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    Raspberry Pi Model 4 Memory Options for PiCorePlayer and LMS Server or Just Player

    OK, I end up recommending PiCorePlayer and Raspberry Pi Model 4 to a lot of Different Folks and would like some guidance on the Memory Options available on the RPi Model 4.

    The Rpi Model 4 is Available in 4 Memory Options as far as I know 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8 GB. I am wondering how much Memory to recommend in the Following Configurations.

    1.) Running PiCorePlayer with LMS and Squeezelite Running on the Same Rpi
    2.) Just running LMS on a RPi
    3.) Just running Squeezelite on a Rpi.


    Also, does the Size of the Music Library Make any difference as far as Memory Goes?

    Anything Else that I may be Missing?

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    Raspberry Pi Model 4 Memory Options forPiCorePlayer and LMS Server or Just Player

    > The Rpi Model 4 is Available in 4 Memory Options as far as I know 1GB,
    > 2GB, 4GB and 8 GB. I am wondering how much Memory to recommend in the
    > Following Configurations.


    AFAIK the 1GB model is legacy. 2GB now is the "entry model".

    > 1.) Running PiCorePlayer with LMS and Squeezelite Running on the Same
    > Rpi


    Pick any of them.

    > 2.) Just running LMS on a RPi


    Dito.

    > 3.) Just running Squeezelite on a Rpi.


    Any of the the 4th generation is overkill. Even a Pi0 would do in many
    cases.

    > Also, does the Size of the Music Library Make any difference as far as
    > Memory Goes?


    Unless you are beyond 100k tracks 2GB should be good enough. I run about
    25k tracks on a Pi3b+ with 1GB, and it's super snappy.

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
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    Any of the the 4th generation is overkill. Even a Pi0 would do in many
    cases.
    Michael
    OK Thanks! -- The main reason I recommend the 4th Generation Rpi is for the USB input into a DAC.
    This saves about $100, as you don't need a 'Top Hat' for SPIDF output.

    The USB outputs on a Model 3 never really worked all that well, so the 4th Generation saves a lot of Money.

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    For usage with LMS on the Pi a Pi 4 is the better one if you want to attach your music library directly via USB eg. on a SSD. The Pi before are very slow here.
    On my Pi 4 4GB LMS and Squeezelite are running fine.
    Pi4 4GB piCorePlayer with LMS and Squeezelite for USB; Pi3B+ (7" Display, Hifiberry DAC+ Pro) piCoreplayer with Squeezlite/Jivelite for Hifiberry and Bluetooth headphone; two Airport Express

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsten_h View Post
    For usage with LMS on the Pi a Pi 4 is the better one if you want to attach your music library directly via USB eg. on a SSD. The Pi before are very slow here.
    On my Pi 4 4GB LMS and Squeezelite are running fine.
    Mine also... The point was that you don't need to Buy a 4GB Model 4, when the 2GB will do just fine according to Michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cut-Throat View Post
    Mine also... The point was that you don't need to Buy a 4GB Model 4, when the 2GB will do just fine according to Michael.
    The 4 GB helps if you are running MusicIP as well as LMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    The 4 GB helps if you are running MusicIP as well as LMS.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
    I don't run MusicIP, but maybe Michael would like to weigh in on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cut-Throat View Post
    I don't run MusicIP, but maybe Michael would like to weigh in on this?
    MusicIP uses a lot of memory during a clear and rescan and the more tracks you have the more memory it uses. When I used a Pi3B I had a 2GB swap file to cope with this.

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