12-28-2011 09:47 AM
My Squeezebox Radio connects fine to my Squeezebox server by entering an IP into "Remote Libraries". After that the server is stored in the list under Remote Libraries.
Next I reconnect to mysqueezebox.com to access my favourites and use the browser remote. But when I want to connect to my stored squeezebox server again, and select it under "Remote Libraries", it doesn't connect. The only option I have is "Remove Library".
My only option in order to connect to the server is to remove the library, and add it again. Is this a bug, or am I missing something obvious?
Apologies if this has been discussed already.
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12-28-2011 11:21 AM
Sorry if it wasn't clear, but to me it seems like I can't access the media on my LMS unless I am connected to it. Which means I am not connected to mysqueezebox.com.
Yes, I can access radio stations etc through my LMS as well, but then I can't use for instance my Android remote control App or the mysqueezebox.com remote control to access the SB. It would also make it impossible to access my favourites if I was to connect to internet somewhere outside of home. All my favourites would be stored on my local LMS.
Remote Library seems to be the only way I can connect to the LMS directly from the SB (when I'm connected to mysqueezebox.com), without using the LMS web interface to connect.
So how am I supposed to set up the SB? To only connect to the LMS and never directly to mysqueezebox.com?
12-28-2011 12:13 PM - edited 12-28-2011 12:14 PM
Well, a couple of things..........
This is assuming yourserver is truly on the same network as is your player and all is working as it should.
Correct, your player can only be connected to one server at a time,or MySB.
offers everything MySB offers, plus a lot more and much more customizable, often more reliable even.
You can freely switch betweenand back to without doing the Remote Library access, I do this all the time (see below).
Onyou have complete access to your MySB Favorites, without having to actually switch to MySB.
You could use theweb instead of the MySB Remote Control web UI feature (and have a LOT more features not on MySB).
Your Android app should work on bothand MySB, it doesn't?
Use away from home:
Yes, your player can connect to MySB while away from home on any open WiFi network, but with one big. It won't work on a WiFi that requires any sort of authentication, like "click here to accept our terms of service" or "enter info", both are very common for hot spot WiFi, like at hotels or even . If away at your cousins house on their WiFi, not a problem.
If you understand networking ignore the following paragraph.
To use Remote Library to access your homeserver from a different location/network (you are in Dallas but your server is at home in Boston) you must do some serious network setup to get this to work, including port forwarding and password authentication. Have you tried accessing your server located in your home from outside of your network? Even your next door neighbors network will do as a test. Point is, this may be a bit more challenging to accomplish than you think, and involves very serious security issues for your home network if not setup and administered correctly.
I'd look into why you need to use Remote Library at all to switch betweenand MySB, this should not be necessary.
When you are onyou select My Music on the Radio itself, you are not offered to switch to your server?
If so, try this: connect your Radio to, on your Radio go to My Music > Switch Library, hover over this item and press the "+" button, select "add to Home menu". Now connect Radio to MySB, when you want to get back to just select My Music (your server should be offered), this is how it should be working for you. If is NOT offered by simply selecting My Music then select "Switch Library" from your Home menu, and it should be in there.
12-28-2011 01:09 PM - edited 12-28-2011 01:44 PM
Yes! That is truly the answer I was looking for! Thanks heaps for your help! Particularly the combination of My Music to connect to my server and then I used the "+" to bring the connect to mysqueezebox.com to a more convenient location.
I now also understand why my original question was somewhat "wrong".
Regarding the Android app, I'm going to have to look into that a bit more.
Is there any way of adding favourites to the mysqueezebox.com folder when logged on to the LMS? That would be helpful when logging on to mysqueezebox.com when not on the home network.
12-29-2011 04:53 AM
The Logitech Android App can't access remote libraries but some of the 3rd party Apps can. I know SqueezeCommander can configure remote Libraries, not sure which others do.
On the favorites: If you enable account synchronization on the "mysqueezebox.com" tab in the LMS server settings your LMS favorites should be on MySB as well.
12-29-2011 05:27 AM
I don't think you need that> MySB sync option for to offer Favorites > on MySB. I've had that sync turned off for a very long time because it was causing my audio settings to go wacky, yet I've always had the > Favorites > on MySB available to me.
Try your Android app now that you are no longer using the Remote Library. I do not use such apps to control my so I have no idea how to switch that app between and MySB, but I'm quite certain it can be done.
12-29-2011 08:07 AM
squeezeit wrote:Try your Android app now that you are no longer using the Remote Library login. I do not use such apps to control my so I have no idea how to switch that app between and MySB, but I'm quite certain it can be done.
No it can not, at least not with Logitech's. Logitech's App does not allow manual configuration of a remote library.
As I said: SqueezeCommander can and probably some of the other Apps, too.
12-29-2011 08:17 AM
Yes, you cannot use that Android app with remote library. I was suggesting that because he is now NOT using Remote Library to try that Android app with bothand MySB.
Certainly the Android app can be used on bothand MySB, no?