Michael Herger <s...@herger.net> writes: >> That looks really nice - but it would be even nicer, if I could use it >> with an LMS server which is running on a different machine. Any chance >> of adding this? > > Ha! It's certainly something I've been thinking about - because I'm > not running my LMS on the Mac. I only implemented this as a POC and to > get an understanding of BitBar. It's a tool I might be using for other > purposes, too. > > The problem with the "remote" server case is that it's a much more > complicated case. In the LMS on Mac case we have well defined paths, a > known environment. But with a remote server? How would we find it? How > would we restart a service on a remote Windows or Linux machine? A > BitBar plugin for a remote LMS would not be able to cover the feature > set I've demoed in the existing plugin. But it could of course feature > stuff like "now playing" information, basic player control etc. But > still, server discovery would be a problem, as those plugins are being > run in intervals, they're not kept in memory to eg. listen for LMS > instance discovery messages. > > What kind of features would you like to see?
I see the problems, but other plugins for BitBar are using settings you have to set in the plugin - other option would be a config file, in which these are defined. I don't think an automatic recovery would be necessary - it could be added later. Restarting of LMS: the same. A command could be configured in a config file, I use for LMS on a Linux box e.g.: ,---- | ssh email@example.com 'service logitechmediaserver restart' `---- and have enabled password-less login - so I can restart LMS without having to issue a password from my Mac. I have *no* idea about Windows. There should probably be two plugins: 1) for server control and which can start the player control and settings via the LMS web interface. Now Playing for all connected players could be a nice feature as well. 2) player control / remote. As I am controlling my players via iPeng (even when I am on the computer - I really like the iPeng interface) I am not so much in need of a BitBar plugin for this. Rainer -- Rainer M. Krug email: Rainer<at>krugs<dot>de PGP: 0x0F52F982
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