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Logitech's Squeezebox Controller app makes the transition from Android to iOS
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After launching the Squeezebox Controller app on Android last month, what could Logitech do next other than release a version for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. The features and interface appear to be identical, letting users control any or all Squeezeboxes on the WiFi network complete with metadata and album art.

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Yes, it’s finally here! The Flanksgiving Day Art Pack is (hopefully) up for download at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b6h3bbkq5rnpvtt/The%20Flanksgiving%20Day%20Art%20Pack.zip?dl=0

However, there is a donation pack of four extra bonus images. Email me at bigponiesinc@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it, have a great day to all those who don’t, and I hope you all enjoy the art pack! ^^

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Manufacturer’s Description

Global stations. Endless music. Simple as turning on the radio
Starting now, you can listen to music, news and sports from every corner of the globe, all without a computer. It’s easy with the Logitech Squeezebox Radio. Just turn it on and tune in to thousands of free Internet radio stations, the hottest online music services, even your own personal music collection. Your listening options are as limitless as the Internet—in any room where you have a Wi-Fi connection.

Your all-in-one Wi-Fi music player—no computer, no clutter, and no limits

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The compact Logitech Squeezebox Radio works with your Wi-Fi network to stream a world of crystal-clear music to any room you want. Just plug it in and turn the dial to connect to an underground rock station in Amsterdam, talk show in Sydney, sports coverage from Boston or BBC news from London. Discover millions of tracks from online services like Last.fm. With its built-in high-fidelity amplifier and speakers, you’ll enjoy room-filling sound—all from a little music player that fits easily on a corner of your kitchen counter, bedroom night table, or desk in the den.

High-quality audio with built-in premium speakers—big sound in a small package
You only need a little space to fill any room with rich stereo sound. This ultra-compact Wi-Fi music player is as small as a clock radio. But it’s designed with big audio technology. Support for high-resolution encoding captures the wide range of details that make your digital music come to life. And the integrated high-definition tweeter and long-throw subwoofer make sure you enjoy a full sound experience, from crisp, clean high notes to warm mid-range and deep bass.

Vivid colour screen for easy browsing at the turn of a dial
What would you like to hear? The best of Internet radio around the planet? Commercial-free classical music? Your favourite party playlist on your computer down the hall? The full-colour screen and intuitive menus make it easy to browse your way—album art included. Just turn the control dial and make your selection. It’s that simple. Plus, six pre-set buttons put your favourite stations and services at your fingertips.

Free SqueezeNetwork for direct access to a world of Internet stations and music services
With so many Internet stations and music services, the choices can be daunting. That’s why Logitech created the SqueezeNetwork. It’s an online service that organizes a world of music, so it’s a breeze to access the stations, artists and services that match your tastes. Sign up for free and get connected right on your Squeezebox Radio.

Connects to Facebook for sharing music recommendations with friends
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Say you just discovered a killer indie band track on your Squeezebox Radio. Now you can tell your friends about it instantly. Display your Facebook home page and browse your friends’ walls right on the screen. You can even set your Facebook photos or news feed as your screensaver. So you can send them music recommendations the moment you hear that amazing track or Internet radio station—and receive theirs, all without a computer.

Easy setup connects you to Internet stations in minutes
Just turn on the power and the music player automatically finds your home Wi-Fi network. You also have the option to plug in an Ethernet cable. Either way, in just five minutes you’ll be able to start listening to stations across the planet.

Line-in cord lets you plug in your iPod
Do you want to listen to your iPod tunes in any room? Simple. Your Squeezebox Radio comes complete with a cord and built-in jack for your iPod or other MP3 player. Just plug it in and you’re ready to rock.

Convenient seven-day alarm and auto-dimming display
Wake up to NPR news, soft jazz from Paris or your own morning playlist. Or choose a different station and wake-up time for every day of the week. And when it’s time to go to bed, don’t worry about a bright display keeping you awake. It automatically dims when the lights go out, so you can rest easy.

Box Contains

Wi-Fi Internet radio Power adapter with removable plug User documentation Line-in cord for most iPod and other MP3 players with standard 3.5 mm jack
Spotify disponible sur les Squeezebox de Logitech !

Spotify, le service de streaming musical, vient d'annoncer aujourd'hui un nouveau partenariat avec un fournisseur de matériel hifi sans fil, Logitech afin d'intégrer Spotify dans les Squeezebox Touch et SqueezeBox Radio.

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Un catalogue de plus de 10 millions de titres sera maintenant accessible partout dans la maison grâce à ce nouveau partenariat.

Pas encore publié officiellement, Spotify est disponible pour les abonnés Premium en version beta sur le site de Logitech.

We interrupt our normal programming to slip this into the Google results for the benefit of others:

I was trying to play 24-bit FLACs through my 16-bit Squeezebox Boom, and it was failing to downsample, just instantly skipping ahead to the next track with no error message.

Short answer: `apt-get install ia32-libs`

Long answer: Starting the daemon like so:

/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver –d_server

gave me an error message:

sh: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: not found

Er OK.. 

$ (cd /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/ && ls -l flac)

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 480836 2011-11-28 15:45 flac

File exists and perms look normal… (squeezebox server aka logitech media server bundles its own binaries, you do not need to install debs for flac and friends)

$ /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac

-bash: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: No such file or directory

WTF?

$ file /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac

/usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.4.1, stripped

$ uname -m

x86_64

Oh right, I’m running a 64-bit OS and it’s a 32-bit binary. We need some i386 runtime libs. Screw that unhelpful error message from bash though!

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

$ sudo /etc/init.d/logitechmediaserver restart

And now it works!
Multi-room with Sonos, Squeezebox or AirPlay

A multi-room music system is probably high on many wish lists this year.
That is, if you want to be able to play locally stored music, Internet radio and premium services like Spotify and Pandora in multiple rooms. AirPlay is a great option if
you already have a mac and an iPhone. If you want more features, review Sonos and Logitech Squeezebox which both has great systems that does not need a computer on and can be remoted by smartphone apps.