Re: [slim] Using Transporter as a clock

2019-11-06 Thread garym
Paul Webster wrote: > Although calling them screensavers is a bit of a misnomer. The VFD > screens can suffer from burn in. Good point. And in addition, they seem to have a limited life in general. To preserve these displays, I don't use CLOCK display. In fact, I use the plugin "BlankSaver" to

Re: [slim] Respecting the heritage!

2019-10-25 Thread garym
philippe_44 wrote: > I would tend to agree. Put it back in the context pre Android and iOS, > the controller had an amazing user interface. Way better than anything > else at that time I have a controller in two different locations. My wife only uses this for controlling the system. Have a 3rd

Re: [slim] New book by Neil Young on Pono history and his "Mission to Save High-Quality Audio"

2019-09-30 Thread garym
Julf wrote: > Ah, yes, Neil Young is a perfect example of how even if you are a great > musician, it doesn't mean you have any clue about how audio works. Sadly true. Neil is an amazingly creative musician that has produced high quality work over many decades. Some of my favorite music,

Re: [slim] Two Logitech Transporter SE's (NO KNOB) for sale

2019-09-21 Thread garym
Fizbin wrote: > I just connect my PC to the USB DAC. That's what I use to control the TP > as well. I"m just an old fashioned guy :) aha. So the PC is the streamer. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.5)>LMS 7.9.2>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS

Re: [slim] Two Logitech Transporter SE's (NO KNOB) for sale

2019-09-20 Thread garym
Fizbin wrote: > Migrating to a USB DAC has proved difficult in the SQ department so I'll > be streaming with the Transporter for the foreseeable future. But what were you going to use to stream to the USB DAC? *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.5)>LMS 7.9.2>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)

Re: [slim] Two Logitech Transporter SE's (NO KNOB) for sale

2019-09-20 Thread garym
I'm assuming the RME ADI-2 DAC is not also a streamer. So what would you use as the streamer in place of the Transporter? A TOUCH or rPi with Squeezelite or . Some people use the Transporter but then connect it digitally to another DAC. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.5)>LMS 7.9.2>Transporter,

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-09-19 Thread garym
dolodobendan wrote: > You could give 'AudioTester' (http://www.vuplayer.com/other.php) a try. or foobar2000 with the "file integrity verifier" component. https://www.foobar2000.org/download https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_verifier *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.5)>LMS 7.9.2>Transporter,

Re: [slim] Am I doing it right?

2019-09-07 Thread garym
Maury wrote: > Thanks for your reply. So you confirm that I will be able to get bit > perfect audio from the Pi. I will be waiting for other opinions on > Dapahile (what troubles me most is that Dapahile seems to be designed to > work directly with a DAC without an additional Squeezelite

Re: [slim] Am I doing it right?

2019-09-07 Thread garym
I can't speak to Daphile particularly or the remote access, but the rest of your planned setup will work well, and is the standard approach for many (that is, server running LMS and holding files sitting far away, connected via ethernet to LAN, then some sort of endpoint (rpi running

Re: [slim] Some Rasberry Pi / LMS questions for a complete beginner.

2019-09-06 Thread garym
mandryka wrote: > Here's a couple more shots > > 28134 > > > 28135 > > But LMS is running! > > LMS is not running on the rPi itself. So this is correct. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.5)>LMS 7.9.2>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark

[slim] RIP - D.A. Pennebaker

2019-08-04 Thread garym
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/d-a-pennebaker-dead-dies-dont-look-back-1203290823/ I tremendously enjoyed his movies. Seeing Monterey Pop for the first time as a teenager was life-changing. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.5)>LMS 7.9.2>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB

Re: [slim] Finally Sold My Treasured Squeezebox Setup :(

2019-07-11 Thread garym
TheLastMan wrote: > Any replacement for Mrs TLM is going to need to be more accepting of my > audio setup. In fact a shared appreciation of music and its > reproduction is going to be a big factor in choosing Mrs TLM 2.0! > > I will take the "plug ugly" Linn LP12, Naim amps and B speakers and

Re: [slim] Finally Sold My Treasured Squeezebox Setup :(

2019-07-11 Thread garym
edwin2006 wrote: > I discovered the squeezebox system via a complete different route. It > was 2005 and I was searching for a networked box with 2 raid drives. Now > the are very common as a NAS but then there was no affordable solution > until I found a USA based company named infrant (later

Re: [slim] Finally Sold My Treasured Squeezebox Setup :(

2019-07-11 Thread garym
Moving to my squeezebox ecosystem, even with easy access to some internet radio stations I really enjoy and Spotify, actually *increased* my purchase of music. Looking at some notes, I see that between April 2014 and June 2019 (5 years), I increased my music collection by 21,433 tracks (to

Re: [slim] Finally Sold My Treasured Squeezebox Setup :(

2019-07-10 Thread garym
mrw wrote: > Having been there for the last couple of years or so, it's been fun > making something of a reverse move. I've discovered all manner of old > (and new) treasures waiting patiently for me to come back. I went through a phase about 15 years ago where I rarely pulled out a CD or LP

Re: [slim] Finally Sold My Treasured Squeezebox Setup :(

2019-07-10 Thread garym
MeSue wrote: > Truth is I don't listen to music much anymore ;) Oh my. Say it ain't so! *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet, Radio WIFI) *Office:*

Re: [slim] Confused about using Tidal Plugin

2019-07-01 Thread garym
I don't use the TIDAL plugin, but I can assure you that you can use TIDAL and also continue to control everything through LMS and continue to also play your local music collection. It may be that TIDAL requires you to have a mysqueezebox.com account (as does Pandora and a few other services).

Re: [slim] Transporter issues- What do you use beside a PC with a Transporter

2019-06-05 Thread garym
piperpilot12w wrote: > I purchased the Rasberry Pi kit and external hard drive. I have it setup > and running. I'm a bit confused as to taking it from this point to get > piCorePlayer and LMS on it and functioning with the Transporter. > > On the piCorePlayer site it speaks of downloading

Re: [slim] ickStream Shutdown

2019-06-01 Thread garym
badboygolf16v wrote: > > I purged LMS and reinstalled. And now it works OK? *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet, Radio WIFI) *Office:* Win10(64)>LMS

Re: [slim] ickStream Shutdown

2019-06-01 Thread garym
I had the ickstream plugin installed on a linux install of LMS (vortexbox, using fedora linux). It's existence caused no issues with LMS today. I just went to the LMS webGUI like normal, went to "plugins" tab on settings and unticked ickstream and removed the URL from additional repositories

Re: [slim] Transporter issues- What do you use beside a PC with a Transporter

2019-05-05 Thread garym
piperpilot12w wrote: > Thanks for the ideas. If I go with the Raspberry Pi with piCorePlayer. > Will the following kit be a good setup to get started with the Raspberry > Pi? > >

Re: [slim] Some Rasberry Pi / LMS questions for a complete beginner.

2019-05-02 Thread garym
d6jg wrote: > Everything you need for a basic player apart from a suitable audio cable > is in that kit. > It will be basic as it will be using the onboard audio out (3.5mm jack > socket). > There is no audio input socket and you don’t need one for an LMS player. > To make it more audiophile you

Re: [slim] Transporter doesn't play anymore

2019-04-28 Thread garym
Connect the transporter to mysqueezebox.com rather than your LMS and try to play internet radio station. If this works then it is likely something with LMS rather than transporter. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS

Re: [slim] Transporter sound very corrupted -- HELP

2019-04-01 Thread garym
RonM wrote: > Update -- It appears to be an issue with Bluetooth. I use the Oasis > Avantree Plus as my BT transmitter, which is a high-end device that > connects to the Transporter through the optical Toslink option. In > theory, it's capable of handling hi-res audio (well above 16/44), >

Re: [slim] ickStream Shutdown

2019-03-30 Thread garym
Sad, but understandable. Thanks to you and the team for all your hard work. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet, Radio WIFI) *Office:* Win10(64)>LMS

Re: [slim] NY Times loudness wars article

2019-02-09 Thread garym
mbg wrote: > Interesting, if a bit brief. > > It'd be nice if they threw in some commentary on how "remastering" can > make an album sound worse because of this issue, and on how vinyl really > isn't better than CD and that the warmer, more laid back sound is more > down to recording and

[slim] NY Times loudness wars article

2019-02-07 Thread garym
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/opinion/what-these-grammy-songs-tell-us-about-the-loudness-wars.html *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet, Radio WIFI)

Re: [slim] PiCore LMS - Thoughts on Library Location(s), Management, Backup?

2019-01-10 Thread garym
Redrum wrote: > garym, thank you. Sorry, I didn't see you had posted until I posted my > previous reply. I guess I lost track of the email notifications :) Thank > you for your input. > > From what I have experienced to date (limited testing), it doesn't > appear t

Re: [slim] PiCore LMS - Thoughts on Library Location(s), Management, Backup?

2019-01-09 Thread garym
I do something very simple. I use "free file sync" (similar to synctoy) to keep the USB drive I attach to my rPi up to date with my main library. 1. remove USB drive from rPi (while all is off) 2. connect USB drive to my windows computer. 3. use freefilesync to mirror the contents of my main

Re: [slim] Another yesr

2019-01-06 Thread garym
Redrum wrote: > late to the party 1++ > > Now, should I worry about my addiction to everything SB, or just roll > with it? > > Jim people were predicting the end of squeezeboxes several years ago. But the ecosystem is even better now (with things like rPi and picoplayer). And even new

Re: [slim] Is there any way to upgrade iPeng classic to new iPeng?

2019-01-05 Thread garym
New Daddy wrote: > I missed the train. > > Is there still a way to upgrade my legacy iPeng to the new iPeng? I don't recall that there was ever a way to upgrade from legacy to the newer iPeng (for free). I recall I had to purchase the new version from itunes store. Best music related money

Re: [slim] Synchronize players: worked fine, now constant hiccups

2019-01-01 Thread garym
take a look at your server and player logs. any useful messages? *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (Radio WIFI) *Office:* Win10(64)>LMS 7.9.2>Squeezelite *The Wild (no

Re: [slim] Volume levels fluctuating during a track

2018-12-28 Thread garym
No idea. But to diagnose I’d first unsync the players and try one at a time to see if this occurs on a single player. If it does not, I’d synch only one player at a time to see if that is the issue. The idea is that perhaps it is one of the players causing the issue. Also, what is your server and

Re: [slim] Using Transporter TOSLINK out for bluetooth adapter

2018-12-27 Thread garym
RonM wrote: > That, in fact, is exactly what I had ordered from the Canadian Amazon > site. > > My only concern is whether the optical out on the Transporter is > volume-controlled, but I figure that if the analog outs are it must be > as well. We'll see. > > R. The SPDIF out of the

Re: [slim] Another yesr

2018-12-26 Thread garym
Yes, thanks to all for keeping this ecosystem alive and improving. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (Radio WIFI) *Office:* Win10(64)>LMS 7.9.2>Squeezelite *The Wild (no

Re: [slim] Transporter toslink output

2018-11-07 Thread garym
barrygordon wrote: > Does the Toslink output on the Transporter and other squeeze devices > pass the D/A conversion and just provide the digital file that is being > read from the server? If that's not the case, then the Transporter is very badly designed and I would have thought there would

Re: [slim] Transporter Toslink -- Popping??

2018-11-06 Thread garym
In the past I had something feeding my Transporter through digital inputs via S/PDIF input. It worked fine. Never used the optical input and have nothing here that I could test with. I assume you've replaced the toslink cable to see if that is the culprit. Also, have you tried some other

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-31 Thread garym
d6jg wrote: > Gary - Slightly off topic but what do you think of the Audioengine A2s ? > I am considering a pair for our Guest Room driven by an O2 Joggler (USB) > or perhaps a Touch (RCA) but they do seem expensive compared to other > options e.g. Alesis M1 Active 330 USB at about half the

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-31 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > > I have an old SB3 that I retired from active use some years ago due to > erratic behavior. Maybe it's ready for prime-time again? I'll check it > out and see if it wants to see daylight again. > Using that old SB3 would be my first choice. Should work fine for many more

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-30 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > No but I think maybe I wasn't clear enough in an effort to be brief. I > thought maybe someone had tried it or, failing that, with the right > equipment could spend a few minutes moving stuff around to try it out > and share the experience. > > At best, much of what's on

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-30 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > He'd said he wanted stereo and not mono, despite the modest system. The > streaming he wants to do from time to time is in addition to playing his > music collection. > > It's one of those things where I'm just trying to help someone out. I > saw in your sig that you have

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-30 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > Exactly, that's what I saw when I tried it with Squeezeplay on my PC. > > Any thoughts about using a Radio as a front end instead of a Touch for a > low cost streaming solution? Given that we're talking about music as alarms, low level listening, etc. it seems to me that

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-30 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > haha, I thought you did when you said "Yes. Free pandora will stream." I > know it will to SB hardware because I do that myself but that was the > secondary question I had to get answered in considering the Chromecast > alternative. > > Okay, back to Plan B. I'll be

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-30 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > Okay, thanks. I'll tell him to go ahead and pick up a Chromecast audio > device. > > The gapless thing isn't an issue for me but I'm glad to better > understand. I do have a few album that I think of as thematic or ongoing > from song to song. Abbey Rd is one you've

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-30 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > Does anyone know, will free Pandora stream from LMS---> a Chromecast > audio device in the US? (I won't be seeing my friend to try it myself > for a couple of weeks). Thanks Yes. Free pandora will stream. I haven't tried with anything but a real squeezebox player.

Re: [slim] Streaming source for small powered speakers - Touch vs SB Radio

2018-10-29 Thread garym
Goodsounds wrote: > > On your other comment, I've never fully understood the enthusiasm about > gapless playback. Am I missing something about it? The next track starts > as the other ends, with no gap, no brief moment of silence. Is that all > it is? Yes that is all it is. But very annoying.

Re: [slim] Can't Play Digital Music Purchases! Help?

2018-10-28 Thread garym
Matt Hooper wrote: > THANKS VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE HELP EVERYONE. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! > > Update: > > I bought another album from the same web site (showup records). > > This time I bought it and downloaded it on to my home mac then > transferred the new album to my external drive. Like

Re: [slim] Can't Play Digital Music Purchases! Help?

2018-10-28 Thread garym
It may just be that there was something odd about these particular downloaded files in terms of file format (that LMS didn't like). Have you downloaded files from different sources and they all exhibited the problem. Or is the problem limited to a set of files from one vendor? *Home:* VBA

Re: [slim] Can't Play Digital Music Purchases! Help?

2018-10-27 Thread garym
Matt Hooper wrote: > I'll do that, but I'm wondering why you have a dropbox link. Wouldn't I > just copy/paste the log in to a reply here? Could be really long and/or not have proper formatting for ease of reading. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet)

Re: [slim] Can't Play Digital Music Purchases! Help?

2018-10-27 Thread garym
Matt Hooper wrote: > I will try that later today. > > But I'm still confused about what is purportedly causing the problem. > > Do you mean that a purchased digital album only comes with "permission" > to play on the computer it was downloaded to? If that's the case...how > do we ever

Re: [slim] Can't Play Digital Music Purchases! Help?

2018-10-25 Thread garym
Not sure, but your description makes me think you havent actually downloaded the files. You just have links to the files. In the listing of files in the album folder on your thumb drive, what file types are shown? Name.flac, etc. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio

Re: [slim] Can't Play Digital Music Purchases! Help?

2018-10-24 Thread garym
w3wilkes wrote: > I was not aware that iTunes could play flac files. How was that > accomplished? I thought the same thing. My iTunes will not play FLAC files. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch> Benchmark DAC

Re: [slim] Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

2018-10-18 Thread garym
Cut-Throat wrote: > I am helping a friend set up a Raspberry Pi and he has an Apple Phone (I > know nothing about Apple)... The software is iOS 12.0.1 -- I cannot find > SqueezePad on the Apple Store (disclaimer -- I did not read this > entire thread ) why are you not considering

Re: [slim] The Demise of the Transporter

2018-08-27 Thread garym
RonM wrote: > Jeez, Gary, more than 11,000 posts? You are indeed a warrior! > > R. oh myI spend way too much time in front of a computer. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch> Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio

Re: [slim] The Demise of the Transporter

2018-08-25 Thread garym
Hammer865 wrote: > Transporter > > Type: Transporter > > Status: Not Connected > > > so how do I get it to connect? on Transporter menu (unit itself), select "My Music" then it will try to connect to your local LMS. If you have more than one LMS running locally, choose the name you've

Re: [slim] Which Streaming Music Service works best for You and your system?

2018-07-10 Thread garym
I use Spotify, via the Spotty plugin. Works very nicely in my LMS system. *Home:* VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch> Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet except Radio) *Office:* Win8(64) > LMS

Re: [slim] Commercial players that work off LMS?

2018-07-06 Thread garym
stevedresden wrote: > I have been running LMS on a first gen Raspberry Pi 3 for a few years > now, and have a Squeezebox Radio in the kitchen as my main player. I > have Squeeze Play on my Android phone for occasional use in other rooms, > but I have to attach it to external speakers for it to

Re: [slim] Not receiving notices of posts on subscribed threads

2018-07-02 Thread garym
Thanks Michael. Still not receiving emails. But can at least post again (after trying to change my email and not receiving the email to confirm.) garym wrote: > Thanks Michael. Several potential sources I suspect. Odd that emails are > not showing up in my local junk mail or

Re: [slim] Not receiving notices of posts on subscribed threads

2018-06-29 Thread garym
mherger wrote: > > Thanks. Yep, now I have to go to my settings to see responses to my > > subscribed threads. even though they show instant. Maybe something > > catching this in my email system spam locally. They've probably > changed > > something (work system). > > Spam filter is what I

Re: [slim] Not receiving notices of posts on subscribed threads

2018-06-29 Thread garym
kidstypike wrote: > Hi Gary, no problems with my subscrption emails - but you probably won't > see this :(:rolleyes: Thanks. Yep, now I have to go to my settings to see responses to my subscribed threads. even though they show instant. Maybe something catching this in my email system spam

Re: [slim] Not receiving notices of posts on subscribed threads

2018-06-28 Thread garym
Bump *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio) *Office:* Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 > Squeezelite *Spares:* Transporter, Touch(3),

[slim] Not receiving notices of posts on subscribed threads

2018-06-26 Thread garym
In the last couple of days I've somehow quit receiving notices on subscribed thread postings. All are set to "instant" and nothing about my settings/email has changed. Is anyone else seeing this? *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)

Re: [slim] Split Album ....Arggg!!!

2018-05-03 Thread garym
I wonder what program scoobydo used to rip the CDs? *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio) *Office:* Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 >

Re: [slim] Split Album ....Arggg!!!

2018-05-02 Thread garym
scoobydoob wrote: > I did. In Post #3. Removed COMPILATION tag from Disk 5 (the only one of the 5 CDs that had a compilation tag). *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom,

Re: [slim] Split Album ....Arggg!!!

2018-05-02 Thread garym
scoobydoob wrote: > > > I can't get CD 5 of Elvis's 60's masters to appear under the same entry > as the other 4 CDs in LMS. > I've checked tags are the same for all 5 CDs ... artist, album, album > artist, year, sort artist, sort album artist, disc x of 5. > It works fine for the other 2

[slim] RIP Bob Dorough

2018-04-24 Thread garym
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dorough How many kids heard him through Schoolhouse Rock? :cool: I loved his jazz vocal/piano albums. I have his first album "Devil My Care" (fantastic album) from 1957 and the newest I have is "Too much coffee man" from 2000. And his vocal on Miles Davis's

Re: [slim] The Demise of the Transporter

2018-04-22 Thread garym
Hammer865 wrote: > Fellow Transporters, > > I started with the SB after reading a review by David Pogue in the NYT > "personal tech" column, around 2004. > > Then sprung the $2000 for the Transporter in 2006 and sold the SB. It > sits in my rack with an ADCOM GTP-602 preamp (which I selected

Re: [slim] Stream What You Hear and Squeezebox

2018-04-12 Thread garym
mandryka wrote: > Has anyone succeeded in making this thing work with Squeezebox. What do > you have to do? I've managed to make it find my squeezeboxes, it will > load a music file, but so far it won't play. > > http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/ works for me. streaming from my windows laptop

Re: [slim] Tidal and Deezer and LMS on sonicTransporter and rendu series music players

2018-04-11 Thread garym
agillis wrote: > All Sonicorbiter OS based products including > > Rendu series music players > sonicTransporter > microJukebox Andrew, any chance of releasing that version of LMS 7.9.x so that the Vortexbox update (VB 2.4) automatically picks up the newer LMS. Right now VB 2.4 uses June 13,

Re: [slim] Say it ain't so, Joe...no more CDs?

2018-02-08 Thread garym
Grumpy Bob wrote: > What's quite interesting in news reports about the demise of CDs is that > they are no longer regarded as 'digital'. Digital is very much seen as > the opposite of 'physical', rather than the opposite of 'analogue'... > > Robert yes, that is very interesting. The times they

Re: [slim] Say it ain't so, Joe...no more CDs?

2018-02-07 Thread garym
Squeezemenicely wrote: > > > Part of my crazyness :-) cool!!! :cool: *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio) *Office:*

Re: [slim] Say it ain't so, Joe...no more CDs?

2018-02-07 Thread garym
dbinder101 wrote: > https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8097929/best-buy-to-pull-cds-target-threatens-to-pay-labels-for-cds-only-when > > So, does this mean we won't be able to rip music to our internal > libraries anymore? :eek: instead you can buy the lossless (FLAC, etc.) downloads

Re: [slim] downloading files from LMS

2018-01-29 Thread garym
This has been noted, but to be crystal clear for anyone coming across this thread it is important to understand that a RAID disk setup is NOT a backup. Google "Is RAID a backup" if you want to read 1000s of horror stories. *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom,

Re: [slim] Logitech should resurrect squeezebox

2018-01-20 Thread garym
earthbased wrote: > Porsche should shut down immediately! Porsche and all other auto manufacturers will look much different in the near future (and some will not exist). Younger people are no longer interested in owning cars or the driving experience. They are very happy with mass

Re: [slim] Better late then never; finally, a Transporter for the fleet

2017-12-28 Thread garym
Enjoy! I picked up a spare NOS Transporter SE this year as well. *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio) *Office:* Win8(64) > LMS

Re: [slim] The Forum's Old Days on Christmas Morning

2017-12-26 Thread garym
Apesbrain wrote: > This thread is a good excuse to thank all of you for your help over the > years. Happy holidays! Agree. The things I've learned from the nice folks on this forum have completely transformed my interaction with my music. Happy 2018! *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1

Re: [slim] The Forum's Old Days on Christmas Morning

2017-12-25 Thread garym
castalla wrote: > You can easily create the same this sensation by getting a Google Home > device - spend hours of fiddling with atrocious software on a smartphone > to set it up, discover that most 'features' don't work as advertised, go > the laughably named Help Forum where nobody has any

[slim] The Forum's Old Days on Christmas Morning

2017-12-25 Thread garym
Fondly recalling the old days where Christmas morning would create a flurry of new member postings on the forum asking some version of "how do i make this thing work?" And there was the usual "squeezenetwork (mysqueezebox.com)" outages due to the influx of new users around this time. I'm very

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-19 Thread garym
Apesbrain wrote: > Somewhat incidental, but I don't get this. All "Smart Gain" does is > make LMS use Album Gain if playing an album and Track Gain if playing a > mix of tracks. How is that article suggesting anything different? exactly! That's why I really like SmartGain. *Home:*

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-19 Thread garym
bakker_be wrote: > In Roon they're called zones, but it's similar. > No, Roon doesn't change anything on your players. It impersonates an > LMS. > You'll need quite some diskspace for the DB and stuff (mine takes ±6GB > for 120k tracks), but apart from that I see no issues. your 6GB must

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-17 Thread garym
jbm wrote: > On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:49 AM, bakker_be > wrote: > > > > Scanning indeed, but you have to manually activate the actual use of > > those values :rolleyes: > > This seems 100% appropriate to me. By default, Roon delivers > bitperfect original audio to play zones. If you'd

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-16 Thread garym
callesoroe wrote: > Can you still use dynamic playlists with trackstat ratings with Roon ??? > Or can Roon not read trackstat ratings ?? no and no. Roon has a "radio" function that builds an ongoing playlist from a seed song. But it is like driving a Ford model T compared to a Porche as

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread garym
bakker_be wrote: > Thanks, that solves part of the Loudness jump :p I hadn't really thought > it would be a user defined setting, with volume levelling being > implemented by default across all streaming services, so I hadn't even > looked for it. I now set it to the 'AES-reccommended' >

Re: [slim] Advice Please - FLAC to MP3

2017-12-08 Thread garym
Apesbrain wrote: > Ripper: https://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper-setup-guide.htm > > Converter: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/help/dmc/dmc.htm the dbpa forum is very helpful on questions. https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/ And on almost every page of program options, etc. there are "?". They are not

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > I did that for the Thumbs > > the others listed are > \System Volume Information\ > \$Recycle.Bin\ > \RECYCLER\ > \RECYCLED\ > *\desktop.ini > > are you suggesting I delete those also ? I have nothing in my exclusions settings. then again, I only use this for my music

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > I'm running version 8.4 and do not see the box you refer to At the top of page, between the "compare" box and the "synchronize" box, there is a graphic of a filter. Click the filter and you'll see options (3 different tabs of options) *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > did not see anywhere that had a number of files so I highlighted > everything and right clicked, selected properties both folders showed > 934915307406 bytes that's a good sign. Can you add all your files from a drive to a single playlist (I think just right click and add).

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
did you ever get the foobar2000 counts? *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio) *Office:* Win8(64) > LMS 7.9.1 > Squeezelite

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
slartibartfast wrote: > It could be thumbs.db files filtered out by freefilesync. What do you > see if you untick "Hide excluded items" ? > > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk and search each drive's folder for *.db and see if files show up on one and not the other. *Home:* VortexBox

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
Hmmm, I see you are comparing same folders, so that's good. Number of subfolders is exactly the same, but files different. That makes me nervous. When I do this, the files, folders, and bytes (not bytes on disc, but the first listing of total bytes) are all identical. I assume the drive with

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-12-07 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > I finally ran FreeFileSync yesterday. Took a little over 19 hrs. Odd > thing is I went to each of the 2 folders, right clicked and selected > properties. The total folders and files were different. I then went to > FreeFileSync and hit the compare button. The screen flashed

Re: [slim] Advice Please - FLAC to MP3

2017-12-05 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > thanks gary. > > It appears that there is a way to do it. I sometimes use Switch Sound > File Converter which let's me convert and select out to same folder-it's > just slow. It appears that niether it nor foobar retains replaygain > tags. I may need to redo those. > > It

Re: [slim] Advice Please - FLAC to MP3

2017-12-05 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > Played around this morning converting copies of FLAC files to Mp3 using > Foobar-about 8 folders. I like the fact that it retains tags. What I did > not like is that it converted the files but did not put the converted > files in the original folders which is what I want to

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-11-29 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > I have a backup already. The reason I am doing this is that my primary > music folder is on a 1 TB HDD which has only about 30 G free space. > backup is a 1.5 TB HDD so it has plenty of space. I bought a 2 TB > Toshiba external from Amazon for $64 which I thought was a great

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-11-29 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > Thanks gary > > I'll probably run it overnight that's what I did. Good news is that once you have a backup drive, the updating with changes is very fast and automatic. *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA

Re: [slim] Transporter heat

2017-11-28 Thread garym
Mine is in a cabinet with a a bit of circulation (the front panel is wire mesh). If I touch the transporter, it is very mildly warm. Not even approaching what I would call even very warm much less hot. But it's not simply cold (like some equipment that is truly off). p.s. it's been in this

Re: [slim] Cross referencing 2 large music collections ?

2017-11-28 Thread garym
dasmueller wrote: > Played w FreeFileSync again this AM. What I need to do is copy my music > to a brand new HDD. I played w some newly created folders and used two > way sync. It appeared to work Am I missing anything ? > > I have 860 G to process any thoughts on time frame ? Should I do in >

Re: [slim] Squeezebox Touch - server / obsolescence problems? Raspberry Pi the answer?

2017-10-23 Thread garym
triode spotify helper no longer works. You'll need the newer SPOTTY plugin. See: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?107418-The-Spotty-Spotify-implementation *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1

Re: [slim] Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

2017-10-13 Thread garym
ssueri wrote: > SOLVED!! My mistake, I was connected to 2 different mysqueezebox > account in the server and device AHA! Excellent. *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom,

Re: [slim] Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

2017-10-13 Thread garym
Understand. I can’t test as I don’t have Tidal. But hopefully a Tidal and squeezepad user can chime in. *Home:* VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet) *Cottage:* VBA 3TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet

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