vylpi
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi,

first of all I would like to thank you all for the good work and sharing knowledge!

My new Pi Zero W should serve as a music player. From my first research I thought I just molder a Toslink transmitter to the correct pins and configure Raspian... Poor research! (Btw: Why doesn't that work???)

But reading this thread gives me hope for a solution. Is this TinyTOSLINK available for Pi Zero W? The "wired" solution (like in http://abload.de/img/rev_b_pluse7oi5.jpg) suits the purpose, the perfect PCB is not necessary.

BNC would be as good.

Thank you very much and best regards
vylpi

BenjaminKe
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:46 pm

Hi vylpi

Connecting a Toslink transmitter directly is not really possible, because you need a very accurate timing for the optical signal.
The Raspberry Pi has a Audio interface and you just need a sound processor which converts this to the optical signal.

If you buy my board it should fit onto the Pi Zero W like on a normal Pi B+ (because the header should be the same).
You just need to solder the header onto your Pi - if you want I can also include a header for you to solder.

Picture:
http://postimg.org/image/4vumaloa9/

Best Regards
Benjamin

vylpi
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi Benjamin,

yes, perfect, pm sent.

Kind regards
vylpi

dieterhatn
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun May 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Is there a way to disable tinytoslink via software?

Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:30 pm

I have a receiver that only has 1 digital input, so i connected my TV and tinytoslink with a Y-Splitter to the receiver.
The tinytoslink module emits light all the time, so I cannot hear the sound of my TV.
Is there a way to disable tinytoslink by software, so I can disable it when I want to watch TV and enable it again if i want to hear music?

BenjaminKe
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi,

what OS do you use?
On OpenElec and LibreElec the transmitter shuts off when there is nothing to transmit.

I had a similiar issue, but didn't want tu use a Y cable or a simple switch with a remote.
So I also designed a optical audio switch (with automatic input detection, 4 or 7 inputs and some optional nice features).
You can take a look at it here:
https://www.tindie.com/products/Beni_Sk ... io-switch/
Maybe you are interested in something?

Best Regards
Benjamin

dieterhatn
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun May 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:29 pm

BenjaminKe wrote: Maybe you are interested in something?

Best Regards
Benjamin
That looks awesome, but I guess that's a little too much for just two inputs.
The TV does not emit light when it is in standby.
I'm running osmc on my raspberry pi. I'm using shairport-sync to listen to music.
When I restart the Pi, the transmitter shuts off when there is no audio input just fine. But if I leave it running for a few days, something causes it to emit light.
I stopped the shairport-sync service, but that did not stop it from emitting light.

Edit:
You should have told me about that a few weeks ago, I just bought some sabre dac.
If I still were in need of a dac, i would definately buy your board.

BenjaminKe
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:59 pm

Hi,

the cheapest version has 4 inputs and 2 inputs wouldn't be cheaper - and maybe you have a 3rd device sometime in the future ;)
with the prioritized inputs on this switch it would definetely work for you
if we make a private order I can make a special price for you (Tindie charges fees)

maybe you should try LibreElec - maybe this works better for you?
I'm only using LibreElec and the transmitter always switches off.

Best Regards
Benjamin

dieterhatn
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun May 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:01 pm

I see If I can sell my DAC, if someone buys it I will get right back to you.
Maybe shipping can get a little cheaper as well, since we're neighbours (Hallo aus Deutschland :D )

BenjaminKe
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:04 pm

Yes sure just write me a PM :)

vylpi
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:06 pm

So finally my Pi Zero W is a neat little Music Player:
Software:
- Raspbian
- MPD controlled via MPDroid on old Android Phone
- YMPD (just for testing)
- Music on a network share

Hardware:
- Pi ZeroW
- TinyTOSLINK PCB
- Oak wood
- High End optical cable, Camtech DAC, etc.

Image

Thank you very much, Benjamin!

vylpi
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:36 am

Hi all,

does anyone experience "clicks" while starting / stopping playback? I do: When I start playback, it seems my DAC wakes up and needs to tell me it found some input.

Is there way to let the optical output stay active to keep it in sync with the DAC? I think of some silence track in a loop or such.

Thanks for any comment!

vylpi

BenjaminKe
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: TinyTOSLINK (digital audio output) now for B+, too

Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:19 pm

Hi vylpi,

depending on the software which you use for playback on the Pi there should be a "keep alive" option somewhere.

Best Regards
Benjamin

Return to “B+ addons”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests