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No play/pause functionality on web UI #138

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davidjrice opened this Issue · 17 comments

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@davidjrice

Might be a setup issue but when I click the massive "play" icon (top left) it doesn't toggle play/pause in iTunes like the old version did.

@holman
Play member

The big play button was initially used to start and stop the stream in the browser; we don't really want play/pause control in the browser itself. I think the compromise for those who do want it was to put a tiny control bar hidden away somewhere on the page. Just haven't hammered that out yet.

@FredericJacobs

So the stream is not supposed to be working in the web browser ?

@holman
Play member

It got pulled after Chrome started freaking out about it. We all use native clients anyway.

@FredericJacobs

What about Ubuntu devs ?

@holman
Play member

Can always hit the stream directly. I'd like a Linux client too.

@kevinsawicki
Play member

You can stream it using Rhythmbox on Ubuntu and it will show notifications when the song changes.

@maddox
Play member

Not if you're using System Audio. There won't be any meta. That's why all the native clients use Pusher now.

I'd love to see a Pusher enabled Linux client though!

@FredericJacobs

Why isn't there a player browser ?
The Chrome bug can be fixed right ?

@davidjrice

Any reason why you don't want play/pause in the web UI? I think anyone that wants a stream should have the native clients.

So at the minute when the last person leaves the office they have to walk all the way over to the mac mini and whip out iTunes. How are you guys solving the laziness problem? :)

I've had a look and I don't see anywhere the currently in the office user list is being used.

A neat feature would be to stop the music when there's no-one left. If beats drop in the forest…?

@FredericJacobs

It's just one click to tune in with a webclient

@tombell

A neat feature would be to stop the music when there's no-one left. If beats drop in the forest…?

They don't stop the music.

@FredericJacobs

GitHub never stop rocking ;)

@maddox
Play member

A neat feature would be to stop the music when there's no-one left. If beats drop in the forest…?

Play is designed to never stop playing. It's designed to be more like radio than an audio player.

Yes, it was designed to be "an office player" but more importantly, its designed to be distributed. So everyone can hear it. It is always playing so that it can always be tuned to.

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@davidjrice

@maddox cool, got it. Need to setup ours to use airplay instead of just taking the mac mini's audio out.

Thinking about this again, what do you think about auto disconnecting the office speakers when everyone has left the office? if so I'll try put something together!

@maddox
Play member

That's fair, but don't pause it, just lower office volume to 0.

hubot pause play =>

The office is now quiet. (But the stream lives on!)

This is how the hubot script works. Essentially silencing the office, but keeping the stream alive. Because yes, its fair to not want music blaring while you're gone for the day :)

@davidjrice

Agree!

Yeah, I really just want to do some sweet stuff as we now know who's in the office with about 1 minute accuracy. Turning the volume off automatically may save some trees... but having music just start playing when you walk into the office would be so baller.

@maddox
Play member

We have the same kind of thing for our office. You could just have hubot poll the means you use to track that and react appropriately. Baller.

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