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    SqueezePlay preventing Mac screensaver

    Having problems with last version of SqueezePlay running on Mac. It is preventing the Mac screensaver and Power save modes (Display Sleep) to start. Anybody having the same problem? Can I do something with it ?

    Great product, but if Mac (and display) has to be on 24/7, it becomes unusable.


    zombie bump, I know; but I've got the same issue, and I was wondering if there was anybody using Squeezeplay on OS X who *doesn't* have this problem?


      Me 2

      I also have this problem. Sadly, I think it is a shortcoming of OS/X where it confuses application activity with user activity; as opposed to an issue with Squeezeplay itself.


        As Classical music (esp. operas) tens to be quite long I consider thia a nice feature and not a bug as it prevents the screensaver from locking the screen in those cases. I always close SP when not in use (and also power off my amp, Touch and Controller). My LMS & SB Radios are always on, though.
        Last edited by copperstate; 2011-12-17, 23:19.


          At the risk of bumping this already old thread, I just wanted to add a +1 to this issue. It's pretty darn annoying to have your music player trigger activity so the machine can't screen save or sleep. Considering the original poster was from 2009 and the issue hasn't been resolved yet, I wonder if it really ever will.

          If this is a problem for you too, it would be great if you could add a comment / +1 to the bug that was logged in 2010 for it:


            Same here. PC won't go to sleep.


              bumpity bump

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                Anyone figure this out yet?
                I just started using Squeezeplay on a Macbook. Great app for tying in to LMS. I'd like to have the screensaver come on to contribute its part to the listening experience.


                  You need to set the SDL_VIDEO_ALLOW_SCREENSAVER=1 in an automator script.

                  Here's mine.

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                  USEPAPLAYNICE=1 keeps squeezeplay from hogging the sound device.

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