iTunes: Open Call for Beta Testers

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Postby bigDvette » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:11 pm

Thanks, that is what I thought.

I'm currently running everything on 1 machine for energy conservation reasons more than anything else.

This machine is dedicated to MLServer running Windows Home Server and also serves as my DVDLobby player as well and all my clients hang off of this machine. Oh yeah, my weatherstation runs some software in the background and my home written ISY client is chugging back there too.

Performance has been pretty good with an AMD 4400 X2 processor and 3gb of memory. any thoughts on how this will impact performance when idle and while streaming.

If this works, I'm dumping my SMS3 media server (save more energy) and putting my CAV on a Insteon Wall Switch because that thing eats electricity.

I bought the TED today so I can see how I'm doing.

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itunes beta EXPIRED --

Postby oaserani » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:41 pm

Folks -- can you remind me to get a newer version to keep on testing? Or can i buy the plugin if it's ready.

Thanks.

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Postby mcascio » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:58 pm

oaserani,

Send an email to dave(at)cinemaronline.com for an extension to iTunes. It hasn't officially been released. We have a few more changes we are making and that need to go out to testers before hand.
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Postby Funboy » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:30 pm

Mario,

Do you have a new link for the zip file of the scenes? That last zip file I downloaded didn't have the skins. And the link in this thread doesn't work anymore.
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Postby DavidL » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:46 pm

Funboy,
Download the most recent MainLobby client from the registered user's website. The iTunes stuff is now baked in.

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Postby mcascio » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:07 am

New updates posted for the iTunes Plugin. Please read release notes carefully:
http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... .0.1492.5D
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Postby DaveB » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:51 pm

Mario - All is well so far with the update. I have not been able to break it yet. I will keep trying. 8)

One item to consider for the next update - Hide the Agent. You may want to also consider allowing a setting inside the Plug-In to select where album art is saved.

In theory, could one MLS instance and Plug-In handle 2 devices )Agents running on different machines on the network), both playing at the same time, and keep 2 different touch screens in synch? Have you tried it?
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Postby DaveB » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:33 am

I take back what I said above - coverart is not working. No directory has been created and I get many errors.

Problems I see so far with this version;

1. Implement Hide
2. Place the agent exe file in the MLServer\Agent directory along with all the other agents.
3. Place the coverart under MLServer\Images\MLiTunesCoverart directory
4. Add some coverart directory controls in the Plug-In admin screen

Functionality is great. The items above are the only items I see so far, but it is early in the day.

Plug-In ver:1.0.13
Agent Ver:1.0.2069
iTunes Ver: 8.0.1.11
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Postby DaveB » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:07 pm

Mario; Also to add to the above list, Make the "Log Errors Only" selection stick.
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Postby mcascio » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:01 am

Guys - we just released some new updates for the Agent and the iTunes Controller. Please read our release notes carefully.

This update requires you uninstall your old Agent first as well as update to the latest MainLobby.

RELEASE NOTES:
http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... .0.1518.5D

Agents are more likely to be installed on the same machine as MainLobby, so we've created an Agents folder beneath the Cinemar folder.
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Postby mcascio » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:46 am

Forgot to mention, you'll also want to make sure you are running iTunes 8 or higher.
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Postby sonypoolplr » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:22 pm

I went to get the latest agent and the plugin and the assistant doesn't have the new numbers. I tried clicking on the update listings and the versions stayed the same.

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Postby mcascio » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:24 pm

sonypoolplr wrote:I went to get the latest agent and the plugin and the assistant doesn't have the new numbers. I tried clicking on the update listings and the versions stayed the same.


Sorry - the version numbers now match the downloadable version.

Try updating your listings again.
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Postby mcascio » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:08 pm

MainLobby 3.00.151.13 Released today. It contains two new scenes that resolve some known itunes fixes due to recent changes to the plugin:
http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... .00.151.13
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Postby mcascio » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:24 pm

New versions of Agent and Plugin posted today.

Please download and test out and report any bug issues.
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