Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony

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gforums
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Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony

Post by gforums » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:05 pm

Hi guys,

I wanted to share my success in controlling the Joggler Squeezeplay (OS) with my Harmony Ultimate One (with Smart Hub).
May be some one likes to also give it a try:

In short:
- I added the repository for Bluez 5 and installed all the bluetooth stuff (using SSH)
- Of course a blueetoth stick
- In the Harmony Software I added a "Apple PC" as device which leads to Pairing mode when clicking on one of the keys
- On the joggler I started bluetoothctl with options power on, agent on, pair ..., trust ... and connect ...
- I added actions to the Harmony for starting and stopping Squeezeplay. Starting is rather easy (space + play key). Switching off was realised trough 3x ESCAPE (to get to the main menu), 8x Direction down and OK. (I put the switch off entry at the end of the main menu).

This is working very good now since some days. I edited some display keys like "[" for NOW Playing or "\" for Search.

If someone is interested and needs advice - write here!

-Christian
Last edited by gforums on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony Ult

Post by dwl99 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:35 pm

nice to see you back, Christian! How long is it since you built the original plug & pimp?

gforums
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Re: Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony Ult

Post by gforums » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:22 pm

it's very long time :-)
but still my two jogglers are serving as perfect internet radios!

glad to hear from you!

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Re: Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony Ult

Post by hawsey » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:49 pm

Before my time on the forum :-)Christian , glad to hear you are still tinkering with the Jogglers .
Long may it continue ...

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Happy Joggling

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Re: Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony Ult

Post by topewan » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:48 pm

HI Christian,
thanks for this, managed to get it running nicely. My only issue is getting it to automatically connect when I reboot the joggler. Do you maybe have any solution for that? Currently I have to go into bluetoothctl and call 'power on'

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Ewan
gforums wrote:Hi guys,

I wanted to share my success in controlling the Joggler Squeezeplay (OS) with my Harmony Ultimate One (with Smart Hub).
May be some one likes to also give it a try:

In short:
- I added the repository for Bluez 5 and installed all the bluetooth stuff (using SSH)
- Of course a blueetoth stick
- In the Harmony Software I added a "Apple PC" as device which leads to Pairing mode when clicking on one of the keys
- On the joggler I started bluetoothctl with options power on, agent on, pair ..., trust ... and connect ...
- I added actions to the Harmony for starting and stopping Squeezeplay. Starting is rather easy (space + play key). Switching off was realised trough 3x ESCAPE (to get to the main menu), 8x Direction down and OK. (I put the switch off entry at the end of the main menu).

This is working very good now since some days. I edited some display keys like "[" for NOW Playing or "\" for Search.

If someone is interested and needs advice - write here!

-Christian

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Re: Control Joggler/Squeezeplay OS with Logitech Harmony

Post by gforums » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:33 am

Hi guys,

here now a much shorter and easy to follow instruction:

insert following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list (using sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list):
deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main restricted
deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main restricted

save with ":wq" command.

Do following commands:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vidplace7/bluez5
(this takes some seconds...Confirm with "Y")
sudo apt-get install bluez
(and maybe again..)
sudo apt-get install bluez
(might hang or take some minutes...)

then start bluetoothctl and do following commands:
(set logitech hub in pairing mode by pushing button on backside)
power on
scan on
trust 00:04:20:ED:21:86
agent on
pair 00:04:20:ED:21:86
connect 00:04:20:ED:21:86
power off
power on

additionally:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rfkill

add following line over "exit 0" in /etc/rc.local:
rfkill unblock all

Note: In the harmony app, you have to add an action using "Mac OS Computer".
Use the following shortcuts list:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/S ... _shortcuts

Power on/off can be easily down by assigning "Q." as key for power on/off. Note: While the Windows App didn't show me all keys available, the android app did the trick and I could assign all keyboard keys to the remote.

@topewan: try those latest steps with rfkill. I also have the problem with powering on. rfkill might solve it, but I didn't try a reboot yet.

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