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    New to Raspberry Pi - SBT, NAS, LMS question.

    Ive had a read through plenty of posts but cant seem to find the the information.

    Currently I have a squeezebox touch hooked up to some active speakers, mainly used for Tidal streaming and a Buffalo Linkstation NAS drive with various audio on it- LS-CHL-V23FB, as far as I know LMS is running internally from the SBT as I dont have it installed anywhere else.

    I also have ipeng installed on an iPad and Squeeze Ctrl on my phone.

    Ive seen a hack that lets you install LMS onto this NAS but dont really fancy it, so at the moment cant access the audio on it via the SBT.

    So my question is, can I just buy a Raspberry Pi and install something like Pcp on it - will this give me access to the audio on the nas, if so how do I control it and play it to the speakers. I want to keep the screen of the SBT so ideally dont want to change my player setup.

    Or am I looking at this from the wrong angle?

    Thanks.

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    New to Raspberry Pi - SBT, NAS,LMS question.

    > So my question is, can I just buy a Raspberry Pi and install something
    > like Pcp on it - will this give me access to the audio on the nas, if so


    Exactly my setup: Pi with pCP running LMS, connecting to NAS.

    > how do I ‘control it’ and play it to the speakers. I want to keep the
    > screen of the SBT so ideally don’t want to change my player setup.


    Just connect your Touch to that new LMS rather than the old one.

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    I used to have a Linkstation (about 10 years ago)

    i see you have thought about this before



    Deffo get a pi and pCp, I don't know how they will work with the NAS.

    The SBT will be as usable as before

    ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > So my question is, can I just buy a Raspberry Pi and install something
    > like Pcp on it - will this give me access to the audio on the nas, if so


    Exactly my setup: Pi with pCP running LMS, connecting to NAS.

    > how do I ‘control it’ and play it to the speakers. I want to keep the
    > screen of the SBT so ideally don’t want to change my player setup.


    Just connect your Touch to that new LMS rather than the old one.

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    Michael
    Thanks.

    When you say just connect the Touch to the new LMS, how do you mean?

    Also, any recommendations for the pi, as Im new to them Ive been looking at the all in one starter kits, or would you advise something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
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    I used to have a Linkstation (about 10 years ago)

    i see you have thought about this before



    Deffo get a pi and pCp, I don't know how they will work with the NAS.

    The SBT will be as usable as before

    ronnie
    Yea, from what I remember they included it in a firmware upgrade then pulled it. Its apparently do-able but you have to mess around with the NAS and I dont fancy that.

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    New to Raspberry Pi - SBT, NAS,LMS question.

    > When you say just connect the Touch to the new LMS, how do you mean?

    In the player's My Music menu you can select the source of your music.
    Your new LMS should show up there.

    > Also, any recommendations for the pi, as I’m new to them I’ve been
    > looking at the all in one starter kits, or would you advise something
    > else?


    Get a good power supply with at least 2A. Case is really a question of
    taste. There's been some discussion around heat issues on the latest Pi
    4 (search the threads here). But a Pi 3B+ is good enough for a few
    thousand files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy93 View Post
    Thanks.

    When you say just connect the Touch to the new LMS, how do you mean?
    Touch > My Music > Switch Library. All instances of LMS running on your network should appear here.

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    Server - LMS 7.9.2 Pi4B 4GB/pCP 6.0.0-b1 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > When you say just connect the Touch to the new LMS, how do you mean?

    In the player's My Music menu you can select the source of your music.
    Your new LMS should show up there.

    > Also, any recommendations for the pi, as I’m new to them I’ve been
    > looking at the all in one starter kits, or would you advise something
    > else?


    Get a good power supply with at least 2A. Case is really a question of
    taste. There's been some discussion around heat issues on the latest Pi
    4 (search the threads here). But a Pi 3B+ is good enough for a few
    thousand files.

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    Michael

    Thanks again.

    Good enough for a few thousand files - do you mean being able to cope with the files from the NAS, as in access speed etc.

    Is it not worth getting the latest pi or would I not see much performances increase for what I want it for?

    Any recommendations as to where to buy from (UK)?

    So from what Ive understood so far:

    I can still use my SBT as a player, I configure it to point to the new LMS which is installed on the Pi, the Pi is then configured to point to the NAS, which then displays the info on the SBT screen, which in turn can be played- correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Touch > My Music > Switch Library. All instances of LMS running on your network should appear here.

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    Thanks.

    That now makes sense and is why I can only see LMS on the SD.

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    New to Raspberry Pi - SBT, NAS,LMS question.

    > ‘Good enough for a few thousand files’ - do you mean being able to cope
    > with the files from the NAS, as in access speed etc.


    Yes. I got 20k files on my NAS. Running LMS on the Pi accessing these
    files on the NAS is much faster than running LMS on the same NAS.

    > I can still use my SBT as a player, I configure it to point to the new
    > LMS which is installed on the Pi, the Pi is then configured to point to
    > the NAS, which then displays the info on the SBT screen, which in turn
    > can be played- correct?


    Correct.

    As I said I'm running my library on a Pi 3B+. Before that a 3B. Both are
    fast enough for my needs. The Pi 4 would be even faster, but can cause
    thermal challenges.

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