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    jvromans@squirrel.nl
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    Slightly OT: Android client

    Hi,

    Years ago I investigated several Android clients but finally concluded
    that the official Logitech client did the best job on my tablets and phones.
    However, this client is showing its age. The UI is a bit unstable and
    sometimes taps are not correctly processed. It seems not to run under the
    newest Android versions.

    AFAIK, we do not have the sources for this client so there's little we can
    do. What other client would be a good replacement?

    Rejects so far:

    SqueezeCommander: Dead (last release 2011).
    Orange Squeeze: Cannot try (no preview/lite version). Seems to have
    no tablet UI.
    Squeezer: No tablet UI. Too limited.
    Squeeze Controller: No tablet UI. Too limited.
    Squeeze Ctrl: Cannot try. Expensive, and tablet mode requires additional
    in-app purchase.
    Squeezebox Remote: Only works via mysqueezebox.com.

    -- Johan
    http://johan.vromans.org/seasons_greetings.html

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    Squeeze Ctrl has a tablet ui and does the job on 5.1.

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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Can't you try every Android App for 15 minutes?
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    New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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    jvromans@squirrel.nl
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    Slightly OT: Android client

    On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 20:28:55 +0000
    pippin <pippin.78ixzz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    > Can't you try every Android App for 15 minutes?


    Actually, it's two hours.

    That won't help if the desired functionality requires an (additional)
    in-app purchase. Refunding an in-app purchase is left to the discretion of
    the developer.

    In general, I like to try things out at my own pace. I've purchased many
    Android apps after a couple of days or weeks, but seldom within hours.

    -- Johan

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    Orange squeeze can use a grid layout with multiple columns which is quite nice on a tablet.
    sent from a computer using a keyboard

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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Then it looks like you are left with no options.
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    Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
    at penguinlovesmusic.com
    New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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    Sorry, but Squeeze Ctrl is imho the best option here. Even if it's expensive, but it's worth the money. Afaik it's also the only one that gets maintained regularily. And it works on Android Wear and shows a Now Playing screen on Chromecast
    Current setup:
    • EEEBox, Xubuntu 14.04, LMS 7.9, FLAC
    • Duet > Pro-Ject DAC Box E > AKG Hearo 888 Titan (home office), Boom + Canton ASF 75 SC (master bedroom), Boom (master bathroom), 2 Radios (guest bathroom and garden deck), RPi3 + LibreELEC + XSqueeze > Samsung TV > NAD L53 > Mission 2.1 speakers (living room)
    • Transporter > vintage Wega Modul 42V amp (42E equalizer, 42T tape deck + Thorens TD 160 Mk II turntable) > Quadral Vulkan Mk II (music room)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wortgefecht View Post
    Sorry, but Squeeze Ctrl is imho the best option here. Even if it's expensive, but it's worth the money. Afaik it's also the only one that gets maintained regularily. And it works on Android Wear and shows a Now Playing screen on Chromecast
    +1
    Server - LMS 7.9.2 Pi4B 4GB/pCP 6.0.0-b7 18K library, playlists & LMS cache on SSD (ntfs)
    Study - Pi3B+/pCP 5.0.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite,
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 5.0.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Squeezebox Boom
    Garage - Pi3B/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/pCP 5.0.0 > Edifier R980T

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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Yea, but the OP doesn't want to buy anything he can't test indefinitely for free and is not happy with the free options so he'll have to buy a new hardware which I'm sure will be much cheaper than one of these horribly expensive Apps.
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    learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
    Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
    at penguinlovesmusic.com
    New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

  10. #10
    jvromans@squirrel.nl
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    Slightly OT: Android client

    On Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:11:33 +0000
    pippin <pippin.78k8dz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    > Yea, but the OP doesn't want to buy anything he can't test indefinitely


    I said I like to test at ease, not under time pressure. So I first liked to
    hear your experiences with Android clients

    According to the mostly serious reactions here, Squeeze Ctrl seems the best
    alternative, so I'm going to spend some time and money on that one. The
    only thing that bothers me is a remark about "This app can be quite
    demanding on the server compared to other controller apps and as such may
    not work well with a server running on a NAS. Complaints in the reviews
    about slowness is likely due to having the server on a NAS. This is
    especially true if you have a large library (more than 10000 songs)".

    I'm running LMS on a Pi2 and have over 30000 songs. Although the UI (via
    the web, and via the LMS Android client) is sometimes a bit slow, it
    doesn't really disturb me. I wonder if that is going to be different with
    Squeeze Ctrl.

    -- Johan

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