Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd. - Support Forums and Community

Full Version: SONOS and Grouping
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
I wanted to know what other SONOS users were doing to solve the SONOS grouping issue with CQC. I was married to SONOS when I moved in to my house but can make some changes.

I use PLEX for my media server but will consider changing. I currently use the Apple TV PLEX app to stream video content on my TV’s.

I also use the Subsonic music server to allow me to access my music via SONOS. While PLEX can do this, it is married to the cloud.
(04-15-2020, 05:01 PM)gReatAutomation Wrote: [ -> ]I wanted to know what other SONOS users were doing to solve the SONOS grouping issue with CQC. I was married to SONOS when I moved in to my house but can make some changes.

I use PLEX for my media server but will consider changing. I currently use the Apple TV PLEX app to stream video content on my TV’s.

I also use the Subsonic music server to allow me to access my music via SONOS. While PLEX can do this, it is married to the cloud.

Not sure of your question but you have some control over grouping in Sonos with InvokeCmd.

Devices::FieldWrite
    P1=SonosZPMasterbed.InvokeCmd
    P2=GroupTo :  SonosZP
    P3=False
(04-16-2020, 04:56 AM)kfly Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2020, 05:01 PM)gReatAutomation Wrote: [ -> ]I wanted to know what other SONOS users were doing to solve the SONOS grouping issue with CQC. I was married to SONOS when I moved in to my house but can make some changes.

I use PLEX for my media server but will consider changing. I currently use the Apple TV PLEX app to stream video content on my TV’s.

I also use the Subsonic music server to allow me to access my music via SONOS. While PLEX can do this, it is married to the cloud.

Not sure of your question but you have some control over grouping in Sonos with InvokeCmd.

Devices::FieldWrite
    P1=SonosZPMasterbed.InvokeCmd
    P2=GroupTo :  SonosZP
    P3=False


Interesting. I will mess around with this. So, you are saying that if I have the following:

Kitchen
Living Room

that I can group and ungroup these like I do in the SONOS app? Then the only other thing I would need to figure out is how to browse my music (I currently use PLEX as a media server but am open to adding a special media server that would work with CQC.
(04-16-2020, 07:05 AM)gReatAutomation Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-16-2020, 04:56 AM)kfly Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2020, 05:01 PM)gReatAutomation Wrote: [ -> ]I wanted to know what other SONOS users were doing to solve the SONOS grouping issue with CQC. I was married to SONOS when I moved in to my house but can make some changes.

I use PLEX for my media server but will consider changing. I currently use the Apple TV PLEX app to stream video content on my TV’s.

I also use the Subsonic music server to allow me to access my music via SONOS. While PLEX can do this, it is married to the cloud.

Not sure of your question but you have some control over grouping in Sonos with InvokeCmd.

Devices::FieldWrite
    P1=SonosZPMasterbed.InvokeCmd
    P2=GroupTo :  SonosZP
    P3=False


Interesting. I will mess around with this. So, you are saying that if I have the following:

Kitchen
Living Room

that I can group these together like I do in the SONOS app?

yes,
I do it when I turn on a zone(press button).  FYI Also some sonos devices will turn off if you set volume to  0.

https://www.charmedquark.com/Web2/CQCDoc...e=/SonosZP

GroupTo : [ | coordmoniker]
Quote:
This command will group this device either to itself (take it out of any group and make it a standalone group) or will group it to the indicated device, which is identified by the driver moniker of the player that is to be the group coordinator. Use the special value to go back to a standalone group.
Thanks for the feedback. Any suggestions for integrating music to the SONOS ZP's via CQC? While there is a PLEX driver, I can only get it to work with my movies library and not my music library.
The Plex repo currently only supports movies. Plex itself may have only supported movies when I originally did the driver, I can't remember.
(04-16-2020, 07:23 AM)gReatAutomation Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks for the feedback. Any suggestions for integrating music to the SONOS ZP's via CQC? While there is a PLEX driver, I can only get it to work with my movies library and not my music library.

I use the Media Renderer and the File Tag Repository for any digital music I have stored, but not often.  Mostly I use the Favorites and Playlist commands within the ZP driver, which allows you to play locally stored music.  You can set these up within the Sonos App, and then display them in CQC.  I programmed into my interface the Sonos Media Renderer driver, which does give you access to all of your music, but I bet I have used that once or twice total over the last year, mainly use my favorites that are saved along with any playlists.  If you store a playlist in the m3u format, Sonos reads that and it can be added to its playlist.

What I did to differentiate between the Sonos Media Renderer and the ZP was to set a CQC variable, so if one was playing, the other couldn't unless it cleared itself out and was not playing.  If you don't do that, you will get music tracking over each other.