frustrating in some ways. I could have sworn there were no extra settings in that program, I guess I missed it.

Thank you!

pippin
2013-08-13, 12:38
Well, to capture the call I believe SC will have to have a background daemon anyway, that's probably why it works without the App running.

HalNineThousand
2013-08-13, 17:00
Well, to capture the call I believe SC will have to have a background daemon anyway, that's probably why it works without the App running.

I guess that does make sense. Thanks!