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by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: How-Tos
Topic: How to install My Media for Alexa
Replies: 0
Views: 3401

How to install My Media for Alexa

My Media for Alexa needs to be installed on a computer running Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Raspberry Pi or a NAS device that supports Docker containers. We have detailed installation instructional videos for most Operating Systems. Windows - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv4Aw5-ONy0&t=3s Mac OS - http...
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions or Issues
Topic: I can't find my existing mapped drives within My Media for Alexa on Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

I can't find my existing mapped drives within My Media for Alexa on Windows

My Media runs as a background Windows Service on WIndows devices. This is so that it automatically starts up in the background when you turn your computer on and so you don't have to explicitly open up the My Media app every time you want to stream your favourite track. Windows Services do _not_ run...
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Questions or Issues
Topic: Playlists aren't imported when I import my iTunes XML file
Replies: 0
Views: 1404

Playlists aren't imported when I import my iTunes XML file

We get quite a few emails where users aren't able to import their iTunes playlists even though they have apparently correctly indexed their iTunes XML library file. The reason for this can often be where you are running My Media on a pi or other system and have mounted a directory back to the comput...
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Allow tracks to be added to 'Now Playing' playlist
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Allow tracks to be added to 'Now Playing' playlist

When you start playing an album, artist or playlist, My Media creates a copy of that playlist in memory to start playing.

It would be useful if that playlist could be modified by adding tracks to it or changing the order either via the My Media web console or via Alexa voice commands
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Phrases We Should Consider Adding
Topic: Alexa, ask My Media to shuffle xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Replies: 1
Views: 1838

Alexa, ask My Media to shuffle xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Would be easier to request a playlist to shuffle at invocation time.

At the moment, the workaround for this is:

Alexa, ask My Media to turn shuffle mode on
Alexa, ask My Media to play xxxxxxxx
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Play songs by clicking on tracks in the My Media web console
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Play songs by clicking on tracks in the My Media web console

Often we are asked to add a feature that allows you to click on a "Play Now" button within the My Media web console to start playing that track on your Echo device. Unfortunately, this is not yet possible because we cannot PUSH requests onto an Alexa device. Otherwise, rogue skills could start playi...
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Multi-room Audio
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Multi-room Audio

We often get emails asking for My Media to support Multi-room Audio or to support syntax such as 'Alexa, ask My Media to play jazz music on my Downstairs Group'. Unfortunately, we are limited by the APIs provided by Amazon. They provide an API to play music, however, there's no functionality in that...
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Questions or Issues
Topic: Album Numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Album Numbers

Hi,

We are working on a fix for this, however in the meantime you can use the 'Overrides' feature to remap 1 to one (or vice versa).

Hopefully a fix will not be too far away,

thanks
by admin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Questions or Issues
Topic: Command for playing audio books
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Re: Command for playing audio books

Hi, Starting in version 1.3.80.0 and above, this is how audio books works: 1. Find the audio book in the Albums view, and open the Album 2. Set the Album Type to 'Audio Book' and press 'OK' 3. Close the Album pop up 4. Now the Album will have a book icon next to it within the Album view. 5. Now just...
by admin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Questions or Issues
Topic: Itunes 12.8 unable to run in background.
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Itunes 12.8 unable to run in background.

Apologies for the delay - we've had a lot of issues with the forum due to spam and had to rebuild it from scratch. re iTunes 12.8: Apple have made a change in 12.8 which prevents iTunes from starting without a sound card installed. Previously, iTunes would complain and put up a warning message, but ...