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Music and Zipabox

Ulf Walther shared this idea 6 years ago
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Why is only Sonos compatible with the Zipabox (ie change songs, volume)? I have a Yamaha Musiccast setup that I love. Why cannot it be included in the system? is it due to hardware or software? Are there any plans to make Musiccast compatible in the near future?

Cheers

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In order to get a direct answer I would recomend you to open a ticket on zipato support. But, usally any new development takes a LOONG time with zipato so dont expect it soon.

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Thanx. Will try that and post any answer here...

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If your Yamaha has Ethernet access and supports http commands, you can use it. I have only network at receiver and use it sorted music. Fairly limited as every task requires a separate hot command but works.

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Look at my posts on controlling Sonos speakers and check whether Musiccast supports HTTP Requests so that you can do something similar.

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Thanx guys, I did send a ticket and Zipato replied as expected: (..."don't have time now, but maybe in the future IF enough people requests it"...).

David, I had a look at your posts. I'm impressed, but I don't think I'm there just yet. As a beginner, I was looking for something fully integrated out of the box. My idea was to have a set up with the Fibaro Swipe in the kitchen, and just wave to change songs or up/down the volume. Or wave to get the weather forecast read out lound (and control security).

If I may ask; Sonos, being somewhat compatible, is that due to that Sonos work on the Z-wave-mhz, (ie hardware) or is it a wifi/http tweak? I'm not very good with these things, so apologies if I got it messed up. What would it take for Sonos to do what I want? Do the gents at Zipato need to do some work?

Cheers

Ulf

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Unfortunately this is just the way Zipato is, they integrate third party products to one point, in some cases is good enough in some others like this one they fall short. Zipato is aware many people wants this feature, there were many posts time ago, which is when David came with his workaround, which is complicated for most of the users. I think part of the issue why zipato didn't include more control / integration is for limitations on their system, like using string variables.

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And only Sonos, there are so many other systems out there now and many other controllers are offering integrations for these. Again I emphasis the need for a plugins/drivers platform as Zipato will not integrate alot of features the community want.

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I agree, there are many brilliant guys around here that I'm sure they would help or do the job for zipato via plugins.

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I also need Yamaha Musiccast support

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I would also really appreciate a Zipato - Musiccast feature!

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Samsung Multiroom support please

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Allplay by qualcomm supports numerous vendors, and would be a good option. They all are. Improved Sonos support for TTS to a Sonos or DLNA player would be ideal.

Plugin/addon/driver store is vital for Zipato add features and product support.

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