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    Controller app for MS Surface

    I am likely to be getting a Surface 2. What suggestions are there for a Controller app? I haven't looked at the app store, but doubt that there will be a Surface-specific app, given the SB status.

    The Surface 2 runs a Win 8 variant, Windows RT. The Surface 2 Pro runs standard Win 8.1. I am guessing I may be stuck with the pricey Pro, given my requirement for SB control.

    No comments on my choice of tablet please. I am very aware of the options.

    Ron

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    Been using Squeeze Remote for more than a year.
    http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en...0-bff2377eadf6

    It had some crash issues in an earlier version, but that got solved last summer.

    He originally made a version for Windows Phone 7.x and 8.x
    http://www.7illusions.com/SqueezeRemote
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    Main: Receiver (Audiocom) -> Beresford Caiman+ (Gatorized) -> Carver A-500x -> B&W 704
    Office: Receiver -> Luxman L-210 -> Stax SR84 Pro
    -> Beresford Bushmaster -> Superlux HD668B
    Server: A8-5500, 4 GB, SSD+ 2*1 TB, Win8 w. SBS 7.9.0 (SQLite w. High Mem)
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    Thanks. I had just been to the app store and saw this, was going to ask about it.

    I was a little concerned when I followed the link in the app store to the author's website and there was no info on the Win 8 version, only Windows phone.

    Glad to hear it works. Any obvious deficiencies?

    R.

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    The biggest issue is that you can not run it on the server itself; this should be a limitation with the platform...?!

    Other than that I have used it with both touch and mouse; of cause there are things in the user interface that one would like differently... personal preferences/taste... well there is a trial periode so give it a spin, and if you see errors write the developer he usually responds in 24 hours.
    Main: Receiver (Audiocom) -> Beresford Caiman+ (Gatorized) -> Carver A-500x -> B&W 704
    Office: Receiver -> Luxman L-210 -> Stax SR84 Pro
    -> Beresford Bushmaster -> Superlux HD668B
    Server: A8-5500, 4 GB, SSD+ 2*1 TB, Win8 w. SBS 7.9.0 (SQLite w. High Mem)
    Tied together by D-Link DIR-655 + DGS-1008D

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    Good to see there is at least one option.

    I have been out of touch. Are there other Windows-based controllers that would work on an 8.1 tablet?

    R

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    I would guess on the Surface Pro you could use SqueezePlay. It's UI is much the same as a Duet controller and the Touch UI. On RT you could always use a web browser. I actually quite like using a browser where I have enough screen real estate.
    Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 7.9.4 Official on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets and Squeeseslave
    Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 7.9.4 Official on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3 Model B/Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
    Test system - LMS 8.0 nightly on Win10Pro - Squeezeplay
    Squeezebox Boom - "At Large" player around both home and cabin
    Headphones and car - Android phone/Bluetooth w/full library on MicroSD card - PowerAmp music player app (similar to Material Skin)

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    How about controlling it through a browser with this plugin: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...ace-%28beta%29

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