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    Can My PiCorePlayer do other things too?

    I must admit to having zero knowledge of Linux but with the help of this forum I built a Pi based LMS using PiCorePlayer and also use it to store all my music on a SSD.

    Is it possible to run other programs too? I'm thinking of JRiver Media Centre which I use for all my music management, they have a Pi version available and I would like to use their media network to share music to other devices than my Squeezeboxes.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance

    Craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I must admit to having zero knowledge of Linux but with the help of this forum I built a Pi based LMS using PiCorePlayer and also use it to store all my music on a SSD.

    Is it possible to run other programs too? I'm thinking of JRiver Media Centre which I use for all my music management, they have a Pi version available and I would like to use their media network to share music to other devices than my Squeezeboxes.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance

    Craig
    You might find you are better off using Max2Play instead of piCorePlayer if you want to install other software.

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    You can try Raspbian OS, install LMS and Squeezelite then

    https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/ind...topic=115513.0

    I run Raspbian Desktop OS with LMS, Squieezelite, a seperate Spotify-Connect, so it might just work (I'm thinking, not at the same time ).

    I have tried the jriver stuff on a rpi ( 2018 I think it was ) but found it flakey, I was not going to pay to find out if it got less flakey , but then I'm not a Citizen of the Universe

    ronnie

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    piCorePlayer, is purely focused on the LMS ecosystem.......... I have no reason to run others, so I don't spend time to develop (Not that I have extra time to kill either
    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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    So it sounds like I'd need to install a Linux build, get LMS working then install a build of Media Centre and get it all playing nicely together.

    I think I'll stick with PiCorePlayer because it's working like a charm.

    Thanks
    Craig
    MC2Slim - Windows Shell and J River Media Center Integration for Squeezebox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Is it possible to run other programs too? I'm thinking of JRiver Media Centre which I use for all my music management
    Hi Craig

    In "Advanced" mode on the "Main Page" of the piCorePlayer web-GUI you have the option: Extensions
    Press that Extensions button - and you're presented with the first tab = Information.
    Click "Available" tab and there's a list of available extensions that can be installed from the piCorePlayer repository.

    I know you asked about stuff like JRiver, but this is the list of what's available.

    Cheers,
    Claus

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    Pretty much what is in our repo is what you can install from the web interface. Or tools commonly used with the RPI. We do offer a gcc/build toolchain if you want to take a stab at compiling things. I build everything natively for pCP, except for the kernels which are cross compiled.
    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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