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Dan benDan
2017-12-12, 08:53
Can Picoreplayer route output to Bluetooth on a raspberry pi 3?

I am currently using the audio out jack with a Bluetooth transmitter but the pairing is awkward and the dangling wires and transmitter make my family members use of them problematic.

I understand that the RpI3 Needs an external Wi-Fi OR an external Bluetooth adapter to work properly. Any suggestions as to which type of adapter to use and which make/model or chipset is best?

Thanks for any help you can give.

usc95
2017-12-12, 12:32
If bluetooth is a requirement then you might want to look at using Max2Play instead of picoreplayer: https://www.max2play.com/en/portfolio/plugin-bluetooth-2/

It doesn't look like bluetooth is a priority for the picoreplayer developers.

paul-
2017-12-12, 13:11
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?108037-Experimental-Bluetooth-Speaker-support-in-piCorePlayer-3-22

Dan benDan
2017-12-16, 08:04
If bluetooth is a requirement then you might want to look at using Max2Play instead of picoreplayer: https://www.max2play.com/en/portfolio/plugin-bluetooth-2/

It doesn't look like bluetooth is a priority for the picoreplayer developers.

Max2Play has bluetooth problems also per the forums.

Max2Play
2018-01-16, 02:25
Hi guys,

I just wanted to clarify our Bluetooth Plugin's current status.

We had a few users that reported dropouts after a while of playback (usually ca. 3 hours). We were able to find the source of this error.

The built-in Bluetooth module of the RPi3 is not a high priority for the system and gets unreliable when the computer has too many other processes.

We were able to confirm this by running several tests with USB Bluetooth dongles without any dropouts.

This is especially interesting for people who want to run a BT speaker as another Squeezebox zone.
Here, the requirements for 24/7 use would be a speaker that does not go into sleep mode and a BT dongle on the Raspberry Pi.

edit: original discussions
German (https://www.max2play.com/en/forums/topic/verbindung-zu-bluetooth-lautsprechern-bricht-immer-ab/page/2/)
English (https://www.max2play.com/en/forums/topic/bluetooth-addon-beta/page/11/#post-33471)