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    Quote Originally Posted by Shart View Post
    Ok.. that sounds super simple (could be fooling myself). Is it a matter of just not installing Squeezelite or do I just remove it? I haven't played with pCP yet. The two pi's I have are currently used for brewpi and I had volumino running.
    It is preinstalled - but in the "Tweaks" page in pCP you can disable the automatic startup of Squeezelite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    It is preinstalled - but in the "Tweaks" page in pCP you can disable the automatic startup of Squeezelite.
    Thank you.

    Just ordered 7" Rasberry Pi touch screen kit today. Might go find a used monitor to satisfy my impatience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shart View Post
    Thank you.

    Just ordered 7" Rasberry Pi touch screen kit today. Might go find a used monitor to satisfy my impatience.
    Shart,

    If you can work with a stationary controller, take a look at 'rasptouch' .
    I needed something that looked good enough to allow my hobby to enter the living room
    I bought the case only and put in my own RPI 7" display, pi and dac, to keep cost down.
    If you do not connect it to an amp, you do not really need a dac and its wire.
    I do use it as my LMS, so found I had to wire it to the network to reliable feed multiple players.
    But if used as controller only, or using the local squeezelite player , wifi is sufficient in most cases.

    As a portable controller we use squeezer on phones and tablets in parallel, I think it is close enough to jivelite to get it in minutes.
    And the 'we' does indeed indicate the less tech savvy members of my family do use it too without difficulties.

    Recently I worked with a pizero-w and a 1.5 inch screen powered from a powerbank.
    And it got me thinking that a portable pi and screen combo could do as a controller too.
    however, an attractive casing for such a set set including batteries is not an of the shelf product .
    But I find it very comfortable to use dedicated hardware buttons , and it could double up as headphone player.

    Let us know what you decide.
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    Pi3B with Phat-dac in a Rasptouch, 2 pi B+ with Cirrus Logic Audio Card, Pi Zero with Phat-beat , and a few other tests...

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    Thank you!

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who replied. I have implemented piCorePlayer in my house and it's brilliant.

    Here are the first two installations. I just got them installed this weekend as I had to wait for parts. I'll touch up the drywall and paint at a later date. You know something is good when the wife tells you she really likes it.

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    I am really impressed with piCorePlayer. These are powered by POE. CAT5 ethernet was already present as I'm replacing an ELAN whole house system. All the wiring is located in my office where I have Raspberry Pi B+'s with HiFiBerry Dac's for the two zones. I'm using a Dayton multi-zone amp and wall volume controls that are impedance matched. Eventually I plan to have 8 Zones. There is no cover or case for the pi's in-wall installation and they are held in place by magnets.

    The installation was inspired by Christian Bleser: https://christian-bleser.de/raspberr...ay-wandeinbau/

    Right now for the pi streamers I plan to use chassis with a DIN rail as I can't think of another solution that'll be simple enough. I don't want a bunch of individual cases and wall-warts.

    Most of the piCorePlayer interface is self explanatory and some is still a bit confusing. Not totally sure where to get information, but I'm figuring it out as I go along. I do plan to use a RPi 4 4GB to run LMS via piCorePlayer. My only niggle is that I find creating playlists to be cumbersome and I don't have iTunes since I run Linux as my daily machine.

    Thanks gain everyone for your help, this is a fantastic solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shart View Post

    Most of the piCorePlayer interface is self explanatory and some is still a bit confusing. Not totally sure where to get information, but I'm figuring it out as I go along. I do plan to use a RPi 4 4GB to run LMS via piCorePlayer. My only niggle is that I find creating playlists to be cumbersome and I don't have iTunes since I run Linux as my daily machine.

    Thanks gain everyone for your help, this is a fantastic solution.
    Good job!

    With regard to playlists or lack of. Have you discovered Don't Stop The Music and LastMix plugin? If configured correctly you can select a few tracks and then LastMix will take over and curate a bespoke playlist based on what you first played. Dont Stop the Music on its own would do the same but would be entirely random. LastMix makes it focused and can include tracks from Online Streaming Services if you have them installed.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Good job!

    With regard to playlists or lack of. Have you discovered Don't Stop The Music and LastMix plugin? If configured correctly you can select a few tracks and then LastMix will take over and curate a bespoke playlist based on what you first played. Dont Stop the Music on its own would do the same but would be entirely random. LastMix makes it focused and can include tracks from Online Streaming Services if you have them installed.
    Thank you for the suggestion, I have not tried those plugins yet and will do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shart View Post
    Thank you for the suggestion, I have not tried those plugins yet and will do so.
    Donĺt Stop The Music is built in to LMS and is a per player setting. LastMix is a plugin designed to work with it.


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    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

  8. #18
    How did you get the weather on the screen?
    PiCorePlayer 3.11 with Hifiberry Digital + (Lounge)
    Joggler Squeezeplay as Remote (Lounge)
    PiCorePlayer 3.11 with pi official touchscreen and hifiberry DAC (Office)
    Joggler Squeezeplay as Remote (Office)
    Joggler Squeezeplay (Kitchen)
    Joggler Squeezeplay (Conservatory)
    Radio x 2 (Bedroom)
    Joggler Squeezeplay (Garage)


    LMS 7.9 on DIY Unraid 6 Server (i5)

    Squeeze user since the SB1

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Donĺt Stop The Music is built in to LMS and is a per player setting. LastMix is a plugin designed to work with it.


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    Thank you so much for this suggestion, that's an awesome plugin. I have LastMix picking up from LastFM. I had recently updated the meta data in my library and it matches extremely well.


    Quote Originally Posted by markiii View Post
    How did you get the weather on the screen?
    With SuperDateTime Screensaver and Custom Clock Helper

    I added this repo as well: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sdt...files/repo.xml


    It takes some time to figure it out and it's not easy to customize so I used someone else's template. Perhaps I'm missing something when creating my own layout, but works well. It'll also allow you to have stocks and sport teams cores.

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    Terminal block or Phoenix DIN connector

    So the original installer of our house system, installed before I owned the home, used wire nuts to connect multiple speakers together and it's a bit ugly. Below you can see my current clean-up situation.

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    I am thinking of either using terminal blocks to clean it up or phoenix contact with jumpers.

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    I'm not sure which way to go or if someone has another suggestion?

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