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  1. dipsqueezectrl's Avatar
    I just check back. On my Tab you see only about 20% of the second line (only the very top of the letters). On the phone you see about the upper half of the letters.
    Thanks for checking. And I would also prefer two lines over horizontally scrolling.
    01-24-2016 02:31 PM
  2. streifenleopard's Avatar
    Hello there,
    I bought both the Squeeze Ctrl and the SB player app.
    Squeeze Ctrl is working very well, thank you for this app.
    I have a Synology NAS running LMS 7.9.
    I have several questions/issues:
    a. Am I correct with the following assumptions? The SB player app integrated itself into Squeeze Ctrl, its task is merely to offer the choice for the local Android device to function as music output. There is no further interface for SB player as such.
    b. Is there any possibility to automatically copy the settings and the currently playing list etc. from other output devices to the local android device? (in my case a Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro) I have zero interest in having different playlists etc. because I listen only to one device.
    c. the real issue: each time I start to play a playlist locally on my tablet it stops after one song and can't be restarted. Either nothing happens at all or I get a report that SB player has stopped working. This does not happen with DS Audio.
    Thank you for any help!
    02-06-2016 05:10 AM
  3. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    a. Am I correct with the following assumptions? The SB player app integrated itself into Squeeze Ctrl, its task is merely to offer the choice for the local Android device to function as music output. There is no further interface for SB player as such.
    You are correct that there is no playback interface for SB Player. It is however a little more than just a way to output music on the local device. The app functions as a full fleged Squeezebox player with almost all the functions including synchronization, replaygain, and crossfading. Also it's not really "intergrated" with Squeeze Ctrl, it is a standalone app that can function without Squeeze Ctrl (you can control it from any Squeezebox remote). Squeeze Ctrl merely has options designed to better work with it.

    b. Is there any possibility to automatically copy the settings and the currently playing list etc. from other output devices to the local android device? (in my case a Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro) I have zero interest in having different playlists etc. because I listen only to one device.
    There are plugins on the server that can do that. I use one called Switch Player.

    c. the real issue: each time I start to play a playlist locally on my tablet it stops after one song and can't be restarted. Either nothing happens at all or I get a report that SB player has stopped working. This does not happen with DS Audio.
    Thank you for any help!
    You can't really compare DS Audio with SB Player, since DS Audio is not a Squeezebox player. Are you trying to play music from your own local library or are you playing and internet stream? What format is music? Next time if the app crashes, and you have an option to submit a crash report, please do so. It will help me diagnose any problems.
    02-06-2016 05:19 PM
  4. streifenleopard's Avatar
    Thanks for getting back. I have not forgotten you but I have changed devices and am now operating a Moto G.
    SqueezeCTRL works well and so does SBplayer which, however, has been sidelined as I do not use my phone often to play music when I'm at home.
    I have seen a possibility to download songs to the device in SBplayer through a download manager. Great!
    One question though: If I download a playlist, will the playlist be visible as a playlist in other music players? I can see the files only. How do I go about it when I don't have access to my WLan? Can the downloaded music still be played through SBplayer?
    Can I find an overview over downloaded music somewhere (ie an entry into the start menu or an overlay icon)?
    02-23-2016 03:50 AM
  5. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Thanks for getting back. I have not forgotten you but I have changed devices and am now operating a Moto G.
    SqueezeCTRL works well and so does SBplayer which, however, has been sidelined as I do not use my phone often to play music when I'm at home.
    I have seen a possibility to download songs to the device in SBplayer through a download manager. Great!
    One question though: If I download a playlist, will the playlist be visible as a playlist in other music players? I can see the files only. How do I go about it when I don't have access to my WLan? Can the downloaded music still be played through SBplayer?
    Can I find an overview over downloaded music somewhere (ie an entry into the start menu or an overlay icon)?
    SB Player cannot download songs, it can only play music streamed through the network. Squeeze Ctrl is the one that can download songs. It does not download the playlist file, it just queues the songs in the playlist for download in the Download Manager. When you start downloading, there is an option to create a playlist containing the downloaded songs.on the device. The playlist is created in Android's media library so basically any player should be able to read it. I know Google Play Music sees it.
    02-23-2016 05:07 AM
  6. streifenleopard's Avatar
    SB Player cannot download songs, it can only play music streamed through the network. Squeeze Ctrl is the one that can download songs. It does not download the playlist file, it just queues the songs in the playlist for download in the Download Manager. When you start downloading, there is an option to create a playlist containing the downloaded songs.on the device. The playlist is created in Android's media library so basically any player should be able to read it. I know Google Play Music sees it.
    Thank you for your reply. The playlist on my device is empty (Moto G XT 1039 Android 6 CM 13 Stock Music Player). I will have to try with another player.
    While this seems great at first glance, I find it sad that you cannot organise this playlist in the correct order. It does not seem to create a playlist according to the completion of the download etc. which would be excellent - at least that is what it looks like under "recently added". I could not specify the order in which it downloads.
    02-25-2016 10:13 AM
  7. streifenleopard's Avatar
    The playlist is empty in ZenUI music as well...
    02-25-2016 06:19 PM
  8. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply. The playlist on my device is empty (Moto G XT 1039 Android 6 CM 13 Stock Music Player). I will have to try with another player.
    While this seems great at first glance, I find it sad that you cannot organise this playlist in the correct order. It does not seem to create a playlist according to the completion of the download etc. which would be excellent - at least that is what it looks like under "recently added". I could not specify the order in which it downloads.
    You need to enable the option to create a playlist: Preferences > Song Download > Create Playlist

    When you add a playlist to the download queue, it will add the songs in the same order as they are in the playlist. The songs will download in that order unless you manually download individual songs first. The playlist created device will have the songs added to it in the same order as they are download.
    02-25-2016 06:26 PM
  9. JamesSauter's Avatar
    I've been using Squeeze Control for about 2 years now. Bought for both my Note3 and the tablet app for my Note 12.2

    Thank god someone made an app for Android that's at least as good, if not better than iPeng was for iOs.

    I dumped my iphone a few years ago, and switched to Samsung. Never going back!!!

    Like I said, I bought both apps about 2 years ago, and I'm glad to pay again for them now. No need whatsoever for any refunds for me. I know how much work has to go into keeping something like this up and running, not to mention upgrades and keeping up with Android updates.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. I PERSONALLY GREATLY APPRECIATE IT

    As we all know the Squeezebox hardware is "End Of Life" and has become the ugly stepchild of Logitech. It's unfortunate that Slim Devices was so far ahead of the curve with streaming audio. I think it was just too early... Logitech bought them and it was still too early. It took too long for the consumers to seriously start adopting the system. Logitech gave up and was moving towards bluetooth as the next big cash cow.
    Bluetooth sucks... and now everyone is starting to fall in line with streaming after Logitech has moved on. It's a real shame to see Slim Devices die off, as they were one of the driving forces in the audio streaming world.
    R.I.P. Slim Devices

    However, Logitech can kiss my *** for bailing on all of its customers!!!

    After investing pretty heavily in Squeezebox products, I want to keep them alive and running. Well, my units at least.
    My current list of devices is:
    1 Transporter2
    1 Boom
    3 Classics
    3 Radios
    5 Duets

    As you can see, I don't plan on switching to Sonos any time soon.

    I did however buy a Chromecast Audio today to play with. I figure for $35 who cares if it sucks.

    Got it set up and playing in less than 1 minute. A decent little player so far.

    Now for my questions...

    In both Squeeze Control and Squeeze ctrl, you have a mirror icon that does see the Chromecast unit... connects... and let's you adjust the volume. However the Chromecast is not actually playing, or mirroring the audio. The Squeezebox I am connected to is working perfectly, but the Chromecast unit is not playing. I have tried both local server files as well as Pandora local and via mysqueezebox.com

    Please explain what I'm doing wrong.

    Also, if possible, can you get your software to INCLUDE Chromecast devices into the player list?

    I understand your program is specifically for Squeezebox devices. However with them dieing off, and the Chromecast being a very inexpensive replacement, it could be in your best interest as well.

    If so, this would be awesome, as ppl would be able to use their entire local music collections with both devices.

    Please let me know what I'm doing wrong with the mirroring, and if adding Chromecast as a player is possible at some point.

    Thanks again for a great app !!!!!

    James Sauter

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    03-06-2016 01:43 AM
  10. JamesSauter's Avatar
    Looks like I just found a decent solution.
    CASTBRIDGE

    It was pretty easy to install the plugin right inside the Logitech Media Server (settings) add-ons.
    Took me a few minutes, as I have never used the add-on tab before, and didn't want to mess anything up.

    The only downfall I see is... Since the LMS program, does not recognize the Chromecast unit as an actual Squeezebox unit, it will not let me use Squeeze Control or CTRL to stream Pandora to the Chromecast at all. It gives me an error saying that I need to have a paid Pandora account to use this feature. Of course I do have a paid account, but since Logitech does not have the Chromecast unit in my list of registered Squeezebox devices, It's not letting me stream to it.

    So, still no all-in-one solution yet....

    If anyone is interested, CastBridge is as simple as turning on a checkbox inside LMS

    forums.slimdevices.c o m/showthread.php?104614-Announce-CastBridge-integrate-Chromecast-players-with-LMS-(squeeze2cast)&highlight=castbridge

    Squeeze2Cast – Chromecast bridge - User Guide

    1 Introduction
    1.1 What Is It?
    This program (squeeze2cast - sq2c for short) allows Chromecast renderers to be used and controlled from LMS as regular squeezebox devices. It acts as a proxy between LMS and Chromecast renderers. It scans the local network for renderers and creates an instance of an LMS software player for each renderer found.

    It can run on any computer running Windows or Linux. OSX and ARM versions may also be available. For speed reasons, it is better to be co-located with LMS, but this is not essential.

    1.2 How it Works
    Sq2c receives commands and audio streams from LMS. All commands sent by LMS are transformed into Chromecast commands. Timing (position) information is taken every second from the Chromecast renderer so the LMS cursor might go back and forth a bit as LMS first tries to guess the position and then “match” it with what it receives.

    Audio streams are buffered and forwarded to the Chromecast renderer, without changing the audio coding format except for pcm where a bit of sample re-arranging can be done. For buffering it creates two local files, which can be as large as the original files sent by LMS (there are ways of limiting the size of these files if required).

    Gapless, Smart Transition (fading in and out) and multi-player synchronisation are not available. ReplayGain partially work if pcm audio is sent by LMS (see note below)

    README on volume management: Chromecast devices have the notion of “media session” which is a unique session established per each track playback. The Chromecast volume can be controlled either globally, or per “media session”. These are independent volume levels and the actual volume is the combination of the two. The solution used by sq2c is to use the global volume so that a change of volume made from another controller (eg. The Android or iOS apps) can be reflected in LMS. In case the volume is too loud across the LMS range, it is possible to scale it through the “media session” volume using the parameter <media_volume>

    README on firewall: The application squeeze2cast-xxx (where xxx depends on the platform) must be allowed to go through the firewall of the machine it runs onto. It opens a port (usually 49152, but that can be configured with <upnp_socket> option. In Windows, set an entry for squeeze2cast-win in the control panel. On other machine, have a look at your firewall settings.

    2 Chromecast bridge Plugin
    The simplest way to use sq2c is to install the “Chromecast bridge” plugin on the system running LMS. If this is not practical and you need to install it on another computer, see Section 3 below.

    2.1 First Steps
    i. Go to the Settings, Plugins page on the LMS GUI.

    ii. Go to 'Additional Repositories' near the bottom. If this is not available, there should be an option to enable third party plugins. Tick this, and press 'Apply' at bottom right.

    iii. Add the following line to the list of additional repositories:

    sourceforge.n e t/projects/lms-plugins-philippe44/files/repo-sf.xml

    Restart LMS.

    iv. You should now find that there is a section called “Philippe's squeezecenter plugins” listing the Chromecast plugin Tick this to make it available on the next LMS restart, and restart LMS.

    v. Go to the Settings, Advanced page on the LMS GUI and select the Chromecast bridge entry.

    vi. Turn on all your Chromecast devices.

    Tick the ’Start the Bridge’ tickbox, choose the executable for your platform if more than one is available and tick ‘Apply’ at the right-bottom of the page. As the ‘autosave’ option is ticked by default, a configuration will be generated automatically after ~30s, just wait and refresh the page to see it. You can optionally force configuration file generation by ticking ‘Generate’.

    From that point, you might be lucky and have sq2c and your players working with all built-in defaults, but it is highly recommended to follow the steps below once you have a configuration file created.

    vii. Make sure the ‘Start the Bridge’ tickbox is unticked

    viii. Edit the parameters if you need to (you can, for example, change the name of the player).

    ix. Save these values and restart the plugin by ticking the 'Start the Bridge' tickbox and press 'Apply'.

    x. The parameters on the plugin settings screen include most of those in the configuration file. See Section 5 for details of each configuration file parameter. You can edit the configuration file manually if you really need to.

    xi. If you get stuck, read Section 4 which may help you to choose different options.

    When ‘autosave’ is ticked, the configuration will be saved with an updated list of players at each network scan (see scanning option to change period). It is also possible to manually update your configuration file at any time by ticking ‘Generate’ (whether ‘Start the Bridge’ is ticked or not).
    03-06-2016 05:49 AM
  11. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    In both Squeeze Control and Squeeze ctrl, you have a mirror icon that does see the Chromecast unit... connects... and let's you adjust the volume. However the Chromecast is not actually playing, or mirroring the audio. The Squeezebox I am connected to is working perfectly, but the Chromecast unit is not playing. I have tried both local server files as well as Pandora local and via mysqueezebox.com

    Please explain what I'm doing wrong.

    Also, if possible, can you get your software to INCLUDE Chromecast devices into the player list?

    I understand your program is specifically for Squeezebox devices. However with them dieing off, and the Chromecast being a very inexpensive replacement, it could be in your best interest as well.

    If so, this would be awesome, as ppl would be able to use their entire local music collections with both devices.

    Please let me know what I'm doing wrong with the mirroring, and if adding Chromecast as a player is possible at some point.
    You're not doing anything wrong. Chromecast support in Squeeze Ctrl is for display only, as stated in the app description. It will never cast audio because it is a remote control, not an audio player.
    03-07-2016 05:21 PM
  12. nicolas giz's Avatar
    Hello
    I've purchased Squeeze Ctrl mainly because it can be used on Smart watch, with android wear=>On my huawei it was working correctly (only a bug when choosing a player (very difficult to select one or black screen)). Yesterday I've updated my watch to androir wear 1.4 (watch version of android 6), and Squeeze ctrl is not working anymore ! =>when choosing the app on the watch, it says 'the application has closed' and 'ok'.

    Are you aware of this bug with android wear 1.4 ? thanks for support
    03-09-2016 03:39 AM
  13. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Hello
    I've purchased Squeeze Ctrl mainly because it can be used on Smart watch, with android wear=>On my huawei it was working correctly (only a bug when choosing a player (very difficult to select one or black screen)). Yesterday I've updated my watch to androir wear 1.4 (watch version of android 6), and Squeeze ctrl is not working anymore ! =>when choosing the app on the watch, it says 'the application has closed' and 'ok'.

    Are you aware of this bug with android wear 1.4 ? thanks for support
    No, I'm not aware of the problem. Thanks for the report. I don't own a Wear device so I depend on users to report problems. I'll need to fire up the updated version of the emulator to see what's going on.
    03-09-2016 04:30 AM
  14. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Hello
    I've purchased Squeeze Ctrl mainly because it can be used on Smart watch, with android wear=>On my huawei it was working correctly (only a bug when choosing a player (very difficult to select one or black screen)). Yesterday I've updated my watch to androir wear 1.4 (watch version of android 6), and Squeeze ctrl is not working anymore ! =>when choosing the app on the watch, it says 'the application has closed' and 'ok'.

    Are you aware of this bug with android wear 1.4 ? thanks for support
    I did some research and the problem is most likely caused by a bug in Android M (it was reported with the preview of M, but I guess it stuck around). It should only affect launching the app directly on your watch. If you launch Squeeze Ctrl on your phone, the watch app should start correctly.

    There's a workaround to the bug, I'll put it in the next update.
    03-09-2016 04:23 PM
  15. streifenleopard's Avatar
    You need to enable the option to create a playlist: Preferences > Song Download > Create Playlist

    When you add a playlist to the download queue, it will add the songs in the same order as they are in the playlist. The songs will download in that order unless you manually download individual songs first. The playlist created device will have the songs added to it in the same order as they are download.
    Hi there, I just can't get it to work. I have enabled the create a playlist option. A playlist is created but with zero entries. maybe it's due to the paths the files have?

    Squeeze Control for Android (support thread)-screenshot_20160311-234027.png
    03-11-2016 04:49 PM
  16. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Hi there, I just can't get it to work. I have enabled the create a playlist option. A playlist is created but with zero entries. maybe it's due to the paths the files have?

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    Ok, I'm not sure it was changed in Android 5 or Android 6, but it seems that the system's download manager (which is what Squeeze Ctrl uses to download files) have changed the way in which it reports the path of a downloaded file and you need to do a little more work to find the actual path. Without the correct path, the downloaded file couldn't be added correctly to the media library which means it couldn't be added to a playlist. I'll fix it with the next update.

    Google has an annoying habit of changing parts of the API and either not tell anyone about it or bury the info in an obscure change log.
    03-12-2016 03:28 AM
  17. streifenleopard's Avatar
    Ok, I'm not sure it was changed in Android 5 or Android 6, ...I'll fix it with the next update.
    Thank you for taking care of the issue!
    03-12-2016 05:30 AM
  18. Steve Swift's Avatar
    Forgive me if I've barged in... I couldn't see how to start a new thread.
    I've not used Squeeze Commander for a while and now it doesn't display tracks in an album nor play an album.
    I must be doing something daft, but how do I play an album?

    The Logitech Controller shows tracks and plays albums, so it looks like my system is functioning OK, just not squeeze controller..,
    03-29-2016 04:32 PM
  19. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Forgive me if I've barged in... I couldn't see how to start a new thread.
    I've not used Squeeze Commander for a while and now it doesn't display tracks in an album nor play an album.
    I must be doing something daft, but how do I play an album?

    The Logitech Controller shows tracks and plays albums, so it looks like my system is functioning OK, just not squeeze controller..,
    This thread is for Squeeze Ctrl support not Squeeze Commander (not my app). For Squeeze Commander support try the Squeezebox forums: http://forums.slimdevices.com/
    03-29-2016 05:28 PM
  20. Steve Swift's Avatar
    In the meantime I fiddled with it and got it working. Thanks for the redirection though.
    03-30-2016 02:45 AM
  21. streifenleopard's Avatar
    Where can I download the apk-files of Squeeze Ctrl and SB player without using the goggle playstore?
    Thank you!
    03-31-2016 04:01 PM
  22. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Where can I download the apk-files of Squeeze Ctrl and SB player without using the goggle playstore?
    Thank you!
    You can't.
    03-31-2016 07:16 PM
  23. arthurb19's Avatar
    Hello - can anyone tell me if SqueezeCtrl can display the progress of a track that is playing? I have tried setting what seemed relevant in the 'preferences' screens (Display>Show Progress in Notification), but it appeared to make absolutely no difference; by the way, what exactly are 'the notification controls'? This is absolutely maddening, surely a progress bar is an essential item?
    Arthurb
    03-31-2016 08:24 PM
  24. DavidBulluss's Avatar
    There may be other answers but mine shows progress bar for 2 seconds if I touch the artwork on now playing screen... as I say, there may be other settings available, but that may get you through for now.
    03-31-2016 08:35 PM
  25. wayne@angrygoat's Avatar
    Hello - can anyone tell me if SqueezeCtrl can display the progress of a track that is playing? I have tried setting what seemed relevant in the 'preferences' screens (Display>Show Progress in Notification), but it appeared to make absolutely no difference; by the way, what exactly are 'the notification controls'? This is absolutely maddening, surely a progress bar is an essential item?
    Arthurb
    Notification controls refers to the control bar that appears in the phone's notification drawer when the app is in the background.

    The progress bar appears when you touch anywhere on the Now Playing screen, except for the edges (that's used for swiping between screens). You can turn off the auto hide feature in Preferences > Controls.
    03-31-2016 09:20 PM
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