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    squeezebox web server on squeeze device

    i was just thinking why not have web server on actual squeeze device.

    advantages/usage:
    choose smb/sftp shares on local pc's for media content from squeezedevice
    if more than 1 squeeze device, choose master squeeze server instead of running 2nd squeeze server.
    only 1 platform build/development/support for server & no building at all for end users
    minimal set up on client pc's / no added security maintenance on personal pc's

    just an idea, does that sound like a better model. what would be the faults in this - faster processor in device?

    ren s
    Last edited by rensato; 2011-10-08 at 09:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensato View Post
    i was just thinking why not have web server on actual squeeze device.

    advantages/usage:
    choose smb/sftp shares on local pc's for media content from squeezedevice
    if more than 1 squeeze device, choose master squeeze server instead of running 2nd squeeze server.
    only 1 platform build/development/support for server & no building at all for end users
    minimal set up on client pc's / no added security maintenance on personal pc's

    just an idea, does that sound like a better model. what would be the faults in this - faster processor in device?

    ren s
    You are describing the Touch model.

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    cool, so it was not a dumb idea then...

    so you tell the touch to connect to samba shares then?
    can you go to touchdevice:9000 and get the same web interface up as on the duo?

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    oh ... just reading a review on the touch...

    "serving music to a Squeezebox Touch is through the Windows, Mac, or Linux version of Squeezebox Server currently at version 7.5.0. Using this method requires the server software to be installed on a computer. The software must run at all times for the Squeezebox Touch to access locally stored music. This configuration works best for users with a computer that contains all music on the local hard drive and can remain on 24/7"

    so you still need squeezebox server running on a computer...

    i was talking about having the squeezebox server running on the actual device.

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    the server does runs on the Touch, but it has no web interface ( due to limited cpu and ram ).

    touch can act as server for other squeezeboxes and it does run samba.

    but no web-UI and a bunch of other limitations, have a look in the wiki.

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

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

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...x_Touch_Server
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    thanks for links... i dont keep up much on the hw products as my squeezereciever works flawlessley.

    however, now i see, where in lies the rub... the web ui is what makes the squeeze the best thing for me.

    i thought with having web server on device it would save the logitech fellahs a hell of a lot of time ( read money ) developing for the single platform whilst also making the whole thing much much more user friendly for the luddite nation.

    still would welcome comments if that would tickle any ones fancy.

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    it does exist, it's called vortexbox it is not provided by logitech that may intimidate a lot of potential custommers but it is probably actually much better than if logitech had designed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    it does exist, it's called vortexbox it is not provided by logitech that may intimidate a lot of potential custommers but it is probably actually much better than if logitech had designed it.
    ha ha, vortex , the most common phrase I know of with that word is "sucked into a vortex"... please don't tell me that is their soundbite ;-). ha ha what were the marketing guys thinkingg. hmmmmm, what do those marketing guys ever think about.

    but seriously, if you are sort of person who would visit and purchase from that site you would probably be comfortable hacking up your own box anyways.

    i'd definitely spunk out cash to buy a touch with a full wui and i am already happy customer who doesn't need to buy another product.

    ren

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    >i'd definitely spunk out cash to buy a touch with a full wui and i am already happy customer who doesn't need to buy another product.<

    Thanks for sharing.

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