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eNoodle

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Is this working?
« on: November 08, 2008, 12:20:13 pm »
I've the following constellation:

1. Room
--------
1x Receiver
1x MD

2. Room
--------
1x Receiver
1x Squeezebox

My problem is, that the MD in Room #1 is controlling both Receiver, the one in Room #1 and the one in Room #2. How do I assign the Rooms and Entertainment Areas correctly.

I tried to assign Receiver #1 and MD to Room #1, Receiver #2 and Squeezebox to Room #2. Set "controlled by" for both Receiver to MD #1. But when I choose Room #2, It doesn't control the Receiver #2, instead it controls Receiver #1.

I'm little bit confused here, can someone please give me a hint how to solve that problem. For me it looks like I'm not setting up the audio/video pipes correctly...

Thanks in advance,
eNoodle


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Re: Is this working?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 12:45:01 pm »
I've the following constellation:

1. Room
--------
1x Receiver
1x MD

2. Room
--------
1x Receiver
1x Squeezebox

My problem is, that the MD in Room #1 is controlling both Receiver, the one in Room #1 and the one in Room #2. How do I assign the Rooms and Entertainment Areas correctly.

I tried to assign Receiver #1 and MD to Room #1, Receiver #2 and Squeezebox to Room #2. Set "controlled by" for both Receiver to MD #1. But when I choose Room #2, It doesn't control the Receiver #2, instead it controls Receiver #1.

I'm little bit confused here, can someone please give me a hint how to solve that problem. For me it looks like I'm not setting up the audio/video pipes correctly...

Thanks in advance,
eNoodle



As standard the expected configuration is that you will have one MD controlling the Amplifier/Receiver in each room (see threads here for some customisation on this though). However in your system you could just use the Squeezebox to deliver a audio to one of the receivers inputs and then you can control the squeezebox from the Room 1 MD or your Core. With the squeezebox in Room 2 you could look at using a headless amplifier with a fixed level input (or powered speakers) and then just use the volume control from the Orbiter to control the Squeezeboxes volume level.

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Re: Is this working?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 12:54:15 pm »
Thank you Andrew.

Does that mean, that I need a second MD in Room #2, if I want to control the Squeezebox Receiver?

For Room #2, I currently have the Squeezebox controlled by the SlimServer and the Receiver controlled by the MD in Room #1. Shouldn't this work. For me it looks looks like a similar problem described in the wiki (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Rooms), where two EAs exists and they share a DVD. But regardless, what I setup, either I do not get the Audio scenarios for Room #2 or the system is controlling the stuff from Room #1, if I choose Room #2.

Hmm, I've to dig deeper into that problem, hope that I can get it to work.

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Re: Is this working?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 09:49:59 am »
Thank you Andrew.

Does that mean, that I need a second MD in Room #2, if I want to control the Squeezebox Receiver?

For Room #2, I currently have the Squeezebox controlled by the SlimServer and the Receiver controlled by the MD in Room #1. Shouldn't this work. For me it looks looks like a similar problem described in the wiki (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Rooms), where two EAs exists and they share a DVD. But regardless, what I setup, either I do not get the Audio scenarios for Room #2 or the system is controlling the stuff from Room #1, if I choose Room #2.

Hmm, I've to dig deeper into that problem, hope that I can get it to work.

eNoodle

We always create a separate 'room' for each Squeezebox by the way. You can then use any MD in your system, or an Orbiter on a mobile phone, N800/810 or a Windows PC to control your squeezeboxes by just setting them to the Room that any of your Squeezeboxes is in and - choose some music and the Squeezebox will start streaming it :-)

All the best

Andrew
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