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by Riverdog
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shairport Metadata
Replies: 14
Views: 6308

Re: Shairport Metadata

That's a cool project! Are you going to post photos somewhere when you're done?

Nate
by Riverdog
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shairport Metadata
Replies: 14
Views: 6308

Re: Shairport Metadata

No more progress - I took a break to work on another project last night. My goal here is to show the cover art and metadata over hdmi so I can hook the pi up to my receiver. I've got LIRC up and running and plan on implementing bluetooth support next. Here's what I'm planning on including in my shai...
by Riverdog
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shairport Metadata
Replies: 14
Views: 6308

Re: Shairport Metadata

Thanks! So you just poll the now_playing file every second or something? I'm still banging my head against the fifo file. I can redirect it to a file using cat now_playing > output, but can't get awk to work like some of the other examples. It's frustrating because I think the named pipe would make ...
by Riverdog
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shairport Metadata
Replies: 14
Views: 6308

Re: Shairport Metadata

No worries. It looks like chmod 755 on the meta folder still prevents the now_playing fifo from being created / updated. I'm not sure of the exact permissions required. Can you link the version of shairport you're using? I've managed to create the now_playing fifo and get the cover art but I'm havin...
by Riverdog
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shairport Metadata
Replies: 14
Views: 6308

Re: Shairport Metadata

I've been running into the same problem. What I eventually figured out (after much googling) is that there are guides out there for setting up shairport on the pi that reference old versions of shairport. The first thing to do is make sure the guide you're using actually installs the most up to date...

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