SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

General discussion relating to the O2 Joggler, from the default O2 setup, to alternative operating systems and applications.
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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by JonTheNiceGuy » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:37 pm

joggly wrote:is there a way to customise weather and clock applet for screensaver? Got bored :-). Also how to correctly enter weather location?
You could use the "Photo Frame" screensaver, and build the content into there using something like PHP+ImageMagick?

I started looking at doing something around that in https://github.com/JonTheNiceGuy/PhpImageClock about 3 years ago!

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by joggly » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:44 pm

Thanks but looks like out of my league :cry:

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by JonTheNiceGuy » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:35 pm

joggly wrote:Thanks but looks like out of my league :cry:
OK, so to be fair, it's not exactly the easiest bit of code to wrap your head around... but, the actual body of the code is in lines 1 to 70, the rest is something to pick files to add as the picture, and making it point the right way. The actual bit to add text to the picture is on Line 55, and this line tells you what to write on the image (which is currently the output of date('H:i d/m') = "14:33 13/12")

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by joggly » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:03 pm

Hiya,

I looked in your examples and could re use your code with slight modification. But problem is don't have any server running 24/7.

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by plm » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:47 am

Is there an easy way to back up and then restore a configuration for SqueezePlay on SqueezePlayOS? I just managed to inadvertently corrupt one of my Jogglers and had to re-flash it. It would be great if there was a relatively easy way of restoring all my preferences for menu orders, etc. to mirror my other units.

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by shadow1901 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:13 am

Hi all

Can I activate the bluetooth in Openframe 2 device?
I want use my bluetooth headphones.

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by pete » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:06 pm

Here have only tested out a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I do have a few bluetooth headsets as I would utilize them while traveling in the 2000's.

I would pace the length of the aircraft sometimes on long flights and test out the range and these worked fine end to end for me.

Favorite one's were the Motorola larger style. Will charge them up and give them a try.
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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by shadow1901 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:37 pm

oh cool, then try it.
But you are sure, that you can activate the bluetooth device inside the joggler?

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by hawsey » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:45 pm

Hi , Merry Christmas , anyone trying any Amazon Eco /dot stuff with Jogglers :-) ? I see a Dev going on @Castlla any luck ?

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by castalla » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:15 am

Yep. The hab-tunes skill is under development .... stalled for a while because of plugin bugs.

I;ve found the tunein radio streams is okay - but useless if you try to access 'foreign' stations

Amazon Music Unlimited is good = the Echo-only subscription doesn't work outside the UK - had to sign up for the full sub.

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Post by hawsey » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:09 pm

Ahh that's a pity , you could always VPN for UK :-) .
Today I have been messing and it (the echo ) works really well , I have it reading out newsflash and playing radio etc .
Castalla are you messing with the echo squeeze play stuff that's in development ? If so , how is it going ?
Exciting stuff .

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by castalla » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:38 pm

I cancelled my deezer sub (hardly ever used it) and switched to Amazon Music.

The dev. is awaiting fixes to the LMS plugin by the author. I have the actual skill installed on Alexa, but it does nothing without the plugin .... I'll update when things get moving again. The first version is pre-pre-alpha essentially to test how basic functions work.

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by hawsey » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:07 am

Ahh , no good for me yet then . Yes I'm using Amazon music on the go as well but only have the free one with Prime , it's pretty good .

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by NickC » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:50 pm

Hi all, and happy end of 2016. Great to see life in the forum - I've been using 4 jogglers and LMS for the last 5 years for music, and very recently messing about with Echo, Raspberry Pi, Arduino. Just stumbled upon open source HomeAssistant - got it loaded up and expected to start working on amazon Echo stuff but it immediately found a couple of the jogglers. Each one's icon offers a power switch, play or pause and the options for each offer things like text to speech.

Anyone know whether any of these things should work, out of the box or otherwise? Very exciting times... too many things to play with :roll: , need to focus on one! Have a handful of usb web cams and often thought I'd like to use the jogglers in each room to detect movement... any thoughts welcome.

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by pete » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:03 am

@Gary,

Here utilize Amazon Prime for much these days. Been using Amazon Prime now for a few years (before the Amazon Echo).

IE: Wife now buys our toothpaste from them.

Prime membership here across the pond provides free 2 day shipping on everything you order from Amazon. AOD (Amazon on Demand) et al.

What does UK Amazon Prime offer?
  • Unlimited one-day delivery on your Amazon orders in the UK
  • Unlimited video streaming of 15,000 TV shows and movies through Amazon Prime Instant Video (formerly LoveFilm)
  • Access to Amazon's music library, with unlimited downloads and streams
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  • 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals - including Prime Day.
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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by pete » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:08 am

@NickC,

Here I utilize modded Jogglers for automation. Modded with 16Gb SSD drives and booting embedded Wintel or Linux running automation touch consoles, text to speech SAPI voice fonts and Wintel VR with a side of Amazon Alexa (the tower), Alexa automation app and a side dose of Kinect.

The Jogglers are like rabbits here. I have three in the master bedroom. One on each nightstand and one in the media cabinet doing SPer.

I have historically attached Logitech Webcams to them and they work fine. I also use them for streaming CCTV from Zoneminder.
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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by NickC » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:38 am

@myself - yes it does work out of the box, controlling volume, power and next track on all jogglers in the house. Text to speech works on one joggler only at this point and it seems to be stuck on the first message I sent it yesterday so more investigation to do there.

@Pete - that's great to hear re home automation and webcams etc. sorting out my IP CCTV is also on the list. Do you have a thread where you've described the what and how of your achievements in those areas to date or are you willing to PM some guidance? Don't want to reinvent wheels that are already successfully rolling for you :-)

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by pete » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:18 pm

I did not ever post a particular thread about doing CCTV with the Joggler on this forum. I have tinkered with CCTV now for the last 20 or so years.

Here have always used Zoneminder for my CCTV. Zoneminder today is running on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit server.

I used to stream SD video and have analog cameras plugged in to the Zoneminder box. I did mostly transition to HD IP cameras and continued to use Zoneminder. Best streaming views for me related to using VLC in Linux or Windows. If you put W7 (embedded) on the Joggler you can also run a Zoneminder client called ZMNinja which works well.

Google CCTV forums for information on new IP HD cameras, NVR's with firmware or NVR's running in software would probably be your best bet.

Note too that the Joggler only has 512Mb of memory and is running on a first generation Intel Atom.
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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame

Post by riban » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:04 pm

roobarb! wrote:
castalla wrote:I think the sources have been taken offline. Very irritating. You'll need to replace the sources that were:

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http://ubuntu.datahop.net/ubuntu/
with:

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http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
You can do this with the following command:

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sudo sed -i.bak 's/ubuntu.datahop.net/archive.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

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Re: SqueezePlay OS (Version 3) for OpenFrame - open a port

Post by castalla » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:47 pm

Help needed !

I want to access LMS from outside the network.

How do I go about opening the appropriate port on sqpOS? Is there a firewall?

Need basic advice!

Thanks

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