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sysdefault:CARD=Speaker - USB Speaker, USB Audio - Default Audio Device front:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - Front speakers surround40:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - 4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers surround41:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - 4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers surround50:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - 5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers surround51:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - 5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers surround71:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - 7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers iec958:CARD=Speaker,DEV=0 - USB Speaker, USB Audio - IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output sysdefault:CARD=ALSA - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Default Audio Device
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LMHOST = "192.168.0.10" # my squeezebox server ( not the player IP address) SLOPTIONS= "-o sysdefault:CARD=Speaker -a3000:50 -n Valve_HiFi"
Thanks for explaining.castalla wrote:You need a LMS server to manage your music files. This can be installed on the Pi, or on your desktop.
You also need a 'player' - this is Squeezelite. It comes as part of the Squeezeplug package and would be installed on the Pi - Sqlite uses the LMS to get the data to play.
to play.How would the Pi, the laptop and desktop be connected to your network - wired or wifi?
Thanks for info, think your setup is more complicated than I need but interesting and helpful readAndyBeevers wrote:The slight gap in music was a power issue. By connecting a powered hub it now works fine.
I use squeezedroid ( free) on a HTC Hero Andriod 2.1 primarily for volume control but it can select music etc. The squeezepad on the IPad is a better bet. Easier to use - maybe the screen size.
Squeezelite is part of the Squeezeplug suite that you install on the raspberry - all point and shoot. You can get squeezelite for other platforms - I am looking to install it on a Ubuntu machine for the kitchen.
The DAC I use is the 'USB Wireless Audio Kit' from NIKKAI. It is quite old ( 2 years) and was connected to my PC - still being sold in maplins as a Wireless PC to Stereo Audio Transmitter (£40.00). Being wireless I can connect the receiver to the PrimaLuna ProLogic One and have the raspberry on a shelf near the computer - not sure quite why. I am looking to purchase a Pro-Ject DAC Box (Austrian company) when I am satisfied that the solution has a future for me.
Hope that helps - the whole setup is starting to come together for me.
- Excito Bubba 2 ( 1TB) which holds the ~6000 tracks of music and runs the squeezebox server locked away in a cupboard and backed up weekly ( also a general NAS and email server)
Raspberry Pi installed with Squeezeplug and running Squeezelite with a powered hub for a wireless transmitter to a DAC coupled to a
PrimaLuna ProLogic One valve amplifier with Mission floor standing speakers all controlled by
Squeezepad on the IPad and Squeezedroid on the HTC
Music is on an external hard drive attached to the pc . running xp. Its about 8 years old but keeps running, pretty slow though!castalla wrote:So, is the music on PC? What OS?
You may be able to use the wifi dongle - but only certain ones work reliably. Wired is better.
The Pi is either on or off - there's no easy way to suspend/sleep - it uses so little power I leave mine on 24/7 - been running now for about 4 months.
It's worth getting a decent power supply for the Pi - I'm using the Kindle power adapter - seems good quality.
Thanks.castalla wrote:You'll need to have some kind of samba/sharing service on the PC so that the LMS on the Pi can see the drive - not sure how to do ths in XP.
I'd try the audio output first - then get a dac if you aren't too happy.
Yes, right click on the folder and select 'Sharing and Security ...' from the menu that appears.castalla wrote:I don't think serviio will work. It's a server in its own right. LMS needs to access the music files as a folder on the PC - this means the folder must be accessible to other computers on your network - windows shares will do the job - is that enabled on XP?
Of course it does. You can also use Spotify and other pretty things!phil001 wrote:Just one more question I forgot to ask...
Would this setup allow me to play internet radio at all?
no problem !!!phil001 wrote:thanks, sorry for the noob-like questions!
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