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jimzak
2014-08-30, 15:58
I've looked around the forums and can't seem to find a thread that specifically addresses what options are there with good plans that someone can follow to build a player. Not a server, but a player.

Naturally I want my cake and eat it too. :cool:

Ideally I'd like detailed plans, step by step.

It can be with any or all of the boards that have been discussed.

You can just post a link to the relevant info if you wish.

Thanks.

Jim

Wirrunna
2014-08-30, 17:06
Jim,
I suggest that you start with a Raspberry Pi and HiFiBerry DAC- you end up with a box the size of a cigarette packet that works.
The only fly in the ointment is that the latest version was released in August and the software hasn't caught up yet - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97803-piCoPlayer-Squeezelite-on-Microcore-linux-An-embedded-OS-in-RAM-with-Squeezelite&p=789299&viewfull=1#post789299. However, I suspect that the developers, Steen and Greg, will have it sorted by the time you get the parts.
Do a Google search for Raspberry Pi - from Australia I get http://au.element14.com/jsp/bespoke/bespoke7.jsp?bespokepage=e14/common/promotions/rpi-accessories.jsp&CMP=KNC-GOO-COM-RPI - you need a case, SD card and power supply. The Edimax EW-7811UN 150Mbps Wireless Nano USB wifi dongle seems to be the popular choice for wifi.

The instructions are here - https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home/how-to-1, and for the DAC - http://www.hifiberry.com/news/

jimzak
2014-08-31, 13:57
Is there a case that holds both the Raspberry Pi and the HiFiBerry? Where would I find suitable cases? I'm fine with doing everything except making a case :)

Is there another supplier for the HiFiBerry besides the manufacturer?

J

banned for life
2014-08-31, 15:30
I've looked around the forums and can't seem to find a thread that specifically addresses what options are there with good plans that someone can follow to build a player. Not a server, but a player.

Naturally I want my cake and eat it too. :cool:

Ideally I'd like detailed plans, step by step.

It can be with any or all of the boards that have been discussed.

You can just post a link to the relevant info if you wish.

Thanks.

Jim

Jim

I am also wanting. Simple rasberry pi with squeezeplay & wifi range of 100 ft outdoors. I can tinker if I know the end product will work.

Banned

bpa
2014-08-31, 15:34
Is there a case that holds both the Raspberry Pi and the HiFiBerry? Where would I find suitable cases? I'm fine with doing everything except making a case :)
see http://www.hifiberry.com/accessories/

edit:
The cases are not suitable for B+

This site seems to sell both hifiberry and Wolfson cards. http://www.kiwi-electronics.eu/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-expansion-boards
I'm sure if you google there are others.

hifiberry
2014-08-31, 22:10
see http://www.hifiberry.com/accessories/
edit:
The cases are not suitable for B+


We will have cases that work for the B+ and teh HiFiBerry DAC+ and Digi+ soon.

Apesbrain
2014-09-01, 07:58
I am also wanting. Simple rasberry pi with squeezeplay & wifi range of 100 ft outdoors. I can tinker if I know the end product will work.
The end product will work. You'll need these parts all available on Amazon:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?97803-piCoPlayer-Squeezelite-on-Microcore-linux-An-embedded-OS-in-RAM-with-Squeezelite&p=776822&viewfull=1#post776822

If you need a power supply:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GWDLJGS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3EC7BCY4V8OZM

And a cable:
- http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Audio-Cable-Splitter-1-Mini/dp/B00004Z5CP/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409579397&sr=1-2&keywords=3.5mm+to+rca
- http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-AUD-1100-06-Stereo-Cable/dp/B000SE6IV8/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409579455&sr=1-3&keywords=3.5mm+to+3.5mm

Complete instructions start here: https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

If you can wait a few months things should have shaken out for the recently-released RPi B+ to become the new platform:
http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Model-Plus-512MB/dp/B00LPESRUK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1409580723&sr=1-1&keywords=raspberry+pi+b%2B

It has some advantages over the B Rev.2 model above including easier mounting (i.e. no soldering) of an optional external DAC board such as the HiFiBerry:
http://www.hifiberry.com/dacplus

Easy enough to build a Squeezebox player around the RPi B today and if you see some advantage to it switch to the B+ in the future. You'll need a new case but all other parts you bought will be transferable to the new board. (The B+ uses microSD so "future-proof" by getting a microSD with SD adapter.)

BTW, for outdoor use you can use a USB battery pack:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/175-5297223-1153169?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=USB+battery+pack

This is the configuration I'm listening to as I type this. I can't guarantee you'll get 100' of range but if your other wifi devices can do it there's no reason why this won't.
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Slightly OT: If you're looking for a portable outdoor solution and you already have a smartphone you can install a Squeezebox controller/player app and use it with a small bluetooth speaker like this:
http://www.amazon.com/OontZ-Portable-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B008JGR9MO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=oontz

Or plug your existing powered speakers into your smartphone headphone jack.

DJanGo
2014-09-01, 08:05
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There are netter dacs like eG http://www.tjaekel.com/T-DAC/raspi_rca.html
Hifiberry Blocks to Many pins and a player without a Display is just half the Fun

Just google raspberry squeezeplayer or Look Here in this Forum

jimzak
2014-09-21, 06:22
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There are netter dacs like eG http://www.tjaekel.com/T-DAC/raspi_rca.html
Hifiberry Blocks to Many pins and a player without a Display is just half the Fun

Just google raspberry squeezeplayer or Look Here in this Forum

Are these DACs compatible with PiCorePlayer software though? I noticed on my first Raspberry Pi player (PiOne!) that the settings support only 2-3 DACs.

J