Announcement: Squeezebox Server 7.9 Released!

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  • 14. März 2017 at 12:56 #27707

    Hi guys,
    I just wanted to let you know that the LMS 7.9 was released yesterday (again, huge thanks to mherger for the great work). We implemented it in our current beta and it already works with the Max2Play OS!

    If you want to install this version, first make the beta update in our Settings/Reboot menu. Then, head to the Squeezebox Server menu and the selection will be have added the version 7.9 to install.

    Here are some of changes that come with this version:

    More flexible access to your beloved music collection:
    *Customizable browse modes
    *Direct access to other source (LMS or UPnP)
    *Playback of local tunes without adding them to the library
    *Filtered views

    User interface improvements:
    * Fast live search in the web UI
    * Full text search: type the track name, find the album(s) it’s on etc.
    * Play music which is not on your LMS system by dragging the music files to the web UI

    Scanner improvements
    * Allow browsing your music folder while the scanner is running
    * Don’t stop the music when running a full wipe & rescan
    * Increased scanning speed, in particular with larger collections

    Miscellaneous improvements
    * „Don’t Stop The Music“: automatically continue the music listening when your playlist comes to an end
    * Improved support for streaming from https resources
    * Improved overall performances
    * Tons of bug fixes

    For a full list of all changes, head to the Change Log

    14. März 2017 at 23:52 #27739

    Just updated to max2play beta and installed 7.9 with no problems. Works great!

    15. März 2017 at 12:19 #27743

    Great to hear! If you encounter any issues or have any other feedback, please let us know.

    8. Juni 2019 at 10:56 #45637

    Hello Heiner,

    Squeezebox is updated to 7.9.2, it seems. – is it possible to get this version on Max2play?

    When I try to install latest nightly 7.9 all.deb package, it fails.

    7.9.1 is OK, but I would like to try the new features 🙂



    11. Juni 2019 at 15:42 #45655

    Hi Lars,

    Thanks for asking, you can actually always install a new version of the Squeezebox Server if its compatible with our Raspbian (stretch with 4.19 kernel at the moment) and in the .deb format.

    The 7.9.2 is still in the beta folder at the slimdevices ressources and I cannot find an official release thread in the forums either. So I think it’s still not officially out. However, you can try installing the new version by pasting the link in our installer in the web interface. Make sure you give the installer a lot of time (ca 15 minutes) to ensure it installs correctly. I check and this link worked for me with the newest version of Max2Play (2.48 image): Link

    11. Juni 2019 at 16:45 #45656

    I have already tried this link.
    It downloads the image, but after a couple of seconds it says ‚lms version does not excist‘, and the old version remains.
    It is not a big problem , I can wait for the official release.
    Thanks for answering.


    12. Juni 2019 at 10:24 #45683

    Odd, as I said it worked for me with a new test image (you have to wait a bit longer than usual).

    6. Juli 2019 at 14:53 #46173

    Hello Heiner,

    I have succesfully updated to version 2.50 on my Raspberry 2, and then I tried to update my squeezebox server to latest nightly build by using the dropdown menu and this link:

    .. but the pi just reverts to the old 7.9.1 when download finishes. Should I uninstall 7.9.1 before upgrading?

    I have tried both arm.deb and all.deb packages, since you are linking to the all.deb in the post above.

    Thanks, Lars

    8. Juli 2019 at 9:37 #46178

    Hi lektoren,

    The download is just part of the install process. Did the whole process take more than three minutes? What were the final lines of yellow text?

    8. Juli 2019 at 12:54 #46190

    Hi Heiner

    I think the last message is ‚lms version does not exist‘.

    Something goes wrong after the download – I dont think the installation proces begins at all.

    8. Juli 2019 at 16:30 #46199

    Please paste the error message here.

    13. Juli 2019 at 19:17 #46307

    Hi Heiner
    Sorry for the response time, I have been away for a few days.

    Please see screenshot here This is the message after the download.

    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by lektoren.
    15. Juli 2019 at 15:28 #46313

    You forgot the /./ part of the link, I tested it again with the link above and it worked again. Here it is:

    15. Juli 2019 at 15:59 #46317

    Thanks for your help, but I think I have used valid links. This time I tried with your link and recorded my screen. Go to this link and skip the first 45 seconds or so.

    It seems that the software downloads correctly but then something stops it from installing correctly?

    16. Juli 2019 at 11:03 #46328

    You’re right, very odd. If you have a second SD, can you try recreating the issue with a fresh image to find out if the problem might be connected to your hardware or network?

    16. Juli 2019 at 14:04 #46331

    OK. I will download a new image then – which image should I choose? I have a Pi 2 with 7“ Touch Display + HiFiBerry DAC .

    How much is a preconfigured SD card ?

    How do I change SD card safely? Should I shutdown the pi from the settings/reboot menu first?

    21. Juli 2019 at 15:34 #46435

    Hi Heiner

    I burned a fresh image and managed to get the latest nightly 7.9 installed and everything seems to be ok except for one thing:

    I noticed that the usb-harddrive is not powered down when squeezebox is idle . How can I fix this?

    Sorry for hijacking this thread …

    Thanks Lars

    22. Juli 2019 at 11:42 #46442

    Hi lars,

    Idle default is 180 secs. However, Squeezelite does not access the HDD, only the server and it might be reindexing the library at the you would expect it to go idle.

    Here’s how you change the idle time

    1. Februar 2020 at 11:25 #47975

    I installed as lms the 7.9 nightly. Do I have also possibility like in normal 7.9 to add song files for direct play eg. from usb Stick without being them in library before?

    23. März 2020 at 14:39 #48211

    Hi musiclover,

    Yes, the nightly does not have many differences from the official release of 7.9. However, we recommend using the stable, official 7.9 instead of nightly.

    31. März 2022 at 0:02 #52160

    I have been using LSN 7.1 for some time. Does a more recent version work with M2P? Perhaps7.3? Or even 8.2?

    I am running Max2Play on an Allo Sparky.


    31. März 2022 at 20:16 #52164

    Perhaps I should add that in the M2P web interface, „Show available Versions“ doesn’t display anything. I have tried loading into the field „Alternative source from Slimdevices“ the address for builds for LMS 7.3 and for LMS 8.2, but neither of them installs successfully.

    I see reference on the Forum to use of LMS 8 under M2P, but I don’t know if this includes the Allo Sparky. And the links to LMS 8 seem broken.

    Any help would be appreciated. I have a bug with LMS 7.1 where the speakers go silent but the woofer continues playing.

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