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10. August 2020 at 8:01 #49516

I was encouraged by all the success stories regarding Max2Play and the Raspberry Pi4 here.

I currently have a Pi3 (with HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro) and Pi3B (with Allo DigiOne). I am planning to add a couple of more Pi players in the future, so I wanted to move LMS onto a dedicated Max2Play server.

I ordered and received a RPi 4B 8G from PiShop.US and have spent several hours over the last couple of days trying to get LMS working on it. Actually, I have not been able to get the RPi 4 to boot at all using the current version on the Max2Play download page (Buster rpi-250). I get 4 slow blinking green lights followed by 4 fast blinking green lights repeating.

After trying 5 or 6 different SD cards of various sizes (8G, 16G, 32G), 3 different card readers to burn the image files, and downloading the Buster v250 files 3 times, I always got the same boot failure.

I decided to try some tests and downloaded PiCorePlayer and Volumio image files and burned those, sometimes to the same SD cards that had failed with the Max2Play image.

Both the PiCorePlayer and the Volumio SD cards would boot and the web interface was available and seemed to be working fine. I played around with each of them for some time and even used Volumio to set up a standalone LMS server on the RPi4 that is working well with my two Max2Play players now.

It appears that I should be able to get this up and working on a Rpi 4 using Max2Play and that is my preference because I’m more familiar with that interface and would prefer it. I notice that most of the information I’ve read about here regarding the RPi4 w/Max2Play working together involves Buster 2.52 version, I have no way to get to that version without booting with 2.50 and then updating – or so it seems.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.