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    new to RPi4, LMS, SB and need help

    Hi All. When I first worked in computers they had vacuum tubes!!! That was when I was in the Navy. Other than using them I don't really know what goes on under the hood.

    But I had 57,000 burned to a 2 TB external HD that I used through my computer in my office. No more office so I am trying to set it up in my main audio system.

    I bought a Raspberry Pi 4 and have that going into a DAC then into my tube preamp. I have the external HD going into the Pi via USB.

    I've found it in Squeeze box but when I go to LMS I don't see it. I go to My Music> Disk and Folders> MNT and there are other things but not my HD.

    Also, I set up TIDAL and when I play a song nothing happens.

    Any ideas what I should be doing? or what I am doing wrong?

    Dennis.

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    What operating system are you running on the Pi? I use piCorePlayer, and its web interface is pretty easy to use.
    How is the hard disc powered, and what format is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djnagle View Post
    Any ideas what I should be doing?
    When I installed my (new) system 6-7 months ago, the piCorePlayer help/ducomentation was a great help, I was up and running in less than 1-2 hours
    Link: https://docs.picoreplayer.org/
    Dan
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    new to RPi4, LMS, SB and need help

    > Also, I set up TIDAL and when I play a song nothing happens.
    What kind of subscription? Any error message? What kind of player?
    Anything in server.log?

    That's four questions.

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    What operating system are you running on the Pi? I use piCorePlayer, and its web interface is pretty easy to use.
    How is the hard disc powered, and what format is it?

    Robert
    Hi Robert, I am using PiCorePlayer too. The HD is powered by it's own wall wart. Not sure the format. The files are mostly FLAC lossless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sota748 View Post
    When I installed my (new) system 6-7 months ago, the piCorePlayer help/ducomentation was a great help, I was up and running in less than 1-2 hours
    Link: https://docs.picoreplayer.org/
    Thanks for the link. I've been using that but i'm not computer literate. I'll keep poking at it though.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Also, I set up TIDAL and when I play a song nothing happens.
    What kind of subscription? Any error message? What kind of player?
    Anything in server.log?

    That's four questions.

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    Michael
    Hi Michael. Free subscription and it played for a couple days until I added the external HD. Songs and skins show up but nothing happens when I hit play. No error message. I use piCorePlayer. I can't find the server.log It is not in the dropdown menu in the three dots in the upper right-hand corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djnagle View Post
    Thanks for the link. I've been using that but i'm not computer literate. I'll keep poking at it though.,
    Ask, if you get stuck at a issue/point
    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by djnagle View Post
    Thanks for the link. I've been using that but i'm not computer literate. I'll keep poking at it though.,

    Follow the info on mounting a USB drive, if you haven't already.

    https://docs.picoreplayer.org/how-to/add_usb_hdd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvrmike View Post
    Follow the info on mounting a USB drive, if you haven't already.

    https://docs.picoreplayer.org/how-to/add_usb_hdd/
    That is the instructions I followed but when I get to the point where it ask to "configure LMS" the new page opens and is blank and remains that way. Any suggestions?

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