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Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #25
I have a 'stupid question' too.  Just to set the scenario  - I store my music on a dedicated lap top which is situated in my Hi Fi cabinet, and play it using Foobar.  I would like to be able to control Foobar from a tablet (iOS or /Android) remotely so that I do not have to use the lap top mouse pad to change playlist etc.  I understand that the music is played from the device that has foobar installed, but do I have to install Foobar on the tablet as well as I presume the Beefweb plugin is installed on the tablet not the lap top (or is it?).  Sorry if I have missed the point but I am new to this - (not bad at analogue though!)  Grateful for any help - is there a 'for dummies' set-up guide out there?

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #26
I understand that the music is played from the device that has foobar installed, but do I have to install Foobar on the tablet as well as I presume the Beefweb plugin is installed on the tablet not the lap top (or is it?).
Actually, it's the opposite. You need to install this component on desktop foobar2000 which actually plays music.
The component has embeded web server that provides clients with web interface for controlling player. On your tablet/phone you only need a web browser.
To access the web UI you need to find out IP address of your laptop, better if it would be a static one,so it does not change over the time,
then just open URL http://X.X.X.X:8880 from your tablet, where X.X.X.X is your IP address, typically something like 192.168.X.X.
See this random guide found over the internet for information how to find out IP address.
Also make sure that firewall if any is not blocking incoming connections for foobar2000.

Sorry if I have missed the point but I am new to this - (not bad at analogue though!)  Grateful for any help - is there a 'for dummies' set-up guide out there?
Unfortunately there is no such guide yet, I'll make some eventually.

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #27
Thank you - that is somewhat clearer - I will now have a go at installing it.

thanks

Mitch

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #28
Hey, quick question.

You support adding music files over a URL but in my weird case it doesn't work. I try to add a youtube URL, when I have the foobar Youtube component installed (foo_youtube).
Any chance you can take a look at it or tell me where to check in the source code?



Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #29
You support adding music files over a URL but in my weird case it doesn't work. I try to add a youtube URL, when I have the foobar Youtube component installed (foo_youtube).
This depends on how foo_youtube and foobar2000 core interpret the URLs. Probably foo_youtube has it's own URL scheme (e.g. not https://) and its custom UI produces playlist items with that scheme, so foobar2000 core could interpret them correctly.
Adding plain https:// URL likely would be interpreted as a regular HTTP stream source.

Any chance you can take a look at it or tell me where to check in the source code?
I'll take a look at this, probably it could be done on either client or server side, I'm not sure which is better :)

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #30
This is pretty great! Issues I've noticed:

1) Volume slider should be logarithmic and not linear. -10dB halves the volume but is still like 90% of your slider. Very difficult to just slightly lower the volume.
2) Music Directories doesn't seem to do anything. That view is always empty for me.

Requests:
1) Search! Let me search my library arbitrarily and send the results to some "Query" playlist or something like that.
2) I'd like to be able to specify columns and even add my own, or modify existing columns to add more data. For example I'd like to add disc numbers to tracknumber column and add a playcount column.

Thanks for your work on this!

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #31
Hi, thanks for the feedback.

1) Volume slider should be logarithmic and not linear. -10dB halves the volume but is still like 90% of your slider. Very difficult to just slightly lower the volume.
This is already reported, I've figured out correct formula from sources of foo_ui_columns. Would fix in the next release.

2) Music Directories doesn't seem to do anything. That view is always empty for me.
This needs to be configured manually from foobar2000 preferences screen. Unfortunately I have no idea how to get media library directories via foobar2000 APIs, would love to include them automatically.

1) Search! Let me search my library arbitrarily and send the results to some "Query" playlist or something like that.
This is a large task, but I'm keeping it in mind for future features.

2) I'd like to be able to specify columns and even add my own, or modify existing columns to add more data. For example I'd like to add disc numbers to tracknumber column and add a playcount column.
Would be available in the next release, I'm already working on this.

Thanks for your work on this!
Thank you ;)

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #32
i see there is no update still(

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #33
i see there is no update still(
I do this project in my spare time, so there is no estimation on the next release.
You can try development build if you like.
It has the very recent features and bugfixes, but it might include some broken stuff as well :)

 

Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface

Reply #34
Ok :)) Will be waiting

 
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