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    > I've tried WinSCP, but can only access the user folders added using the
    > Synology Manager - I can't see the other folders on the volume that
    > contain the program files. I've a feeling Synology lock these down quite
    > heavily. I think I could get to them via PuTTY, but don't know the exact
    > pathway to the HTML folder, and would rather use a GUI to get to it. Any
    > advice on how I may directly access the program folders in a GUI?


    You might need to connect as admin, then navigate up to the root level.

    --

    Michael

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    Remote "NowPlaying" Display

    Hi Everybody

    I wanted to share with everyone my remote "NowPlaying" display. It is an html that you save on your SqueezeCenter or SqueezeBox server and point a remote PC web browser to. I originally posted this back in late 2008 on another forum when I first started developing it but I have since updated the html.

    I use it in my family room to show what's being played on my SqueezeBox 3. I bought a small PC to use as the remote PC which is hidden behind a speaker grille, which also houses my subwoofers. Visit my website at http://billandjeri.homeip.net/galler...t.aspx?aid=316

    To install, make sure you follow the included README file. Hope you enjoy it! I want to thank Michael Herger for his assistance with the squeezeJS code. The HTML credits others as well.

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      #3
      Pretty cool. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to try it tonight.

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        #4
        Neat. I've hacked it around a bit to make it look OK on a normal PC screen without scrolling and to set the correct timezone.

        Any way of getting the Sample rate & bit depth back as variables?
        Regards
        Phil
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          #5
          Originally posted by Phil Leigh View Post
          Neat. I've hacked it around a bit to make it look OK on a normal PC screen without scrolling and to set the correct timezone.

          Any way of getting the Sample rate & bit depth back as variables?
          Regards
          Phil
          I'm glad you like it. Obviously, my code is optimized for a wide screen TV :-)

          Yes, I actually plan some big updates to include more info as well as artist biography. But, I'm not a programmer so it is taking me some time to study and learn the SqueeseJS code enough to understand how to build that functionality.

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            #6
            Thanks for posting this. I remember when you posted the first version a while back and I thought it was a great idea. Glad to see it updated.
            Synology DS-1010+ -> transporter -> Krell KRC2 -> Classe CAM 350s -> Von Schweikert VR-4 Gen III
            Thecus N5200 -> SB3 -> Mark Levinson 380 -> nuforce 8Bs -> Audio Physic Sparks
            Thecus N5200 -> SB3 -> Russound CAV6.6 and CAM6.6 -> whole house audio
            Thecus N5200 -> SliMP3 as a desk clock/thermometer :-)

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              #7
              DirecTV has a new "gadget" sidebar application thingy now - I haven't looked at the programming model or API for that but it would be kind of neat to do something like this for that...

              Originally posted by twylie View Post
              Thanks for posting this. I remember when you posted the first version a while back and I thought it was a great idea. Glad to see it updated.

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                #8
                Linux file location?

                This looks like a great idea, I've been using the web interface or Moose to display on my TV, but all I want is a Now Playing screen.

                I'm running SBS on Ubuntu - anyone know where I should put the HTML file? The instructions are only for Windows.

                Thanks
                Neil

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                  #9
                  Bump!

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                    #10
                    Ok, I managed to find where to put the file (/usr/share/squeezeboxserver/HTML/EN/html/squeezJS/), but it's not working for me. The instructions say it is optimised for IE so I'm not sure if it's not working because a) I'm using Ubuntu not Windows, b)I'm using Firefox not IE, c) I've done something wrong.
                    It's a pity because I like the idea.

                    Neil

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by NeilT View Post
                      Ok, I managed to find where to put the file (/usr/share/squeezeboxserver/HTML/EN/html/squeezJS/), but it's not working for me. The instructions say it is optimised for IE so I'm not sure if it's not working because a) I'm using Ubuntu not Windows, b)I'm using Firefox not IE, c) I've done something wrong.
                      It's a pity because I like the idea.

                      Neil
                      I use Firefox on a Mac and PC and it's not an issue. Check your path. SqueezeJS has an "e" after the z and "S" is capitalized.

                      i.e. this is the URL I use to hit it.

                      Synology DS-1010+ -> transporter -> Krell KRC2 -> Classe CAM 350s -> Von Schweikert VR-4 Gen III
                      Thecus N5200 -> SB3 -> Mark Levinson 380 -> nuforce 8Bs -> Audio Physic Sparks
                      Thecus N5200 -> SB3 -> Russound CAV6.6 and CAM6.6 -> whole house audio
                      Thecus N5200 -> SliMP3 as a desk clock/thermometer :-)

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                        #12
                        You're right, it was c). The path was right, but I forgot the capitalisation of SqueezeJS in the URL.

                        Thanks.

                        Neil

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                          #13
                          Thanks

                          Thanks for posting this starfleetcommand !

                          I'm running Squeezebox Server 7.4.2 on a Windows XP computer.

                          I placed the nowplaying.html file in
                          C:\Program Files\squeezebox\server\HTML\EN\html\SqueezeJS

                          I access the "now playing" web page at
                          http://192.168.2.199:9000/html/SqueezeJS/nowplaying.html

                          Of course, replace the IP address with your own. Like others, I tweaked the CSS to scale things down a bit for my 1280 by 1024 display.

                          Heh, heh. It said: # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE.

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                            #14
                            Brilliant!

                            Originally posted by starfleetcommand View Post
                            Hi Everybody

                            I wanted to share with everyone my remote "NowPlaying" display. It is an html that you save on your SqueezeCenter or SqueezeBox server and point a remote PC web browser to.
                            Thank you starfleetcommand, this looks great. I can't wait to get home and try it out. I too am happy to control the music via iphone or remote control but I was looking for a display only solution. well done!

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                              #15
                              Awesome! One question, but let me preface; not much into programming...

                              How do I install this on a ReadyNAS Pro?


                              EDIT: D'Oh...yeah, I figured it out...
                              Last edited by fphredd; 2010-03-18, 01:58.

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