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    Programmatically manage PiCore players

    I have 3 picore's and each one reboots nightly. I have my primary picore managing the other two, but after a reboot, this association is lost. Is there a way to programmatically re-associate them after reboot instead of having to manually do it?

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    Programmatically manage PiCore players

    > I have 3 picore's and each one reboots nightly. I have my primary picore
    > managing the other two, but after a reboot, this association is lost. Is
    > there a way to programmatically re-associate them after reboot instead
    > of having to manually do it?


    Please elaborate a bit what "managing" means in this context. And what
    kind of association this uses.

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    Sorry for not being clear. In LMS, when I go to Manage Players, I am able to move players from my secondary players to my primary one. This configuration is lost in a reboot.

    https://imgur.com/a/0zWZ2Pi

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeezebox153 View Post
    Sorry for not being clear. In LMS, when I go to Manage Players, I am able to move players from my secondary players to my primary one. This configuration is lost in a reboot.

    https://imgur.com/a/0zWZ2Pi
    I think you are referring to something that's usually called synchronizing players. You have several players playing the same thing and all of them can be controlled at the same time from any of the synchronized players. Is that correct?

    This can be done with drag-and-drop in Material skin, as in your screenshot. I do not know of a way to save a configuration made this way, but perhaps someone who knows more will correct me. If you have a group of synchronized players you want to use frequently, the best way I know of to do that, without having to create the group every time, is to install the Group Players plugin, which should be available in the 3rd Party Plugins section on the Plugins page under settings. I usually prefer to manage plugins in the default skin, but I think it can be done in Material, too.

    The Group Players plugin will make it possible for you to create one or more Group Players, which will then appear in the drop-down list of players. Each Group Player will be two or more individual players synchronized together.
    LMS 8 nightly running on Raspberry Pi OS. Mostly virtual players, occasionally with SB Radio, Boom or Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeezebox153 View Post
    Sorry for not being clear. In LMS, when I go to Manage Players, I am able to move players from my secondary players to my primary one. This configuration is lost in a reboot.

    https://imgur.com/a/0zWZ2Pi
    Have you got more than one instance of LMS running?

    You only need one instance of LMS on your network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbH View Post
    I think you are referring to something that's usually called synchronizing players. You have several players playing the same thing and all of them can be controlled at the same time from any of the synchronized players. Is that correct?.
    One player to manage the other players and be synchronized. I don't want to use the interface as I use a home automation dashboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Have you got more than one instance of LMS running?

    You only need one instance of LMS on your network.
    I have an instance of LMS on each of my picore players as I want to have individual playing ability and synchronized.
    Last edited by squeezebox153; 2021-11-08 at 08:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeezebox153 View Post

    I have an instance of LMS on each of my picore players as I want to have individual playing ability and synchronized.
    You don't need LMS on each player for this.
    Server - LMS 8.3.0 Pi4B 4GB/Argon one case/pCP 8.1.0 - 75K library, playlists & LMS cache on Sata SSD (ntfs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    You don't need LMS on each player for this.
    It seems he wants to be able to turn on any individual Pi and have a server and player. Never mind the chaos of having three different IP addresses for the servers and having players that can attach to any one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    It seems he wants to be able to turn on any individual Pi and have a server and player. Never mind the chaos of having three different IP addresses for the servers and having players that can attach to any one of them.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
    Yes, I know.

    Good luck to him with his quest.
    Server - LMS 8.3.0 Pi4B 4GB/Argon one case/pCP 8.1.0 - 75K library, playlists & LMS cache on Sata SSD (ntfs)
    Study - Pi4/Pi screen/pCP 8.1.0 > HiFiBerry DAC HAT > Edifier
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 8.1.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > Topping E30 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Echo Show 8
    Garage - Rpi4/pCP/AP mode > Touch > Edifier

    Spares - 1xTouch, 1xSB Radio. 1xSB3, 6xRPi, 1xDAC32, 1xCORE32

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    All of them have static IP's and work fine from my dashboard. The only thing I need to do is get the primary player to manage the other players.

    https://i.imgur.com/KNIqoSg.png

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