28. November 2018 at 15:38 #42371
Hi Max2Play Community,
We have been working on a Hardware Control Plugin to give everyone a chance to set up control features like rotary encoders, infrared receivers and any other device you might want to use with Max2Play.
Now we need your help to make sure it is as great and optimally configured as it can be!
So far, we have added an option for hardware volume control with a rotary encoder and an option for infrared control of Jivelite, MPD and Squeezelite. We also recently updated our support of the JustBoom Smart Remote to have all buttons‘ bindings work with Jivelite.
If this is a universal binding for most Pi remotes, we might also add it to the Hardware Control Plugin. So if you have a USB remote by any other company that works with this setup from the JustBoom plugin, please let us know.
The Hardware Control Plugin is currently still in beta but you can already check it out with an active license and give us feedback here:
What else would you like to see in the plugin?
Which hardware control product for Pi would work great with Max2Play?
What do you use to control your Max2Play system?
Here is the link to install the Hardware Control Plugin in beta.
We look forward to your responses 🙂11. Dezember 2018 at 13:46 #42658
FLIRC is a bit different than a direct IR receiver soldered on the Pi.
The dongle emulates a normal keyboard as your IR remote so it should automatically be recognized as an input device.
You can check the different key bidings on a PC to see if they fit for your dongle.12. Dezember 2018 at 1:00 #42708
You are right, I don’t need this plug in. I simply used Flirc to map my remote control to the jivelite keyboard shortcuts which if found here -> https://github.com/ralph-irving/tcz-lirc/blob/master/jivekeys.csv
Cheers,10. Januar 2019 at 17:12 #43427
happy new year! …. but i still have troubles with the smart remote:
Pi Zero + Justboom Zero Amp + USB2go + Justboom Dongle + Justboom Smart Remote
max2play V47 – fresh install
whenever i connect the dongle to the Raspberry Zero following happens
– system seems to be heavily working (loosing connection to control surface)
– comes back after some minutes, but none of the buttons is working
– if i ‚restart‘ the pi via deconnect / connect power source
the pi isnt booting anymore -> new install is needed
thomas11. Januar 2019 at 15:48 #43520
We do not recommend removing the power source before properly shutting down over the web interface. This does harm the microSD card, so this might the source of your issues. What does the Health Checker (Settings/Reboot) say during the JustBoom process?12. Januar 2019 at 10:18 #43548
I switched to max2play from volumio. There was a plugin to get hardware-buttons on the pi through GPIO Pins to Start/Pause/Volume+/Volume-/Next Track/Previous Track. Maybe this is already implemented but I couldnt find it so far. That functionality would be very nice.
Gregor14. Januar 2019 at 18:02 #43615
Hi Gegor and FZ,
A direct power off/on button is currently only supported by the Audiophonics Sabre V3/V4. However, we are indeed looking for simple solutions that can be applicable to all sound card/Pi setups. Let us know if you have any recommendations. Our Max2Play system already supports simple HTTP commands for shutdown, so this could be used as integration in a hardware button. The issue would be to find the correct hardware that reboots the Pi, reinitiating power input when it’s pressed the second time because the Pi hardware only boots when the power source is newly connected.
Therefore, we generally recommend running the Pi (especially zero and 3B) 24/7 as their power consumption is extremely low and they are made to run continuously.17. Februar 2019 at 1:24 #44478
What I would really like would be support for some sort of remote wifi socket that are available on the market. It would be nice if those sockets could be configured so that they turn on if playback starts and turn off if there is no playback for several minutes. That would be a simple solution to turn on/off any amplifiers and other equipment connected to the PI. For example I currently have active speakers that I turn on/off manualy with a remote.
Also it be just great to be able to configure REST-Hooks for events like playback-starts, playback-stops, etc. So that users with programming experience could write simple severless functions to automate things like turning on/off sockets etc. or create there own WIFI HTTP controllable devices with ESP microcontrollers.6. März 2019 at 16:40 #44677
As far as I know, there is no such feature available for the Squeeze software at the moment. There are some cards they would let you find a solution of your own to implement (like the DAC+ DSP by HiFiBerry) but they are not the kind of user-friendly, simple solution we are looking for in Max2Play’s plugins 😉6. März 2019 at 23:17 #44682
don’t know if this is the right place here: I want to control two GPIO pins by pressing buttons. I’ve written a small C program, using wiringPi lib to read the inputs and activate the outputs, compiled it an run it in the X Term window. It works, also when Kodi or other plugins run. How can I start my program from a plugin or during start of max2play operating system? Thanks for your feedback.7. März 2019 at 15:12 #44688
You can create a simple plugin for that with our plugin builder. Here’s our developer corner where you can find a youtube tutorial on the plugin builder from our head developer as well as further materials and a link to the plugin builder.
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