This is the place to troubleshoot your Sonos hacks, advanced setups, and third party integrations. Be mindful of your products warranty, and that Sonos staff can't always assist in an official capacity here.
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Sonos with node.js, my attempt!
INFO Source code here: [url]https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api[/url] Sonos Web Controller draft (work in progress!): [url]https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-web-controller[/url] Sonos IR control (requires lircd and IR reciever): [url]https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-remote-control[/url] ============================================================== I know that there already is an attempt at this by this guy: [url]http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?t=32643[/url], but I found it to be a bit lacking in functionality so I decided to write up my own. I have created a simple web-based API using what I have, which could be useful for integrating stuff with other applications. This web based API is inspired by other RESTful APIs, however I don't think it follows the correct guidelines to be called a REST API. IT supports most basic features like: play, pause, seek, next, prev, volume, mute, setAVTransportURI It also supports these advanced fatures: State of player as
ZP100 not booting
Hi, I've recently acquired a ZP100 however it looks to be stuck in the boot process with a single white light flashing endlessly. It doesn't appear responsive to holding the mute button on bootup. On powerup all of the network port light flash briefly and the connection lights are solid if wired to bridge via ethernet. I know this is an old product and I know it is my fault for purchasing it, but is there any other reset tricks or way to update the firmware to get out of this loop?
One speaker from stereo pair stops working
Hi, I have a pair of Play:1's in my kitchen, configured as a stereo pair. Several times now (maybe, on average, once every 2 weeks), the right speaker stops working. Once it stops, it never comes back and the only way I can get it to come back is to separate the pair, and recreate it. This (so far) has worked immediately every time, so it appears the speaker itself works fine (in fact, when I separate it, I can always play music directly on it). I have a couple of other pairs of Play:1's in my setup, and only ever get this problem with the same, right, speaker in my kitchen zone. Nether speakers are wired. Any ideas why I keep getting this problem? For Sonos support, my Diagnostic confirmation number is: 603946054. Thanks.
iTunes Library Manager
For Sonos users who wish to choose which of their iTunes playlists are transferred to Sonos or for users who wish to use lossy formats for their ipods and lossless for their Sonos system. It makes a custom XML file on the NAS with unselected playlists removed and/or references adjusted to the lossless files. If you wish to only transfer a subset of playlists the application can be configured to display a playlist selector before the custom XML file is generated. The application can be configured to run and create the custom XML file on your NAS each time iTunes is closed. [url]http://www.darrenlink.talktalk.net/ituneslibrarymanager[/url] [url]http://www.darrenlink.talktalk.net/ituneslibrarymanager/download[/url] I have written an application that solves two main issues for Sonos and iTunes users. Many people like to use iTunes to catalog their MP3 collection for use with iPods but prefer to store lossless files (perhaps apple lossless) on their NAS for use with Sonos. The "
Option to disable built-in WiFi, when Sonos is used as a single device.
There are certain users, who don't utilize multi-zone capabilities, since they've picked up just a single Sonos player - be it Connect or Play - for one-room music experience. Naturally, those users don't need to keep the built-in WiFi in always ON state. Please, consider adding an option to disable WiFi, when it is not required. This will reduce power consumption, interference with other wifi sources, and keep the environment clean and free of extra EMR.
Hi-resolution support required (eg: AIFF 96kHz/24bit)
PLEASE add hi-resolution file support (eg. AIFF 96kHz/24bits) In a world where CDs are becoming obsolete, I believe a good share of Sonos customers are still looking for hi-fi quality, not only the mediocre (format) quality provided by most digital music services/stores. It is rather purpose less to invest in the acquisition and maintenance of such a high quality product as a Sonos system and, not being able to play the best sound quality available with it! Thanks for kindly prioritizing such improvement :o)
Problems finding Sonos system when using powerlink adaptor to extend home network
My kitchen is a wifi blackspot and so I have used a TP-LINK AV200 power-line adaptor to extend the range of my wifi to that room. So I in effect have two wifi access points (for present purposes, lets call them HomeNet and HomeNet-TPL). My kitchen is the room we use the most and the Sonos Play 5 we have there connects to HomeNet-TPL. At least, I assume it does since they are next to each other and HomeNet doesn’t normally reach the kitchen. The Sonos Bridge connects by Ethernet cable to the Homenet Router. The problem is that my iPhone App doesn’t always find my Sonos Network when it connects to HomeNet-TPL (as it normally does when I am in the kitchen) and so I cannot control Sonos. I normally fix this by walking towards the HomeNet Router and then when my iPhone connects to that part of my network it then finds Sonos. However, this is an intermitted problem. Sometimes, my iPhone app does succeed in finding Sonos when it connects to HomeNet-TPL. Any ideas to avoid this anno
Best way to make stable groups
After years of resistance, I now have a TV in the patio dedicated to music videos, to be played there and streamed to other Sonos zones indoors. I am seeing the group break up often, even where all the concerned Sonos units have solid green signal strengths back to Boost. Line is set to uncompressed; both compressed and the choosing the Airplay device trick does not seem to work; the latter does not fix the lip sync problem caused by the former. The TV is connected to a Connect in the patio, which is used to initiate a group with the 2 other zones indoors, which are also closer to the Boost than the patio Connect. Often, and usually when I choose to change the video being played, these two drop while remaining as a group, leaving the patio Connect playing on its own. When I add the Connect back to these groups, play resumes on all three zones, and, I suspect, in a more stable manner. Any ideas as to solutions? If I wanted to wire an ethernet cable from the Patio to the router what
Help on improving my home setup - (Omada wifi / another boost?)
I have recently changed our home Wifi to TP Link Omada as our existing Wifi didnt reach around the home, I am planning on adding some managed switches too which I think will help with our sonos setup in the long run. I currently have a number of devices hard wired (wifi off), a boost and some on wifi (should be sonosnet) We have had performance issues on and off over the years and hard wiring some of the sonos appears to have fixed it, the office and nursery speakers are hard wired as they are the furthest from the Boost. Would an additional boost help? Since changed to Omada APs, our devices connected by WiFi arent able to play anything, the wired devices are still functioning, these are currently connected to dumb switches. Our network matrix is as below: Any advice, suggestions are appreciated. I plan to move the location of the boost again as a first port of call. Does anyone use TP Link Omada and know the best settings to use?
Using Sonos as PC SpeakersTutorial
Image provided by PaulRBoon in this thread: Beam as computer speakerAt Sonos, we don’t make speakers specifically designed for your computer. However, if you are considering integrating your computer sound into your Sonos system, we want to help you get the most out of your products. With this being said, not all computers are built equal, so your mileage may vary, therefore it’s unfortunately not something Sonos can help or support you with setting up outside the general advice here.In this article, we are going to be focusing on the best ways to get your computer audio coming through a Sonos Playbar, Playbase, Ray, Beam, Arc, Amp, Move, Roam, Era 100 & Era 300. To get this to work, there are two things to look at: how to connect the products and the settings needed. A quick note on Play:5, Five, Connect:Amp, Port, Connect, Era 100 & Era 300While it is possible to use these players with a PC by connecting to their line-in ports (Era models will need the USB-C adaptor), this is
AirPlay support - time to do it properly
Sonos have had a form of AirPlay support for quite some time but frankly it has always been a disappointing kludge even if it got the job done. For those unaware the current and [i]only[/i] solution involves buying an Apple AirPort Express WiFi basestation, you then connect the audio output from the AirPort Express to the audio input on a Sonos device. You would then AirPlay stream to the AirPort Express and it outputs to the Sonos. This of course means spending more money for an AirPort Express or even several but also adds an extra device in the link with the possibility of additional overhead and small audio quality loss. In reality it was 'good enough'. Unfortunately Apple have just discontinued both the AirPort Express and the AirPort Extreme. (The Extreme could not do this as it does not have an audio output.) No other device has ever offered this functionality. This means that going forwards it will effectively be impossible to use AirPlay audio streaming with Sonos. (I ca
SonosNet is a Mystery
SonosNet does not activate when it absolutely should. I have talked to Tech support several times and followed that “converting to a wired setup” instructions procedure a dozen times. I’ve audio recorded the “click” that I hear when I plug my Ethernet cable into my one plugged in device more times than I can count, just to ask a friend and ensure that I did in fact hear the magical “click” sound.When I check my setup, a half dozen speakers are in, hooray, “WM: 1”! If I remove my WiFi network from the app, all those speakers VANISH forever. It’s like they’ve given up on life and have no will to live. Even though supposedly there is a magical SonosNet blasting around everywhere. The only fix is to plug my physical Boost back in, and they magically re-appear! This Boost must have the magical key that gets them to connect.The fix for this? RESETTING my entire system one-by-one. Tech support told me not to, their forums as well. But the moment I finished spending 30 hours trying t
17 years on and still no solution to AV Amp delays!
As a reasonably techie guy I’ve been helping my neighbour set up his domestic sound system. He has a Sonos driven output in 5 separate rooms. There is a mixture of Sonos 5 speakers, Ports feeding AV amplifiers and an Amp running a pair of speakers. All the rooms are very separate acoustically apart from the lounge, which has a large opening into the kitchen/dinner area. The lounge has a Port feeding a good Sony AV surround sound amplifier and the kitchen has an Amp driving a pair of passive speakers. And so he is suffering from the dreaded ‘stadium echo’ effect when playing music in both the kitchen and lounge. The mechanism is easy to understand; the Sonos kit is all synchronised together but the Sony AV system adds its own delays after the output from the Sonos Port. Because the Sony amp, along with many other AV systems, is designed such that the video output is always lip synced with the TV picture, changing from surround to direct modes does not affect the audio delay. So it is i
Sonos in Car
I have 700 songs on my Sonos playlist. It’s a shame I can’t use my own playlist in my car! Why does Sonos have no product like this one? https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XAV7000/Sony-XAV-AX7000.html?mfr=XAV-AX7000&fromlanding=1 Either Sonos finds a way to allow people to use their playlist everywhere they go, or people will just switch to something else. It’s a great system and I truly love Sonos, but a lot of my time is spent in the car and I’m not going to maintain two different playlists.
Apple TV 4K + LG OLED55C7P + Playbar/etc. + Belkin Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables
So I recently invested in the LG OLED55C7P, which is gorgeous. I can now run my individual HDMI sources (Cable, Apple TV 4K, Xbox One X) to the TV, and audio out through optical to the playbar and beyond. All was good for video and sound - 5.1 for each source, and I didn't need a splitter (I used the Octava before, with my old TV). In reading about Dolby Vision, etc., I saw that Apple recommended the Belkin Ultra High Speed HDMI cable. I saw conflicting opinions, but I wanted to use the best that I could, so I bought the cable and stuck it between the Apple TV and the TV. Boom - I started getting the 'Unsupported Audio' error in Sonos. I recycled power for everything, tweaked the TV audio output settings, tweaked the Apple TV audio output settings, and no luck. So, I swapped the good old HDMI cable back in, and life is fine. So my question is - does anyone have perspective on why this cable, which I'd assume would be backward compatible, would have issues? The TV (2017 mod
Move Stereo Pair Bluetooth problem
Hi, I have two Move-s in stereo pair which are working great. I would sometimes like to use one of the speakers in bluetooth mode (connected to Iphone). When I use left speaker (from stereo pair) in bluetooth mode everything works great. However, when I try to use right speaker in bluetooth mode, it connects to Iphone, but no there is no sound. I have tried to factory reset that speaker, and the problem persisted. I have also tried to separate stereo pair, then both speakers were working in bluetooth mode (separately of course) without a problem. I have also tried to switch left/right speakers when creating stereo pair, and then the other speaker was not working in bluetooth mode. Does anybody have similar experience? Is it a software bug? Many thanks for all the help! Kind regards,
Move - issues with grouping and playback
Hello. I’ve got an issue with Move - If I commence playback when all players are grouped together, it will not playback on my Move, but will play on all non Move speakers in the group If I commence playback on the Move, and then add all other players to that group, then all will play the source music as normal The non Move players (three of them) are all on a Sonosnet Boost wired connection. The Move is on 2G wi-fi (not using an extender) Anyone else having this issue, and an/or any suggestions for a remedy? Matt
How to set up Sonos on a Tenda Mesh system (with or without a Boost)
I have been struggling with my Sonos system (6 speakers - 1 stereo pair and 4 separates together with a Boost) for 2 years now and still do not have a reliable system without dropouts. I have places a couple of related questions here and spoken to Sonos tech service numerous times.My router feeds the primary node of the Tenda Mesh system by ethernet and I have managed to hard wire all of the speakers to other Tenda nodes. I have tested this with and without the Boost and with the WiFi turned on or off on all speakers, but still cannot get a reliable system free of dropoutsMy question is what is the best way to connect the system to the mesh and router and do I need the Boost? The network matrix shows the Boost to be doing little or nothing to stabilise the system and disconnecting the Boost seems to make little difference.I would be grateful for any help as, after 2 years I am pretty close to parting company with Sonos, as I want to listen to music, not constantly fiddle with the syste
SMB1 Security Issue - LACK OF RESPONSE FROM SONOS
How many people are considering moving away from SONOS due to the lack of an official response from SONOS on the SMB 1 security issue? I have been a long time supporter of SONOS and am dismayed at their lack of response at the many threads on the SMB1 security issues. I use a NAS to my music with SONOS and this was one of the primary reasons for my first purchase when they first introduced the product to the market. I had already stared upgrading my SONOS equipment to support S2 but have halted all purchases until I get an official response to the SMB1 issue. I have sent a E-Mail to the SONOS CEO requesting an official response and will update this thread when I get a response to my E-Mail.
Advanced Sonos Wireless Network Configuration Using Sonos BOOST
I wrote a how-to on my blog that describes in detail the performance differences between: * using your existing WiFi network (“Standard” mode), * using SonosNet 2.0 (“Boost” mode) with an Ethernet-connected Sonos speaker, * using SonosNet 2.0 (“Boost” mode) with an dedicated BOOST device, and * adding a second and then a third dedicated BOOST device Initially, I had only two Sonos One smart speakers, each in different rooms. I used Standard mode, connecting them to my Wireless AC WiFi home network. As I added more Sonos speakers, I encountered occasional audio drop outs, particularly noticeable with paired speakers and particularly with lossless audio. Now, I have purchased three Sonos BOOST hardware devices to feed over a dozen Sonos One smart speakers. In the article, I walk through using the Sonos Network Matrix to optimize your network (and therefore audio) performance. Beyond the red/yellow/green color codes, I describe how to understand signal strength, noise floor,
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