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    Quote Originally Posted by mandryka View Post
    No, that's a card reader

    Just overwrite the SD Card that comes with the kit as suggested by Paul Webster, or use one of these or similar: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-mic...s%2C151&sr=8-4
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    I just want to check something -- that it'll connect to my server with wi-fi like a squeezebox.

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    Yes it will - although you might find it easier to set-up by connecting it by Ethernet first - then configuring the WiFi - then removing the Ethernet cable and rebooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Yes it will - although you might find it easier to set-up by connecting it by Ethernet first - then configuring the WiFi - then removing the Ethernet cable and rebooting.
    Adding to this.
    When you setup with Ethernet you will see piCorePlayer as a player in the LMS Gui.
    You'll need to then activate wifi inside piCorePlayer as above.
    When you switch to WiFi you may see 2 x piCorePlayer in the Gui - dont panic - one is the Ethernet interface the other is WiFi.
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    Well that was one of the most painless things that I've ever done in the whole of my life! Thanks for all your support and instructions.

    So my next question -- I want to be able to output the digital source into my own external DAC with no USB in either with coaxial or optical cable. What do I need to buy to make this happen?
    Last edited by mandryka; 2019-05-09 at 04:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandryka View Post
    Well that was one of the most painless things that I've ever done in the whole of my life! Thanks for all your support and instructions.

    So my next question -- I want to be able to output the digital source into my own external DAC, either with coaxial or optical cable. What do I need to buy to make this happen?
    You'll need a HAT something like this https://www.hifiberry.com/products/digiplus/ (no soldering needed). I use one of these in my Lounge setup.

    However this probably won't fit in the case you got with the kit, same website as above for a compatible case https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/cases...ry-digi-black/ or similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    You'll need a HAT something like this https://www.hifiberry.com/products/digiplus/ (no soldering needed). I use one of these in my Lounge setup.

    However this probably won't fit in the case you got with the kit, same website as above for a compatible case https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/cases...ry-digi-black/ or similar
    Thanks. Working out how to put the case together was the hardest part of making the streamer!

    It runs warm. Is that normal?

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    By the way, I'm doing this partly because I run three Squeezebox Classics, they've been running for 10 years without a problem. But I figured I need an insurance policy and anyway, I have plans for a fourth system.

    But I'm curious, what's the expected lifetime of a Squeezebox Classic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandryka View Post
    Thanks. Working out how to put the case together was the hardest part of making the streamer!

    It runs warm. Is that normal?
    All my Pi's run warm, not had any problems so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    You'll need a HAT something like this https://www.hifiberry.com/products/digiplus/ (no soldering needed).
    As an alternative, you could use an external USB-Audiointerface. I have had good experiences with the Behringer UCA222/UCA202. Bit clunkier but you can keep your current case and might be able to hide the external thingie behind your DAC or so.

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