I’m an enthusiastic noob with Mopidy running on two Raspberry Pi Musiboxes in two different sides of my house. There have been a few times when I’ve wanted to switch ongoing playback from one of the musicboxes to another if a party is generally moving from one part of the house to another. I can do this by just stopping playback on one and setting up the same playlist on another, but I was wondering if there might be a more elegant solution.
From reading the forum it seems as though I should be able to create a simple app or script on my android phone or laptop that queries one musicbox about what its current position in a track and playlist, then issues a command to stop, then sets the same track and playlist up on another musicbox and issues a command to play using JSON commands over http.
The problem is that I have absolutely no idea how I’d begin to start experimenting with this. I’ve installed the mopidy-api-explorer extension on one of the musicboxes but I have no idea how to begin working with it. Can anyone give me a sense of what tools and skills I’d need to start learning in order to take the first steps on this project?