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  • Originally posted by vanye
    This one might prove difficult, as the Raspis are notorious for not providing enough power for some harddrives via USB. To avoid such problems, there are several workarounds. You use a SSD, a powered drive or a powered USB-hub. You can also raise the power level delivered at the USB-port by adding a line to the config file, however that would put additional strain on the Raspi's power supply and therefore might not be safe.
    Ok cool, i'll get a drive with external power but a small ssd might be quite nice actually.

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    • Originally posted by ralphy
      Hi Stewie,

      Thanks for offering to test.

      First thanks to Paul from our pcp team, the cdrom kernel drivers needed for cdda2wav are now available for pcp 3.02. The kernel drivers also allow users to mount CD/DVDs. I'll put those details in another post.

      For now, you'll need to install cdda2wav from a putty session using an rpi2 or rpi3.

      Make sure you have the USB optical drive attached before you start and that there's enough power to run it. I had to connect mine with a powered hub.

      You'll need to run all these commands as the default tc user from the putty session.

      The commands are in bold.

      To install the kernel modules and cdda2wav.
      tc@piCoreplayer:~$ pcp-load -r https://sourceforge.net/projects/pic...yer/files/repo -w -i pcp-cdda2wav.tcz


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      Hi Ralphy, i have ran the commands and its all working smoothly. Thank you so much! The cdplayer plugin is also working nicely. I got a minor issue still. When interfacing with picoreplayer trough the touchscreen i can access the cd player, but on my squeezer app on android the cd player is not getting trough. on the touchscreen its under the extra menu, but that is absent in the squeezer. Maybe some setting i need to activate?

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      • How to update?

        Hi, I am still on PCP 1.21 on a RPI2.
        It's working without problems. However I considered an update. I haven't updated in a long time.
        Will newer versions consume more energy? I like to leave my RPI switched on all the time. Also I have a NAS running LMS and I don't want to change that. So I am sceptical about installing anything including LMS. The best version for me would probably be 2.02?
        Also, I forgot about how to update. I probably should rewrite the sd-card. Would this preserve my settings? Probably not. For me it is important that the RPI will have the same settings and the same address as before. How do I achieve this?
        Thanks for help!
        Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB​ with LMS 8.2.0 -- Plugins: Material Skin, MAI, Podcasts, Musik - folge mir, Ratings Light, Exclude Folders -- RPI 2 with a Hifiberry DAC+ running PCP -- 2x UE Smartradios running Firmware 8.0 sth -- 2xWin10 PCs with Squeezelite-X ​-- DSM 7.1 (Synology Disk Station 115) has my music

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        • Nfc

          Hi, is it possible to ad a MFRC522 NFC Reader and use NFC to control the squeezlite player?

          I have raspi 3 which i want to give kids and they should be able to controll it only with nfc chips (at least the selection of albums, like here h**p://xxx.forum-raspberrypi.de/Thread-projekt-jukebox4kids-jukebox-fuer-kinder[/url] but with picoreplayer as software).

          I have it working with raspian (the nfc reader) but dont know if i can install all the needed libraries and drivers on picoreplayer... So has anybody done this and perhaps has a hint or two (also for a script wich can read a chip and then eg. plays a specific album ;-))

          Nice work by the way, use it with two raspbery zeros without problems!

          cubii

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          • Originally posted by Squeezed_Rotel
            Great! Will the resolution be implemented by an LMS update or a pCP update?
            pCP update. The next version will have some significant under the hood changes, probably not going to work as an update.
            piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
            Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

            Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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            • Originally posted by streifenleopard
              Hi, I am still on PCP 1.21 on a RPI2.
              It's working without problems. However I considered an update. I haven't updated in a long time.
              Will newer versions consume more energy? I like to leave my RPI switched on all the time. Also I have a NAS running LMS and I don't want to change that. So I am sceptical about installing anything including LMS. The best version for me would probably be 2.02?
              Also, I forgot about how to update. I probably should rewrite the sd-card. Would this preserve my settings? Probably not. For me it is important that the RPI will have the same settings and the same address as before. How do I achieve this?
              Thanks for help!
              If you are not having problems and are happy, they why update? Most of the updates were needed for new rpi boards and all of the i2s DAC cards. As well as adding features. If you hardware is old and don't care about the new features.....then again why update. Why would you think 2.02 would be best for you?

              That being said, the base install is and has been kept to a minimum. The later versions should be just as energy efficient as older versions.

              Settings would not be retained in a reflash, however you should be able to backup your settings to USB, and then boot the new system with the USB stick installed, and it should pull the settings accross. Sometimes there are large enough config changes that you still need to reconfigure. I would keep your current card, and burn a new image to a new card and play with it. Easy to swap the cards to go back.
              piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
              Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

              Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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              • Originally posted by paul-
                If you are not having problems and are happy, they why update? Most of the updates were needed for new rpi boards and all of the i2s DAC cards. As well as adding features. If you hardware is old and don't care about the new features.....then again why update. Why would you think 2.02 would be best for you?

                That being said, the base install is and has been kept to a minimum. The later versions should be just as energy efficient as older versions.

                Settings would not be retained in a reflash, however you should be able to backup your settings to USB, and then boot the new system with the USB stick installed, and it should pull the settings accross. Sometimes there are large enough config changes that you still need to reconfigure. I would keep your current card, and burn a new image to a new card and play with it. Easy to swap the cards to go back.
                Yes you're right. From the version number you can tell that this is the way I have been thinking too.
                One minor thing I noticed however is the inability to connect via ssh-server. I am getting strange error messages. But then again why bother...
                Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB​ with LMS 8.2.0 -- Plugins: Material Skin, MAI, Podcasts, Musik - folge mir, Ratings Light, Exclude Folders -- RPI 2 with a Hifiberry DAC+ running PCP -- 2x UE Smartradios running Firmware 8.0 sth -- 2xWin10 PCs with Squeezelite-X ​-- DSM 7.1 (Synology Disk Station 115) has my music

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                • Originally posted by streifenleopard
                  Yes you're right. From the version number you can tell that this is the way I have been thinking too.
                  One minor thing I noticed however is the inability to connect via ssh-server. I am getting strange error messages. But then again why bother...
                  Older versions of will continue to have more and more problems with ssh. It uses obsolete connection methods that are being disabled by some clients. That is why we moved to openssh in recent versions of pCP. You can always use and HDMI console if needed.
                  piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
                  Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

                  Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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                  • Originally posted by paul-
                    Edit. Yes you are correct. When LMS lives on PCP, the autostart commands were being issued before the server is started. I moved the startup sequence for the next release. It works then.

                    In the interim to get your autostart to work
                    1) Set the current IP address of the pcp in the squeezelite server settings
                    2) Set your autostart command and leave it enabled.
                    3) Enter this on your usercommand 1 line
                    Code:
                    `. /home/tc/www/cgi-bin/pcp-lms-functions; pcp_auto_start_fav`


                    Originally posted by Man in a van
                    Thanks Paul, I'll not be able to do this until Tuesday pm.

                    I'll report back.

                    Ronnie
                    This fix works fine Paul, many thanks.

                    I'm trying to update this version of LMS

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                    Is it just a server issue?

                    Cheers.

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                    • what size sd do you need to install LMS too?

                      I pressed install and then it asks to expand the partition and it rebooted but didn't install LMS.

                      I have a 4gb card plugged in, not enough? Are there logs anywhere so I can see why it failed?

                      Also in the pick a detected usb hard drive I can't see mine? Will I not be able to until LMS is installed?


                      Thanks a lot


                      Edit:

                      Actually ran it again and it installed ...............but it still isn't seeing my usb external drive, power light is on and I can feel it spinning, anything I must do?
                      Last edited by hankmarvin; 2016-12-09, 21:10.

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                      • Have you installed a file system ?
                        Im not near a pCP right now, but i think the option is called 'Install FS'
                        rPi 3b + rasPi 7" LCD + HiFiBerry DiGi+ | rPi 3b + IQaudio DAC+ | rPi 3 + HiFiBerry DAC+ | Squeeze Box Touch | LMS on Synology Docker
                        https://www.picoreplayer.org/how_to_upgrade_lms.shtml
                        Your usb device is taking too long to become ready at boot. You need to add some delay. On the extras menu, there is a bootcodes screen. Increase the value of waitusb
                        https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...-x-x-Bluetooth

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                        • Originally posted by huxmut
                          Have you installed a file system ?
                          Im not near a pCP right now, but i think the option is called 'Install FS'
                          Yes I did press that button and it installed them, still not being detected though.

                          There is an option to set the mount point? But I guess it wont have any effect if it can't see a drive.

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                          • I put a 16gb usb stick into it and lms in picore did detect it, size 1mb which seems a bit odd.

                            usb stick is ntfs and so is the hard drive.

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                            • Originally posted by hankmarvin
                              I put a 16gb usb stick into it and lms in picore did detect it, size 1mb which seems a bit odd.

                              usb stick is ntfs and so is the hard drive.
                              I do not think that Pcp supports NTFS OOTB you have to do some fiddling, try formatting the stick as FAT32 and see if that works (For the stick)

                              If you search this thread I'm sure you'll find how to do ntfs cos I remember seeing it (I do not use it myself)

                              You need to install NTFS from the extensions menu ( I cannot tell you more as I only use Pcp as a player )
                              Last edited by Jeff07971; 2016-12-09, 21:56.
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                              Want a webapp ? Get SqueezeLite-X ! https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post903953

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                              • Originally posted by paul-
                                Okay, that was easier than I thought.

                                On the web interface, go the main page. Then go to the "Extensions" Page.
                                In the Available extensions section, select "util-linux.tcz" from the drop down. Then click the load button.

                                Once that extension is loaded, you should be able to mount GPT disks. The util-linux extension loads full linux versions of many system utilities, there can be some differences between those and the stock busybox utilities. If you see other problems with the interface, let us know.

                                oooooooooo after loading util-linux the drive shows I shall continue..........

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