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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by mterry63 View Post
    They responded that the personal use price was $99, but didn't include the direct Google Music playlist integration. It would include multi instance Spotify, Internet streams, and local music library/playlist with a REST remote control API.
    Thanks for the update. I don't use Google Music (or iTunes or Amazon) as a stream service. When I buy any digital music I download and put it into my local MP3 library. So that limitation probably won't have any impact on me. So I will have to see how the rest of it may help out.

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  • mterry63
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    They responded that the personal use price was $99, but didn't include the direct Google Music playlist integration. It would include multi instance Spotify, Internet streams, and local music library/playlist with a REST remote control API.

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by mterry63 View Post
    I'm in the same boat setting up more than a single zone on a Monoprice 6 zone amp I've had for nearly 2 years. I'm considering this

    https://multiroomaudioplayer.com/en

    as it can create 4 zones from the built-in 7.1 card on my HS3 computer. I emailed for the personal use price, I'll let you know what they say.
    Thanks. I'll check that out after work and see what it offers.

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by DaveW42 View Post
    Happnatious, first and foremost, thanks for creating that Monoprice plugin....
    Agreed!

    Originally posted by DaveW42 View Post
    Beowulf, I am in a very similar situation to you. You mentioned assigning sources to family members, which makes a lot of sense. For my part I can share ideas that I have had as I have worked through this, that perhaps may be of some use to you. I am learning as I go. I will share what I can in the hopes that some of it might help you or someone else who comes along and reads this thread.
    Thank you SO much for the details, Dave. This was a very informative post and I'm going to look into JRiver. I haven't checked that out before though the name sounded familiar when I read your post. Please feel free to post here or spin up your own thread to discuss your progress or trials further. I would be very interested in following.

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  • DaveW42
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    https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/ind...?topic=92263.0 and https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Zones

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  • mterry63
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    I'm in the same boat setting up more than a single zone on a Monoprice 6 zone amp I've had for nearly 2 years. I'm considering this

    https://multiroomaudioplayer.com/en

    as it can create 4 zones from the built-in 7.1 card on my HS3 computer. I emailed for the personal use price, I'll let you know what they say.

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    Here utilize 42" Leviton Media cans (since the early 2000's)...
    As always, your responses are very helpful and complete. Thanks!

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by happnatious1 View Post
    The plugin is written in VB.net...
    Thanks. I did has VB a little bit many years ago and maybe down the road I'll have a chance to look into it again. For now I'll have to leave the plugin work to the rest of you...

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  • happnatious1
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    Originally posted by Beowulf View Post
    What language do you do your plugin work in? As I mentioned above I work with a number of different languages but hardly ever touched anything Windows specific ( C#, VB, etc. ). I started life on C/C++ before moving into Java work for a short time. But then got into "middleware admin" for the last 15+ years. Very enjoyable and a good career but more Linux/Unix admin so most of my coding work has been focused in that direction. I'm getting going again in Java both for work and also writing mods for Minecraft (my kids are big into it...yeah...the kids... ). I'll be honest though, I haven't used Windows at home since Win98 and only use it at work for Outlook and do all my real work on various Linux or mainframe servers. But if I could apply my skills to helping I would enjoy it.
    The plugin is written in VB.net using the Homeseer sample plugin as a starting point. To be honest the most difficult part was figuring out the Homeseer API. There are a lot of hooks going back and forth between the plugin and Homeseer itself. I myself prefer Linux Mint for my main machine so for development I have to fire up a windows virtual machine with visual studio on it.

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  • Pete
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    Here utilize 42" Leviton Media cans (since the early 2000's).

    Recently redid mine rewiring it for just network, firewall, ISP modems, VOIP boxes. Everything fits just fine.
    Note out of the box and on server rack have 2 24 port managed switches and 1 24 port managed POE injector.

    Relating to using Kodi / Squeezebox players here utilize mini 7" tabletop touchscreen computers which are Atom based / gorilla screen. These run XPe (for HSTouch) and embedded Linux for Kodi and or Squeezeplayers. I can also run XPe / Kodi / Squeezeplayer simultaneously.

    Touchscreens do digital audio or analog audio out. RPi's do Squeeze lite if needed.
    Last edited by Pete; April 26, 2018, 06:58 AM.

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by Eman View Post
    I didn't mean it in bad way but if you give me a second chance and take a look at these : https://www.pulse-eight.com/ =====> For video (The top dog)

    And : https://www.leviton.com/en/products/...edia-enclosure ====> Structured Media Enclosure





    Eman.
    I LOVE those Leviton enclosures! Thanks for pointing that out to me. I have to look more into the Pulse-Eight stuff to see if there's anything they offer that would help simplify things, but I think the enclosures will be a life saver. I have done the "mount components and cables to plywood" method in the past. It's simple, cheap and relatively flexible but leaves a lot to be desired IMO too. I know my wife would rather see organized enclosures when she goes into the service room and I know I would.

    I'm familiar with some of Leviton's other offerings already but will take a closer look at their updated Audio/AV/Network products. Even just using the nice terminal boxes, etc. really helps clean up a system and makes it more manageable. I was already working on my network specs so I can select an appropriate patch panel, for example.

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  • Beowulf
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    Thanks for the feedback that several of you are happy with Squeezebox for streaming work and some notes people use it along side of Kodi. I will check out some demos of it.

    As I mentioned, my only hesitation with it was the fear of offering two different interfaces (squeezebox + kodi) but if I can hide some of that behind the HS controls that becomes a non-issue. If the wife and kids can do 80% of what they want through pre-configured options and only need to go deeper if they want to add something new that may be fine.

    The Russound and Monoprice serve very similar roles and very similar functionality from everything I've seen so if you're having success with your source management with a Russound backend then I would expect it to be about the same with any other distributed audio hardware.

    Does anyone reading here have some screen shots or posted videos of their HS / Squeezebox / Kodi integration?

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by happnatious1 View Post
    I really do need to finish that plug in but I never seem to be able to find the time. If need be I could always rebuild the plug in with a different name like Monoprice amp 2 and it would appear as a separate plug-in in-homeseer. not the most elegant Solution by quick and easy.
    What language do you do your plugin work in? As I mentioned above I work with a number of different languages but hardly ever touched anything Windows specific ( C#, VB, etc. ). I started life on C/C++ before moving into Java work for a short time. But then got into "middleware admin" for the last 15+ years. Very enjoyable and a good career but more Linux/Unix admin so most of my coding work has been focused in that direction. I'm getting going again in Java both for work and also writing mods for Minecraft (my kids are big into it...yeah...the kids... ). I'll be honest though, I haven't used Windows at home since Win98 and only use it at work for Outlook and do all my real work on various Linux or mainframe servers. But if I could apply my skills to helping I would enjoy it.
    Last edited by Beowulf; April 25, 2018, 12:52 PM.

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  • happnatious1
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    I really do need to finish that plug in but I never seem to be able to find the time. If need be I could always rebuild the plug in with a different name like Monoprice amp 2 and it would appear as a separate plug-in in-homeseer. not the most elegant Solution by quick and easy.

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  • Pete
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    Here utilize Squeezeplayer and Kodi for audio sources for Russound stuff.

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