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    PiCorePlayer LMS Server - Sync performance and setup

    Hi all,

    I have 8/9 players (various raspberry pis and 1 squeezebox) through the house which run synchronised most of the time.

    Up to now I've been using the group players plugin for this. I've set a lower kbps rate for the group player so when all 8 are running it down samples. I'm doing this mainly as I've found things were struggling with synchronisation when playing FLAC when I wasn't doing this. Probably due to 2 of the players being on wifi?

    I've been considering removing the laptop and switching to a RPi (picore player) to be the LMS server (all music is on a NAS anyway). However, I'm nervous about doing away with the transcoding because of the sync issues I've had previously. I'm assuming transcoing on a RPi is a no go?

    Does anyone have any advice on how best to set this up, or how to best optimise things?

    Cheers

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    PiCorePlayer LMS Server -Sync performance and setup

    > I have 8/9 players (various raspberry pis and 1 squeezebox) through the
    > house which run synchronised most of the time.


    Use the most powerful of your Pis (should be a 3B at least) and give it
    a try. You'll see whether this works or not, and is easily configured
    using pCP.

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I have 8/9 players (various raspberry pis and 1 squeezebox) through the
    > house which run synchronised most of the time.


    Use the most powerful of your Pis (should be a 3B at least) and give it
    a try.
    Yep, good shout - I'll just give it a go.

    Is there any additional configuration I should consider for best performance, or just run with the defaults?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2kiwi View Post
    Yep, good shout - I'll just give it a go.

    Is there any additional configuration I should consider for best performance, or just run with the defaults?
    defaults likely best.
    Home: VBA 4TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4)>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (Radio WIFI)
    Office: Win10(64)>LMS 7.9.2>Squeezelite
    The Wild (no internet): PiCorePlayer 4.0 on rPi 3B+, hifiberry Dac+Pro, 4TB USB (LMS & Squeezelite)
    Controllers: iPhone6 & iPadAir2 (iPeng & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpa > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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