Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playlist

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Sun May 29, 2016 4:42 pm
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Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playlist

Hoping it may be possible to have a device state showing the current playlist or favorite
playing?

Thanks,

Carl

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Mon May 30, 2016 6:37 am
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Re: Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playl

Hi Carl,
It is certainly possible :wink:

I'll take a look and see what I can do for you :)

Jon

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Mon May 30, 2016 10:10 am
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Re: Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playl

Appreciate your looking into it, and thanks for your awesome plugins.
I use a number of Sonos players as well but it some cases there's nothing
better that a simple unit with hard buttons for presets/adjustments.

Carl

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Mon May 30, 2016 11:55 am
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Re: Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playl

I have got it to work when a playlist is selected and played. :)

Favourites are bit more problematic as the server doesn't return a favourite name when you play one, it just indicates that a new album or track is being played. Likewise with a preset (button press) - all you get is an indication that a button was pressed on a device. Even if you have a playlist in the the favourites, it doesn't indicate that that a playlist is playing.

There is an ability to look up any track that is playing and see if it is in a favourite but I am not sure how useful that is?

How exactly did you envisage this working and how do you use favourites?

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Mon May 30, 2016 12:45 pm
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Re: Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playl

Actually if there's an indication that a specific preset button is pressed that's good enough for me.
My use case comes from now having about 20 buttons on a CP for all kinds of music,
and in that some might play the same song from different sources I thought it would be
good to know which preset button was pressed to play it.

Thanks,

Carl

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Mon May 30, 2016 1:35 pm
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Re: Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playl

Now I am slightly confused :?

When I talk about a Preset Button, I mean one of the physical preset buttons (1-6) on say a Squeezebox Boom or Squeezebox radio.

Your reply indicates that you are referring to "preset" buttons on a Control Page (if I understand you correctly). When you press one of the Control Page buttons, what Squeezebox Action are you executing? I am not sure how my Plugin can work out which Control Page button you pressed?

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Mon May 30, 2016 1:54 pm
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Re: Feature Request - Device State for the Current Fav/Playl

Sorry, that's very true. If it only indicates an actual preset button press on the radio
that wouldn't be too useful. The CP buttons play fav's or playlists so you're right, might not
be of much help. Thanks for looking into it though!

Carl

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