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pi zero w and aptx

Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:23 pm

Is there a way to turn my pi zero w into an aptX bluetooth transmitter?

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Re: pi zero w and aptx

Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:36 pm

The Zero W's Bluetooth does not support the proprietary aptX. Your best bet would be to use a separate USB aptX Bluetooth adapter.

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Re: pi zero w and aptx

Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:00 pm

I'm not certain that aptX is down to the hardware alone (or at all); it must also be supported in software. I don't believe aptX is included with the BlueALSA version in the repo; it may need to be compiled in.

The Pi won't 'get confused' with multiple Bluetooth adapters, they will be numbered hci0, hci1, etc. It is my experience that a USB adapter will be numbered as the default (hci0), but I know of no guarantees on that.

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