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SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Mon May 28, 2012 8:07 pm

Hi folks,

GREAT NEWS!

I'm very happy to tell you that SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi (Beta) is ready for download.

SqueezePlug Media-Server version 4.08b1 for Raspberry Pi is based on the existing and very famous versions of SqueezePlug for other ARM based devices like SheevaPlug, Dockstar and GoFlex Net.

I did some hard work to get it running on such a tiny device, but now it's working great and with a good performance. I ran it for 2 days now stable and have no issues.

SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi offers the same set of features like the versions for all other devices. So SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi has a lot of very cool features:

SqueezePlug is a platform for different Media-Servers:
- Logitech Media Server (f.k.a. Slimserver, SqueezeBox Server)
- MiniDLNA
- Mediatomb
- Twonky
- TVMobili

All these servers are ready to install by a click.

Included features are:
- Support for wireless USB-Sticks
- SqueezeSlave (Media Player running on RPi with no additional HW) Server and player on the same device
- Option to install a SqueezeSlave "Stand Alone Player"
- Scripts for all SqueezePlug configurations
- Samba Server already included

The installation is based on the Debian distribution (debian6-19-04-2012.img). The kernel and all packages are up to date. There is no X-Server or other graphic things installed. They are completely removed. The intention of SqueezePlug is to run a headless Media-Server. So SSH is installed and activated. All you have to do is this:

1. Download, unzip and burn the sd-card
2. Start the Pi and find out the IP-Address (e.g. from an attached monitor or from your router).
3. login with user: root and pw: nosoup4u
4. Choose Raspberry Pi from the initial screen.
5. Reboot the RPi by typing: shutdown -r now
6. Connect again and type: setup
7. 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 sp_rpi_408b1.zip

I'll update my Wiki later to regarding Raspberry Pi.

Have fun,
Greetings,
Thomas
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Mon May 28, 2012 9:24 pm

This looks greats. I'll probably add a Torrent client to it. I assume ssh is in there somewhere ^^

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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Mon May 28, 2012 11:55 pm

Is the DLNA server capable of audio transcoding?

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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 am

obarthelemy wrote:I assume ssh is in there somewhere ^^
Yes - in fact it is explicitly stated above.

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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Tue May 29, 2012 8:46 pm

SamuelDebruyn wrote:Is the DLNA server capable of audio transcoding?
It depends ... Shineenc is included for LMS-Server. I'm not sure it runs! For what reason do you need transcoding!
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Tue May 29, 2012 9:01 pm

truehl wrote:
SamuelDebruyn wrote:Is the DLNA server capable of audio transcoding?
It depends ... Shineenc is included for LMS-Server. I'm not sure it runs! For what reason do you need transcoding!
Most of my songs are in FLAC and not all of my devices can play FLAC. MiniDLNA has a transcoding patch but I don't know how to implement it.

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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Tue May 29, 2012 9:14 pm

SamuelDebruyn wrote:Most of my songs are in FLAC and not all of my devices can play FLAC. MiniDLNA has a transcoding patch but I don't know how to implement it.
SqueezeSlave can play FLAC on the Raspberry Pi device, that's very impressive. The CPU load and Memory use is very moderate, take a look:

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838 root      20   0 50228 6212  972 S  6.8  2.8 140:43.89 squeezeslave
944 squeezeb  20   0  101m  80m 3908 S  1.7 37.1 119:48.05 squeezeboxserve
838 root      20   0 50228 6212  972 S  7.2  2.8 140:44.11 squeezeslave
944 squeezeb  20   0  101m  80m 3908 R  6.9 37.1 119:48.26 squeezeboxserve
838 root      20   0 50228 6212  972 S  7.2  2.8 140:44.33 squeezeslave
944 squeezeb  20   0  101m  80m 3908 S  5.9 37.1 119:48.44 squeezeboxserve
838 root      20   0 50228 6212  972 S  7.6  2.8 140:44.56 squeezeslave
944 squeezeb  20   0  101m  80m 3908 S  6.3 37.1 119:48.63 squeezeboxserve
838 root      20   0 50228 6212  972 S  6.9  2.8 140:44.77 squeezeslave
944 squeezeb  20   0  101m  80m 3908 S  4.9 37.1 119:48.78 squeezeboxserve
Have fun,
Greetings Thomas
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Tue May 29, 2012 9:24 pm

So if I connect a device like a television or a smartphone that can't play FLAC over DLNA, the Squeezeplug can transcode it?

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Tue May 29, 2012 9:29 pm

SamuelDebruyn wrote:So if I connect a device like a television or a smartphone that can't play FLAC over DLNA, the Squeezeplug can transcode it?
Sorry, I'm not sure! I haven't ever tried transcoding with non SqueezeBox (non Logitech Media Server) devices. If you have a transcoder for MiniDLNA we can test it!
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Wed May 30, 2012 8:48 am

Hi TrueHL,

Thanks for this. I installed it yesterday, but it took overnight for Logitech Media Server to scan my music library (same as my previous LMS builds on rpi). Now its up and running it seems good. I haven't stress tested it extensively yet, just some flacs and the iplayer plugin, but its working fine.

I haven't tried out squeezeslave, but have I have squeezebox receivers everywhere I need them so probably won't be using that.

Thanks for including HD-Idle. That solves a problem I had been having.

Looking good! Thanks again.

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Thu May 31, 2012 4:59 am

AndrewS wrote:That looks awesome. So we'd just need to add a wireless dongle to USB and some speakers to the audio jack, and RPi would be a really cheap wireless music player? 8-)
I've already added a menu point for installing wireless dongles. If you connect a common one, just plug it in and run "setup"' Choose "network" and you should be ready to go!
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Thu May 31, 2012 6:27 pm

Tomas
Top notch. Works lovely, and only took an hour to scan the thousands of tracks.
Thanks :)
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi thanks for this os?! squeezeserver on the pi was my main interest

II installed on my sd card, can login and using the menus, but if something should connect to the internet, (for installing) it seems not to work.

it says on start up that it has an ip (via lan), but if a download should start, nothing works (after 15 minutes no progress)

I have an 8gb sd card with win32diskimager flashed

could it be, that the installation is coruppt, or the sd card is full?.

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Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm

cubii wrote:Hi thanks for this os?! squeezeserver on the pi was my main interest

II installed on my sd card, can login and using the menus, but if something should connect to the internet, (for installing) it seems not to work.

it says on start up that it has an ip (via lan), but if a download should start, nothing works (after 15 minutes no progress)

I have an 8gb sd card with win32diskimager flashed

could it be, that the installation is coruppt, or the sd card is full?.
Hi cubii,
it seems that you have a problem with your IP-Connection. Please try to ping a pingable address in the internet e.g. ping http://www.heise de. Do you get the ping through? If not, please try to give the RPi a fixed IP-Address. You can do this easy from the setup menu. Choose network! The SD-Card defenetly works. I tied it on two different RPi's and a lot of others did so with success.

If you need further assistence, give me a sign!

Greetings,
Thomas
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:17 am

hi truehl,

Thanks for the replay,

i re-formated the sd card via hp format tool, and reflashed it. Now it is possible to connect to the internet, the status in percent while installing something goes up, but it stops everytime i try it somewhere in the middle (17 to 99%). The cursor blinks normally after a line like this : "waiting for headers Waiting for headers, but after some time the cursor stops blinking and i think the system is frozen. (In the moment i tried to install squeezeslave, startet it 10 min ago but the cursor stops blinking at 17%. I will let it run for the next hours to look if something hapends, but in the meantime i will buy a new sd card....

one question: is it possible to install other programs than the ones you included via script? i want to try especially usbip (http://usbip.sourceforge.net/)

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:31 am

cubii wrote:hi truehl,

Thanks for the replay,

i re-formated the sd card via hp format tool, and reflashed it. Now it is possible to connect to the internet, the status in percent while installing something goes up, but it stops everytime i try it somewhere in the middle (17 to 99%). The cursor blinks normally after a line like this : "waiting for headers Waiting for headers, but after some time the cursor stops blinking and i think the system is frozen. (In the moment i tried to install squeezeslave, startet it 10 min ago but the cursor stops blinking at 17%. I will let it run for the next hours to look if something hapends, but in the meantime i will buy a new sd card....

one question: is it possible to install other programs than the ones you included via script? i want to try especially usbip (http://usbip.sourceforge.net/)
Hi cubii,
sounds strange, it seems there is a problem with the sd-card. I prefer SanDisk Ultra Class 6 Cards. From 4 GB on will fit all needs. So you are on the right way! Yes, you can install every program you like! SqueezePlug uses a quite normal Debia Squeeze distribution. You can install usbip simply by typing: "apt-get install usbit".

Have fun,
Greetings, Thomas
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:20 pm

Hi Folks,

I'm happy to present you my newest video, showing you the complete process of building a SqueezePlug Server out of your Rapspberry Pi. Watch this video and you will be able to make your Raspberry Pi a powerful platform for various Media-Servers with DLNA compatibility. The video will also show you how to install SqueezeSlave, a vey nice Player for SqueezeBox.

Visit my Blog here: http://squeezeplug.de

If you don't have a flashplayer installed, you can watch it as mp4 file from here: http://www.squeezeplug.de/downloads/vid ... ug_RPI.mp4

Have fun!
Thomas
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:20 am

I'm very interested in this, but I'm not quite sure what I would be installing.

Ideally, I'm wanting my Pi to play music off a USB hard drive, and output it all through my amp. Will this do what I want it to?

I tried watching the video but the video and audio seemed out of sync on the mp4 file....anybody else got this or is the problem at my end? :-)

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:57 am

zfh10 wrote:Ideally, I'm wanting my Pi to play music off a USB hard drive, and output it all through my amp. Will this do what I want it to?
Yes, SqueezePlug does exactly this. With the included SqueezeSlave, you can output the sound directly from the RPi. Server and Player can run on the same machine.
zfh10 wrote:I tried watching the video but the video and audio seemed out of sync on the mp4 file....anybody else got this or is the problem at my end? :-)
Watching the video is a good idea. I've tested it on differnet PC's without any problem.

Greetings,
Thomas
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:50 pm

Thanks for your reply...I will watch the video shortly.

So it seems that you've made a standalone OS? If you use a wifi dongle, can I send music and video to the Pi from another laptop?

I'm a noob and just wondering if I install the standard Debian OS on my Pi or try your handiwork....

Thanks

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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:32 am

Love this

But having one small problem (Due to my noobish Linux Knowledge) I can't set it to work as a static with my router

Hope someone can help :-)

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:02 am

zfh10 wrote:So it seems that you've made a standalone OS? If you use a wifi dongle, can I send music and video to the Pi from another
I don't know if I get you right. Squeezeplug RPi is designed fo a LAN connection or you can use Wifi with a separate USB dongle. The music can be stored on an directly attached USB device, on an SAMBA share in your network, or on an NFS connection. You can easily transfer files between RPi and othe machines in you net by using SAMBA.

Is this answering your question?
Greetings,
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:05 am

stuart_r wrote:I can't set it to work as a static with my router
Yes of corse you can set the IP to static. From the console type "setup" and choose "network" every thing else is self describable.

Greetings,
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Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:59 am

truehl wrote:
zfh10 wrote:So it seems that you've made a standalone OS? If you use a wifi dongle, can I send music and video to the Pi from another
I don't know if I get you right. Squeezeplug RPi is designed fo a LAN connection or you can use Wifi with a separate USB dongle. The music can be stored on an directly attached USB device, on an SAMBA share in your network, or on an NFS connection. You can easily transfer files between RPi and othe machines in you net by using SAMBA.

Is this answering your question?
Greetings,
Thomas
yes thanks...but is it a package you can install on Debian (and still have your Pi function like a normal computer when you want), or is it a dedicated media-serving system? Excuse my complete ignorance :-)

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:12 am

zfh10 wrote:
truehl wrote:
zfh10 wrote:So it seems that you've made a standalone OS? If you use a wifi dongle, can I send music and video to the Pi from another
I don't know if I get you right. Squeezeplug RPi is designed fo a LAN connection or you can use Wifi with a separate USB dongle. The music can be stored on an directly attached USB device, on an SAMBA share in your network, or on an NFS connection. You can easily transfer files between RPi and othe machines in you net by using SAMBA.

Is this answering your question?
Greetings,
Thomas
yes thanks...but is it a package you can install on Debian (and still have your Pi function like a normal computer when you want), or is it a dedicated media-serving system? Excuse my complete ignorance :-)
SqueezePlug is a special and complete SD-Card image, not a Debian package. It's based on the official Raspberry Pi Debian image, but it's modified in essential parts. So e.g. X-Server is completely purged. You can change between different SD-Cards to boot your RPi if you like. There are no hardware modifications made to RPi by SqueezePlug.

Is this the answer?

Greetings, Thomas
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