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    Setting up Bluetooth Speaker with piCorePlayer v3.5.0 optimized for audio

    So I set up Squeezelite Settings>Audio output device settings> and select Bluetooth Audio. Then >save, Then reboot. For some reason Squeezelite stops working. When I click on >Card control, everything is red in Bluetooth control. I am also connected via ethernet becuse I understand that the Wifi does not work when using BT. Does anyone know why this is happening? Thanks.

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    Yup, make sure you are in beta mode, then finish the install

    Squeezelite won’t run until a speaker is fully setup, paired and connected. And don’t run the audio kernel. It provides Zero value when using Bluetooth.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
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    The key item here is Beta mode

    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Yup, make sure you are in beta mode, then finish the install

    Squeezelite won’t run until a speaker is fully setup, paired and connected. And don’t run the audio kernel. It provides Zero value when using Bluetooth.
    Yes, it now works. I am streaming to my Bang and Olufsen A2 Speaker. Sounds like it is supposed to; Fantastic. The part that I missed is to be in "Beta Mode". I am using the Audio Optimised pCP but no harm.

    Thanks

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    It also works with WiFi on!

    Just wanted to add that built-in Wifi works just fine with built-in Bluetooth playing on bluetooth speaker.

    PiCorePlayer v 3.5.0
    RPI 3 B+

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    The 3B+ works well with WiFi and Bluetooth, especially on a 5G WiFi band. For the reat, there has been a recent change to the Rpi WiFi firmware that allows 2.4g WiFi coexist with Bluetooth. This change will be in 4.0.0 soon.
    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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    Just for fun, I thought I would give this a try and now have pCP 4.0 on a PiZeroWH running on 2.4GHz WiFi and using a Bluetooth speaker.
    Took a few times for the connection to be made but it is working.
    Will now leave it playing for a few hours to see if it runs OK.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author Radio France (FIP etc) plugin

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    Worked flawlessly for just over 3 hours now.
    Passed!
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author Radio France (FIP etc) plugin

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