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    Help with picoreplayer/LMS setup - no setup Samba section

    Dear Forum members. I recently purchased a Rasp Pi 3B and HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro and loaded picoreplayer that I have been trying to setup. I have a 500GB USB SSD plugged in to store my music files. I want to mount the USB Drive using Samba so I can access it from my Windows system to rip music to the USB Drive from my PC.

    Using Google I see that there are "how to" posts that show the Samba Setup Screen/Settings but I don't have the Samba Setup on my LMS Tab. I downloaded the optimized for audio version of picoreplayer if that makes a difference. How do I get to the setup Samba settings? I've enabled LMS and LMS is running. Help!

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    Steve

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    Hi Steve

    Bottom left of the LMS page, switch to the 'Beta' tab.

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    Thank you!

    Thanks found Samba and started it, appreciate the help!

    Do you know if there is a recommended app for an iPhone to control picoreplayer?

    Regards

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    First the Audio version is a Realtime kernel, you will find that it will destroy the performance when using your system as a server. the majority of users are fine with just using the regular version. pCP is managed with just a simple browser, there is no app.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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    Thanks

    Hi Paul - thank you. I am getting crazed and would really appreciate a set of simple steps to get this going. My objective was to get a music player ...

    If I understand you correctly I should:

    1. Download the "standard version" of picoreplayer
    2. mount the SSD to the Rasp Pi
    3. Boot and configure the system
    4. Use a Browser to connect to the picoreplayer

    I will then see options to display the contents of the library, play music etc?

    Do you know if the standard version allows me to run Samba - this is key for me. I would like to as you say simply leave the drive connected to the Rasp Pi and access it remotely over the network from my Windows 7 system where I will rip the CD on the Windows 7 system over the net where the file is created/stored on the drive mounted on the Rasp Pi.

    Then simply use a function to update the library and play the files.

    I really really appreciate your help - I've tried OpenElec on a CuBox which was very buggy, then bought a Rasp Pi 3 B with a HiFiBerry Digi+ board and tried runeaudio but couldn't get runeaudio to output the music through the digi+ board. Someone at hifiberry told me to use picoreplayer. Just getting a little frustrated at this point and wanted to mention the above so you can get a feeling for just how much I appreciate your help - thank you thank you.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweiss42 View Post
    Thanks found Samba and started it, appreciate the help!

    Do you know if there is a recommended app for an iPhone to control picoreplayer?

    Regards
    There isn't an app to control piCoreplayer, but there's an app to control Logitech Media Server (LMS) when you're up and running. App for iPhone is iPeng.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipen...767266886?mt=8
    Study/Server - LMS 7.9.2 - Pi3B+/pCP 3.5.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite, 25K library and playlists on WDMyCloud, LMS cache on a USB stick (formatted ntfs).
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    Thank you!

    Thanks I will take a look at it.

    Regards

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    Yes, the regular version of pCP is full featured. Disk permissions is an area that is always troublesome. I've not found a good way to handle without blasting the permissions once mounted. Once the permissions are handled, then its no problem and trouble free.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweiss42 View Post
    Hi Paul - thank you. I am getting crazed and would really appreciate a set of simple steps to get this going. My objective was to get a music player ...

    If I understand you correctly I should:

    1. Download the "standard version" of picoreplayer
    2. mount the SSD to the Rasp Pi
    3. Boot and configure the system
    4. Use a Browser to connect to the picoreplayer
    When doing "3. Boot and configure the system", did you install LMS? Without a media server, I don't see how piCorePlayer can see the music files in the library.

    Robert
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    piCorePlayer is the base system, it includes player software by default. You have to install other packages to be a server. Here are the basic steps.....

    1. Use the standard version on pCP.
    2. Burn the image, and then boot the system.
    3. Press the Beta mode Tab at the bottom.
    4. On the main page, Resize the filesystem....let the system reboot several times.
    5. Goto the LMS tab, and install LMS.
    6. Attach your USB disk. Then on the LMS mount the disk.
    7. After it is mounted, ssh in and check that you can write to the disk as User tc. Fix rights per my previous message if you cannot write.
    8. Install samba. And configure. Be sure you set the password to the samba share.
    9. Start the LMS web interface, and configure your playlist and media folders.
    10. Configure the squeezelite player on pCP.
    11. Using LMS interface, select something to play.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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