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by jivex5k
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)

Hey there. So unfortunately I never was able to get it to work, however this was two years ago and perhaps it has been updated by now.
by jivex5k
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: Got RPi 3 playing audio to multiple bluetooth speakers.

Whoa, I got it working with the native bluetooth in a really hacky way. I manually stopped hciattach and ran the command: /usr/bin/hciattach /dev/ttyAMA0 bcm43xx 921600 noflow - This was with pi-bluetooth and bluez 5 installed. Then I removed bluez5 and pi-bluetooth, yet the binary is still running:...
by jivex5k
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: Got RPi 3 playing audio to multiple bluetooth speakers.

So I'm digging around in the kernel modules, I notice when I install bluez 5 I get a very interesting module added: hci_uart You can see thefind hci_uart module here: ./lib/modules/4.4.9-v7+/kernel/drivers/bluetooth/hci_uart.ko All of a sudden the onboard bluetooth is recognized when this is install...
by jivex5k
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

Got it working with a usb bluetooth adapter, bluez 4, and mpd. Connecting to two speakers with a single adapter, have to configure /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf like this: [General] AutoConnect=true Enable=Socket,Source,Sink,Media [A2DP] SBCSources=50 Probably can lower SBCSources and tinker with the se...
by jivex5k
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

Have you done sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth Just tried it, same missing shared object. I was hopeful the plugin would be in the ALSA project tar file that is called plugins, it doesn't appear to be there though. I compiled both the base library and the plugins: ftp://ftp.alsa-pro...
by jivex5k
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

Have you tried something along this line? http://askubuntu.com/questions/661545/how-to-configure-2-bluetooth-speakers-with-2-bluetooth-dongles No, haven't even managed to get the first dongle working with alsa. Looks like I'm missing a shared object: Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/arm-linux-gn...
by jivex5k
Fri May 20, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

If you can't recognize the adapter, running the bluetoothd will have no effect. Do you have USB adapter? Yep, USB adapter is seen. Would like to utilize the onboard one though. EDIT- Seems to be working, just scanned and it found the speakers. I'm going to see if I can get this working like I did w...
by jivex5k
Fri May 20, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

You could try just installing bluez-firmware to get the onboard adapter recognized? Says it's already installed. Even removed and reinstalled it, no luck. Also looked at pi-bluetooth and bluetooth, they would install bluez 5 though. Can't enable the service to auto start, it's because my init scrip...
by jivex5k
Fri May 20, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

Compiled bluez 4.101 using this guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/install-bluez-on-the-raspberry-pi/installation It's a start at least. hcitool is not showing the bluetooth adapter though, might not have the driver for the onboard bluetooth or maybe just not fully configured yet. Going to do a fresh...
by jivex5k
Wed May 18, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

You can compile and build BlueZ 4 under Jessie (takes less than an hour on the Pi; I wouldn't bother cross-compiling). I personally doubt it will help. I just tested on my Android phone, and it also allows just one A2DP connection at a time. Oh duh... I was so used to cross compiling I hadn't consi...
by jivex5k
Wed May 18, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

You can pair multiple audio devices simultaneously, but you can only connect to one at a time - trying to connect to a second device will disconnect the first one. This seems to be a limitation of the way BlueZ works with PulseAudio; there is no obvious fix for it. Hmmm.... Well downgrading to 4.0 ...
by jivex5k
Sat May 14, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

Status of the connected BT Speaker is [bluetooth]# info 08:EF:3B:11:6C:17 Device 08:EF:3B:11:6C:17 Name: LG SOUND BAR(6C:17) Alias: LG SOUND BAR(6C:17) Class: 0x240428 Icon: audio-card Paired: yes Trusted: yes Blocked: no Connected: yes LegacyPairing: no UUID: Audio Sink (0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00...
by jivex5k
Sat May 14, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

@jivex5k, sorry, I was responding to SantoshMullick. I should have just asked him to start a new thread. By the way, aplay over Bluetooth DOES work; it surprised me too. So you're trying to play to two Bluetooth speakers at the same time? Maybe I'll try that this weekend. No worries! That's crazy a...
by jivex5k
Sat May 14, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

As per the given instruction I am able to connect the Bluetooth speaker but no sound from speaker If I play the music on my raspberry Pi. You have to configure MPD, or some other audio player to do it. See my above post for how I set up MPD to play through the speaker. Also, paplay would probably w...
by jivex5k
Sat May 14, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

What are you using to play music? What happens when you aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav Aplay probably won't work. I don't have the hardware right now to test it but I would assume it does nothing to the bluetooth speaker since bluez 5 doesn't support the old alsa bluetooth plugin. I ...
by jivex5k
Fri May 13, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

Still no luck with this. Going to update to the latest version of Jessie to see if that helps. If it doesn't I'm going to try to downgrade to bluez 4 and use ALSA instead of pulseaudio. EDIT - Updated to the 5/10/16 release, no luck. Still can only connect one speaker, looks like it's designed to fu...
by jivex5k
Thu May 12, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup
Replies: 152
Views: 475294

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup

Has anyone had success connecting more than a single bluetooth speaker? I get the first one going just fine, but the second one gives me an "unable to select SEP" error in the system log and won't connect.
by jivex5k
Thu May 12, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

Re: RPi 3 can't connect more than 1 speaker with bluetooth.

For a bit more information on this, I was previously able to connect more than one speaker using bluez 4 and the ALSA plugin. I would pair the speakers using the simple-agent python script, and from there was able to configure asound.conf for each bluetooth speaker I pair. It would connect on demand...
by jivex5k
Thu May 12, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (SOLVED)Connect bluetooth speaker failed
Replies: 3
Views: 6637

Re: Connect bluetooth speaker failed

I posted how I got a bluetooth speaker working with pulseaudio and a raspberry pi 3 here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=147919 I can't get more than one speaker to connect though. It's using raspbian jessie though, which has bluez 5 installed. It sounds like you have bluez ...
by jivex5k
Thu May 12, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)
Replies: 30
Views: 17163

RPi 3 onboard bluetooth to multiple speakers working (hacky)

UPDATE 9/8/16 I managed to hack my way into getting this working with the onboard bluetooth. It involves installing bluez5, running an hciattach command sudo /usr/bin/hciattach /dev/ttyAMA0 bcm43xx 921600 noflow - , uninstalling bluez5, and finally pairing the bluetooth speakers. I can confirm this...

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