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    Thanks Robert,

    I have added links to ApplePi-Baker in the documentation.

    You might want to check out USBImage if you like "cut to the bone" apps.

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    piCorePlayer Documentation

    > I have added links to ApplePi-Baker in the documentation.
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    > You might want to check out USBImage if you like "cut to the bone"
    > apps.


    I've switched over to the "official" Raspberry Pi Imager utility. While
    it would suggest installing the Rapberry Pi OS, you can select any image
    you want.

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/


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    Michael

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    Thanks Michael,

    I have added links to "Raspberry Pi Imager" on the "Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card" page.

    regards
    Greg

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    Can I suggest a section on setting up a USB Dac?
    It's a bit tricky and I'd love to read it!

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    Good idea.

    Added to "Issues" so it doesn't get lost.

    https://gitlab.com/piCorePlayer/pCP-docs/-/issues/2

    My personal experience on USB DACs is you plug them in and they works, but I've only used simple $5 USB Headphone DACs

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    Added "piCore" and "Raspberry Pi" documentation to the "Components" section.

    The Components section is to acknowledge the vital importance of the components required to create piCorePlayer.

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    Documentation Suggestions

    Hello,

    I took a look at the new documentation pages. Much easier to read! Some addition suggestions:

    1) A hardware requirements page. I'm a piCorePlayer noob and could use guidance on which Pi to buy (3B+? 4? and how much RAM?) and how big an SD card to buy. I was able to find recommendations from users scattered throughout various forum posts, but having official recommendations in one place would be very helpful. Please make any distinctions between recommended configurations for a) player only b) LMS only c) both player and LMS.

    2) How to mount NAS and/or Windows Server shares containing music and playlists. I seem to recall the old documentation had a section on this, but can't seem to find its new documentation equivalent. The new docs have how to attach a local USB drive and share that on the network, but not how to consume an existing share.

    Thanks for the good work!

    Jon T.

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    Hi Jon T,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    I have added a couple of issues on git:



    Your requests are interesting for a couple of reasons:

    1) From my personal experience, you can use any RPi you want. So I don't have any recommendation. I used a RPi1B with 256MB memory for my LMS hardware for years!

    2) I don't use a NAS or mount network shares so I haven't documented it. There is a few instructions for SAMBA in the Add a USB hard drive and setup SAMBA How-to.

    So your requests have highlighted that the documentation will have a bias towards the limited topics I know and use.

    regards
    Greg

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    Added "Standalone piCorePlayer" project.

    I did this "as a project" quite a few months ago but never got around to publishing the notes I took. It probably still needs a triple check but good enough for now.
    Last edited by Greg Erskine; 2020-11-29 at 23:37.

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    Added "Build a simple LMS server" project.

    This project is what I do to build my LMS server. I will recheck the process and add a few more notes the next time I build it. My LMS servers are quite generic, no NAS, no network shares and take only 20 minutes to build from scratch.

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