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  • 14. August 2017 at 18:32 #30621

    Thanks for your understanding.
    As I said in the post I just removed above, I have just downloaded the latest image of M2P (2.44) and I think most issues people will have with this is that it’s a bit different than previous versions. Overall a LOT better integrated and smoother ride. Qudos to the team.
    My problem (now sorted) was getting my head round the create max2play AP if no network connection established within 2 mins. This is just a diagnostic tool allowing you access from phone/tablet in an emergency, to change something (like the SSID and passphrase of new location, see later 😉 ).
    From reading the 10 pages of issues people have had my issues may just seem like ’nitpicking‘ but I think if I can get a couple of little things resolved then a GREAT product will be pretty much PERFECT !
    I have a Pi that I take on holiday with me with two memory cards :-
    1. is for Video as I use OpenELEC and Kodi (not that I have anything against your implementation I just customise it a bit)
    2. is for Music and it loads a M2P LMS server and squeezelite player (why when you select USB sound card (Audioplayer – Squeezelite – Advanced Settings and selecting the USB DAC) does it require you to go to „Raspberry Settings“ and disable the onboard sound ??? (For English this SHOULD also read :- „Disable Built-In-Audio“) why is this not done for you ?
    Anyway, both use the WiFi dongle on my RPi2 and work seemlessly with a custom SSID and passphrase.

    Apart from the niggle above (USB SC) my suggestion for development (for other squeezelite players) would be :-
    1. (nowhere to put this under „WiFi/LAN“ so put it here under Accesspoint) I used to ‚hand roll‘ my WiFi connection (i.e. editing /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf or /opt/max2play/wpa_supplicant.conf to add in a second WiFi connection). This would allow people to set up a system for two or even three locations, so that when you take a unit between them you could list out the SSID’s you have entries for (possibly withholding passphrases) and add/delete them. I’ve only just got my systems up and running again and not had time to experiment with this build, so not sure if this would just work with the current set up (again manually) but if it could be rolled into the M2P interface then BRILLIANT.
    2. The „Accesspoint Setup“ with the OpenELEC/Kodi setup I just enable/disable the Accesspoint, but for M2P I have to install and uninstall :-(((. What I’d prefer is to be able to write installation locally and install from there as an option (this would allow me to switch the Accesspoint on and off without an internet connection and then it would be like turning other elements of M2P on and off (e.g. Squeezelite, LMS, File Mounts etc.
    Anyway, hope you can consider these for future and/or point me at how to do it manually

    3. August 2017 at 20:40 #30403

    Sorry, had issue but can’t get it to repeat ;-/ edited post to remove possibly wrong information – feel free to just delete post

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 9 months ago by MarkMutt. Reason: says in post
    23. November 2016 at 20:23 #24148

    Just found another on the logitech forums :-
    So it seems a small clash appeared between the two code sets and there is a fix available !
    Trying it now … nope will not allow me to uninstall and replace LMS … Or select a new package over the top
    Have to edit the file manually :-
    sudo nano /usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/
    Look for line with text „for my $eachclient (@players[$start..$end]) {“ (without quotes)
    The above line should be line 2348 – check using ‚f11‘
    Then insert the text following this line:-

    $request->addResultLoop(‚players_loop‘, $cnt,
    ‚playerindex‘, $idx);

    Then save and reboot your Pi ;-))))
    It works !!! Squeezer is displaying again !
    This is pretty much as the other post I found above but is specific to an M2P build
    Hope this helps

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by MarkMutt. Reason: missed some info out
    23. November 2016 at 19:17 #24145

    Found this thread on github :-

    Here’s a copy of the text (sometimes links have destinations moved/deleted) :-

    austins68 commented 3 days ago • edited
    I have had to upgrade to LMS 7.9 because of a ReadyNAS firmware upgrade. My Squeezer app stopped working at that point: it was unable to enumerate my players (actually only one). It works with LMS 7.7.

    By experimenting, I was able to determine that the problem was that the reply to the initial CLI query „players 0 20 full_list:1“ has changed between 7.7 and 7.9.

    LMS 7.7 replies „players 0 20 full_list:1 count:1 playerindex:0 playerid:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx uuid: ip:192.168.x.x:xxxx name:xxxxxxx model:squeezelite isplayer:1 displaytype:none canpoweroff:1 connected:1“
    LMS 7.9 replies „players 0 20 full_list:1 count:1 playerid:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx uuid: ip:192.168.x.x:xxxxx name:xxxxxxx seq_no:0 model:squeezelite modelname:SqueezeLite power:1 isplaying:0 displaytype:none isplayer:1 canpoweroff:1 connected:1 firmware:v1.8“
    Looking at the Squeezer code, I had a hunch that the „playerindex“ parameter was important. I patched the function _addPlayersLoop in /usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/ on my LMS 7.9 to include the parameter, and this did indeed enable Squeezer to work.

    I’m leaving this workaround in place, but the correct fix is probably to allow Squeezer to cope without the „playerindex“ parameter.

    I think this is a problem with interop with LMS 7.8 as well.

    UPDATE: Here is a diff for the patch to the above-mentioned file, /usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/ My version is 7.9.0 – 1479378558. This worked for me, but I offer no warranty. Apply this at your own risk and then restart your LMS service.

    *** a/ 2016-11-20 21:23:43.549509849 +0000
    — b/ 2016-11-20 21:24:56.434742441 +0000
    *** 2346,2351 ****
    — 2346,2353 —-
    if (scalar(@players) > 0) {

    for my $eachclient (@players[$start..$end]) {
    + $request->addResultLoop(‚players_loop‘, $cnt,
    + ‚playerindex‘, $cnt);
    $request->addResultLoop(‚players_loop‘, $cnt,
    ‚playerid‘, $eachclient->id());
    $request->addResultLoop(‚players_loop‘, $cnt,

    As M2P requires 7.9 nightly and as the current version of Squeezer is 1.4.1 then you are going to get more people with this issue
    It ‚may‘ be worthwhile you preparing a patch to apply in a M2P release as otherwise a few people will be getting as frustrated as me.
    The Google group does not seem to be active and Nik Clayton seems to be permanently „away from keyboard“

    23. November 2016 at 17:33 #24137

    I have already tried as you suggest, given option number 3. in my response (It didn’t work)
    I have since downloaded „Squeeze Controller“ from the Google Play Store. It seems to find the names of the players straight away.
    So between this and the default LMS server web interface at x.x.x.x:9000 (Both work at recognising player names, though I don’t like the „Squeeze Controller“ interface much and the LMS Web Interface is a nightmare to use from a phone) It seems to point towards an issue with an upgrade to „Squeezer“. Upgrades seems to get pushed through to me regularly and they just install without permission (not that you ever know which ones are good for you or those that will drive you to distraction).
    I’ve flagged the issue to „!forum/android-squeezer“ as it seems to be their issue (not yours or mine at least 😉 )
    Sorry to have caused any inconvenience, will post back if I get an update.
    Thanks and Regards

    22. November 2016 at 16:26 #24090

    Not sure if this is a similar problem to the one Ole has outlined above (apologies for hijacking if you think this is not the case).
    I have recently rebuilt my multi-room speaker systems.
    I used to play my music from a Synology NAS but was concerned about disk thrash so I built a Raspberry Pi with a big USB stick to act as repository (all solid state only read required noatime) ;-).
    I then decided that I only used the Pi-NAS with the speakers so why not build the NAS in ???
    I did this and it worked and used another Pi as another synchronised speaker system – ALL OK
    I recently built 3 more boxes to house Pi’s, PSU’s, Amps and Speakers (and a front button to allow gracefully startup/shutdown)
    I upgraded my images and used them to build the microSD cards on all the M2P Pi devices.
    The server/player works as a server and player sitting on the network (player identified with ‚-s‘ to speed loading of local player) and also using a WiFi dongle to create an access point for the satellites/me_(with my phone/tablet controller) to connect to if out of the house (also used in Garden or at other people’s parties). The satellites have been configured to connect to multiple WiFi networks (should be allowed under your m2p interface, but had to manually edit ‚/opt/max2play/wpa_supplicant.conf‘ to allow this). – Again works okay.
    I don’t like signing in as root (to the samba server to upload more music), so modified your standard fsab offerings to ‚defaults,noatime,rw,uid=0,gid=100,nofail‘ so that root ‚pi‘ and any other user added to the ‚users‘ group can write and all remaining ‚valid‘ users just read. – Again all okay.
    I can use the web interface of the LMS server to control / synchronise players, so most everything works fine.
    The issue I have is that I prefer to use ‚Squeezer‘ as my phone / tablet interface but though it will identify the server IP address and correct port … it will not identify ANY players. It just reports ’squeezer‘ and sits there doing nothing. ;-(((
    I think I used to have this issue before but it eventually found the local player after a while (which is why I use the ‚-s‘ on the local player as that reduced the time). I have left these systems for most of a day and still not seen the players show up.
    I have tried (as you suggest above) to rename the players but you do not specify how.
    1. I have renamed them via the LMS web interface (only lasts to the next reboot and doesn’t work anyway)
    2. I have renamed the Library via the LMS web interface (does not seem to affect anything and will not let you reset this to blank afterwards)
    3. I have used the m2p web interface to rename the Pi’s (does not work before the reboot or after it either)
    Is there anything that has changed in the m2p builds (fully updated in all cases) that would affect this ? Or have I been stupid and missed something vital ? Or should I be looking to talk to the ‚Squeezer‘ developers to see what they have changed ?

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by MarkMutt. Reason: allowed for the fact that I may have done something wrong ;-(((
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