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    You can also enable SAMBA server on pCP so that you can copy files to it from Windows (or other things that can use SMB protocol).
    Paul Webster
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
    and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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      I mentioned this in another post. After setting alsa volume control with the -V option I find that LMS doesn't control the volume after a period of time. Restarting Squeezelite restores volume control. I first noticed it yesterday and again today. What could cause that?

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      Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
      Bedroom: Radio
      Bathroom: Radio

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        Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
        I mentioned this in another post. After setting alsa volume control with the -V option I find that LMS doesn't control the volume after a period of time. Restarting Squeezelite restores volume control. I first noticed it yesterday and again today. What could cause that?

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        OK LMS stops controlling alsa volume after the E30 DAC has been in standby mode. After coming out of standby mode I can play music but cannot control alsa volume until I restart Squeezelite.

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        Bedroom: Radio
        Bathroom: Radio

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          Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
          After coming out of standby mode I can play music but cannot control alsa volume until I restart Squeezelite.
          I think you can take a look at this project: https://docs.picoreplayer.org/projec...-from-usb-dac/

          There has to be also a thread inside the forum, but I didn‘t found it.
          Pi4 4GB piCorePlayer with LMS and Squeezelite for USB inside an Argon One case
          Pi3B+ (7" Display, Hifiberry DAC+ Pro) piCorePlayer with Squeezlite/Jivelite for Hifiberry inside a SmartiPi touch case
          Pi Zero W only for Bluetooth headphones
          Two Airport Express
          Ikea Symfonisk

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            Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
            OK LMS stops controlling alsa volume after the E30 DAC has been in standby mode. After coming out of standby mode I can play music but cannot control alsa volume until I restart Squeezelite.

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            Are you using the USB reset scripts? Are you sure the restarted instance of squeezelite is getting the -V option?
            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- View Post
              Are you using the USB reset scripts? Are you sure the restarted instance of squeezelite is getting the -V option?
              I don't know what the USB reset scripts are. The restarted instance has the -V option as I can control the alsa volume.

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              Bedroom: Radio
              Bathroom: Radio

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                Originally posted by carsten_h View Post
                I think you can take a look at this project: https://docs.picoreplayer.org/projec...-from-usb-dac/

                There has to be also a thread inside the forum, but I didn‘t found it.
                I wasn't sure if that applied to this issue. Everything works except alsa volume control so Squeezelite sees the DAC as the output device.

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                Bedroom: Radio
                Bathroom: Radio

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                  So I have been using LMS for nearly 20 years now, and then went to Joggler devices to replace old Logitech Touch devices, and recently tried Volumio as a "modern" replacement.
                  However, it's multi-room doesn't work, and spotify is broken... but then my jogglers all stopped working (contact me if you want one - I have 5 I think)...

                  So I went to Pi4 with PCP and pi4 displays, and it's pretty good, however one issue. I want the screen to go blank when not playing (something I could never get working with the joggler without hitting the power icon).
                  And this does work, I have screen saver set to "screen off", when not playing.

                  However, when I come back more than about 12 hours later, the whole thing is not responsive and requires a reboot, and as this is PoE, that means going to my switch in basement.
                  Also, the screensaver settings are all lost, so I have to set them all over again...

                  I guess I am missing something in my setup, so any pointers, or tips on this scenario would be gratefully appreciated!

                  Thanks, and happy new year!

                  Dave
                  2 x Booms, 2 x Players, 2 x Touch, 4 x Joggler, LMS 7.7.6-113 running on Synology D712+

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                    For the settings on reboot … there is a menu item in the pCP specific part of Jivelite to make a backup - because pCP avoids writing to storage unless told to do it.
                    Paul Webster
                    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
                    and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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                      Originally posted by wcndave View Post
                      However, when I come back more than about 12 hours later, the whole thing is not responsive and requires a reboot, and as this is PoE, that means going to my switch in basement.
                      Also, the screensaver settings are all lost, so I have to set them all over again...

                      I guess I am missing something in my setup, so any pointers, or tips on this scenario would be gratefully appreciated!

                      Thanks, and happy new year!

                      Dave
                      Look at the piCorePlayer applet in Jivelite, along with backup, there is an option specifically to deal with the screen off screensaver.
                      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- View Post
                        The AMP3 uses a Merus DAC/Amp. One other thing to try in the config.txt. Disable the SPI interface. SPI interferred with the old Merus DAC, so it might screw up this one too.

                        The AMP uses GPIO23 (in addition to the i2c and i2s pins) so make sure you are not using that anywhere else.


                        If that doesn't yield any result, then I would load HifiBerryOS and see what happens.
                        Loaded HifiBerryOS and couldn't get any sound either - hardware issue with the board.

                        Replacement board arrived and now up and running with piCorePlayer.

                        I did the following:
                        1. configure pcp audio output device as "Hifiberry DAC+ (and Pro, AMP2)" and saved - squeezelite doesn't load
                        2. edit config.txt replace existing dtoverlay line with "dtoverlay=hifiberry-amp3"
                        3. boot up and selected squeezelite output setting "hw:CARD=sndrpimerusamp,DEV=0"

                        Thank you!

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                          Hi,
                          I want to try to install picoreplayer on Rpi 4. I read that after booting, the software ist running in RAM and one can switch off the pi without the need to shutdown first. Does this also apply with LMS, when installed from inside picoreplayer?

                          Greetings knorst
                          Last edited by knorst; 2023-01-07, 09:01.

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                            Originally posted by knorst View Post
                            Hi,
                            I want to try to install picoreplayer on Rpi 4. I read that after booting, the software ist running in RAM and one can switch off the pi without the need to shutdown first. Does this also apply with LMS, when installed from inside picoreplayer?

                            Greetings knorst
                            You can but it is not recommended.
                            My guess is that most people leave it on all of the time.
                            LMS writes things to its database and that can be too big to store in RAM ... and if it was only read in on startup and never written back then you would lose your list of locally held tracks etc (and more) when restarting without saving first.
                            However, if you take a bit of care - e.g. do not cut the power while a scan is running then you will probably be OK ... but make a backup to different media if you do not want to reconstruct everything when the problem happens.
                            Paul Webster
                            Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
                            and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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                              Ok, thank you,
                              currently i'm questioning myself, if it would be better forsystem- performance to install LMS or picoreplayer on usb-SSD-drive?

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                                Originally posted by knorst View Post
                                Ok, thank you,
                                currently i'm questioning myself, if it would be better forsystem- performance to install LMS or picoreplayer on usb-SSD-drive?
                                You can install piCorePlayer & LMS on the SD card, and move LMS Cache to an attached USB drive. (mine below).

                                But whatever you do, you still need to shut down safely using pCP Main page > Shutdown.

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                                Server - LMS 8.4.0 RPi4B 4GB/NanoSound ONE case/pCP 8.1.0 - 75K library, playlists & LMS cache on Sata SSD (ntfs)

                                Lounge - DAC32 - AudioEngine B2
                                Office - RPi 3B+/HiFiBerry DAC HAT/RPi screen - Edifier D12
                                Bedroom - Echo Show 8

                                Spares - 1xSB Touch, 1xSB3, 4xRPi, AVI DM5 speakers

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