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  1. #1
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    Installng piCorePlayer + LMS

    Hi

    I'm new to streaming.

    I plan to use a hifiberry rp-dac that plugs into my amp.

    I have a debian-10 headless 'home-server' (always on), with music files.

    I'm confused with the difference between piCoreplayer (pCp) and LMS. I'm aware pCp can be installed with LMS.

    But in my case, would it be better to install pCp on the rp, and installing LMS on the home server? If I install LMS on home-server are there any specific instructions/guidance for installing on debian 10? (I have some experience with debian though still learning).

    EDIT: After further reading, piCorePlayer can't be installed on debian directly, only on a rp?

    Thanks for any advice
    Last edited by zeph1900; 2021-04-08 at 12:59.

  2. #2
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    I would suggest pcp on pi and lms on your Linux server.
    Or buy a second pi with dac.
    Put lms on pi without dac and point to music and use pi with dac as player. Both running pcp.
    That's how I did it only my sever is a windows 2019 box.
    SqueezeBoxes: 1x Transporter (Living room) 1x SB2 (shed), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Study 2), few spare unit's (SB2, SB3, Boom, Touch)
    Server: LMS on Pi3B+ 8.1.2 on PcP 7.0.1
    Network: Draytek, Netgear Smart Switch 24p, Ubiquiti PoE, 3x Ubiquity

  3. #3
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    I replaced my NAS with a Debian 10 headless server as well.

    Installing the LMS on it was entirely problem-free and basically ran "out-of-the-box".

    You have to download the right package from here: http://downloads.slimdevices.com/

    Assuming you're running 64bit AMD or Intel that would be logitechmediaserver_8.1.1_amd64.deb (or nightly: 8.1.2 in http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=8.1)

    Then just execute these 2 commands:
    sudo dpkg -i <filename> (ignore warnings/errors about dependencies)
    sudo apt-get --fix-broken install (Missing packages gonna be installed now and server will be setup to start automatically etc.)

    Thats it.

    For installing piCorePlayer on debian: Maybe it could work with qemu. But I haven't tried that myself.

    I think it's probaly easier to run squeezelite as a headless client on your server if you want to have your server act as a player as well. (https://sourceforge.net/projects/lms...ezelite/linux/).

    edit:
    I just noticed that squeezelite is available as an offcial package from the distro. No need to pull it off sourceforge.

    Regards
    Andre
    Last edited by Puniam; 2021-04-08 at 15:17.

  4. #4

    Installng piCorePlayer + LMS

    Andre - thanks for that update. I used to run LMS on a Kubuntu system, but
    that was years ago. I've been LMS on RPi for the years since and I'm quite
    happy with it. Glad you could provide that angle for Zeph1900!
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    On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 3:56 PM Puniam <
    Puniam.9zt1vb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > I replaced my NAS with a Debian 10 headless server as well.
    >
    > Installing the LMS on it was entirely problem-free and basically ran
    > "out-of-the-box".
    >
    > You have to download the right package from here:
    > http://downloads.slimdevices.com/
    >
    > Assuming you're running 64bit AMD or Intel that would be
    > logitechmediaserver_8.1.1_amd64.deb (or nightly: 8.1.2 in
    > http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=8.1)
    >
    > Then just execute these 2 commands:
    > sudo dpkg -i <filename> (ignore warnings)
    > sudo apt-get -f install (Missing packages gonna be installed now and
    > server will be setup to start automatically etc.)
    >
    > Thats it.
    >
    > For installing piCorePlayer on debian: Maybe it could work with qemu.
    > But I haven't tried that myself.
    >
    > I think it's probaly easier to run squeezelite as a headless client on
    > your server if you want to have your server act as a player as well.
    > (https://sourceforge.net/projects/lms...ezelite/linux/).
    >
    > Regards
    > Andre
    >
    >
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