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Old 11th April 2015, 12:53 AM   #31
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Very professionnel Tim, congrats ! Could you wrap somewhere the benefits compared to Runeaudio UI, and things that have been lost, if any, as well as the global configuration ?

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Hi - thanks!

I'd feel a bit uncomfortable doing a feature comparison with any of the other very fine audio players that people are working on, but I'd be happy to provide a brief summary of the Moode features and enhancements that I think are interesting and useful. Some of these are probably unique to MoOde

(1) GENERAL FEATURE CONTENT
- Radio station maintenance (add/edit/delete)
- Radio station logo display
- Clock Radio for scheduled playback
- Playlist maintenance (delete item(s)/move item(s)/save playlist)
- Browse contents of saved playlists
- Curated Radio Station collection, many high bitrate (83 great stations in 1.8)
- Album cover art display
- Cover/logo click for Google search
- Type down search for Radio stations
- Type down search for Library album or artist
- Player Theme color changer
- Popup volume control for easy access on small screens or when not on the Playback tab
- Volume limit warning to prevent accidentally setting too high a volume
- Confirmation popups for delete, reset, remove, etc., actions
- Select local timezone (1.8)
- Comprehensive name changer covering host name, browser title, airplay and upnp friendly names (1.8)

(2) USER INTERFACE FEATURES
- Auto scaling popups for small screens
- Automatic two-column Library view for small screens
- Action menus automatically stay within screen boundaries
- Three-button Playback controls (previous / play-pause toggle / next)
- Library column click headers for displaying "all" genres, artists or albums
- Show/hide toolbar that contains search input, back btn, etc.
- Time knob count up/down toggle by clicking on the time
- Time knob precision drag with time display (while playback paused)
- Time knob automatic font font scaling when transitioning from MM:SS to HH:MM:SS
- Audio Info popup showing live Input, DSP, Output and Device information plus
sampled cpu frequency, utilization and temperature
- Audio device description database (21 devices in 1.8)

(3) SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS
- Support for RPi-2 platform
- SoX resampler integration
- Swappable Linux kernels
- Integrated I2S device tree overlay support
- Support for up to 4 USB attached storage devices
- Improved code efficiency for reduced cpu utilization
- Improved player reliability through bug and structural code fixes
- Server and code modifications to better support large collections

(4) MONTHLY RELEASE CYCLE
- Rapid player improvement
- Timely bug fixes

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Old 11th April 2015, 07:20 PM   #32
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Hello Tim,

Yesterday I followed your modified sequence and first, the radio station played, I mounted and indexed the NAS, and files played, then I closed the web interface and successfully changed the timezone with SSH. For the rest of the evening I explored formats and resolutions, all good (except those I didn't expect to work because of DAC limitations). I was able to use my android phone to control play nicely.

Do you think some of most of the issues I faced earlier might be related to the browser I'm using (Google Chrome)? I am happy to test others browsers and or process orders, if it would be useful for you.

A bunch of questions remain:

1) The library does not show anything when I click on artists or albums. I suspect my file organization, optimized from my Squeezebox days, is not allowing the indexing to pick up the metadata for the library. This is extremely low priority for me as the Browse functions just as I would like for my use.

2) I attempted to create two new radio stations. Their websites pointed me to .m3u entries which, not surprisingly, did not work for me. I then captured the .m3u files and dug the URLs from them:

http://stream.kpft.org:/8000/live_64
http://streaming.kzsc.org:/8000/kzschigh

These will load to the playlist, and play with the Playback window showing some detail that clearly indicates a connection to the station. The time counter steps along fine, but there is no sound. There is more background here, but I first wanted to see if the style of the two URLs ("port/streamname") was a non-starter.

3) Can I carefully edit /mnt/NAS/<mynasname> files to add music and then run the utility.sh script to umount and mount to possibly save a rescan. It might be playing with file if there's a database going out of synch as a result.

4) Does the Update Web Radio button only add stations you have added to the default, fully approved list, or should I use if after I have added stations (that actually work)?

5) Should I always Power Down in the interface before cutting the actual power to my RPI2? What is the accessibility of Moode after such a power-down where the physical unit has remained powered up?

You have devoted a fair bit if time to my support up to this point. Thank you very much. Please don't feel the need to such prompt responses now for me. I do suspect that your answers will help subsequent new users.

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Old 11th April 2015, 07:29 PM   #33
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The KZSC stream plays. (physical pot on amplifier was down in case of pops). The KPFT stream does not play as mentioned.

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Old 11th April 2015, 07:34 PM   #34
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Default Tried KPFT yet again

This time it is playing as though it's all chipmunks with some skipping. Sounds like a bad sample rate misunderstanding.

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Old 11th April 2015, 08:48 PM   #35
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Turning on resampling morphed the chipmunks to beings that sing like humans. It would seem that MoOde had a good enough handle on the incoming sample rate to resample to a rate that passes to the Digi+ and on to the Twisted Pear Opus DAC cleanly. I upsampled to 196/24 as that's the DAC's max. Sounds like that bypasses an awkward interface.

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Old 11th April 2015, 10:31 PM   #36
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Hello Tim,

Yesterday I followed your modified sequence and first, the radio station played, I mounted and indexed the NAS, and files played, then I closed the web interface and successfully changed the timezone with SSH. For the rest of the evening I explored formats and resolutions, all good (except those I didn't expect to work because of DAC limitations). I was able to use my android phone to control play nicely.

TC: Glad to here that the start up sequence worked out

Do you think some of most of the issues I faced earlier might be related to the browser I'm using (Google Chrome)? I am happy to test others browsers and or process orders, if it would be useful for you.

TC: I think you're ok staying with Chrome. I test using Safari and IE but other Moode users have Chrome, Firefox, etc and they seem to work fine.

A bunch of questions remain:

1) The library does not show anything when I click on artists or albums. I suspect my file organization, optimized from my Squeezebox days, is not allowing the indexing to pick up the metadata for the library. This is extremely low priority for me as the Browse functions just as I would like for my use.

TC: Question - in the Browse panel when u drill down to the song list for an Album do u see Artist/Album names under the song title?

2) I attempted to create two new radio stations. Their websites pointed me to .m3u entries which, not surprisingly, did not work for me. I then captured the .m3u files and dug the URLs from them:

http://stream.kpft.org:/8000/live_64
http://streaming.kzsc.org:/8000/kzschigh

These will load to the playlist, and play with the Playback window showing some detail that clearly indicates a connection to the station. The time counter steps along fine, but there is no sound. There is more background here, but I first wanted to see if the style of the two URLs ("port/streamname") was a non-starter.

TC: Remove the slash (/) preceding "8000" and they should work. I listened to both of them earlier.

3) Can I carefully edit /mnt/NAS/<mynasname> files to add music and then run the utility.sh script to umount and mount to possibly save a rescan. It might be playing with file if there's a database going out of synch as a result.

TC: You will need to run "Update MPD Database" from the Sources config screen or "Update folder" from the Browse action menu whenever you make changes (add/edit/delete files) to any of your music sources.

4) Does the Update Web Radio button only add stations you have added to the default, fully approved list, or should I use if after I have added stations (that actually work)?

TC: If you add/edit/delete stations via the UI then no need to run "Update folder". If you manually copy stations to the Webradio shairpoint then u need to run "Update folder" or "Update MPD Database".

5) Should I always Power Down in the interface before cutting the actual power to my RPI2? What is the accessibility of Moode after such a power-down where the physical unit has remained powered up?

TC: Good practice is to power down the UI then cut power, but if I'm in a hurry I just cut power and so far I haven't experienced anything bad (corrupted sd card) as a result but I may just be lucky. After the UI is powered down, Moode is not accessible until the Pi is power cycled.

You have devoted a fair bit if time to my support up to this point. Thank you very much. Please don't feel the need to such prompt responses now for me. I do suspect that your answers will help subsequent new users.

Skip
Hi Skip,

My responses and one question are bolded. Thanks so much for testing and posting your questions Let me know what you see when you drill into a song list for an Album in the Browse panel.

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TC: Question - in the Browse panel when u drill down to the song list for an Album do u see Artist/Album names under the song title?
Yes, I see "Artistname" vertical centered dot "Albumname" in a subdued but legible gray

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TC: Remove the slash (/) preceding "8000" and they should work. I listened to both of them earlier.
Those were typos on my part in my long posting. Once I turned up the volume pot KZSC played, and after I turned on upsampling KPFT kicked in. This evening I plan on testing a bunch of inputs to see if the SOX load causes any performance hiccups. None heard thus far.

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Old 11th April 2015, 11:30 PM   #38
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Hi Skip,

If you are seeing the Artist - Album line under the song title in Browse/NAS then MPD is picking up those metadata tags in your song files.

When u press the Library tab does it show the "Loading" screen?

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When u press the Library tab does it show the "Loading" screen?
Yes it spins for a minute or so then the framework with the Genre, Artist, Album, etc. comes up empty, and clicking on the box titles or within the boxes produces no result.

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Yes it spins for a minute or so then the framework with the Genre, Artist, Album, etc. comes up empty, and clicking on the box titles or within the boxes produces no result.

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Hi Skip,

In lower right of Library panel, are there any totals (numbers) for tracks, hours, minutes?

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