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MrClive
2015-05-13, 12:41
I haven't been on here for a while but hope someone can help.

I like many on here have been happily running Napster on my Squeezebox Box Boom until last month when Rhapsosy changed their encryption.

I've been running my SB Touch and Boom via my Squeezebox but I looking at possibly setting up a cheap device that I can have switched on somewhere that can run LMS.

I've set up Spotify again recently but it won't run on the Boom via mysqueezebox.

All advice greatly appreciated.

Man in a van
2015-05-13, 13:22
I haven't been on here for a while but hope someone can help.

I like many on here have been happily running Napster on my Squeezebox Box Boom until last month when Rhapsosy changed their encryption.

I've been running my SB Touch and Boom via my Squeezebox but I looking at possibly setting up a cheap device that I can have switched on somewhere that can run LMS.

I've set up Spotify again recently but it won't run on the Boom via mysqueezebox.

All advice greatly appreciated.


decide a budget, choose small form computer, install OS of choice, book appointment at specsavers :p, do a google search, the list is endless.....

Giza2020
2015-05-13, 14:50
Raspberry pi 2 running squeezeplug
lms always on as it costs pennies to run
Spotify works on boom but not the official plug in, use Triode's instead.
if you have all the bits (sd card, usb charger Etc) this will cost you 30 for the pi2

MrClive
2015-05-13, 15:11
Raspberry pi 2 running squeezeplug
lms always on as it costs pennies to run
Spotify works on boom but not the official plug in, use Triode's instead.
if you have all the bits (sd card, usb charger Etc) this will cost you 30 for the pi2

Thanks Giza2020

I had looked at Rasberry PI, 30 is really appealing.
I don't suppose you have a kit list of what I'd need to run it. I'm a bit of newbie when it comes to this.


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yeomanspc
2015-05-13, 19:16
Thanks Giza2020

I had looked at Rasberry PI, 30 is really appealing.
I don't suppose you have a kit list of what I'd need to run it. I'm a bit of newbie when it comes to this.


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You need the Pi (make sure to get the latest beefed up version). I've seen special offers for these as low as 15 ukp.
Ideally a box/case to put it in (plenty on amazon).
A charger (USB) - go for a 2amp or more (so it can power the Pi and a hard disk). And a Mini usb cable.
1 SD memory card - suggest 8gb min, probably best to go for 16gb - to store the OS on.
Storage for any local music you might have. I prefer Msata because that is silent and small (no spinning disk, but it's hugely expensive), so maybe just buy a 2.5" hard drive and a USB caddy. or if no local music, then do not bother. if less then 56gb of your own music, buy a 64gb SD card for the operating system and store it on that. Or a USB thumb drive.
That's it. Download squeezeplug for pi, install (per instructions), and job done. 1 silent, no bother LMS server. Pop it next to your router in a cupboard and forget.. Squeezeplug has the ability to share the storage networked to windows, so you really never need to go touch it - you can copy music to it and maintain it all from your pc over the network.

Mine seem to run for months without any intervention. It's a "music serving appliance."

Giza2020
2015-05-14, 00:33
Yoemanspc has given you a spot on shopping list there. If you have a spare phone charger (over 2a) or a router with a powrered usb you might not need to buy a charger. If you want to power a hdd then i cant stresss any stronger the need to get a very good power supply.

Go to somewhere like modmypi or the official rpi shop to get the supply.

Everything else is should be fine to get elsewhere.

The case is For style only its not needed. The pi i have running lms in in my attic space so no box..the other 3 around my home do have them.

Also if you need it to be wireless do some research on wifi adapter that work before you buy.

Great little toy to mess about with and almost impossible to break! But be aware they are like to breed and before you know it they take over your home ;-)

utgg
2015-05-14, 00:45
You need the Pi (make sure to get the latest beefed up version). I've seen special offers for these as low as 15 ukp.
Ideally a box/case to put it in (plenty on amazon).
A charger (USB) - go for a 2amp or more (so it can power the Pi and a hard disk). And a Mini usb cable.
1 SD memory card - suggest 8gb min, probably best to go for 16gb - to store the OS on.
Storage for any local music you might have. I prefer Msata because that is silent and small (no spinning disk, but it's hugely expensive), so maybe just buy a 2.5" hard drive and a USB caddy. or if no local music, then do not bother. if less then 56gb of your own music, buy a 64gb SD card for the operating system and store it on that. Or a USB thumb drive.
That's it. Download squeezeplug for pi, install (per instructions), and job done. 1 silent, no bother LMS server. Pop it next to your router in a cupboard and forget.. Squeezeplug has the ability to share the storage networked to windows, so you really never need to go touch it - you can copy music to it and maintain it all from your pc over the network.

Mine seem to run for months without any intervention. It's a "music serving appliance."

+1 for Pi 2. I've set one up for a friend with 2x Cruzer fit 64GB (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cruzer-Fit-Flash-Drive-SDCZ33-064G-B35/dp/B00FJRS6QY) USB sticks for 128GB of music storage. Very small and neat.

MrClive
2015-05-14, 15:18
You need the Pi (make sure to get the latest beefed up version). I've seen special offers for these as low as 15 ukp.
Ideally a box/case to put it in (plenty on amazon).
A charger (USB) - go for a 2amp or more (so it can power the Pi and a hard disk). And a Mini usb cable.
1 SD memory card - suggest 8gb min, probably best to go for 16gb - to store the OS on.
Storage for any local music you might have. I prefer Msata because that is silent and small (no spinning disk, but it's hugely expensive), so maybe just buy a 2.5" hard drive and a USB caddy. or if no local music, then do not bother. if less then 56gb of your own music, buy a 64gb SD card for the operating system and store it on that. Or a USB thumb drive.
That's it. Download squeezeplug for pi, install (per instructions), and job done. 1 silent, no bother LMS server. Pop it next to your router in a cupboard and forget.. Squeezeplug has the ability to share the storage networked to windows, so you really never need to go touch it - you can copy music to it and maintain it all from your pc over the network.

Mine seem to run for months without any intervention. It's a "music serving appliance."

Thanks for all of your help with this.

I don't tend to store music locally but I have thought of adding it. Would I need to rip to FLAC to add this. If so would I need to do this on another device, such as my laptop or could I add a plug in CD drive to this?

From the spec list I've put together a kit list. Am I on the right track? If I didn't want to store music locally I'm interpreting that I wouldn't need the 2.5" hard drive and USB Caddy. Is this correct?

Parts so far

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Model-Desktop-Linux/dp/B00T2U7R7I

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSDB-016G-FFP-SDHC-SecureDigital-Capacity/dp/B00422F8XQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431641124&sr=1-1&keywords=16+gb+sd+card

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEW-Raspberry-Model-Case-OneNineDesign/dp/B00M8ZEHIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431641207&sr=1-1&keywords=raspberry+pi+2+case

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Drive-Caddy-Enclosure-Laptop/dp/B002UZO07C

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-inch-External-HDD-Hard-Disk-Drive-Enclosure-Case-Caddy-SATA-USB-3-0-XP-Win7-/301004512578?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4615445d42

Or msata option

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MyDigitalSSD-mSATA-USB3-0-Bullet-Enclosure/dp/B00AYIDDMA

Am I missing anything?


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castalla
2015-05-14, 15:41
Thanks for all of your help with this.

I don't tend to store music locally but I have thought of adding it. Would I need to rip to FLAC to add this. If so would I need to do this on another device, such as my laptop or could I add a plug in CD drive to this?

From the spec list I've put together a kit list. Am I on the right track? If I didn't want to store music locally I'm interpreting that I wouldn't need the 2.5" hard drive and USB Caddy. Is this correct?

Parts so far

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Model-Desktop-Linux/dp/B00T2U7R7I

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSDB-016G-FFP-SDHC-SecureDigital-Capacity/dp/B00422F8XQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431641124&sr=1-1&keywords=16+gb+sd+card

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEW-Raspberry-Model-Case-OneNineDesign/dp/B00M8ZEHIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431641207&sr=1-1&keywords=raspberry+pi+2+case

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Drive-Caddy-Enclosure-Laptop/dp/B002UZO07C

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-inch-External-HDD-Hard-Disk-Drive-Enclosure-Case-Caddy-SATA-USB-3-0-XP-Win7-/301004512578?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4615445d42

Or msata option

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MyDigitalSSD-mSATA-USB3-0-Bullet-Enclosure/dp/B00AYIDDMA

Am I missing anything?


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I guess the 2 common music formats are FLAC and MP3 - you pays your money and takes your choice. I find mp3 perfectly acceptable. You can store the music library on a usb drive or remotely on a NAS/media server (eg. mine is on a usb stick attached to my router).

Giza2020
2015-05-14, 23:53
The sd card needs to be a micro sd card.

Linux offers lots of info on compatibility here
http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards

utgg
2015-05-15, 00:50
Thanks for all of your help with this.

I don't tend to store music locally but I have thought of adding it. Would I need to rip to FLAC to add this. If so would I need to do this on another device, such as my laptop or could I add a plug in CD drive to this?

From the spec list I've put together a kit list. Am I on the right track? If I didn't want to store music locally I'm interpreting that I wouldn't need the 2.5" hard drive and USB Caddy. Is this correct?

Parts so far

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Model-Desktop-Linux/dp/B00T2U7R7I

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSDB-016G-FFP-SDHC-SecureDigital-Capacity/dp/B00422F8XQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431641124&sr=1-1&keywords=16+gb+sd+card

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEW-Raspberry-Model-Case-OneNineDesign/dp/B00M8ZEHIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431641207&sr=1-1&keywords=raspberry+pi+2+case

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Drive-Caddy-Enclosure-Laptop/dp/B002UZO07C

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-inch-External-HDD-Hard-Disk-Drive-Enclosure-Case-Caddy-SATA-USB-3-0-XP-Win7-/301004512578?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4615445d42

Or msata option

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MyDigitalSSD-mSATA-USB3-0-Bullet-Enclosure/dp/B00AYIDDMA

Am I missing anything?


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You a need a micro sd card not full size. Samsung class 6 are recommended: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Memory-Standard-MicroSDHC-Adapter/dp/B00J29NL6U/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431673447&sr=1-7&keywords=samsung+micro+sd+card+16gb+class+6

This case is neater: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Closed-Raspberry-Model-Great/dp/B00OBB0F0E/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431673786&sr=1-7&keywords=pi+case

Unless you have a spare 2.5" laptop drive or msata drive hanging around, a portable USB 2.5" drive would be easier and cheaper: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elements-Capacity-Portable-Drive-Windows/dp/B00CRZ2PRM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1431674175&sr=8-4&keywords=1tb+portable

To power Pi2 + usb hard drive you need a good quality 2A power supply, e.g.: http://www.amazon.co.uk/NorthPada-Supply-Charger-2000mA-Raspberry/dp/B00UC8R292/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431674322&sr=1-3&keywords=pi+power+supply+2a

If you aren't going to rip a large number of CDs I'd just start off with a 64GB USB flash drive. It will be neater, more robust, and no issues with power. And you can just plug in another (up to 4) when you run out of space...
One of these will fit something like 2500 tracks / 150 CDs ripped to flac, and it's very neat: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cruzer-Fit-Flash-Drive-SDCZ33-064G-B35/dp/B00FJRS6QY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431675350&sr=1-1&keywords=fit+64GB

If you install squeezeplug on the pi, you'll be able to access the drive on the pi from any windows pc to copy files over. DBPowerAmp is highly recommended for ripping. Ripping to flac is recommended - it gives you an exact copy of the CD, and you only want to do it once, as it takes a lot of time. Keep backups! You can easily make a copy of the library as mp3 later to save space for mobile devices or to fit a lot more on that 64GB stick.

MrClive
2015-06-02, 15:00
Thanks for all of your help.

I've just ordered the following:-

NorthPada UK Micro USB Mains Power Wall Supply Charger 5V 2000mA / 2A For Raspberry Pi 2 Model A and B & Banana Pi - Pi Model B+ (B Plus)

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Desktop (Quad Core CPU 900 MHz, 1 GB RAM, Linux)

Black Closed Case for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (and B+). Great for XBMC users!

Samsung Memory 16GB Standard MicroSDHC Class 6 Memory Card with SD Adapter

Cruzer Fit 64 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ33-064G-B35)

I'm guessing i put it all together and download squeezeplug from somewhere like here http://www.squeezeplug.eu/ on my laptop.

sorry to sound a numpty but how do I get it onto the Pi?
Put the Samsung MicroSDHC in my laptop and save it onto it?

Is there anything else I need?

castalla
2015-06-02, 15:07
I'm guessing i put it all together and download squeezeplug from somewhere like here http://www.squeezeplug.eu/ on my laptop.

sorry to sound a numpty but how do I get it onto the Pi?
Put the Samsung MicroSDHC in my laptop and save it onto it?

Is there anything else I need?

You need to write the downloaded squeezeplug img fle to the sd card - use something like Wn32Diskimager program.

But the sd card in the PI and boot the PI - follow the onscreen instructions carefully!

ps: look for the squeezeplug 7.50 image

MrClive
2015-06-02, 15:16
You need to write the downloaded squeezeplug img fle to the sd card - use something like Wn32Diskimager program.

But the sd card in the PI and boot the PI - follow the onscreen instructions carefully!

ps: look for the squeezeplug 7.50 image

Cheers

Would I need to connect my laptop to the PI to boot it via USB?

Is there a laymans guide anywhere?

castalla
2015-06-02, 15:35
Cheers

Would I need to connect my laptop to the PI to boot it via USB?

Is there a laymans guide anywhere?

Just connect the Pi via ethernet to your router - then you need to install PuTTy on your laptop (eg. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html). Use PuTTy to connect to the Pi running squeezeplug. You need to know the ip address of your booted Pi to connect via PuTTy ( try https://www.softperfect.com/download/freeware/netscan.zip ). Netscan will show you the ip address of the Pi which will show as SQUEEZEPLUG . Once you connect via PuTTy the first time, you should get a configuration menu on the Pi. On subsequent connects via PuTTy you have to tye setup to get the menus.

I'm sure there are some basic tutorials available ....

MrClive
2015-06-02, 15:43
Thanks for the assistance, I've just found this

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=101575

castalla
2015-06-02, 15:47
Thanks for the assistance, I've just found this

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=101575

Yes - but some users have found some aspects of this version to be somewhat quirky to use in setup. Your mileage may vary! Probably worth a try if you are a linux noob! Good luck.

Giza2020
2015-06-02, 23:11
Maxplayer is a very simple setup so should be fine. .post questions on the 3rd party software forum thread for max2play here if you get stuck

MrClive
2015-06-02, 23:14
Maxplayer is a very simple setup so should be fine. .post questions on the 3rd party software forum thread for max2play here if you get stuck

Cheers Giza


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Guut_Boy
2015-06-04, 06:29
This all sounds very cool. I was wondering: Is the RPi strong enough to run LMS smoothly including plugins like Shairtunes, Triodes Spotify and so on? Or put an other way, are there performance issues with running LMS on such a small device?

castalla
2015-06-04, 06:35
This all sounds very cool. I was wondering: Is the RPi strong enough to run LMS smoothly including plugins like Shairtunes, Triodes Spotify and so on? Or put an other way, are there performance issues with running LMS on such a small device?

Fine - especially the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

DJanGo
2015-06-05, 03:32
This all sounds very cool. I was wondering: Is the RPi strong enough to run LMS smoothly including plugins like Shairtunes, Triodes Spotify and so on? Or put an other way, are there performance issues with running LMS on such a small device?

Depends really what you expect and what your using.
I have an very old (2006) pentium m 1.6 with 2 gb ram and it works fine.

So i would say the ram is the weak point of my setup but this old lady cant use more.
Scanning and other things that do database things are szenarios you must kive with or find workarounds to do that when its unused.

But on the other hand yeah it (the rpi 2) should be good enough for the amount of money you spend.
A intel nuc is better, but its a bit more expensive.

epoch1970
2015-06-05, 04:16
Hell, an ancient Geode LX800 (single core, 500MHz) with 256MB of RAM is enough to pull LMS+plugins. Scanning is slow, browsing is initially slow, transcoding quickly becomes a problem. But it does work reliably, and the machine can run a pretty complete linux system besides.
I don't see how an RPi 2 with 512MB RAM + a modern CPU could show limitations. The only limit I see is that it doesn't carry SATA, but there are me-too's that do if you insist on local storage.

Giza2020
2015-06-05, 04:38
Hell, an ancient Geode LX800 (single core, 500MHz) with 256MB of RAM is enough to pull LMS+plugins. Scanning is slow, browsing is initially slow, transcoding quickly becomes a problem. But it does work reliably, and the machine can run a pretty complete linux system besides.
I don't see how an RPi 2 with 512MB RAM + a modern CPU could show limitations. The only limit I see is that it doesn't carry SATA, but there are me-too's that do if you insist on local storage.

Make that a quad core processor and twice the memory @ 1GB

The PI2 is more than enough to run LMS IMHO and I have to wonder in what circumstances people would see it as not enough? (ignoring the local SATA issue and other storage limitations) browsing is fast, transcoding works and it's super low energy

But maybe I'm just a basic entry level user :-)

CommanderROR
2015-06-05, 05:05
RPi2 should be just fine for LMS. Run a Max2Play image on it and use a Class 10 card and you're set to go. If you wabt even more power, then get an Odroid U3...:)

DJanGo
2015-06-05, 05:07
Make that a quad core processor and twice the memory @ 1GB

yupp

one Reason i answered was some mean RPi2 but wrote b+.

If you dont run database scan tools smartmixer and so on and use a small lib it works but its not fast and dont compare it (the feedback from the gui) to something like itunes.

And please please read my 1st line from my answer
Depends really what you expect and what your using.

MrClive
2015-06-05, 05:15
RPi2 should be just fine for LMS. Run a Max2Play image on it and use a Class 10 card and you're set to go. If you wabt even more power, then get an Odroid U3...:)

I'd like to pretend to know what this means....But I'll start with Running a Max to Play Image..........

Giza2020
2015-06-05, 05:42
yupp

one Reason i answered was some mean RPi2 but wrote b+.

If you dont run database scan tools smartmixer and so on and use a small lib it works but its not fast and dont compare it (the feedback from the gui) to something like itunes.

And please please read my 1st line from my answer
Depends really what you expect and what your using.

i was just genuinely interested what the power users are doing with lms that would require the extra grunt

epoch1970
2015-06-05, 07:03
Well the OP stated he's using 2 players and mySB.com for internet music services.
This is certainly a low-end scenario. I stand by my statement; anything including a smartwatch that is less than 5 years old and has 256 RAM *minimum* will be fine. --Just don't get a Geode today, it won't even be cost-effective :)

BTW, the performance of LMS does not scale linearly, IMHO. Besides this sort of small machines, I have experience w/ LMS installed in VMs (one 2GHz proc, 1GB RAM) and before that in the server host itself (2x2GHz dual core, 36GB RAM, 2xGigabit trunk link.) All with the same DB -about 30k songs-, accessed locally of via NFS. I consistently use LMS with plugins and 4 players or so (my sig gives an idea.)
There is a large step in performance between the Geode and a VM. But I don't remember noticing any gain running on the server host itself. AFAIK LMS runs a single thread, so multiplying cores in unnecessary; network bandwidth equalizes compute throughput.
Of course those running brutefir or plenty of up- or downsampling processes might need plenty of CPU cores and RAM. But I would call that high-end.

EDIT. Whatever. I see in another sub-forum MrClive has got himself a Rapi2 ;)

ademathews
2015-06-08, 11:14
Hi all,

I was in exactly the same boat as MrClive, as I had some old devices which would no longer support Napster.

I bought the same kit (RPi2 Model B) and put the noobs install of Max2Play on an 8GB class 10 micro SD. I installed pretty much everything, including Kodi and Shairtunes (which turns your squeezeboxes into Airplay devices).

It's been running for just over a month now and it's absolutely flawless. No outages and no lag, even when playing movies on Kodi (which runs very smoothly indeed). There's a "filesystem mount" section where you can direct to NAS drives (samba or NFS), so there's no need to do any form of coding whatsoever.

I thought I'd comment, as there was one issue I had which took me a while to figure out relating to Triode's Spotify plugin. If you enable Kodi, it has a conflicting LMS listening port - you'll need to make two simple changes on LMS: change the Spotify Helper App port to 9010 and the LMS CLI port to 9099 (from the plugin options). Restart the PI and Triode's Spotify plugin works flawlessly.

Also, this may be down to dodgy Wifi (even though my boom said it had 45% signal), but I noticed that everything would work fine before stopping and starting constantly. A bit of testing later and it turns out it was the boom - as soon as I hard wired it over Powerline it was perfect. No problems since.

Hope this helps someone. Long live the squeezebox!

Adrian

P.S. I'm running 1 Touch, 3 Radios & 1 Boom.

MrClive
2015-06-08, 12:08
Thanks for the post. Funnily enough I was speaking to a friend of mine last night who where singing the praises of Kodi. I might try adding it on a a later stage.


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Guut_Boy
2015-06-09, 13:41
Fine - especially the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

Sounds good. I am currently using an old machine and I am getting tired of the fan noise, so switching with a RPi seems like an attractive option. I had been thinking of something like the Zotac ZBox Pico, but I think a RPi would probably be cheaper.

What does people running LMS on RPi do for storage? I guess an external usb drive is an option?

stereoptic
2015-06-11, 05:40
The sd card needs to be a micro sd card.
http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards


You a need a micro sd card not full size. Samsung class 6 are recommended: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Memory-Standard-MicroSDHC-Adapter/dp/B00J29NL6U/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431673447&sr=1-7&keywords=samsung+micro+sd+card+16gb+class+6.

Is the requirement for a MICRO SD card meant just for the RPi 2? I've been using a standard size SD card in my RPI Model B since day 1.

DJanGo
2015-06-11, 07:18
Is the requirement for a MICRO SD card meant just for the RPi 2? I've been using a standard size SD card in my RPI Model B since day 1.

There are some strange things like google you heard from that already?

stereoptic
2015-06-11, 08:43
There are some strange things like google you heard from that already?

Please excuse my ignorance. :doh!: I do not have the latest version and just assumed it used a standard SD card or a microSD with SD adapter.

banned for life
2015-06-11, 11:19
Is the requirement for a MICRO SD card meant just for the RPi 2? I've been using a standard size SD card in my RPI Model B since day 1.

The slot on the pi 2 is for a micro card

stereoptic
2015-06-11, 11:42
The slot on the pi 2 is for a micro card
Thanks very much

MrClive
2015-06-13, 05:14
Sounds good. I am currently using an old machine and I am getting tired of the fan noise, so switching with a RPi seems like an attractive option. I had been thinking of something like the Zotac ZBox Pico, but I think a RPi would probably be cheaper.

What does people running LMS on RPi do for storage? I guess an external usb drive is an option?

I'm just using a 64Gb usb as I don't have that much locally stored music. There were some other external drives suggested further up in this thread.


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