Softpedia Editor's Review for Logitech Media Server (formerly SqueezeServer)
Get more out of your Squeezebox and listen to your personal music collection
Written by Sorin Cirneala on March 6th, 2013
Logitech Media Server is a useful application for the users that want to stream multimedia files from their home computer to wireless devices. The server is designed for the Squeezebox users who want to listen to their tracks stored on the the computer hard drive.
You can use this tool in order to scan your multimedia files and send them to the Squeezebox library. You can select the folder and storage devices that can be scanned by the application.
If you want to run the server at the computer startup you need to enter the account credentials. This enables the program to start even if the user has not logged in and ensures that the media files are streamed to your Squeezebox immediately.
The application is able to read the information stored in the file metadata and broadcast them to your Squeezebox device or software players such as Winamp or iTunes. If you want to create or import playlists, the program supports M3U, PLS and CUE files.
The server’s Control Panel enables you to configure the basic parameters and to view the status of the service. It also provides access to the web interface that allows you to browse the multimedia files and to control the media playback.
Although some of the settings can be changed from the Windows interface, most of the server configuration can be accessed in the web UI. If you want to enable the iTunes usage and the playlists that are monitored, you need to use your Internet browser.
These pages also control the plugins that are used to expand the program’s functions and the way metadata is arranged on the player. Although the app does not include a documentation, the options are well organized and can be easily accessed by the user.
The Logitech Media Server is a must-have tool for playing music, watching videos and stream your media library to Squeezebox or other software players.
Logitech Media Server (formerly SqueezeServer) description
Here are some key features of "Logitech Media Server (formerly SqueezeServer)":
· Web Interface - control the player and manage playlists from a web browser
· MP3 & WMA Internet radio
· Alarm clock
· Automatically imports iTunes library and playlists (Windows and Mac)
· Automatically imports metadata tags
· Browse and search by title, artist, album or genre
· Shuffle and repeat albums or songs
· Create, save, and import .pls, .cue and .m3u playlist files
· Displays current date and time when not playing
· Open protocol and command line API-easy to control from other applications
· Expandable through 3rd party plug-ins and skins
· Supports multiple synchronized players
· Listen from any computer using an MP3 software player (Winamp or iTunes)
· Squeezebox, Transporter or SLIMP3 network
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New packages for the ReadyNAS family of storage systems to support their ARM processor based devices.
· The command-line scanner no longer supports scanning a path passed on the command-line. All paths to be scanned must be listed in the prefs file.
· Save playlist plugin locks ip3k UI
· Artist, Album and Genre Favorites with non-latin characters don't work from Player UI
· General install issue of LMS on ReadyNAS Pro (ends up with an install error)
· New & changed scan does not scan playlists
· Windows installer is showing German messages if no localization is available
· logitechmediaserver breaks apparmor in Ubuntu
· Squeezebox folder is breaking ReadyNAS Samba configuration
· playlistcontrol cmd:load ... play_index:yyyy doesn't work with folders
· Browse Music Folder fails if a file of unwanted/invalid type is in a folder
· renaming /c/squeezeboxserver/ to /c/.squeezeboxserver/ causes repeated crashes
· directory traversal vulne...