[mythtv-users] Alternatives to MythMusic in 0.25, has anyone already found one?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 01:14:26 UTC 2012

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM, George Galt <george.galt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> At one point I wrote a frontend for squeezeslave that worked with Myth
>>>>>= 0.23.  It got too bloated, but I've been thinking of reworking it
>>>> again.  All it really does is put a myth-friendly face on
>>>> squeezeslave, so you can see and control squeezeslave using your
>>>> remote.
>>>> I probably should dust off the old code and see what I could salvage.
>>>> George
>>> I would love it if you did that.  It would be a lot better than my
>>> bubblegum hacked up job I use.
>> I wrote up an approach using slimp3 years ago
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/278169#278169
>> since then slimp3 does not work well for me and I have been thinking
>> of revamping it using squeezeslave. Currently if I ssh into my
>> frontend and execute
>> squeezeslave  -D -F -n spdif
>> I get a display on screen like a squeezebox (basic model). It
>> willeasily fit in with a remote as it is key driven:
>>  Keys: 0-9:             0-9
>>                                  Insert or I      Add
>>                                  Cursor Keys      Arrows
>>                                  >,<              Fwd,Rew
>>                                  Home or H        Home
>>                                  End or N         Now Playing
>>                                  Space or P       Pause
>>                                  Enter            Play
>>                                  Q                Quit
>>                                  R                Repeat
>>                                  S                Shuffle
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>> I will probably incorporate it into a shell like I did slimp3 per my
>> 2007 post, when I get round to it.
>> I would love George to redo his mythsqueeze plugin, it'd look much nicer.
> I use squeezeslave and I believe (although George should correct me if
> I am wrong) that mythsqueeze was based on squeezeslave.
> The only gotcha with squeezeslave is that if you use ALSA, don't use
> pulse, then squeezeslave will take over the audio output even when no
> music is being played so you can't use myth (at least the audio
> portion) until you kill squeezeslave.  I have a button on my remote
> that triggers an irexec event to execute a script that calls up
> squeezeslave.  I have my lirc file configured so that whenever I hit
> stop, squeezeslave is killed (regardless of if squeezeslave is running
> or not -- not the most elegant script but it works).

Actually I should have said that I was prompted towards squeezeslave
by a post on this list, probably from you (credit where it is due

My idea is to have an xterm type program go full screen when you
choose squeeze from a mythmenu. You then play music like you were
using a regular squeeze device. When you exit squeezeslave, it exits
the xterm and you go back to the myth menu system. I assume this
releases the audio device that was used by squeezeslave.

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