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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    But the bookmarking is automatic. Even starting from a bookmark is My Apps -> Bookmarks -> Select book. Not sure how it could get easier? You originally mentioned that there was no 'add bookmark' button in material, but with this plugin its not required. Automatic bookmarking would seem easier, and more logical, than an add bookmark button anyway. And even if a button was added, you'd still need a way to start from the bookmark - which this plugin also makes easy.

    So, I'm not sure what else you are expecting? Unless you are stating that using LMS is hard because of these conditions - of which I have no experience, so I do not mean to belittle in anyway.
    I can see a situation where automatic bookmarking isnĺt enough. It requires that you press Stop. What if you fall asleep?
    Having the ability to manually create a bookmark gives you a fallback.
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    Okay user test.

    Click on Bookmarks menu item
    Artwork covers for books appear
    Click on book cover. (not the three dot menu)
    Display stays on bookmark page but audio is actually playing

    Would it be possible to switch to Now Playing page when cover is clicked?

    This would reduce the number of clicks to get to the Playing page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Okay user test.

    Click on Bookmarks menu item
    Artwork covers for books appear
    Click on book cover. (not the three dot menu)
    Display stays on bookmark page but audio is actually playing

    Would it be possible to switch to Now Playing page when cover is clicked?

    This would reduce the number of clicks to get to the Playing page.
    This is a bug in Material, which I fixed last night for the next release. When you click on a bookmark it will start playback and switch to now-playing.
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    This is a bug in Material, which I fixed last night for the next release. When you click on a bookmark it will start playback and switch to now-playing.
    Sounds good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Sounds good!
    Note as well that you can 'pin' the 'Bookmarks' app to the home screen, so one less click there too.
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    Note as well that you can 'pin' the 'Bookmarks' app to the home screen, so one less click there too.
    Done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Done!
    I just tried the bookmarks plugin and have a quick tip. Make sure you add the genres you want to be bookmarked automatically in settings. If you don't then every track will be bookmarked and leave you very confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    I just tried the bookmarks plugin and have a quick tip. Make sure you add the genres you want to be bookmarked automatically in settings. If you don't then every track will be bookmarked and leave you very confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    This is a bug in Material, which I fixed last night for the next release. When you click on a bookmark it will start playback and switch to now-playing.
    Thanks! i noticed that myself but always thought that this was an error on my side (but couldn't find a solution)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    I just tried the bookmarks plugin and have a quick tip. Make sure you add the genres you want to be bookmarked automatically in settings. If you don't then every track will be bookmarked and leave you very confused
    Thanks for the hint. This is so because there is no "spoken word" flag in the metadata of mp3 tags and the genre values are of course language dependant. Otherwise the plugin would do nothing after the install before you define the genres in the settings.
    Which perhaps would have been a better default behaviour. I will change this.

    For now i updated the description text of the plugin. Perhaps this also helps to avoid confusion if somebody installs the plugin and does not look in the settings.


    A few more notes:

    I am aware that my plugin could be useful for people with disabilities and also to build a device for children, who then just need to press a button (see below).

    @All: Please let me know if there are things which i can approve or if you find bugs (i am not an experienced developer for the squeezeserver. I wrote the plugin simply because there wasn't an existing one and i needed it because i listen to a lot of radio plays).

    I put some work in the plugin to make it also usable for streaming services, because these days you can find a lot of audio books on Spotify, Qobuz etc., but none of the native apps of the streaming services (with the exception of Audible which is unusable on a squeezebox anyway) have a bookmark feature.

    With a Squeezebox Radio you can assign playlists to the six buttons left and right from the display. When using remote files you need to manually once when you first start the playlist (with the context menu). I never found a way to do this automatically in the plugin, because there is no genre information for remote tracks. And i presume nobody wants automatic bookmarks for music albums :-)
    I _love_ this device more than any other electronic item in my household.


    If you have some scripting knowledge or you like to build things yourself there are two other usecases for the plugin:

    1) If you use a Squeebox Radio or Boom you can also use the KidsPlay plugin to get a "Sleeping aid" setup, where you just need to press a single button by adding macros for the Preset-Buttons (On the Radio these are the buttons left and right from the screen).

    I described this here:
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post865785

    You can start a bookmarked playlist without even looking at the radio:
    * Create a playlist from local files and/or albums from streaming services (There are a lot of audio books on Spotify, Qobuz etc.)
    * Create macros for 2 buttons as described in the thread mentioned above

    The first button starts the playback and sets a sleep timer. The second button "freezes" the bookmark at the current position.
    So you start the playback with the button, fast forward to the position where you fall asleep in the last night and then you press the second button to update the bookmark and freeze it again.

    When you are just listening you can also press the second button when you notice that the sleep timer kicks in (The volume fades out). This will reset the timer and update the bookmark.


    2) And if you built a squeezebox yourself with Philippes remarkable ESP32 implementation of Squeezelite or an raspberry pi with PiCorePlayer, you can add buttons for your device as well with Pippins SqueezeButtonPi tool (which also allows to execute CLI commands by button presses).

    I tried it with a Pi Zero and the headphone amp from Pimoroni (which has a tiny display and 4 buttons) and it works. But i never got around to build an actual device - it is one thing to cobble together some hardware + software and scripts and it is another thing to build an actual good looking device with a case :->

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