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  1. #1
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    Pcp 7.0 Pi4 and USB Bluetooth

    Hi all

    OK, so I have no problem making my Pcp 7.0 install working to a bluetooth speaker using the internal Pi4 Bluetooth circuitry. however, as said by many, performance/range is poor due to the shared antennae with Wifi.

    So, I want to use a bluetooth dongle.

    I switch off the built in bluetooth, install a USB Bluetooth (CSR 4.0) dongle and try again.

    The "bluetooth controller" will not switch on now...

    Any ideas on what I might be doing silly ?

    Thanks
    Barry

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    Senior Member paul-'s Avatar
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    You need to make sure the bluetooth dongle is supported by linux. A lot of them only work on Windows.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    A lot of them only work on Windows.
    I can write that the following two to are working with piCorePlayer:
    LogiLink BT0015 nano USB Bluetooth Adapter (Bluetooth 4.0) https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0096Y2HFW
    Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter (Bluetooth 4.0) https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B009ZIILLI

    I am using the first one as the transmit power seemed to be a little bit better.
    Pi4 4GB piCorePlayer with LMS and Squeezelite for USB inside an Argon One case
    Pi3B+ (7" Display, Hifiberry DAC+ Pro) piCorePlayer with Squeezlite/Jivelite for Hifiberry and Bluetooth headphone inside a SmartiPi touch case
    Two Airport Express
    Ikea Symfonisk

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by carsten_h View Post
    I can write that the following two to are working with piCorePlayer:
    LogiLink BT0015 nano USB Bluetooth Adapter (Bluetooth 4.0) https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0096Y2HFW
    Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter (Bluetooth 4.0) https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B009ZIILLI

    I am using the first one as the transmit power seemed to be a little bit better.
    I'm using that Plugable adapter with a Pi2 running pCP6 - works very well to connect a pair of headphones.

    Robert
    Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
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    2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
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    Portable: Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate portable drive, powered via power brick

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    Thank you all... solved...

    Thank you for responding, especially Carsten... I got one of the "Pluggable" adaptors and everything works :-)

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