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    App / Wireless Controlling of MySqueezebox.com ?

    Although I run most of my players via my local LMS Servers, I do still switch players over to MySqueezebox.com from time to time, for streaming radio listening. It's particularly handy in one of the places I work, where I have a resident Squeezebox system but don't always want to fire up the touring laptop where LMS sits.

    When I use LMS, I usually prefer to control it from the local server under Windows, or from an Android app (I still use OrangeSqueeze). But, so far as I am aware, I can only control a player once it's connected to MySB.com from the dedicated IR remote or controls on the player itself.

    Is there any way of controlling MySB.com from an app / website? It's always seemed a tad odd to me that I can go to the MySB.com website and see the player connected and even manipulate some of its settings - but I can't make it play anything, or control its volume etc etc, other than at the player itself.

    All thoughts welcome.
    AGB

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1522157629 @ Fri Mar 30 12:17:59 WEDT 2018
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Music Library: external SD, exFAT (FLAC music; mp3 voice)

    USA:
    LinkSys WRT54GS Router, WPA2
    1 x Touch, LAN (Firmware:7.7.3-r16676)
    Controller: 7.7.2-r9663

    France:
    Sagem Livebox 2FR, or Freebox
    3 x Touch, 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    Controller: 7.7.1-r9557
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 usually LAN]: 7.7.3-r16676

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Top right in mysb.com you have a Remote Control kink.
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Top right in mysb.com you have a Remote Control kink.
    Well, that was easy!!!! I must have looked at that so many times somehow without seeing that easy, big button......

    Mind you, I'm the guy who a while back couldn't find the fine-gradation volume control on the LMS interface: I can only say I was not the only long-time user not to see and try the obvious.

    That said, is there an Android / iP app that also allows distant MySB.com control?

    Thanks as ever Michael.
    AGB

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1522157629 @ Fri Mar 30 12:17:59 WEDT 2018
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Music Library: external SD, exFAT (FLAC music; mp3 voice)

    USA:
    LinkSys WRT54GS Router, WPA2
    1 x Touch, LAN (Firmware:7.7.3-r16676)
    Controller: 7.7.2-r9663

    France:
    Sagem Livebox 2FR, or Freebox
    3 x Touch, 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    Controller: 7.7.1-r9557
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 usually LAN]: 7.7.3-r16676

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    May I throw in another, associated question?

    I know that I can disconnect a player from MySB.com in various ways: via the player, via LMS, via MySB.com. And then it will either connect to the last active LMS server - if running - or revert to the StartUp menu.

    However, is there any way of connecting a player currently connected with an LMS *to* MySB.com instead, via an app or web interface (other than via the player's own remote and/or screen menu)?
    AGB

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1522157629 @ Fri Mar 30 12:17:59 WEDT 2018
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Music Library: external SD, exFAT (FLAC music; mp3 voice)

    USA:
    LinkSys WRT54GS Router, WPA2
    1 x Touch, LAN (Firmware:7.7.3-r16676)
    Controller: 7.7.2-r9663

    France:
    Sagem Livebox 2FR, or Freebox
    3 x Touch, 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    Controller: 7.7.1-r9557
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 usually LAN]: 7.7.3-r16676

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    App / Wireless Controlling ofMySqueezebox.com ?

    > That said, is there an Android / iP app that also allows distant
    > MySB.com control?


    iPeng does, and I think some of the Android apps like OrangeSqueeze,
    too. Not sure though, as I never shut down my LMS...

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    Michael

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    App / Wireless Controlling ofMySqueezebox.com ?

    > However, is there any way of connecting a player currently connected
    > with an LMS *to* MySB.com instead, via an app or web interface (other
    > than via the player's own remote and/or screen menu)?


    iPeng and the SB Controller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > That said, is there an Android / iP app that also allows distant
    > MySB.com control?


    iPeng does, and I think some of the Android apps like OrangeSqueeze,
    too. Not sure though, as I never shut down my LMS...

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    Michael
    OrangeSqueeze does allow a sign in to MySB.com as an alternate server - but it will only control players already logged into MySB. Which surely - along with your earlier pointer - solves a lot of my challenge. If only I can work out how to point a player to MySb remotely....

    BTW, we had a discussion some years ago along the lines of "Why would anyone use MySB over the LMS server?". Among assorted replies, I chipped in that I spend a lot of time on the road, and tend to leave the home system purely on streaming radio for my wife to use (that's what she wants SB systems to do, mostly). It's rather easier and more reliable, imho, to use MySB for that, rather then to leave LMS running with no-one to fiddle with it or its host machine in the case of power / connectivity problems. Likewise, when I am quitting one "base" for another, I can run streaming SB stuff until the last minute, other laptops / desktops already powered down. Just a small thing, but I've always found it useful.
    AGB

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1522157629 @ Fri Mar 30 12:17:59 WEDT 2018
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Music Library: external SD, exFAT (FLAC music; mp3 voice)

    USA:
    LinkSys WRT54GS Router, WPA2
    1 x Touch, LAN (Firmware:7.7.3-r16676)
    Controller: 7.7.2-r9663

    France:
    Sagem Livebox 2FR, or Freebox
    3 x Touch, 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    Controller: 7.7.1-r9557
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 usually LAN]: 7.7.3-r16676

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    Senior Member agbagb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > However, is there any way of connecting a player currently connected
    > with an LMS *to* MySB.com instead, via an app or web interface (other
    > than via the player's own remote and/or screen menu)?


    iPeng and the SB Controller?

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    Michael
    Not an iGuy myself: Android! But my wife is an iGal, so maybe I'll try putting iPeng on her phone / pad.

    Although I have a SB Controller, I've never found it to be a reliable piece of kit: battery drains fast, screen (at least on the 2 I've owned) usually very dim, connectivity unreliable, response time horrible.... Though I don't know if it does or doesn't do the MySB thing I want - next time I'm near it (it's about 600k away!) I'll have a look. Depends how much Menu info from other players it will pull up, I guess.
    AGB

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1522157629 @ Fri Mar 30 12:17:59 WEDT 2018
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Music Library: external SD, exFAT (FLAC music; mp3 voice)

    USA:
    LinkSys WRT54GS Router, WPA2
    1 x Touch, LAN (Firmware:7.7.3-r16676)
    Controller: 7.7.2-r9663

    France:
    Sagem Livebox 2FR, or Freebox
    3 x Touch, 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    Controller: 7.7.1-r9557
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 usually LAN]: 7.7.3-r16676

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    Senior Member agbagb's Avatar
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    Though of course Michael, you had the right idea! Where I am presently, I have 2 Touch plus 1 Radio. And I've just used the Radio to chose to control a Touch, and then managed to push the Touch off LMS to MySB. So I guess Controller would do the same, rooting round Menus a bit....

    I guess, being lazy, I'm trying to accomplish the same from where I actually am (at a keyboard, on the 'net) or from what will always be with me (phone) rather than from a physical piece of SB kit.

    Still, I've learned new(-ish) stuff today! I know my system well enough, but it's true that it does what I want it to do (mostly...) and I no longer spend much time exploring it or trying to do new stuff........
    AGB

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1522157629 @ Fri Mar 30 12:17:59 WEDT 2018
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Music Library: external SD, exFAT (FLAC music; mp3 voice)

    USA:
    LinkSys WRT54GS Router, WPA2
    1 x Touch, LAN (Firmware:7.7.3-r16676)
    Controller: 7.7.2-r9663

    France:
    Sagem Livebox 2FR, or Freebox
    3 x Touch, 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    Controller: 7.7.1-r9557
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 usually LAN]: 7.7.3-r16676

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    App / Wireless Controlling ofMySqueezebox.com ?

    > Though of course Michael, you had the right idea! Where I am presently,
    > I have 2 Touch plus 1 Radio. And I've just used the Radio to chose to
    > control a Touch, and then managed to push the Touch off LMS to MySB. So
    > I guess Controller would do the same, rooting round Menus a bit....


    Exactly: the Controller was the first device to run what became known as
    SqueezePlay. It's the same software on Radio/Touch, only the "Select
    Player" item is better hidden.

    > I guess, being lazy, I'm trying to accomplish the same from where I
    > actually am (at a keyboard, on the 'net) or from what will always be
    > with me (phone) rather than from a physical piece of SB kit.


    Check out the "disconnect" command in the CLI documentation

    http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https:...s/cli-api.html

    You could use telnet or netcat or something to send that command to LMS.
    But please beware that if you try to send a player to an IP which does
    not exist, the player might end up in disconnected state, requiring
    direct interaction to connect it again. Therefore this command is not
    available on the Receiver, as it lacks direct input (IIRC).

    --

    Michael

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