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JimH

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NEW: Zone Groups
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:36:25 pm »

You can now put zones together in groups.  Right click on a zone to add it to a zone group.  It can include a DLNA zone or any other kind of zone.

We expect to be able to start synchronized playback of a zone group.
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Re: NEW: Zone Groups
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 03:28:23 am »

how will this interact with zone switch?

for example, say I would like to have groups like

cinema
- music
- films

kitchen
- player

and the zones in the cinema group have zoneswitch rules setup to change DSP config for different content

now say I want to play some music in both the cinema and kitchen at the same time, would it be a case of having to setup a group that is like myNewZoneForSyncedPlayback { kitchen_player, cinema_music } (i.e. either create another one that clones those zones and put them in another group or rearrange them for the duration of the playback session) & turn off the existing zoneswitch rules?

If so, this makes me think that it might be better if a zone group were a logical grouping of existing zones, i.e. like a collection of symlinks. If you did this and let a zoneswitch rule be scoped by zone group then it feels like it would just work as expected without needing manual reconfiguration.
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