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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastMan View Post
    I have just bought a RPi 4 to create a new Squeezebox emulator. I have flashed the PiCorePlayer 5.0.0 image onto a 32GB microSD card using the recommended software.
    I have then inserted it into the slot on the RPi, plugged in a network cable connected directly to my router and then powered up the RPi using their own 3A/5v power supply.

    The red LED comes on, the green LED flashes briefly then goes out. I understand that there should be more activity from the green LED showing that the microSD is being accessed. I have tried the same using a new 16GB microSD with the same result. I have also tried both cards with PiCorePlayer 4.1.0 and have tried flashing with a different computer using a USB card reader, but no joy.

    I know the software is not being accessed as there is no network connection created.

    I have built two other SB players successfully, both using the RPi 3, both working first time out of the box, so I have no idea what to do next. Am I missing something?

    Does this sound like a damaged RPi? Both microSD cards were brand new, so I doubt it would be those.

    Many thanks for any help.
    You need pCP 6.0.0-B7 image for a Pi4.

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...-0-PI4-support
    Server - LMS 8.0.0 Pi4B 4GB/Flirc case/pCP 6.0.0-b7 18K library, playlists & LMS cache on SSD (ntfs)
    Study - Pi3B+/pCP 5.0.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite,
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 5.0.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Squeezebox Boom
    Garage - Pi3B/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/pCP 5.0.0 > Edifier R980T

    Spares - 2xTouch, 1xSB3, 1xRadio, 6xRPi

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    For RPI4 use pCP v6 (beta at the moment).
    pCP 5 does not have the firmware (sort of) for RPI4
    Paul Webster
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    You need pCP 6.0.0-B7 image for a Pi4.

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...-0-PI4-support
    Fantastic! I thought I was going mad! Will rush home and have another go, thanks to both of you.
    Matt
    SqueezeBoxes: 3 x piCorePlayers with two Duets, one no longer in active service.
    Server: Synology DS214 (2TB) NAS running LMS 7.9.1
    Network: TP-Link Archer VR200 router, 3 x Netgear Orbi WiFi mesh access points (amazing!).
    Livingroom: Duet, Linn LP12, Naim 72/Hi-cap/110/Headline amp, B&W CM2 speakers
    Kitchen: piCorePlayer, Tibo powered speakers.
    Dining: piCorePlayer, second hand Cambridge amp and speakers.
    Portable: piCorePlayer with LMS and copy music library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    You need pCP 6.0.0-B7 image for a Pi4.

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...-0-PI4-support
    All working fine now, thanks! Doddle to set up as before, and I will have to change my sig. My other piCorePlayers have been just players linked to my NAS. This one has LMS installed as well which is a revelation compared to my Synology. I have two mirrored music libraries which I keep on the NAS, one in FLAC the other MP3 (mainly for my phone). The latter takes up 80GB so have copied it onto a 128GB micro sized memory stick plugged into one of the USB sockets on the RPi. It took less than 2 minutes to scan 12,000 files! It also starts up in a couple of seconds. I think I will move my music library from the NAS to a portable SSD plugged into one of my piCorePlayers.

    Much chuffed! My 17 year old son has now come back to my SB system having abandoned it some years back to use a bluetooth speaker and his phone. He has had two big noisy parties recently, one for his birthday and one for NYE. He was very impressed that he was able to sync the music in three rooms in the house from his phone using the Orange Squeeze app and the Spotty plugin. All without spending thousands on Sonos kit.

    He wanted one for his bedroom, so the idea was to build this one for him. Think I might keep this one as a portable player instead. He has inherited the "geek" gene, so I will give him the bits and let him build his own. Knowing him he will make a proper case, include an amp, touch screen etc.

    Thanks to all the volunteers out there who make this possible. My SB setup is over 11 years old now and just as impressive as it was the day I got it. How much other tech can you say that about?
    Matt
    SqueezeBoxes: 3 x piCorePlayers with two Duets, one no longer in active service.
    Server: Synology DS214 (2TB) NAS running LMS 7.9.1
    Network: TP-Link Archer VR200 router, 3 x Netgear Orbi WiFi mesh access points (amazing!).
    Livingroom: Duet, Linn LP12, Naim 72/Hi-cap/110/Headline amp, B&W CM2 speakers
    Kitchen: piCorePlayer, Tibo powered speakers.
    Dining: piCorePlayer, second hand Cambridge amp and speakers.
    Portable: piCorePlayer with LMS and copy music library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastMan View Post
    All working fine now, thanks! Doddle to set up as before, and I will have to change my sig. My other piCorePlayers have been just players linked to my NAS. This one has LMS installed as well which is a revelation compared to my Synology. I have two mirrored music libraries which I keep on the NAS, one in FLAC the other MP3 (mainly for my phone). The latter takes up 80GB so have copied it onto a 128GB micro sized memory stick plugged into one of the USB sockets on the RPi. It took less than 2 minutes to scan 12,000 files! It also starts up in a couple of seconds. I think I will move my music library from the NAS to a portable SSD plugged into one of my piCorePlayers.

    Much chuffed! My 17 year old son has now come back to my SB system having abandoned it some years back to use a bluetooth speaker and his phone. He has had two big noisy parties recently, one for his birthday and one for NYE. He was very impressed that he was able to sync the music in three rooms in the house from his phone using the Orange Squeeze app and the Spotty plugin. All without spending thousands on Sonos kit.

    He wanted one for his bedroom, so the idea was to build this one for him. Think I might keep this one as a portable player instead. He has inherited the "geek" gene, so I will give him the bits and let him build his own. Knowing him he will make a proper case, include an amp, touch screen etc.

    Thanks to all the volunteers out there who make this possible. My SB setup is over 11 years old now and just as impressive as it was the day I got it. How much other tech can you say that about?
    Good to hear
    Server - LMS 8.0.0 Pi4B 4GB/Flirc case/pCP 6.0.0-b7 18K library, playlists & LMS cache on SSD (ntfs)
    Study - Pi3B+/pCP 5.0.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite,
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 5.0.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Squeezebox Boom
    Garage - Pi3B/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/pCP 5.0.0 > Edifier R980T

    Spares - 2xTouch, 1xSB3, 1xRadio, 6xRPi

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    Best location for cache/DB/prefs

    Hi pcp team

    Im running LMS on picoreplayer on a Pi3B with all my music files on my NAS. I have used the option to move the slimserver files onto the NAS, which works fine most of the time.

    Occasionally, first thing in the morning, LMS seems to lock up - the pcp home page responds OK , saying LMS is running. pcp:9000 displays an outline LMS home page but with no content on either the left or right hand pane. I suspect that the NAS drive has gone to sleep overnight and LMS cant cope with this. I cant see any problem reported in the logs though. A restart of LMS fixes the issue.

    Whats the best place for these slimserver files?
    SD card - does LMS do many writes and potentially wear the card out?
    NAS - as Im using at the moment
    USB stick - or does this suffer the same as the SD card

    Also, in the past, with LMS running on a linux box, I always had problems after a power cut (we get lots of these where I live). LMS started before the NAS and the music files were not available. Once the NAS was up, I had to "sudo mount -a" to get it running. Am I likely to have problems like this with LMS on picoreplayer too?

    Many thanks for this great project

    Cheers
    Nigel

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    LMS on PiCorePlayer

    Hi,
    I have been using PCP for about 4 years now and I think this is a marvelous piece of work. Thanks
    I use PCP in my remote speakers which about 2 years ago I modified to include a Z Wave switch so I could control them as part of my home automation
    I have 4 speakers set like this all slaved to an LMS with it's own (ficticious) player. the player on the server is just there to keep the server playing 24/7
    The speakers drop in and out of the syncronised group and I have music from a repeating playlist within a minute of any player being switched on.
    Works like a charm !

    Because it worked so well I thought I'd swap my Max2Play LMS installation for a PCP version of the same.
    Installation went well and the players synched okay ... except ...
    Whenever a speaker (a PCP node previously identifird and sync'd to the LMS, and server saved with this sync) joins the group, ALL the players on the server pause.
    I've had to go back to the Max2Play server.
    Any ideas if I have missed a setting or if there are any known differences in the installation of 7.9 nightly ?
    Thanks in advance
    Mutt

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelC View Post
    Hi pcp team
    Whats the best place for these slimserver files?
    SD card - does LMS do many writes and potentially wear the card out?
    NAS - as Im using at the moment
    USB stick - or does this suffer the same as the SD card
    Not the NAS for sure. A USB stick would work fine, at least it is easily replaced.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by muttley_drat View Post
    Hi,
    Because it worked so well I thought I'd swap my Max2Play LMS installation for a PCP version of the same.
    Installation went well and the players synched okay ... except ...
    Whenever a speaker (a PCP node previously identifird and sync'd to the LMS, and server saved with this sync) joins the group, ALL the players on the server pause.
    I've had to go back to the Max2Play server.
    Any ideas if I have missed a setting or if there are any known differences in the installation of 7.9 nightly ?
    Thanks in advance
    Mutt
    IWhat are you using to sync. Phillips Sync Groups add on works the best that I've seen.
    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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    PCP 5.0.1 randomly boots to command line

    Hi all. First time posting, please let me know if it's in the wrong place.

    I have three Pi3s (not Bs), with identical SD cards, and am having this same issue on all of them:

    I can make a fresh install of PCP5.0, and update to 5.0.1 without an issue. I can reboot from the web GUI also without a problem (so far). But if the power is pulled from the PI itself (or there is a power cut) then 8 times out of 10 the boot process fails and the Linux partition isn't mounted, instead the Pi boots into a command line "> tc@piCorePlayer" and that's it, PCP is dead and I have to rewrite the img to the SD and set everything up again. I thought that PCP ran from RAM and so any unexpected power cut shouldn't affect the card at all and it should just reboot happily every time?

    These Pis are players only, they don't run LMS or any extensions etc. Literally the barest of installs.

    Has anyone else had this issue, or have some advice (I'm a Windows user)? Thanks in advance!

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