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    #16
    Thanks.

    I did find a reference to Squeezeplay and downloaded it to my laptop but as it wasnt the active player ...

    Appreciate your help in clarifying.
    Nicholas

    RPi4 / piCorePlayer v8.2.0 /Logitech Media Server Version: 8.3.1/ Hifiberry Digi+
    3 Chromecast (2 mini x1 Chromecast Audio) 2 UPNP devices
    also use a Gramofon off platform

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      #17
      Originally posted by The Groundsman View Post
      These look so good.

      I'm not all that technical and I have no idea how these meters all work so please be kind if this is an unbelievably dumb question

      I see some VU meters as installable extensions for piCore. What are the options for displaying them? I don't have a dedicated display for any of my players - I just manage everything via material skin on phone and tablet
      ‚ÄčIf you fancy adding a screen i would go with the official Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display as it works right out of the box with Picoreplayer and Jivelite (just plug it in and off you go) another way is use your TV and use the hdmi output from the Pi to display info or another way if you have a spare Pi about is setup Picoreplayer and Jivelite plug it into a TV and sync to your main player or server i do it this way to have music for say my bedroom

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        #18
        Ah - I forgot the sync trick.
        In that case the SqueezePlay/JiveLite+Squeezelite is playing the same as your real player but (probably) without speakers etc attached.
        Paul Webster
        Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
        and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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          #19
          I spent some time fiddling around with this using the sync trick (thanks - very ingenious) .

          I see Analogue VU meter is "on" in the now playing view menu but nothing displaying. It was just for fun so I've stopped messing about so I can listen to some music instead.
          Nicholas

          RPi4 / piCorePlayer v8.2.0 /Logitech Media Server Version: 8.3.1/ Hifiberry Digi+
          3 Chromecast (2 mini x1 Chromecast Audio) 2 UPNP devices
          also use a Gramofon off platform

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            #20
            Originally posted by The Groundsman View Post
            I see Analogue VU meter is "on" in the now playing view menu but nothing displaying.
            Do you see the meters but they stayed flat ... or not see any meters at all?
            If they were flat then tell that JiveLite/Squeezeplay to control the player on the same machine not the real player.

            If you did not see the meters then switch the Now Playing view - I think from the keyboard you can do it with open square bracket (but might be different for olders versions).
            Or (temporarily) ... set the meters as the only available NowPlaying view.

            Paul Webster
            Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
            and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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              #21
              Ok. Thanks very much indeed for helping. They're on a yellow card right now. One more fail and it's a red.
              Nicholas

              RPi4 / piCorePlayer v8.2.0 /Logitech Media Server Version: 8.3.1/ Hifiberry Digi+
              3 Chromecast (2 mini x1 Chromecast Audio) 2 UPNP devices
              also use a Gramofon off platform

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                #22
                now working thank you
                Nicholas

                RPi4 / piCorePlayer v8.2.0 /Logitech Media Server Version: 8.3.1/ Hifiberry Digi+
                3 Chromecast (2 mini x1 Chromecast Audio) 2 UPNP devices
                also use a Gramofon off platform

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                  #23
                  Updated first post with new install method so you keep all meters plus my new ones show up in the piCorePlayer control panel

                  "big thanks Greg Erskine"

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                    #24
                    Is it possible to get those new meters directly into the normal piCorePlayer installation and also to have the possibility to have them on one screen with the album art etc.?
                    Pi4 4GB piCorePlayer with LMS and Squeezelite for USB inside an Argon One case
                    Pi3B+ (7" Display, Hifiberry DAC+ Pro) piCorePlayer with Squeezlite/Jivelite for Hifiberry inside a SmartiPi touch case
                    Pi Zero W only for Bluetooth headphones
                    Two Airport Express
                    Ikea Symfonisk

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                      #25
                      One more will add to folder to download "Tube", large version only till i resize

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                        #26
                        strange but i can't paste the peppy meter txt to onboot.list,no paste command

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                          #27
                          Very strange for a text editor not to have a paste command.

                          onboot.list should be onboot.lst but....

                          I don't think editing onboot.lst is necessary.

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                            #28
                            Hahaha...have to test before ask...of course there is not necessary! works without editing onboot.lst! thank you,to open my eyes...

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                              #29
                              Few new ones plus some new versions of old ones

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                              Last edited by Eyerex; 2023-04-07, 18:18.

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                                #30
                                Fantasic work along with very easy to follow instructions. I ran into trouble with my Pi4 pCP install. I couldn't get Jivelite to install on 8.2 in either 32 or 64, but 8.1/32 worked fine. With Jivelite working I turned to adding you Mini PrettyMeters. Once I made sure I grabbed to right meters for my 7" Pi screen (and not the HD images) I ran into trouble installing using the simplified method of getting your custom joggler skin to work. I went back to your original method on unpacking the pCP tcz file, adding you .lua file, and rebooting - worked like a charm! Looks terrific and works perfectly. Before trying this method I opened up more space on my SD card (I just let it use the whole card - a 16GB Samsung). I think that the failure of my earlier attempts might be traced to a different version of Squeezelite. I'm running Squeezelite v1.9.9-1391-pCP. The unpacking method adds a few extra steps but I found that it only takes a minute or two more.

                                Thank you for your hard work and kind assistance in getting things working. And to all the folks who've put this incredible pCP package together - truly awesome work!

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