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truehl
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SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:03 pm

Hi folks,

GREAT NEWS!

I'm very happy to tell you that SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi version 6 is now ready for download. I've changed a lot of details in the scripts, addressing both, usability and functions.

SqueezePlug Media-Server version 6 is based on the official foundation images and is available in two versions:
- Raspbian “wheezy” (2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian.zip)
- Soft-float Debian “wheezy” (2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.zip)

Why different versions?
There are two versions of SqueezePlug 6: One Hard-Float (the standard version) and one Soft-Float. Hard-Float will give you an extra kick of performance, Soft-Float the compatibility to things not supported for Hard-Float, like Spotify and others. You can't switch between these versions, you have to decide in the beginning. If you don't like to use graphical x-stuff, which is unnecessary for SqueezePlug the performance of the Soft-Float version is absolutely o.k. So choose the Soft-Float version only if you like to use Spotify or some other Hard-Float incompatible software. It will be also possible to "upgrade" from the foundation images to Squeezeplug in near future.

What is SqueezePlug?
SqueezePlug is a platform for different Media-Servers:
- Logitech Media Server (f.k.a. Slimserver, SqueezeBox Server)
- MiniDLNA
- MPD
- Mediatomb
- Twonky
- Forked DAAPD

And SqueezePlug is a platform for different Media-clients or players:
- SqueezeSlave
- SqueezeLite
- SqueezePlay (experimental)
- Shairport
- Omxplayer

And SqueezePlug offers some other services:
- Crashplan
- Owncloud
- Webmin
- Access-Point functionality

All these servers and players are ready to install by just a click.

Included features are:
- Scripts for all SqueezePlug configurations
- Expand RootFS automatically
- Create a Swap File
- Change Timezone, Hostname, Password, SSH-Keys,
- Configure Network Settings incl. Access-Point
- Support for wireless USB-Sticks
- Change Overclocking and Memory Spilt
- Handling of external drives
- Cloning SD-Cards
- Samba Server already included
- HD-Idle included
- Update functions included
- Test and Change audio settings

All official Raspbian / Wheezy features like X-Server are available, nothing is purged by default. X-Server stuff can be deleted automatically if you like.

How to install SqueezePlug?
The Image comes as 3 GB! So it fits on 4 GB SD-Cards, not on 2 GB. 3 GB is chosen for compatibility with different sizes of 4 GB SD-Cards. You should expand the SD-Card to it's full size during the initial setup.

1. Download, unzip and burn the sd-card
2. Start the Pi and find out the IP-Address (e.g. from an attached monitor, from your router or a tools like Advanced IP Scanner v2).
3. login with user: root and pw: nosoup4u
4. Follow the initial steps
a. Update SqueezePlug
b. Expand the Root-Filesystem to the maximum SD-Card size
5. type "setup" and choose the options you need and the scripts will do the rest for you.

Please visit my blog to download the new image: http:/squeezeplug.de
Look for:
SqueezePlug_HF_600.img the Hard-Float version or
SqueezePlug_SF_600.img the Soft-Float version.

I'll update my Wiki and videos later to regarding Raspberry Pi version 6.

There will be no more new images for SheevaPlug, DockStar and GoFlex Net!

Have fun,
Greetings,
Thomas

Feel free to donate my SqueezePlug project:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... M49ARYWK6C
thanks a lot!
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Argon
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:20 pm

A big thanks ! Will test this out in 2013 :-)

Leussink
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:25 pm

Amazing stuff!

If i want to use Spotify do I need a premium account?

And what version is the best for spotify hard or soft?

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:32 pm

Hey Thomas,

Thx a lot for working so hard! Can hardly wait to unpack but testing will start in 2013. ;)
(By the way, what's driving you, to work so hard on this?)
So far all that remains is to wish you "einen guten Rutsch"

Helge

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:38 pm

Leussink wrote:Amazing stuff!

If i want to use Spotify do I need a premium account?

And what version is the best for spotify hard or soft?
Soft, read the start post again :-)

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:41 pm

Argon wrote:
Leussink wrote:Amazing stuff!

If i want to use Spotify do I need a premium account?

And what version is the best for spotify hard or soft?
Soft, read the start post again :-)
Yeah I understand but do i need Spotify PREMIUM???

onefatsurfer
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:43 pm

I will install and test this out later today. Hopefully this fixes my issue with my USB DAC. Thanks, Thomas! :D

steves999
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:37 pm

Very exciting! Many thanks for all your hard work Thomas - donation it's way very soon.
Now I'm just waiting for the download link for the softfloat version to appear on your blog :-)

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:46 pm

Yeah me 2! The Hard one wont work on an 4 GB SD Card :cry:

Win32diskimager gave me the following error:
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castalla
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:07 pm

Another Not Enough Space error on 4gb ...

I don't want the SF version!

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:25 pm

So i need a 8 GB SD Card for this image?

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:36 pm

The Soft-Float version is also uploaded.

What about the non fitting SD-Cards? Do all of you have this issue? Maybe I have to investigate it. For me 4 GB cards work fine. did you also try this tool?

http://www.alexpage.de/download/usbit/usbit.zip

Please report back, we will find a solution!
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castalla
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:00 pm

Same problem with usbit

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:43 pm

I'll make a new image on another SD-Card type also 4 GB and I'll upload it when finished! It will last some more hours!
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:44 pm

I've just finished dd'ing the HF version to a 32 Gbyte card.

3839 records (bs was 1M)
4025483264 bytes

Now about to put it in the RPi. :)

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:47 pm

Did you set this option in the USB-Image Tool?
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castalla
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:22 pm

That fixed it! :D

Thanks.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:14 pm

castalla wrote:That fixed it! :D

Thanks.
o.k. then we leave it for this year! More next year!

Have a nice and Squeezy 2013 !!!
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:35 pm

Soft float is installed, but I'm still having USB audio issues. :(

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:51 pm

onefatsurfer wrote:Soft float is installed, but I'm still having USB audio issues. :(
We should take a look at this issue next year! Which DAC do you use and which player?
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:00 pm

I'm using a Fiio E10 and SqueezeLite. My plan is to get an objectiveDAC and make a homebuilt Logitech Transporter with the raspberry pi and the ODAC. I'm testing it with the Fiio first before investing in the ODAC

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:11 pm

onefatsurfer wrote:I'm using a Fiio E10 and SqueezeLite. My plan is to get an objectiveDAC and make a homebuilt Logitech Transporter with the raspberry pi and the ODAC. I'm testing it with the Fiio first before investing in the ODAC
Please paste the output of

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/usr/bin/squeezelite -l
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:13 pm

truehl wrote:
castalla wrote:That fixed it! :D

Thanks.
o.k. then we leave it for this year! More next year!

Have a nice and Squeezy 2013 !!!
Gleichweis!
Alles geht prima mit HF6.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:08 am

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Last login: Tue Jan  1 08:02:30 2013 from stephanie-pc.home
[email protected]:~# squeezelite -l
Output devices:
  null                           - Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
  sysdefault:CARD=Audio          - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - Default Audio Device
  front:CARD=Audio,DEV=0         - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - Front speakers
  surround40:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
  surround41:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
  surround50:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
  surround51:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
  surround71:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
  iec958:CARD=Audio,DEV=0        - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
  sysdefault:CARD=ALSA           - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Default Audio Device

[email protected]:~#
/usr/bin/squeezelite -l
Output devices:
  null                           - Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
  sysdefault:CARD=Audio          - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - Default Audio Device
  front:CARD=Audio,DEV=0         - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - Front speakers
  surround40:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
  surround41:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
  surround50:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
  surround51:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
  surround71:CARD=Audio,DEV=0    - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - 7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
  iec958:CARD=Audio,DEV=0        - DigiHug USB Audio, USB Audio - IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
  sysdefault:CARD=ALSA           - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Default Audio Device

[email protected]:~#

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:14 am

Truehl,
Thank you for all your hard work! Squeezeplug is exactly what I've been looking for! Sorry to bother you, but I am trying to use a Creative xmod usb dac to improve the sound of my raspi but the audio that I am able to get out is very scratchy and low quality. Any ideas? Also, squeeze lite doesn't seem to be starting upon boot.
Thanks again!

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