Squeezebox Setup

September 16, 2010

Squeezey 1.0 released

Filed under: Uncategorized — jfearon @ 8:37 pm

This post is to announce the availabilty of the first version of Squeezey – a squeezebox streamer and remote for the ipad. Squeezey will:

Stream music to your iPad from squeezeserver

The streaming is mp3 only – so if your files are not mp3 in order for streaming to work you must have transcoding enabled in squeezeserver.  This means that you must have followed the instructions on http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/LAME_for_transcoding.

Allow control of other devices

The first version is extemely basic interface wise – but there is more to come.  Future plans include full squeezeplay menu integration, plugin support and now playing screen.

Support

If you are having problems please either comment on the thread on the squeezeserver forums – http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=573209 – or simply mail me at  james dot fearon at gmail dot com.

FAQ

How do I get support?

Please drop me a mail (james dot fearon at gmail dot com), or comment on this blog, get me on twitter (@jfearon) or post on the slimdevices forums http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=573209.

The cache wont load

An issue has been identified where squeezebox server sometimes sends inconsistent album count data which can cause this issue.  You may find that rebuilding your library from scratch within squeezeserver – Clear Library and rescan everything – resolves the issue, but if not a fix has been submitted to Apple which should go live soon.  Also bear in mind that authorisation is not currently supported.

I rebuilt my library and now I have two copies of everything.

Go into the settings and clear the cache – it will then reload correctly.

Playback doesn’t work?

You must have transcoding enabled – please follow the instructions on http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/LAME_for_transcoding.

I have transcoding enabled and playback still doesn’t work

I would check the squeezeserver logs to see whats going on – transcoding is probably not working.  Please drop me a mail (james dot fearon at gmail dot com), or comment on this blog and I’m happy to help.

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