30. August 2017 at 15:23 #30998
i am very annoyed because i would like to use Max2Play on RPI as Hifi Audio and Video services but i discover that i cannot run theses 2 services at same time.
My Hifi DAC is plugged to USB (managed by LMS/Squeeze) and TV to HDMI (managed by Kodi), so different audio outputs, so no conflict.
Why Max2Play blocks Kodi running when Squeeze audio processing?
Thanks31. August 2017 at 16:19 #31045
If Kodi/XBMC is running Squeezelite will be deactivated! This is neccessary to get Audio in Kodi/XBMC working. Kodi/XBMC uses pulseaudio and Squeezelite as well as Shairplay use Alsa to play sounds/music at the same time. When Kodi/XBMC is closed, Squeezelite will start again if it is set to autostart.
The two protocols cannot run at the same time on one Pi.31. August 2017 at 17:25 #31050
It’s not convenient at all for a mediacenter solution (no mouse, no keyboard, only remote control access)
In Kodi, if i set HDMI passtrough audio output, it uses pulseaudio as well?
You say when Kodi is closed -> Squeezelite auto-starts but on the opposite side, if i run Kodi, could Squeezelite auto-stop as opposed to display the error message cannot run?4. September 2017 at 11:59 #31097
The Pi can be used for multiroom audio and as a video player, but it cannot do both at the same time.
Here, you can find some more info on the passthrough and Squeezelite+Kodi: https://www.max2play.com/en/forums/topic/kodi-passthrough-dts-5-1/5. September 2017 at 13:29 #31138
As mentioned, pulse and ALSA are two different protocols for audio that cannot overlap.
It does not hinder any portability or control options as you can both use a HTTP command from any device to start or stop squeezelite as well as just accessing the web interface from any device to do the same thing.
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