This looks fantastic! This is what I’ve been waiting for for a long time.
One question: can multiple devices act as web controllers? I have a few older iPads dotted around the house…
One suggestion: I hope this won’t get taken the wrong way, as I’m amazed at the work that must have gone into this, but I winder whether it would make sense for Roon to have style guides for the guis - including providing an iconography toolkit. Something tells me this (and some other extensions I’ve seen appear) would be even better if they shared (as much as possible/practical) Roon’s design.
I long for the day Roon provides a simple ‘App Store’ type portal for browsing and installing these community extensions - they shouldn’t be restricted to people willing and able to get into git - and things will really take off once its easier to access them.
This may well be the extension I make the exception for, and get dirty with git.
Have you read about my Roon Extension Manager? Its goal is to provide an easy way for installing/updating community extensions (till Roon takes over). You have to get dirty once to get it up and running but after that you can stay within the Roon UI to manage your extensions (provided they are in the repository). I hope you like it.
Yes with a caveat. The now playing screen works very well with multiple controllers. The library works, but each time you switch clients you need to click the refresh button at the top. See this link for an explanation why: Roon Extension: Roon Web Controller v1.1.1
I like this idea - depending on the licensing. All of my code is MIT license, so I use the Material Design icons which are also MIT license.
The App Store idea has been hinted at. There is another extension called Extension Manager that tries to provide that capability. EDIT: see @Jan_Koudijs post!
@hifi_swlon - BTW - I generally have one copy of this extension running on node, then have multiple web browsers pointing to it. For IOS, the code is included to make it a full screen web app. Just save a bookmark to your home screen and it will open full screen without an address bar.
I have not tested having multiple instances of node running this extension, but it should work as long as they are on different hosts OR listen on different ports.
I was only thinking multiple web browsers on different iPads around the house… thanks, and for the other answers. And for the extension!
@Jan_Koudijs yeah I’d seen the extension manager. I’m of the opinion that if someone can install your manager, they can install an extension. That’s not to undermine it, I just think it will be limited in its impact on the wider non-technical audience, for which it has to be as simple and intuitive as clicking in the Roon UI. Until then all this great work will only reach a handful of people which is a great shame. All IMO. (Apologies btw for taking this off-track - back to this amazing extension!)
This looks very interesting, but I’m totally lost on how on earth I install it on a Windows PC. I’ve installed Node.js and the Git Desktop manager, but issuing npm install at the Node.js Command prompt just gives reams of errors…
Need help please.
I’ve done everything right (I believe) but the extension is not loaded/showing on any of my Roon client. The service is not loaded on my core (at least I can’t see it in my processes).
Thanks but how do I make sure I have Node version 6+ running. I simply ran sudo apt install node.js believing the latest version will be pulled and installed.
Solved the node.js problem, forgot google is a friend, version 6.1 installed.
Now another problem
@kayo the ping is normal. Its best to ether run it as a service or background… After you have it successfully running which it seems you do, Go to Roon Settings -> Extensions and enable the new extension