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    best remote?

    I've got a touch and a v3 classic, i use ipeng on my iphone but was wondering if any other remotes give better controll?

    Thanks.

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    Define 'better'.
    Is there anything you don't like with ipeng that could be done better?

    For instance a real controller could be considered better, because it has real keys, which make it easier to find the skip key or volume controls in the dark.
    Not everyone might find this important though
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegaspode View Post
    Define 'better'.
    Is there anything you don't like with ipeng that could be done better?

    For instance a real controller could be considered better, because it has real keys, which make it easier to find the skip key or volume controls in the dark.
    Not everyone might find this important though
    Good point! I like the ipeng but it's a bit slow sometimes and i don't like how when your building a playlist and you have to hold the button for play next or add to end, sometimes i'm not sure if it's worked, sorry i'm not the best at explaining things in type! In the main ipeng just seems a bit slow, My whole system is wireles, i've been advised to wire the touch to my router, not sure if this would make the ipeng quicker.
    thanks for the help.

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    Unlikely another controller would be significantly faster if you use the Touch as a server (it has pretty optimized queries, similar to the ones in 7.6 so that iPeng doesn't have a performance penalty over the controller as with the 7.5 versions on a PC or NAS).
    The one thing I don't understand is the thing about add and play next and hold. What exactly are you doing? In iPeng you don't have to "hold" a track to do that if you use the play modes (see Help->Quick Tutorials->Albums and Playlists in iPeng). That's considerably faster than e.g. The controller where you _do_ have to go through the context menu for add and play next.

    I don't believe wiring the touch will have an effect, how big is your library.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    Unlikely another controller would be significantly faster if you use the Touch as a server (it has pretty optimized queries, similar to the ones in 7.6 so that iPeng doesn't have a performance penalty over the controller as with the 7.5 versions on a PC or NAS).
    The one thing I don't understand is the thing about add and play next and hold. What exactly are you doing? In iPeng you don't have to "hold" a track to do that if you use the play modes (see Help->Quick Tutorials->Albums and Playlists in iPeng). That's considerably faster than e.g. The controller where you _do_ have to go through the context menu for add and play next.

    I don't believe wiring the touch will have an effect, how big is your library.
    Pippin thanks for the reply, i have it in my head that when i go to an album it gives me a menu of play, add to end, play next. I seem to think i have to hold on either of these for it to work, not just press, maybe i'm doing something wrong, i'll have a play tonight! Another thing and i'm sure it can, once ive built a playlist how can i shuffle?
    thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvermilnec View Post
    once ive built a playlist how can i shuffle?
    thanks for the help.
    Tap the album artwork, the progress bar, repeat and shuffle controls should appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Tap the album artwork, the progress bar, repeat and shuffle controls should appear.
    Indeed. The album art on the NowPlaying screen, that is

    You should not get a menu when you go to an album, you should get the list of tracks, at least if you just tap the album instead of "hold"ing it.
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    For me I get best control from

    1. SBS WebGUI (I love it)
    2. iPeng
    3. Harmony remote

    but I mostly use (@home)

    1. Harmony Remote
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    3. SBS WebGUI

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    For me I get best control from

    1. SBS WebGUI (I love it)
    2. iPeng
    3. Harmony remote

    but I mostly use (@home)

    1. Harmony Remote
    2. iPeng
    3. SBS WebGUI

    @work
    1. Moose
    2.SBS WebGUI
    Which Harmony remote do you use? thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    Indeed. The album art on the NowPlaying screen, that is

    You should not get a menu when you go to an album, you should get the list of tracks, at least if you just tap the album instead of "hold"ing it.
    from here if you want to add the whole album, what's the best way?

    Sorry if i'm asking basic questions!

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