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    #31
    Originally posted by Labarum View Post
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    No. I meant Four Candles, as carried before the procession into Westminster Abbey for Ronnie's memorial service. Two would be normal.

    Now, to get back on course.

    How many mysqueezebox.com subscriptions are in use?

    Your bids please.

    Somewhere between 100k and 1.25 million?

    The 42 should be ignored as spurious data.
    42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything !

    Ok, my guess is 20,681.

    Anyway, which of those fine gentlemen is yourself?
    Server - LMS 8.4.0 RPi4B 4GB/NanoSound ONE case/pCP 8.1.0 - 75K library, playlists & LMS cache on Sata SSD (ntfs)

    Lounge - DAC32 - AudioEngine B2
    Office - RPi 3B+/HiFiBerry DAC HAT/RPi screen - Edifier D12
    Bedroom - Echo Show 8

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      #32
      formula:

      # of mysb.com accounts (-) #of mysb.com accounts which have not been accesses for X years

      (+)

      # of forum members (-) # of forum members who have not posted (or accessed?) in X years.

      (-)

      # of forum member accounts whos email is the same as an active squeezebox account (line 1)

      (+)

      people who run LMS locally (no mysb.com) and either know everything and can resolve their own issues, or are two shy to join our interesting banter, call this Y.

      (=)

      number of active sb "users"

      Note: Multiple runs of the data can be done by varying X to find the statistical sweet spot; Y, well...how many can there be? Most of the "know everything" post here, that leaves only the shy, maybe this can be 42

      Jim

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        #33
        Originally posted by kidstypike View Post
        42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything !

        Ok, my guess is 20,681.

        Anyway, which of those fine gentlemen is yourself?
        None! I'm a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Nicosia, not of St Paul's, London, still less of Westminster Abbey. And all those guys are laymen - they need to be big lads - the brass candlesticks are heavy and the processional cross in the centre (the top of which cannot be seen) will be even heavier! (The cross bearer is at least three inches taller than the candle bearers and look at the shoulders on him!)

        So, 20.7k Squeezeboxes out there, all making demands on the Logitech servers.

        Any more bids?
        Last edited by Labarum; 2022-02-10, 14:28.
        Brian

        In UK: rPi4 running LMS, Chromecast Audio Dongle and Chromecast Video Dongle attached to TV - Beresford DAC - Quad 77 Integrated Amp - AVI Neutron 4 Speakers - Sennheiser HD25 Headphones. Boom in Bedroom.

        In Nicosia: LMS running on a small form factor Windows PC, Beresford DAC into Quad 405-2 and MB Quart 980s

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          #34
          Originally posted by mherger View Post
          > I wonder if there's a way of knowing / estimating how many SB-world
          > users there still are? Or how many active devices? Not easy for LMS


          Yep, not easy. I have to tell management whenever they ask. LMS users
          are hard to count. That's why I appreciate it when people don't disable
          MySB integration. Because usage is moving away from the pure MySB model
          to running LMS on something like a Pi, even if only dealing with music
          services and radio stations.

          > users as - afaik - LMS doesn't talk to any Logitech servers. But the


          It does, unless you've disabled all integration. Eg. when checking for
          updates, or when interacting with MySB based music services (Deezer,
          Pandora, TIDAL). But trying to map those requests to user identities and
          players is no precise science...

          > redoubtable Michael Herger might be able to say how many active accounts
          > / devices there regularly are on MySB.com?


          As outlined above I don't have precise numbers, but good guesstimations.
          But then my company doesn't like to share such numbers.

          What would your guesses be? Maybe I can elect a winner to give you an
          idea :-D.
          Perhaps removing the option to disable mySB integration is in the best interest in the future of LMS. Or last least put a statement in the information box that keeping integration active allows Logitech to continue to support LMS.

          I use MySB when I just need to stream music from the internet. I figured out a while ago that if MySB does not get used by enough people, someone at Logitech will pull the plug.

          For a guess, is it MySB accounts or devices connected to MySB? If devices, then is it only Logitech hardware or does it include all the hardware (pis, etc) running squeezelite?

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            #35
            Originally posted by P Nelson View Post
            . . . is it MySB accounts or devices connected to MySB [that counts]? If devices, then is it only Logitech hardware or does it include all the hardware (pis, etc) running squeezelite?
            I wondered about that. I have only one true Squeezebox (a Boom). All other instances are boxes running Squeezelite or Chromecast Audio dongles masquerading via Castbridge.
            Brian

            In UK: rPi4 running LMS, Chromecast Audio Dongle and Chromecast Video Dongle attached to TV - Beresford DAC - Quad 77 Integrated Amp - AVI Neutron 4 Speakers - Sennheiser HD25 Headphones. Boom in Bedroom.

            In Nicosia: LMS running on a small form factor Windows PC, Beresford DAC into Quad 405-2 and MB Quart 980s

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              #36
              MySqueezebox.com Dependency

              > For a guess, is it MySB accounts or devices connected to MySB? If
              > devices, then is it only Logitech hardware or does it include all the
              > hardware (pis, etc) running squeezelite?


              You better don't ask. It might hurt the numbers!
              Michael

              "It doesn't work - what shall I do?" - "Please check your server.log and/or scanner.log file!"
              (LMS: Settings/Information)

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                #37
                Originally posted by mherger View Post
                > You better don't ask. It might hurt the numbers!
                Of course owning proper branded Squeezeboxes becomes harder and the old hardware becomes unserviceable.

                Now if Logitech could be encouraged to do a production run of PolyVection type dongles the numbers would change dramatically. How hard can that be for a large corporation like Logitech? They could then more easily keep their option open to launch a new range of smart speakers to run against Sonos et al.

                I know, a hopeless cause.
                Brian

                In UK: rPi4 running LMS, Chromecast Audio Dongle and Chromecast Video Dongle attached to TV - Beresford DAC - Quad 77 Integrated Amp - AVI Neutron 4 Speakers - Sennheiser HD25 Headphones. Boom in Bedroom.

                In Nicosia: LMS running on a small form factor Windows PC, Beresford DAC into Quad 405-2 and MB Quart 980s

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