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    A "how do I...."/feature request - hide players from LMS

    Is there a way to exclude players from the list of available players in LMS?

    I have a couple of Jogglers which I use as touchscreen controllers for LMS. I run them using 'Squeezeplay OS' from birdslikewires. A side effect of this OS is that each Joggler shows up as a player, and since I don't use them as players I'd like to remove them from the list. Does anyone know how to kill the player part of Squeezeplay OS?

    Obviously I can name them so that it's obvious they're not proper players, but they still clutter up the list. The best I've found is to give them a blank name, and although they still show up in the list, the row height is much shorter, so they 'almost' don't show.

    But it would be nice if there was a feature, such as using a full stop as the first character of the name, to 'hide' such players from LMS. Obviously, the list of players in the 'Settings' > 'Player' tab would have to ignore such a rule, otherwise you'd never be able to access the player settings.

    Am I missing something - is there already an easy way to hide players like this?

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    I donĺt know of a way to hide a player.

    I have a couple of Jogglers that I use in the same way as you. I have named them ôLiving Room Controlö etc and connected them to an unused aux in so that they are always muted and turned off sound affects just in case but I really have no issue.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
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    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
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    A "how do I...."/feature request -hide players from LMS

    > Is there a way to exclude players from the list of available players in
    > LMS?


    You should try to rung Jivelite instead of Squeezeplay. It's the same
    UI, but UI only, no player integrated. Squeezeplay is both player and UI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Is there a way to exclude players from the list of available players in
    > LMS?


    You should try to rung Jivelite instead of Squeezeplay. It's the same
    UI, but UI only, no player integrated. Squeezeplay is both player and UI.

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    That could be challenging for someone with my meagre Linux skills! Could be an interesting challenge though.

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    I've been browsing through the files on the Joggler. I've found the /opt/squeezeplay/share/jive/ folder, which appears to be where the source code for the Joggler Squeezeplay is kept.

    I don't know the first thing about Lua. To make a version of Squeezeplay that doesn't create a player, would it simply be a case of finding where the local player is created and commenting out that bit of code? Could anyone with experience of Squeezeplay point me to the correct file/function?

    The folder structure under /opt/squeezeplay/share/jive seems to be the same as the /jivelite/share/jive folder structure at github - could I just replace the squeezeplay files with the jivelite files?

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    A "how do I...."/feature request -hide players from LMS

    > I've been browsing through the files on the Joggler. I've found the
    > /opt/squeezeplay/share/jive/ folder, which appears to be where the
    > source code for the Joggler Squeezeplay is kept.


    I bet it'll be easier to get Jivelite running than to modify SqueezePlay
    to not provide the player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    I bet it'll be easier to get Jivelite running than to modify SqueezePlay
    to not provide the player.
    Yeah, starting to appreciate that. I think I'll have a go at installing a fresh Ubuntu OS (from here perhaps), then following the instructions for installing Jivelite from scratch (e.g. here). If anyone knows of better resources than those links, feel free to point me in the right direction!

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    A "how do I...."/feature request -hide players from LMS

    > Yeah, starting to appreciate that. I think I'll have a go at installing
    > a fresh Ubuntu OS (from 'here'
    > (https://jwills.co.uk/projects/joggler-xubuntu/download/) perhaps), then
    > following the instructions for installing Jivelite from scratch (e.g.
    > 'here' (http://www.hagensieker.com/jivelite/index.php)). If anyone
    > knows of better resources than those links, feel free to point me in the
    > right direction!


    Just make sure you skip the part about squeezelite - that would be the
    player part again, and LMS. You only need Jivelite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Just make sure you skip the part about squeezelite - that would be the
    player part again, and LMS. You only need Jivelite.
    Yep - got that.

    I can't believe someone hasn't already done this, documented it, made a bootable image available, printed the t-shirts etc. I'll set Google going again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    Yep - got that.

    I can't believe someone hasn't already done this, documented it, made a bootable image available, printed the t-shirts etc. I'll set Google going again.
    I've done several many times with x86 laptops mainly for a "Now Playing"/Photoframe or "Now Playing"/Clock display but never on a Joggler

    For Raspberry Pis there's pCP !

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