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    Spotify help - Raspberry Pi the answer?

    Hi, I hope someone can help me with an idiot's guide. I have a Squeezebox Touch. I don't run LMS, and I only use the Touch to access Spotify. Now that Spotify support is ending, what can I do to keep using the Touch? My wishes are:

    1) Keep using the Touch to access Spotify
    2) Not require my PC to be on in order to use the Touch (i.e. I do not want to run LMS on my PC)

    I am willing to consider buying a Raspberry Pi if that is the way to achieve what I need, is that a good solution? Is there an absolute beginners guide to setting this up? Every post I find when I search here for "raspberry pi" seems assume some sort of prior knowledge of what is needed. Can anyone help, or is my Touch obsolete?

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    Pi can be the answer. But it involves running LMS - on the Pi instead of your PC.

    - get a Pi
    - install piCorePlayer (pCP)
    - install LMS on pCP
    - (optionally disable squeezelite on pCP)
    - install Spotty from the list of plugins
    - connect your Touch to the Pi's LMS instead of mysb.com
    Michael

    http://www.herger.net/slim-plugins - Spotty, MusicArtistInfo

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    PcP is pretty straight forward. Enough guides to get it working even from windows box. Few things are handy. Hdmi monitor or TV, usb keyboard / mouse. I think you should run with fixed Lan, so no wifi use.
    SqueezeBoxes: 2x SB2 (Living room and study), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Bedroom)
    Server: LMS on Pi3 7.9.1. on PcP 3.21
    Network: AVM Fritzbox, D-Link Smart Switch 24p, 3x Ubiquity

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    Beginners guide

    Hi

    As mentioned, is there any idiots guide?
    Is there an even more step-by-step guide?

    I will run by the tech store and buy a RPi today and need some more detailed info on how to get going.

    All help is appreciated!

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    Spotify help - Raspberry Pi the answer?

    piCorePlayer HowTos main page:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/main_howto.shtml

    How to download:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/...load_pcp.shtml

    LMS on pCP:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/main_lms.shtml

    How to update to 7.9.1:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/...rade_lms.shtml

    Once LMS is running on your Pi, open the settings pages from its web UI.
    Go to Plugins. Scroll down to Spotty. Select. Apply. Restart LMS.

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    piCorePlayer HowTos main page:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/main_howto.shtml

    How to download:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/...load_pcp.shtml

    LMS on pCP:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/main_lms.shtml

    How to update to 7.9.1:
    http://picoreplayer.sourceforge.net/...rade_lms.shtml

    Once LMS is running on your Pi, open the settings pages from its web UI.
    Go to Plugins. Scroll down to Spotty. Select. Apply. Restart LMS.

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    Michael

    Ok, will try ASAP!

    Thanks!

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    I got it working now.
    Took me some time to realize that one needs to access LMS and add the Spotty plugin through port 9000.
    Works really well so far. Thanks!

    Is there a way to adjust audio quality?
    What audio quality is default?

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    Spotify help - Raspberry Pi the answer?

    > Is there a way to adjust audio quality?
    > What audio quality is default?


    Quality like Spotify bitrate? It's the 320kbps stream, and there's no
    way to configure it right now.

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    Michael, is there a particular pi you would recommend?:

    https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspb...-4&keywords=pi

    https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspb...-3&keywords=pi

    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Pi can be the answer. But it involves running LMS - on the Pi instead of your PC.

    - get a Pi
    - install piCorePlayer (pCP)
    - install LMS on pCP
    - (optionally disable squeezelite on pCP)
    - install Spotty from the list of plugins
    - connect your Touch to the Pi's LMS instead of mysb.com

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