Official SONOS owners thread - Page 57 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 65Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1681 of 1693 Old 06-18-2017, 08:55 AM
** Man of Leisure **
 
AustinJerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 16,228
Mentioned: 205 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7558 Post(s)
Liked: 4223
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveN View Post
How do I determine the IP address for the connect? I'm using a Mac.
In the controller app, select Settings/About My Sonos System, and you will see the IP addresses for any Sonos component.s To display the Stats, choose the Sonos Connect IP address.
DaveN and nathan_h like this.
AustinJerry is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1682 of 1693 Old 06-20-2017, 06:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Superman07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Liked: 26
^ cool!

Have you tried deleting all the apps and reinstalling?
Superman07 is offline  
post #1683 of 1693 Old 06-20-2017, 01:06 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
nathan_h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: O.A.S.I.S
Posts: 7,345
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1418 Post(s)
Liked: 921
The release notes for Sonos 7.3 include a line item that says "Play your vinyl LPs on Sonos." but no additional information. Are they actually incorporating a software-defined RIAA curve option into the input on CONNECT & CONNECT AMP?

Nope: found a link to more info. Understandably needs a phono pre amp still to make it work.

***
My current setup.
My favorite movie review podcast, the Next Picture Show.
Don't suffer through Gamma D on your JVC. Optimize HDR Tone Mapping using Arve's tool & Masciola's test patterns instead (hints.)

Last edited by nathan_h; 06-20-2017 at 09:51 PM.
nathan_h is offline  
 
post #1684 of 1693 Old 06-21-2017, 03:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Superman07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Has anybody heard more info on the Sonos - Alexa integration? They announced that last year and even put out a video, yet nothing.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Superman07 is offline  
post #1685 of 1693 Old 07-27-2017, 04:57 AM
Advanced Member
 
elee532's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked: 16
I'm considering a Sonos Playbar to expand access to my music collection to another room beyond my media room, and also improve the sound level of the TV in my living room. Problem is I have a lot of hi-res and 5.1 FLAC files in my collection. I have no interest in re-ripping these files. Are there any other options to play them via Sonos? I don't care if they get "down sampled." I just want to be able to play them. I was thinking like maybe a DLNA server could transcode to a low res or stereo on the fly and the Sonos could play them that way? Would this work? Other ideas? Thanks!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
elee532 is offline  
post #1686 of 1693 Old 07-29-2017, 04:46 PM
Member
 
timmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by elee532 View Post
I'm considering a Sonos Playbar to expand access to my music collection to another room beyond my media room, and also improve the sound level of the TV in my living room. Problem is I have a lot of hi-res and 5.1 FLAC files in my collection. I have no interest in re-ripping these files. Are there any other options to play them via Sonos? I don't care if they get "down sampled." I just want to be able to play them. I was thinking like maybe a DLNA server could transcode to a low res or stereo on the fly and the Sonos could play them that way? Would this work? Other ideas? Thanks!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


I would think Plex should work for you. Create a Plex media server pointing to your music collection, and then add Plex to your Sonos. Stream your music over Sonos using the Plex service and it should work. Plex does a great job in converting source material so that it plays successfully on any device.

By the way a friend of mine just got the PlayBase for under his tv along with the sonos subwoofer and it sounds AMAZING. I was completely blown away. Next time I upgrade my home theater I may do the same. We have come a long way ...
nathan_h and elee532 like this.
timmo is offline  
post #1687 of 1693 Old 07-29-2017, 04:53 PM
Member
 
timmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 23
By the way, what I love about Plex in Sonos is how you can see and play your last added albums. I really wish the Sonos music controller could do the same ( no way to see most recently added music). The bad thing about Plex is that I believe it streams out over the internet and comes back to play, rather than keeping everything local on your network ( I believe this to be true but I may be wrong).
elee532 likes this.
timmo is offline  
post #1688 of 1693 Old 07-29-2017, 06:30 PM
Advanced Member
 
elee532's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmo View Post
By the way, what I love about Plex in Sonos is how you can see and play your last added albums. I really wish the Sonos music controller could do the same ( no way to see most recently added music). The bad thing about Plex is that I believe it streams out over the internet and comes back to play, rather than keeping everything local on your network ( I believe this to be true but I may be wrong).


Thanks @timmo !!

One more question... one of the things I have heard about Sonos is that it's possible to search all music sources at once... I.e. local music collection and streaming services. Would Plex be included in search? Thanks!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
elee532 is offline  
post #1689 of 1693 Old 07-29-2017, 07:20 PM
Member
 
timmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by elee532 View Post
Thanks @timmo !!

One more question... one of the things I have heard about Sonos is that it's possible to search all music sources at once... I.e. local music collection and streaming services. Would Plex be included in search? Thanks!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Yes! Plex is just plain awesome...I love it, and completely free to boot. I bought a lifetime license to support them though. I hope it's always around.
elee532 likes this.
timmo is offline  
post #1690 of 1693 Old 08-17-2017, 12:51 AM
Newbie
 
enricog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi sorry if the question was already asked... is there a way to see in which audio format the sonos playbase is currently playing ?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
enricog is offline  
post #1691 of 1693 Old 08-17-2017, 06:42 AM
** Man of Leisure **
 
AustinJerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 16,228
Mentioned: 205 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7558 Post(s)
Liked: 4223
Quote:
Originally Posted by enricog View Post
Hi sorry if the question was already asked... is there a way to see in which audio format the sonos playbase is currently playing ?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
By audio format, I assume you mean MP3, M4a, FLAC, etc.

Not sure if this will be helpful, but if you go to Help:About in your Sonos controller, find the IP address of your playbase, and then enter 192.168.x.xxx:1400/status/perf, where 192.168.x.xxx is the player's IP address, you will see the Sonos buffer information, as shown in the first attached screen shot. If you examine the buffer closely, it will show you the audio format of the current track (FLAC in the example).

Also, on some music services, the Sonos controller will have a "Track Format" option when you click the "..." to bring up the menu, as shown in the second screen shot (Deezer is the music service). Clicking the track format option will show you the current audio format (Flac in the third screenshot).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sonos Buffer.JPG (118.9 KB, 61 views)
File Type: jpg Deezer Track Format.JPG (86.9 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg Deezer Track Format2.JPG (45.7 KB, 59 views)
nathan_h and ballen420 like this.
AustinJerry is online now  
post #1692 of 1693 Old 08-23-2017, 06:44 AM
Newbie
 
enricog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post
By audio format, I assume you mean MP3, M4a, FLAC, etc.



Not sure if this will be helpful, but if you go to Help:About in your Sonos controller, find the IP address of your playbase, and then enter 192.168.x.xxx:1400/status/perf, where 192.168.x.xxx is the player's IP address, you will see the Sonos buffer information, as shown in the first attached screen shot. If you examine the buffer closely, it will show you the audio format of the current track (FLAC in the example).



Also, on some music services, the Sonos controller will have a "Track Format" option when you click the "..." to bring up the menu, as shown in the second screen shot (Deezer is the music service). Clicking the track format option will show you the current audio format (Flac in the third screenshot).


Thanks a lot it is exactly what I was looking for!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
enricog is offline  
post #1693 of 1693 Old 09-01-2017, 04:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Superman07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Liked: 26
So an event has been announced for early October in NYC. I believe there has also been discussion of FCC filings for device with built in mic.

I'd hope the recent Play 5 has the same thing built in as a hidden feature.

Also, I really hope any Alexa integration isn't contingent on the new device, unless it's an accessory.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Superman07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming

Tags
amp , Marantz Pm6004 Integrated Amplifier , Sonos , Sonos Playbar Tv Soundbar And Wireless Speaker For Streaming Music

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off