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mandryka
2019-05-02, 09:51
Hello

I'm going to have a go at building my own LMS player.

Am I right to think Rasberry Pi is the best way to go?

I've seen these instructions -- are they still valid? Where are the audio inputs and outputs? I can't make it out from reading.

https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?106910-HOW-TO-Squeezebox-player-on-Raspberry-Pi-with-(or-without)-HiFiBerry-board&highlight=raspberry+pi

Does this starter kit on ebay contain all that I need?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3-Model-B-Plus-2018-Official-BLACK-Case-16GB-Starter-Bundle/202269512343?epid=1862641107&hash=item2f1833d297:g:xCQAAOSwDTNatQxk

Anything else I should be aware of before starting?

d6jg
2019-05-02, 10:13
Everything you need for a basic player apart from a suitable audio cable is in that kit.
It will be basic as it will be using the onboard audio out (3.5mm jack socket).
There is no audio input socket and you donít need one for an LMS player.
To make it more audiophile you would either add a HAT DAC or use a USB DAC
Try PiCorePlayer first if you are a complete newbie. There is loads of support in the Linux/Unix section and lots of howtoís at their web site.

garym
2019-05-02, 11:52
Everything you need for a basic player apart from a suitable audio cable is in that kit.
It will be basic as it will be using the onboard audio out (3.5mm jack socket).
There is no audio input socket and you donít need one for an LMS player.
To make it more audiophile you would either add a HAT DAC or use a USB DAC
Try PiCorePlayer first if you are a complete newbie. There is loads of support in the Linux/Unix section and lots of howtoís at their web site.

+1 for piCorePlayer. I've built two of these (one with HAT DAC for feeding analog inputs and one with DIGI+ HAT for feeding a DAC). If you can follow simple instructions and snap something together, it is dead simple. And software setup easy. In both cases I'm also running LMS on the rPi units. Be sure and see:

https://www.picoreplayer.org/

RobbH
2019-05-02, 14:14
One important thing to be aware of before you start: Patience!

Be prepared to be patient with yourself and with the project. You may encounter problems and setbacks along the way. They will probably be minor, and will turn out to be easily corrected. A little extra thought may be all that's required to solve the problem. Or you may need to ask for advice, in which case you will probably find plenty of people willing to help, as long as you can remain calm.

In other words, Don't Panic!

It's also possible, although not likely, that you will encounter a more significant problem. I had one Raspberry Pi that was non-functional on arrival and had clearly been modified. I was able to return it and start over with a working unit. It delayed the project a few days, but otherwise, no harm.

Just remember that it's all a learning process. Whatever path you take to complete it, you should end up with more knowledge than you started with.

Apesbrain
2019-05-02, 14:54
Anything else I should be aware of before starting?

https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?106910-HOW-TO-Squeezebox-player-on-Raspberry-Pi-with-(or-without)-HiFiBerry-board&highlight=raspberry+pi

mandryka
2019-05-03, 00:08
Thanks for all these replies, I've ordered the starter pack from ebay and will work on it as soon as it arrives.

edwin2006
2019-05-03, 00:31
Make sure you order a sufficient power supply for the pi. Even then I once got a defective PSU which I needed to return.

kidstypike
2019-05-03, 01:07
Thanks for all these replies, I've ordered the starter pack from ebay and will work on it as soon as it arrives.

I see the kit you ordered comes with an SD card (NOOBS), if you intend using the Pi as a player or player and LMS only, then you don't need NOOBS, just download piCorePlayer and burn it to a micro SD Card.

https://www.picoreplayer.org/

mandryka
2019-05-03, 01:38
I see the kit you ordered comes with an SD card (NOOBS), if you intend using the Pi as a player or player and LMS only, then you don't need NOOBS, just download piCorePlayer and burn it to a micro SD Card.

https://www.picoreplayer.org/

Just a card like this?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-SD-Card-Reader-SPI-for-Arduino-Raspberry-Pi-UK-Seller/322502815052?hash=item4b16aa6d4c:g:9B4AAOSwPIhaNuc h

Paul Webster
2019-05-03, 01:42
The kit that you have ordered already has an SD card in it.
The suggestion was to overwrite the contents of it when it arrives.

Edit: Probably it is a micro SD card with an adapter to make it work with SD slots as well - which is absolutely fine.

kidstypike
2019-05-03, 01:55
Just a card like this?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-SD-Card-Reader-SPI-for-Arduino-Raspberry-Pi-UK-Seller/322502815052?hash=item4b16aa6d4c:g:9B4AAOSwPIhaNuc h

No, that's a card reader :)

Just overwrite the SD Card that comes with the kit as suggested by Paul Webster, or use one of these or similar: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microSDHC-Memory-Adapter-Performance/dp/B073K14CVB/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1ZWQ8VC9SC8V9&keywords=micro+sd+card+16gb&qid=1556873631&s=gateway&sprefix=micro+SD%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-4

mandryka
2019-05-03, 03:15
I just want to check something -- that it'll connect to my server with wi-fi like a squeezebox.

Paul Webster
2019-05-03, 03:18
Yes it will - although you might find it easier to set-up by connecting it by Ethernet first - then configuring the WiFi - then removing the Ethernet cable and rebooting.

d6jg
2019-05-03, 04:06
Yes it will - although you might find it easier to set-up by connecting it by Ethernet first - then configuring the WiFi - then removing the Ethernet cable and rebooting.

Adding to this.
When you setup with Ethernet you will see piCorePlayer as a player in the LMS Gui.
You'll need to then activate wifi inside piCorePlayer as above.
When you switch to WiFi you may see 2 x piCorePlayer in the Gui - dont panic - one is the Ethernet interface the other is WiFi.

mandryka
2019-05-09, 04:27
Well that was one of the most painless things that I've ever done in the whole of my life! Thanks for all your support and instructions.

So my next question -- I want to be able to output the digital source into my own external DAC with no USB in either with coaxial or optical cable. What do I need to buy to make this happen?

kidstypike
2019-05-09, 04:47
Well that was one of the most painless things that I've ever done in the whole of my life! Thanks for all your support and instructions.

So my next question -- I want to be able to output the digital source into my own external DAC, either with coaxial or optical cable. What do I need to buy to make this happen?

You'll need a HAT something like this https://www.hifiberry.com/products/digiplus/ (no soldering needed). I use one of these in my Lounge setup.

However this probably won't fit in the case you got with the kit, same website as above for a compatible case https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/cases/steel-case-for-hifiberry-digi-black/ or similar

mandryka
2019-05-09, 05:00
You'll need a HAT something like this https://www.hifiberry.com/products/digiplus/ (no soldering needed). I use one of these in my Lounge setup.

However this probably won't fit in the case you got with the kit, same website as above for a compatible case https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/cases/steel-case-for-hifiberry-digi-black/ or similar

Thanks. Working out how to put the case together was the hardest part of making the streamer!

It runs warm. Is that normal?

mandryka
2019-05-09, 05:11
By the way, I'm doing this partly because I run three Squeezebox Classics, they've been running for 10 years without a problem. But I figured I need an insurance policy and anyway, I have plans for a fourth system.

But I'm curious, what's the expected lifetime of a Squeezebox Classic?

kidstypike
2019-05-09, 05:16
Thanks. Working out how to put the case together was the hardest part of making the streamer!

It runs warm. Is that normal?

All my Pi's run warm, not had any problems so far.

Manul
2019-05-09, 05:19
You'll need a HAT something like this https://www.hifiberry.com/products/digiplus/ (no soldering needed).

As an alternative, you could use an external USB-Audiointerface. I have had good experiences with the Behringer UCA222/UCA202. Bit clunkier but you can keep your current case and might be able to hide the external thingie behind your DAC or so.

edwin2006
2019-05-09, 08:23
By the way, I'm doing this partly because I run three Squeezebox Classics, they've been running for 10 years without a problem. But I figured I need an insurance policy and anyway, I have plans for a fourth system.

But I'm curious, what's the expected lifetime of a Squeezebox Classic?I've got a SB2 that's over 13 years old. Still working but very sticky (yuck)

d6jg
2019-05-10, 04:34
As an alternative, you could use an external USB-Audiointerface. I have had good experiences with the Behringer UCA222/UCA202. Bit clunkier but you can keep your current case and might be able to hide the external thingie behind your DAC or so.

The Behringer is 48/16 only.
Possibly a better alternative is a Hifime DIY Usb Sabre DAC which will do 96/24 and output is either standard 3.5mm aux or optical via the same socket.
I can confirm that both work with piCorePlayer and no case upgrade will be required.
https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC

cliveb
2019-05-11, 06:39
I've got a SB2 that's over 13 years old. Still working but very sticky (yuck)
That rubber coating they put on plastic which goes sticky over the years is a pain.
If you never need to touch your SB2, then I guess it's no problem, but if you want to remove the stickyness, isopropyl alcohol is a suitable solvent. It takes a bit of effort, but does eventually get it off.

PS. I have a 14 year old SB2 (wired only) that is still going strong.

mandryka
2019-05-12, 01:37
The Behringer is 48/16 only.
Possibly a better alternative is a Hifime DIY Usb Sabre DAC which will do 96/24 and output is either standard 3.5mm aux or optical via the same socket.
I can confirm that both work with piCorePlayer and no case upgrade will be required.
https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC

But isn't that a DAC? I want to use my own external DAC.

d6jg
2019-05-12, 01:40
But isn't that a DAC? I want to use my own external DAC.

It is a DAC but also a USB to Optical converter

mandryka
2019-05-29, 09:30
Hello again

Hit a pronlem. DigiPro+ has been assembled, but I get no output, either optical or coaxial. LMS sees the piCore player.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Manul
2019-05-29, 09:48
Have you selected the Digi+ as output device in the piCorePlayer settings? These can be accessed by pointing your browser at the IP of pCP.

You'll need to the select the "Squeezelite settings" tab. From there, you can select your output device.

mandryka
2019-05-29, 10:06
Have you selected the Digi+ as output device in the piCorePlayer settings? These can be accessed by pointing your browser at the IP of pCP.

You'll need to the select the "Squeezelite settings" tab. From there, you can select your output device.

You're a brick. I'm not at home right now but I'll try it tomorrow and report back.

Man in a van
2019-05-30, 00:42
Hello again

Hit a pronlem. DigiPro+ has been assembled, but I get no output, either optical or coaxial. LMS sees the piCore player.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.


Have you selected the Digi+ as output device in the piCorePlayer settings? These can be accessed by pointing your browser at the IP of pCP.

You'll need to the select the "Squeezelite settings" tab. From there, you can select your output device.

Instructions are here (https://www.picoreplayer.org/main_getting_started.shtml)

Looks like this, if you mean the Hifiberry device

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ronnie

mandryka
2019-05-30, 01:02
Done, thank you for your help gentlemen.

The hardest thing (once I'd found the instructions) was assembling the box!

mandryka
2019-09-06, 08:38
A problem!

After disconnecting the power supply LMS no longer sees my Rasberry Pi player.

The power supply is working. I have an amber light when I connect it to the network with ethernet.

Any ideas for what to do next much appreciated.

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 09:25
I'd settle for a more succinct explanation of what you have done and what the problem actually is?

i don't understand.....:confused:

maybe restart lms

mandryka
2019-09-06, 09:35
I have restarted LMS

The problem occurred after the pi was briefly disconnected from the mains (i.e. I moved it)

The LMS just doesn't list the pi as a player.

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 09:44
So the LMS is on one device and the player is on a rpi?

Restart Squeezelite, check all the connections are secure.

If wireless, maybe relocate the pi again (into the open)

mandryka
2019-09-06, 09:49
Yes LMS is on a PC; the player is on an Rpi (piCorePlayer) All other players -- squezxeboxes and squeezeplay -- are listed.

mandryka
2019-09-06, 09:54
Restart Squeezelite, check all the connections are secure.



How do I do that? I have already restarted the computer running LMS

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 09:54
Can you check for the IP Address of the pi and log into the piCorePlayer web page, then check Squeezelite.

I think the dac hat should show a green light on the top if it is powered up.

Just pull the power plug of the pi from the wall socket or switch it off, wait a few secs and then reconnect.

You should see the green led at the front of the pi (adjacent to the red power led) flash as it connects to the network

mandryka
2019-09-06, 10:08
Can you check for the IP Address of the pi and log into the piCorePlayer web page, then check Squeezelite.

I think the dac hat should show a green light on the top if it is powered up.

Just pull the power plug of the pi from the wall socket or switch it off, wait a few secs and then reconnect.

You should see the green led at the front of the pi (adjacent to the red power led) flash as it connects to the network

No green light. I was wondering about that. I do have an amber light if I insert an ethernet cable, no light at all if I don't.

I don't know how to find the IP address of the Pi.

I have used two power supplies so that's not likely to be the problem.


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Man in a van
2019-09-06, 10:12
The green and red leds I am talking about are on the othe end to the Ethernet connection.


Ignore what I have deleted.

mandryka
2019-09-06, 10:16
There are no other lights glowing on the pi. In the past I've only used one power supply so yes, the DAC and the pi are powered by from a single source.

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 10:17
Ip address is on the router (DHCP PAGE) or via "Fing" app on phone or

https://angryip.org/

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 10:23
There should be a red led next to the usb power socket on the pi when you have power.

The green led next to the red one plashes when the power is switched on as it connects to the network (cable or wireless).

No red light means no power, no power, no pi.

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 10:37
If you have a light when the ethernet is connected, there must be power on the pi

kidstypike
2019-09-06, 10:55
If you have a light when the ethernet is connected, there must be power on the pi

You should have a bright green LED lit on the Digi HAT when the Pi is powered up. If not check your squeezelite settings/re-seat the Digi HAT.

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mandryka
2019-09-06, 11:13
I do not have a green light like that, and I have taken the digi HAT out and put it back in again. (In fact I can't remember seeing one before but maybe I've forgotten -- the lid was on the box!)

How do I check my squeezelite settings?

kidstypike
2019-09-06, 11:17
I do not have a green light like that, and I have taken the digi HAT out and put it back in again. (In fact I can't remember seeing one before but maybe I've forgotten -- the lid was on the box!)

How do I check my squeezelite settings?

Type the IP address of your Pi into a browser address bar and press enter on your keyboard.

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mandryka
2019-09-06, 11:28
Ip address is on the router (DHCP PAGE) or via "Fing" app on phone or

https://angryip.org/

When the Pi is connected to the network with ethernet, it shows up when I run angryip. Squeezelite settings are as follows


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It is NOT showing up as a player on LMS

When I run angryip without the ethernet connection to the squeezebox it doesn't show up at all.

mandryka
2019-09-06, 11:29
Thanks for your help with this mystery, gents.

I'll be away from a computer for the next hour or so.

kidstypike
2019-09-06, 11:35
When the Pi is connected to the network with ethernet, it shows up when I run angryip. Squeezelite settings are as follows


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It is NOT showing up as a player on LMS

When I run angryip without the ethernet connection to the squeezebox it doesn't show up at all.

Seems like you're expecting the Pi to automatically switch to wifi? Have you configured wifi on the wifi settings page?

mandryka
2019-09-06, 11:44
Here's a couple more shots

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But LMS is running!

And why does it say Wifi IP is missing?

garym
2019-09-06, 12:00
Here's a couple more shots

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But LMS is running!



LMS is not running on the rPi itself. So this is correct.

kidstypike
2019-09-06, 12:02
Here's a couple more shots

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But LMS is running!

And why does it say Wifi IP is missing?

You said LMS is running on your PC, you only need one instance of LMS running on your network.

I don't run any of my Pi 's on wifi, so can't advise as to why you wifi IP is missing.

d6jg
2019-09-06, 12:07
Is the Pi also wired?

Man in a van
2019-09-06, 12:09
The time is incorrect so it's not connecting to the internet.

Is the router dual band.

They often have the same ssid for both bands with different passwords.

Check you are on the correct band and password.

I can't remember when the pi became dual band; was it the 3B or 3b+?

mandryka
2019-09-06, 12:39
Is the Pi also wired?

At the moment it is wired, but it is not showing as a player on my LMS

mandryka
2019-09-06, 12:41
The time is incorrect so it's not connecting to the internet.

Is the router dual band.

They often have the same ssid for both bands with different passwords.

Check you are on the correct band and password.

I can't remember when the pi became dual band; was it the 3B or 3b+?

The PSK password, is that just the router password? Should I renter its password there?

Julf
2019-09-06, 12:55
The Behringer is 48/16 only.

Yes, that is more than enough unless you are a dog or a bat.

edwin2006
2019-09-06, 13:59
The PSK password, is that just the router password? Should I renter its password there?No, the password for the wifi connection (SSID)

d6jg
2019-09-07, 02:15
As it is wired at present but still not showing I think Iíd reflash the SD card and start over.

mandryka
2019-09-07, 06:44
As it is wired at present but still not showing I think I’d reflash the SD card and start over.


Yes I was just about to post here and say that I'd done that and it is now working as well as before. Thanks for all your input, everyone.

Two questions.

1. Are some SD cards less reliable than others? I wonder if mine failed because I have a bad quality card.

2. This relates to this post


You should have a bright green LED lit on the Digi HAT when the Pi is powered up. If not check your squeezelite settings/re-seat the Digi HAT.

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Kidstypike's box looks rather nice -- and hopefully it's easier to put together than the horrible one I have. What is it?

I have no green light on mine, by the way.

mandryka
2019-09-07, 06:49
I'm going to add something which is going to contribute nothing to anything except antagonism and confusion.

While the pi was out of order I was using a Squeezebox classic, digital optical output going into an external DAC. I'm now back to the pi with a hifiberry, optical output into the same dac and speakers and amp. And you know what? . . .

. . . I think the berry sounds better! Maybe it's just the relief of having it working again which has put me in a positive frame of mind about it.

kidstypike
2019-09-07, 07:25
Yes I was just about to post here and say that I'd done that and it is now working as well as before. Thanks for all your input, everyone.

Two questions.

1. Are some SD cards less reliable than others? I wonder if mine failed because I have a bad quality card.

2. This relates to this post



Kidstypike's box looks rather nice -- and hopefully it's easier to put together than the horrible one I have. What is it?

I have no green light on mine, by the way.

Sorry, I was probably wrong, the pro version appears not to have a green LED. Googling produced this:

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I've no idea where that case came from, it's years old, I added some extension posts to make room for the Digi+ HAT. It's actually hanging on 2 screws (slots in case base) in a cupboard out of sight.

Stratmangler
2019-09-07, 07:30
I'm going to add something which is going to contribute nothing to anything except antagonism and confusion.

While the pi was out of order I was using a Squeezebox classic, digital optical output going into an external DAC. I'm now back to the pi with a hifiberry, optical output into the same dac and speakers and amp. And you know what? . . .

. . . I think the berry sounds better! Maybe it's just the relief of having it working again which has put me in a positive frame of mind about it.

The Classic isn't the most transparent of players.
It doesn't surprise me at all that the Pi build sounds better.

mandryka
2019-09-08, 09:01
The Classic isn't the most transparent of players.
It doesn't surprise me at all that the Pi build sounds better.

Does the Classic compress before it streams?

I haven’t tried to compare both in a more rigorous way than my initial impression that I reported yesterday, sometime soon I’ll try to reassess more carefully.

d6jg
2019-09-08, 13:19
Does the Classic compress before it streams?

I havenít tried to compare both in a more rigorous way than my initial impression that I reported yesterday, sometime soon Iíll try to reassess more carefully.

No it doesnít compress. It just has a an older DAC but I think itís perfectly capable unless you are playing really high res stuff.

bpa
2019-09-08, 14:47
No it doesnít compress. It just has a an older DAC but I think itís perfectly capable unless you are playing really high res stuff.

OP is using digital optical to an external DAC - so Classic will just send uncompressed/decoded data on the optical connection. No DAC will be involev. LMS will downsample (& probably convert to Flac) any stream higher than 48kHz.

Using an optical connection and an External DAC there should be no difference between a Pi and Classic unless bitrates are higher than 48kHz.

atrocity
2019-09-09, 11:15
1. Are some SD cards less reliable than others? I wonder if mine failed because I have a bad quality card.

I've had at least two of the better known brands (Samsung, SanDisk) fail on me. When I looked around for allegedly more reliable ones, I found Transcend High Endurance and have used nothing else for years now. Not a single one has failed.

Of course this is ONE person's experience and it's possible I was just unlucky with the other cards followed by getting lucky with the Transcend. But at this point the price difference is sufficiently uninteresting to make me want to stick with alleged high-endurance cards. They're often sold as being suitable for dashcams as they allegedly stand up better to repeated rewrites.

I also usually go no lower than 32GB on the assumption that extra space means fewer writes over the same sectors...but I could be laughably wrong about that.

mandryka
2019-09-11, 03:51
I've had at least two of the better known brands (Samsung, SanDisk) fail on me. When I looked around for allegedly more reliable ones, I found Transcend High Endurance and have used nothing else for years now. Not a single one has failed.

Of course this is ONE person's experience and it's possible I was just unlucky with the other cards followed by getting lucky with the Transcend. But at this point the price difference is sufficiently uninteresting to make me want to stick with alleged high-endurance cards. They're often sold as being suitable for dashcams as they allegedly stand up better to repeated rewrites.

I also usually go no lower than 32GB on the assumption that extra space means fewer writes over the same sectors...but I could be laughably wrong about that.

Noted. If it fails again I will buy a Transcend High Endurance card.

ghulse
2019-09-17, 18:14
Hope it's okay to piggyback onto this thread. I have a Rasberry Pi3 with HiFiBerry Digi+ and a 7" LCD screen. I had PicorePlayer running and working for several years (LMS on a MacMini running Mac OS Snow Leopard, a Marantz receiver and Wharfedale speakers). The LCD monitor displayed a digital equalizer that was really cool. And since it worked so well, I didn't bothered updating the PicorePlayer software, though I knew there were newer versions available.

Flash forward. We recently moved and all my stereo equipment got packed away. Today I began the laborious task of setting everything up again. I flashed the latest greatest PicorePlayer v.5.0 to my SD disk, and booted up the RasberryPi. After doing the basic WiFi setup and rebooting the Rasberry Pi, I get to the part where PicorePlayer tries to login to WiFi, but it says "No Network Found". I'm kind of stuck.

I'm using a Canakit WiFi receiver that used to work with the older PicorePlayer software. Maybe it doesn't work with the newer version? I see no blinking lights or anything. I would appreciate any suggestions.

paul-
2019-09-17, 19:34
There are several wifi drivers that have lost support as the kernel advances. I'm not sure if the canakit is one of them. Looking at the WIFI diagnostics and the dmesg output on the main diagnostics page, might lend to some reasons as to what is going on. Since you have a RPI3, you might try the internal wifi, the RPI drivers and firmware have been improved over the recent past.

ghulse
2019-09-18, 06:04
There are several wifi drivers that have lost support as the kernel advances. I'm not sure if the canakit is one of them. Looking at the WIFI diagnostics and the dmesg output on the main diagnostics page, might lend to some reasons as to what is going on. Since you have a RPI3, you might try the internal wifi, the RPI drivers and firmware have been improved over the recent past.
Thanks, Paul. Actually, I think I must have a Rasberry Pi2. And so I tried an older version of PicorePlayer and everything works fine.

mandryka
2020-07-29, 04:07
Hello again

I've got a problem with wifi -- I get this report

[ ERROR ] /usr/local/etc/pcp/wpa_supplicant.conf not found.

Can anyone help?

paul-
2020-07-29, 04:30
Assuming it was working before, and you did nothing to change. It feels like you might still be chaseing a bad sd card.

Can you reconnect your Ethernet cable and try to reset up WiFi.?

mandryka
2020-07-29, 04:49
Assuming it was working before, and you did nothing to change. It feels like you might still be chaseing a bad sd card.

Can you reconnect your Ethernet cable and try to reset up WiFi.?

Yes done that, and Iíve rewritten to the card. It would be annoying if it was just the card, but it could be. The problemís been around for a while, and maybe started with the new card, I canít remember. Iíve been using it wired for months.

paul-
2020-07-29, 07:00
CAn you go to the wifi page, and generate wifi diagnositcs and either send it to pastbin?

mandryka
2020-07-30, 09:59
CAn you go to the wifi page, and generate wifi diagnositcs and either send it to pastbin?

Thanks for the offer, but the thing's gone completely dead. I think it's time to say that, for some unknown reason, my Pi has bit the dust, time to start again.

(May the reason was that I kept it exposed, no lid on the box!)

Man in a van
2020-07-30, 10:30
Thanks for the offer, but the thing's gone completely dead. I think it's time to say that, for some unknown reason, my Pi has bit the dust, time to start again.

(May the reason was that I kept it exposed, no lid on the box!)

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58151

mandryka
2020-08-02, 07:45
As an alternative, you could use an external USB-Audiointerface. I have had good experiences with the Behringer UCA222/UCA202. Bit clunkier but you can keep your current case and might be able to hide the external thingie behind your DAC or so.

Just a note to say that this didn't work for me because it doesn't have USB power input rather than relying on the supply from the connected device.


The Behringer is 48/16 only.
Possibly a better alternative is a Hifime DIY Usb Sabre DAC which will do 96/24 and output is either standard 3.5mm aux or optical via the same socket.
I can confirm that both work with piCorePlayer and no case upgrade will be required.
https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC


Can anyone say whether this Hifime product is the same? Can I just plug it into a power point, possibly with a USB charger adaptor?

mandryka
2020-08-02, 07:50
Thanks for the offer, but the thing's gone completely dead. I think it's time to say that, for some unknown reason, my Pi has bit the dust, time to start again.

(May the reason was that I kept it exposed, no lid on the box!)

Sorted with a new Pi -- except that the hifiberry DAC isn't held securely in place because I've lost one of the little little washers. Bugger. I hate the assembly side of this, the boxes etc.

(Hence my interest in external links to DACs above)

d6jg
2020-08-02, 12:06
Just a note to say that this didn't work for me because it doesn't have USB power input rather than relying on the supply from the connected device.




Can anyone say whether this Hifime product is the same? Can I just plug it into a power point, possibly with a USB charger adaptor?

Both the Behringer & HiFiMe have to be powered from the USB on the Pi

mandryka
2020-08-03, 01:34
Both the Behringer & HiFiMe have to be powered from the USB on the Pi

Thank you. I feel like a complete idiot for forgetting that the Pi has USBs!