User guides

Topic Contents
Getting Started Prerequisites, Installation, Configuration, Seeding your database vs SPY modes Comparison of the two modes of operation for this application mode Illustration of it in use, and How-To guide
SPY mode Illustration of it in use, Install and How-To guide
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Multi-User Description of the multi-user capabilities of this application
AlbumPlays Playlists Multi-target playlists, with album-based & auto-refresh options
Application backup Backup the AlbumPlays and MediaMonkey databases
Play summary or details? Upload play summary or individual scrobbles to MM? ; considerations
Raspberry Pi Run Spy mode on a Raspberry Pi, so you can save power by turning your PC off

Guide: Getting Started:

Guide: mode:                  nb: available to anybody: no Sonos requirement

Guide: SPY mode                         nb: only applicable to Sonos owners

Guide: AlbumPlays Playlists: (multi-target, album-based & auto-refresh options)
Guide: Running the AlbumPlays Spy module on a Raspberry Pi
  • Why? … What is a Raspberry Pi? .. How would it help? .. What do you need?
  • Install options … assisted install or manual install? … required preparation
    • Assisted RPi Installation steps:
      • Install RPi … install & boot the Raspberry Pi, and establish interoperability with Windows
      • Install AlbumPlays … install Spy component of AlbumPlays onto the Raspberry Pi
      • Initial configuration of AlbumPlays … get AlbumPlays running with a basic configuration… it finds your Sonos zones and start detecting track plays
      • further step coming
    • Manual RPi Installation steps:
      • Connection .. what to plug where … connect to your network
      • Controlling it from your Windows PC .. so that it has no need for its own screen, mouse nor keyboard
      • Configuring your Raspberry Pi .. install patches & updates remote server (vnc) .. Windows clipboard support for paste from Windows .. reserve a fixed IP address .. backup your configuration
      • Preparing your RPi for AlbumPlays … enable Windows Explorer to access your RPi .. install a GUI for package management (Synaptic) .. allow access to a NAS share .. install AlbumPlays prerequisites
      • Installing AlbumPlays … coming soon
      • Installing AlbumPlays upgrades … coming soon

Things to consider:

Frequently asked questions: