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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by RSJ View Post


    This is my HDTV, I have a Raspberry Pi plugged into my receiver and I use a mini USB keyboard to control it. I can control the music, start a slide show of my photos while listening to music or switch to Kodi and watch a movie. You just can't do this with the Logitech Squeezebox Receivers that I've been using.





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    This setup cost me about $60 with the $20 keyboard. It's the cheapest and simplest setup. All it requires is a Raspberry Pi, SD card, a case, power supply and keyboard. Set up the Raspberry Pi, plug it into the receiver using HDMI, plug in the power and your good to go. I can sync this player to any other and control it all from my couch with the keyboard and see it all on the big screen.

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  2. #32
    Using a speaker kit from Parts Express I made these bookshelf speakers with a Raspberry Pi and Hifiberry amp inside. It's a very clean setup, connect the other speaker, data if you choose, power and you're good to go. Custom speakers playing whatever you want and controlling it all with a smartphone has coolness factor that you just can't get from something bought off the shelf.




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  3. #33

    Questions on alternatives to SB

    RSJ <RSJ.7mu8go (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > rkrug wrote:
    >> RSJ <RSJ.7moexb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:
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    >> > I switched to Raspberry Pi using Max2play and Hifiberry amps and have
    >> > never looked back. They integrated into my existing Squeezeboxes
    >> > flawlessly and I can sync everything, play anything on my NAS and

    >> stream
    >> > Spotify to all of them. I'll be slowly phasing out the older
    >> > Squeezeboxes because I can get so much more functionality out of the
    >> > Raspberry Pi setup with things like Jivelite that allows control

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    >> > touchscreens and HDTVs,

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    >> What do you mean by HDTVs? Jivelite display only?
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    >> > being able to embed the player into a multitude
    >> > of devices and locations and combining it with Sure amps makes the
    >> > Raspberry Pi setup simply the best in my opinion.
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    > use a mini USB keyboard to control it. I can control the music, start a
    > slide show of my photos while listening to music or switch to Kodi and
    > watch a movie. You just can't do this with the Logitech Squeezebox
    > Receivers that I've been using.
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    I have to try this - looks intriguing.

    Rainer

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  4. #34

    Questions on alternatives to SB

    RSJ <RSJ.7muaen (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

    > Using a speaker kit from Parts Express I made these bookshelf speakers
    > with a Raspberry Pi and Hifiberry amp inside. It's a very clean setup,
    > connect the other speaker, data if you choose, power and you're good to
    > go. Custom speakers playing whatever you want and controlling it all
    > with a smartphone has coolness factor that you just can't get from
    > something bought off the shelf.
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    Very nice - you are giving me some nice ideas. Thanks.

    Rainer

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  5. #35
    Rainer glad to inspire you. I love the Raspberry Pi, Max2play and Hifiberry amp setup, it's compact size allows you to get real creative with it, you simply can't customize your setup like this with off the shelf products. Although I think the price point of the Hifiberry amp is a little high, the dollar per watt is high compared to Sure amps, the way it plugs into the Raspberry Pi is just super clean. One of my next projects will be to mount this setup to a ceiling speaker and power it with one of these power supplies. Then I'll I need to do is run speaker wire to the other ceiling speaker for a super clean and easy setup that's controlled from a smart phone, nice.

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  6. #36
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    my simple and cheap setup:

    Hardware Player:
    raspberry pi 2 model b
    hifiberry dac+phone jack version
    standard raspberry case

    Hardware Controller:
    ODYS MIRA (7" Android tablet)

    Software Controller:
    Logitech Squeezebox-App from Google-Playstore (also available for ios)

    Software Player:
    piCorePlayer (https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home)
    very small sd-card image, easy to setup
    this includes also the logitech media server.

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giza2020 View Post
    Look at www.max2play.com for guides on setting up the pi
    Quote Originally Posted by ad6922 View Post
    I was going on the same path last year to look for alternatives for squeezebox as the LMS-software on my QNAP nas had security breaches.

    In the end I went for a rpi2 with max2play.com. As it is a rather cheap alternative I wanted to give it a try.

    By now, it's not a try anymore, but it's here to stay.

    It's simple in daily use and I got the airplay option as an extra. As the spotify app have been changed in the last year as well there is no need to change
    to a different platform. It does everything that I want it to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by RSJ View Post
    I switched to Raspberry Pi using Max2play and Hifiberry amps and have never looked back. They integrated into my existing Squeezeboxes flawlessly and I can sync everything, play anything on my NAS and stream Spotify to all of them. I'll be slowly phasing out the older Squeezeboxes because I can get so much more functionality out of the Raspberry Pi setup with things like Jivelite that allows control through touchscreens and HDTVs, being able to embed the player into a multitude of devices and locations and combining it with Sure amps makes the Raspberry Pi setup simply the best in my opinion.

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    Thanks Giza2020, ad6922 and RSJ for mentioning us! It means a lot when you see users taking the system we built and utilizing it so greatly. We started our project with a special focus on the great capabilities of the Squeezebox system and the goal of bringing these features to the Raspberry Pi for everyone to enjoy. Now it is fantastic to see such great solutions like RSJ's system based on our software. The integration of the Rii to control Jivelite is a great touch that we have not seen yet, great idea!
    If you have any thoughts or ideas on the software that would make your experience with it better, we would love to hear from seasoned users what is on the top of their lists.
    Last edited by Max2Play; 2016-10-21 at 04:00.

  8. #38
    I replaced my Touch with a Sonore microRendu. You can drive it with Logitech Media Server, a DLNA based program such as JRiver, Roon or Airplay. It's worked really well for me.

  9. #39
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    I've looked at Sonos, Pi devices but until my Squeeze World stops working there just is no point. With the new Spotify work around for us "oldies" without a touch it just keeps going and going
    Boom, Receiver, Squeezelite, Android Squeezer and Android Squeeze Player playback
    LMS 7.9.1 on HP Proliant Microserver (WHS 2011) MusicIP & Spicefly Sugarcube

  10. #40
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    While Sonos would replace your existing Squeezebox infrastructure, the Pi with Max2Play would in fact extend it. Our system shows up the same as the original Squeezeboxes in your Server interface and perfectly complements and expands Multiroom Squeezebox applications.
    Last edited by Max2Play; 2016-11-01 at 07:33.

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