[mythtv-users] Slimserver, SoftSqueeze & MythTV

Peter Watkins peterw at tux.org
Tue Aug 1 18:49:21 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 01:54:27PM -0400, Michael MacLeod wrote:
> I'm in a similar situation, only without slimserrver or softsqueeze running
> yet. Merely looking for a better replacement for mythmusic. If anyone would
> put together a page on the mythtv wiki about this, I'm sure there'd be more
> than two people that would appreciate it.

a web search turns up this:
which links to a cache of
which says

"Change your mythtv menu structure to accomodate SoftSqueeze. For me, I added the following to the file /usr/share/mythtv/mainmenu.xml:
 <text>Play Music</text>
 <action>EXEC /usr/bin/java -jar /home/mythtv/SoftSqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar</action>

searching also turns up this page about SoftSqueeze on the Xbox, with some 
info about setting up a minimal LIRC config. I say minimal because, as a
Squeeezebox user, I can't imagine giving up any of the keys, especially
numeric keys for Favorites, and the Now Playing key

Please do create a Wiki if you get this working; that would be good.


P.S. It's not remote-control friendly, but the Slimserver web interface
is very nice, too. Like the MythWeb interface, some tasks are more easily
accomplished through the web interface.

> On 8/1/06, Bruce Nordstrand <brucen at ksl.com.au> wrote:

> > So here I am with SlimServer installed and SoftSqueeze working. Now all
> > I need to do is link these with Myth. I saw somewhere in the archives
> > that someone managed to get these two associated with Myth via an EXEC
> > call in the mainmenu.xml file. I was hoping some helpful soul would
> > assist me with some further information on how to accomplish that as I
> > know nothing of using EXEC calls.

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