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  1. #1
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    Audio playback from Android device or Windows 10 PC over 4G or remote wifi ?

    Hi

    I bought a bunch of the Squeezebox apps (Squeeze Controller, Squeeze Player, Squeezer) because I thought they would let me use - my Windows PC from a non-local network - or my Android phone to play music through 4G mobile network or another wifi network from my home Logitech Media Server (installed and working completely when playing from an Odroid xu4 on local IP address) with audio output then coming from the Android.

    I have done the following:

    Set up a DDNS in the router. This works both locally and remotely.

    Opened port forwarding ports 9000, 9090, and 3483, forwarded to the xu4 at home network where LMS is installed.

    I have set up the DDNS etc. in all apps.

    I can be on 4G mobile network on my Android, start Squeeze Player, click on Orange Squeeze for example, and it will bring up correctly the music listings and everything from my Logitech Media Server.

    The problem is this: I can not figure out how to specify the Android device (or the Windows PC) as the audio output player, I can only choose my Chromecast Audio at the home network (same network as Logitech Media Server).

    On my sque ezebox . com (sorry for spaces, with 0 post count I'm not allowed to post links), the Android devices are listed under "Players". There, the rename field is greyed out and says "To rename this Squeezebox, please connect it to mysqueezebox.com". Does this indicate the problem ? How do I do that ? Even though the Android devices ARE listed under mys queezeb ox . com, when I go to my ddns, only my two home network players are listed.

    Can you help please ?


    TL;DR: I need to know how to play music from my home Logitech Media Server to an Android device with audio output from the Android device on 4G mobile network or remote wifi network with the Android device playing the audio. It does not show up as a player. Everything else, music folders etc., shows up, it's just specifying the Android device as the audio output player I can't figure out how to do.


    Thank you.

  2. #2
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    It's pretty easy.
    Connect to home network with vpn (important, do not forward or open ports)
    Let, for example, squeeze control connect to lms. Don't forget to install lame on lms because the remote network will force playing mp3 on the android phone but this requires lame to be installed on lms.
    Works like a charm, tested an used it from different countries and networks.
    SqueezeBoxes: 1x Transporter (Living room) 1x SB2 (shed), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Study 2), few spare unit's
    Server: LMS on Pi3 7.9.1. on PcP 3.21
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    It's pretty easy.
    Connect to home network with vpn (important, do not forward or open ports)
    Let, for example, squeeze control connect to lms. Don't forget to install lame on lms because the remote network will force playing mp3 on the android phone but this requires lame to be installed on lms.
    Works like a charm, tested an used it from different countries and networks.
    I totally agree about VPN but that isnít what the OP is really asking.

    The steps are.
    1) use a VPN not port forwarding. Port forwarding will work for control and stream.mp3 via browser but you WILL be hacked as a result.
    2) you need proper player software as well as control software on your Android & Windows devices. For Android there is SB Player and something else that I canít remember the name of. For Windows use Squeezeplay or Squeezelite. Squeezeplay is a player and controller.
    You point the player at the IP address of your LMS server.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
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    Dining Room -> SB Boom
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I totally agree about VPN but that isnít what the OP is really asking.

    The steps are.
    1) use a VPN not port forwarding. Port forwarding will work for control and stream.mp3 via browser but you WILL be hacked as a result.
    2) you need proper player software as well as control software on your Android & Windows devices. For Android there is SB Player and something else that I canít remember the name of. For Windows use Squeezeplay or Squeezelite. Squeezeplay is a player and controller.
    You point the player at the IP address of your LMS server.
    The other alternative for Android is SqueezePlayer. As d6jg says, use a VPN - don't rely on password protection as the password is stored in plain text and can be hacked.

    Both players work well with Android Apps but SB Player was designed to work hand in hand with Squeeze Ctrl.

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