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    ANNOUNCE: piCorePlayer 6.0.0

    After nearly 8 months in beta, the pCP team is happy to announce the official release of piCorePlayer 6.0.0

    Significant changes

    pCP 6.1.0
    • Kernel 4.19.122
    • RPi Firmware May 22, 2020
    • Includes support for RPi4B boards, including new v1.2 boards and 8GB Board.
    • RPi4B Support runs a 64 bit kernel for full 4GB memory support.
    • Support for Merus Amp (This is currently not working, OEM has not been able to figure out why)
    • Support for HifiBerry Dac+ ADC Pro
    • Support for HifiBerry Dac+HD
    • Support for IQaudIO Codec+
    • Support for LED control on Hifiberry DAC+ based boards.
    • Added driver for Google voiceBonnet v2 (sound driver only)
    • Support for rtl8188fu (Sometimes marketed as 8188eus)
    • Latest Allo USBridgeSig Support.


    Interface Changes:
    • New pCP web interface themes(Light/Dark)
    • Added mirror repository support (Sourceforge)
    • Many changes to the Bluetooth support (Update bluetooth extension if doing insitu_updates)
    • Alsaequal now supports Bluetooth devices. Settings can be changed only when device is connected, but settings are retained.
    • Web pages are now in an extension (No longer in /home/tc/www) For faster boots,backups and easier www updates. NOTE: pcp_startup.sh is now in /usr/local/etc/init.d/


    Notes

    • Adding a file named "netusb" to the boot partition will automatically load/configure net-usb kernel modules.
    • Adding wpa_supplicant.conf to the boot partition will automatically enable wifi.


    Recommended Upgrade path.
    • Download new image and configure from scratch.
    • Insitu_update is availiable, and handles most installations. However, downgrading versions will not be possible.


    Downloads Can be found: https://www.picoreplayer.org/main_downloads.shtml

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    Latest WWW interface version. This is updated by running "Patch Update" from the main menu

    piCorePlayer version: 6.1.0
    www version: 0009 (note screenshot below might not reflect the newest version)

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    RPI4 Bootloader update Support - This will allow you to update your RPI4 bootloader and VL805 chipset firmware. Needs to be done via ssh. If something goes wrong below, and your RPI4 won't boot, here is a link to the RPI Recovery proceedure. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

    open an ssh session
    Code:
    ce
    tce-load -w git rpi-vc python3.6                              (You can omit if you already have these)
    tce-load -i git rpi-vc python3.6
    git clone https://github.com/piCorePlayer/rpi-eeprom.git      (This is a clone from rpi's git, with a few tweaks to the scripts for pcp.)
    cd rpi-eeprom
    sudo -E ./rpi-eeprom-update -a                                (This will update to the latest "critical" firmware)
    pcp rb                                                        (reboot to load the bootloader)
    If you would like to load the beta firmare, do this before running rpi-eeprom-update
    Code:
    export FIRMWARE_RELEASE_STATUS=beta
    This this is a flash process if something goes wrong, make sure you are aware of rpi's recovery process.....https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

    Command output should look similar to this
    Code:
    tc@Pi4-1G-Test:/mnt/mmcblk0p2/tce/rpi-eeprom$ sudo -E ./rpi-eeprom-update -a
    [ INFO ] Mounting /mnt/mmcblk0p1...
    rpi-vc.tcz: OK
    BCM2711 detected
    BOOTLOADER: up-to-date
    CURRENT: Thu Apr 16 17:11:26 UTC 2020 (1587057086)
     LATEST: Thu Apr 16 17:11:26 UTC 2020 (1587057086)
     FW DIR: /mnt/mmcblk0p2/tce/rpi-eeprom/firmware/critical
    VL805: up-to-date
    CURRENT: 000137ad
     LATEST: 000137ad
    Last edited by paul-; 2020-07-17 at 09:24.
    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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    An insitu update of a Pi 4B and a Pi 3B+ from RC1 worked without any problem!

    Thank you for your great work!

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    no output from usb dac

    I upgraded a pi3b and I cannot get usb dac to work, I have tried 2 different dac and it recognizes both of them (fiio and hifime)

    but there is no sound output through either one.

    this may be separate issue, the Built-in Audio works, but if I disable it the picoreplayer will not start

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    ALSA Volume cannnot save

    I install picoreplayer 6.00 in PI4 (4g ram)
    I want to Max the output volume in USB port to my USB DAC
    I can success to change the volume but cannot save on my sccard. ( once I turn off the power in my Pi.4 , setting will lose I need to redo again ) but as before I can save it on Picoreplayer 5.0 ( even I turn off the power, once I turn on ,it still keep my latest setting )
    Can anyone teach me. Thanks.


    Putty I type , in Picoreplayer 5.0 is workable. But in Picoreplayer 6 doesn't save.
    ***@piCorePlayer:~$ sudo alsactl store
    ***@piCorePlayer:~$ sudo filetool.sh -b

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    Quote Originally Posted by htctyo View Post


    Putty I type , in Picoreplayer 5.0 is workable. But in Picoreplayer 6 doesn't save.
    ***@piCorePlayer:~$ sudo alsactl store
    ***@piCorePlayer:~$ sudo filetool.sh -b
    After making the alsamixer setting return to the pCP web gui and

    Under

    Audio output device settings,
    click on
    Card Control
    and then on
    Save ALSA mixer settings to make them available after a rebo
    ot.

    via putty

    make the alsamixer setting

    Escape

    Code:
    sudo alsactl store
    pcp br
    ronnie

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    Bluetooth setup issues

    Had a clean upgrade on the pi connected to my USB DAC, but I can't get bluetooth working on my piZero

    Tried an upgrade and I've now switched to a clean install

    Installed the Bluetooth support and rebooted - then enabled bluetooth and paired with the speaker without issues.

    Under the "Audio output device settings" I no longer have a Bluetooth option - only the standard DACs, HDMI and Analogue

    Running

    $ aplay -L
    null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
    default
    plugequal
    equal
    bt_SRS-XB30
    plugequal_bt_SRS-XB30
    equal_bt_SRS-XB30
    sysdefault:CARD=ALSA
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA
    Default Audio Device
    dmix:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA
    Direct sample mixing device
    dmix:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI
    Direct sample mixing device
    dmix:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1
    Direct sample mixing device
    dsnoop:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA
    Direct sample snooping device
    dsnoop:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI
    Direct sample snooping device
    dsnoop:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1
    Direct sample snooping device
    hw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
    hw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
    hw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
    plughw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA
    Hardware device with all software conversions
    plughw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI
    Hardware device with all software conversions
    plughw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2
    bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1
    Hardware device with all software conversions

    I can confirm the device is paired with
    - bluetoothctl paired-devices

    I'm sure there is some obvious step I've missed. Any ideas/tips?

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    Further analysis of Bluetooth issues

    Can't see the BTSpeaker device I used to see under version 5.0

    tc@piCorePlayer:~$ /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -l
    Output devices:
    null - Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
    default
    plugequal
    equal
    sysdefault:CARD=ALSA - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Default Audio Device
    dmix:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Direct sample mixing device
    dmix:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI - Direct sample mixing device
    dmix:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1 - Direct sample mixing device
    dsnoop:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Direct sample snooping device
    dsnoop:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI - Direct sample snooping device
    dsnoop:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1 - Direct sample snooping device
    hw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Direct hardware device without any conversions
    hw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI - Direct hardware device without any conversions
    hw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1 - Direct hardware device without any conversions
    plughw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=0 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Hardware device with all software conversions
    plughw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=1 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI - Hardware device with all software conversions
    plughw:CARD=ALSA,DEV=2 - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1 - Hardware device with all software conversions

    tc@piCorePlayer:~$ /usr/local/bin/squeezelite -L
    Volume controls for default
    PCM

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmr View Post
    I upgraded a pi3b and I cannot get usb dac to work, I have tried 2 different dac and it recognizes both of them (fiio and hifime)

    but there is no sound output through either one.

    this may be separate issue, the Built-in Audio works, but if I disable it the picoreplayer will not start
    With a dac plugged into the pi, reboot




    On the Squeezelite tab (in beta mode)

    go to

    Audio output device settings
    Reboot

    return to the Squeezelite page

    Go to

    Change Squeezelite settings
    click on

    Output setting
    select an output from the list

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    click on

    Save
    Reboot

    If the selected output does not work select another

    ronnie

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    Okay - probably me being even denser than usual ...

    Is there a setting to fix an ip address?
    LMS server: O2 Joggler with Jivelite, Pi Zero W with PcP 6.0

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Fiio M6, Avantree Priva BT transmitter



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    In Beta mode on Main page near the bottom.
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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