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    Previewing alarm sounds

    Is there a way to preview the many alarm sounds offered on mysqueezebox.com?

    These are named:

    Musical Sounds -> Barn Fire
    ........
    ........
    ........
    Sound Effects -> Wind Chime Flourish

    Here must be 50+ sounds available. It would be very awkward to to have to set each up as an alarm and wait to hear each!

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    with the latest 7.5.1 firmware I think its just pressing play (or touch-hold on the Touch).

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...ase_Highlights

    Listen to an alarm sound before you use it to wake you up. Sounds included with all players, listed as Musical Sounds, Natural Sounds, and Sound Effects, can now be previewed on Squeezebox Radio and Squeezebox Touch
    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...iewOnTouch.PNG
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    Thanks bluegaspode!

    You must actually set an alarm in order to preview it. This does make sense and does enable you to preview them quickly.

    The procedure:

    Settings > Alarm Clock > Add Alarm At this point you must actually set an alarm time, which we can later cancel by 'remove alarm'. Once the alarm time is set, the screen will return to Alarm 1: 07:00 (at least this was the default choice which I accepted. Now do:

    Alarm 1: 07:00 > Alarm Sound > Musical Sounds > Barn Fire Now push the play button to the right of the main knob. After previewing this sound you can push the 'back' button to the left of the main knob twice to get back to the list of Musical Sounds to make another selection followed by the play key to hear it. Pushing the 'back' button three times instead returns you to the list of all available alarm sounds so you can continue previewing the possibilities.

    The ready made sounds, 'Musical Sounds', etc would likely be more reliable than picking a 'radio station' which might be off line just when you need it.

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    You can also add the "Sounds and Effects" app to your radio from MySqueezebox.com and play/preview them as you would any other content.

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    If you use the 'Sounds and Effects' app would the alarm still play even if the connection to mysqueezebox.com was unavailable at that time?

    Or is such connection either to mysqueezebox or to your own squeezebox server always required?

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    Always required. There are no "built in" alarm sounds other than the default "rock guitar" sound that plays when it can't connect with your chosen sound.

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    And, many years later, this still works to preview those alarm sounds - something that came up today at AGB Towers. Very useful! It works as described on Radio. But you can do the same on Touch too, which means you can hear the assorted sounds driven through big speakers or whatever... For Touch, you can use the remote to preview - use the PLAY button to preview the sound; use the BACK arrow - on the 4-way - to go back to the list of sounds.

    Thanks to original posters - your work endures!

    AGB



    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Stordahl View Post
    Thanks bluegaspode!

    You must actually set an alarm in order to preview it. This does make sense and does enable you to preview them quickly.

    The procedure:

    Settings > Alarm Clock > Add Alarm At this point you must actually set an alarm time, which we can later cancel by 'remove alarm'. Once the alarm time is set, the screen will return to Alarm 1: 07:00 (at least this was the default choice which I accepted. Now do:

    Alarm 1: 07:00 > Alarm Sound > Musical Sounds > Barn Fire Now push the play button to the right of the main knob. After previewing this sound you can push the 'back' button to the left of the main knob twice to get back to the list of Musical Sounds to make another selection followed by the play key to hear it. Pushing the 'back' button three times instead returns you to the list of all available alarm sounds so you can continue previewing the possibilities.

    The ready made sounds, 'Musical Sounds', etc would likely be more reliable than picking a 'radio station' which might be off line just when you need it.
    AGB

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