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  • 1. November 2021 at 18:21 #51766

    My question was regarding bluetooth, not wifi.

    29. Oktober 2021 at 19:04 #51761

    I started yet another attempt to get bluetooth streaming working on the max2play/rapsi3 device.
    I installed a bluetooth dongle now, as you suggested (1mii Bluetooth Adapter PC), but max2play still uses the built-in adapter.
    I tried activating the USB device by hand, but I get an error message:

    root@max2play:~# hciconfig -a
    hci1: Type: Primary Bus: UART
    BD Address: B8:27:EB:ED:96:81 ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
    RX bytes:745 acl:0 sco:0 events:46 errors:0
    TX bytes:1522 acl:0 sco:0 commands:46 errors:0
    Features: 0xbf 0xfe 0xcf 0xfe 0xdb 0xff 0x7b 0x87
    Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
    Link policy: RSWITCH SNIFF
    Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
    Name: ‚max2play‘
    Class: 0x0c0000
    Service Classes: Rendering, Capturing
    Device Class: Miscellaneous,
    HCI Version: 4.1 (0x7) Revision: 0x168
    LMP Version: 4.1 (0x7) Subversion: 0x2209
    Manufacturer: Broadcom Corporation (15)

    hci0: Type: Primary Bus: USB
    BD Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00 ACL MTU: 0:0 SCO MTU: 0:0
    RX bytes:581 acl:0 sco:0 events:82 errors:0
    TX bytes:20534 acl:0 sco:0 commands:83 errors:0
    Features: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Packet type: DM1 DH1 HV1
    Link policy:
    Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT

    root@max2play:~# hciconfig hci1 down
    root@max2play:~# hciconfig hci0 up
    Can’t init device hci0: Cannot assign requested address (99)

    How can I activate hci0?

    29. Oktober 2020 at 13:47 #49972

    It sometimes works when I click connect within the max2play frontend. Connecting from the phone never works. It connects and immediately disconnects again.
    Does a USB bluetooth dongle work better than the built-in one?

    28. Oktober 2020 at 10:32 #49944

    I tried that now, but it still does not work. I think the bluetooth feature never worked. I tried on a different device one year ago and had exactly the same problems. Also back then support was not willing to do anyhting beyond recommending to reinstall. This is a big disappointment. Every 50€ bluetooth speaker can do this.

    17. Oktober 2020 at 10:10 #49854


    It is configured to „direct streaming to the soundcard“.
    I intend to use the integrated bluetooth adapter.
    The Debian version is 9.4. It is the image provided by you (I bought a pre-installed max2play package).



    24. November 2019 at 20:32 #47595

    I just wanted to check back on this issue. Does bluetooth audio work in the meantime? (Please don’t say it has always worked – having to go the admin menu to restart bluetooth is not acceptable for non-freaks – see further up in this topic)
    My daughter meanwhile asked me to throw out the max2play and replace it with a regular bluetooth speaker, because she can’t stream music from her smartphone with max2play.

    24. September 2019 at 17:36 #47141

    Yes, if it worked properly. But it does not. See post #1 in this thread.

    16. September 2019 at 18:02 #47097


    These days you get your content via streaming platforms like audible or amazon music. None of these support Airplay. You could use AirAudio to divert the Android sound output to an Airplay sink, but that requires root on your Android device.



    14. September 2019 at 9:52 #47081

    Any news on this? It is kinda strange, that there is no „wife-save“ way to stream audio from your cellphone to max2play.

    4. Mai 2019 at 8:09 #45256

    Is it planned to fix this? Afaik you do get a notification, when a blutooth target disconnects, so you could easily kill the associated squeezeplayer.

    1. Mai 2019 at 9:46 #45196

    On 25 Apr. you said „if you restart the player (be it with a simple command HTTP command or a click from your smartphone) the playback should immediately be re-initiated.“
    But this does not work.

    Or am I doing it wrong?
    Here is what I did:
    1) turn on BT speaker
    BT speaker beeps to indicate that a connection is established
    2) configure squeezbox to synchronize the main output (hifiberry) with the bluetooth output and start a tunein stream
    the radio starts playing on both speakers
    3) turn off BT speaker
    radio continues on main speaker
    4) turn on BT speaker
    BT speaker beeps, then silence
    5) press pause, select a new radio stream and press play
    radio only plays on main speaker, BT speaker remains silent

    27. April 2019 at 8:43 #45157

    If I turn off and on the speaker and then stop and restart playback, I do not hear anything. The timer continues to count up, but all speakers (including the bluetooth) stay quiet. Until I stop and restart the squeezeplay instance.

    23. April 2019 at 19:21 #45123

    When reconnecting, the speaker makes a beep to indicate that it established a bluetooth connection and that’s it. No sound after that. Only when I kill and restart the squeezeplayer instance, it works again.

    I do not have any other bluetooth devices paired with the max2play box.

    How can I tell which bluetooth version my speaker is using?

    20. April 2019 at 9:26 #45080

    The bluetooth output should remain active on one Squeezelite instance and the speaker should be able to reconnect when started.

    It is not able to reconnect. Apparently Bluetooth does not really work (yet?) on Max2Play – at least for me.

    14. April 2019 at 13:46 #45039

    Done. Still does not work. 🙁
    When I turn off and on the bluetooth speaker, the squeezelite instance isn’t stopped and apparently cannot reconnect to the speaker at a later point. So I have to manually stop and start the squeezelite instance.

    The re-install was a pain, btw, as the „Restore Settings from File“ function in the Squeezeplayer tab does not work. I only get „Upload NOT successful!“.

    29. März 2019 at 21:03 #44931

    I did as you told but the behavior is still the same.

    23. März 2019 at 8:43 #44857

    is it planned to fix this issue?

    16. März 2019 at 9:01 #44781

    Thanks, but it still does not work reliably.
    Here is what I did:
    – connected ethernet
    – disabled WIFI
    – rebooted
    – turned on Bluetooth speaker
    => speaker connected, max2play started second multisqueeze instance
    – started radio stream on squeezeplay bluetooth channel
    => worked
    – turned speaker off
    => bluetooth connection turns red in max2play GUI; bluetooth multisqueeze instance stays; squeezebox continues to stream (seconds count up)
    – turned speaker on
    => bluetooth connection turns green; squeezebox continues to stream; no sound
    – stopped bluetooth squeezebox instance
    – started bluetooth squeezebox instance
    => sound starts playing on speaker

    So the problem seems to be that mulitsqueeze does not stop the bluetooth squeezeplayer, when bluetooth is disconnected.

    14. März 2019 at 20:44 #44769

    Do you have any more tips for me?

    Today I noticed that when Bluetooth is not connected and I play radio via the hifiberry output, the stream stops every couple of minutes. Also squeezeplayer will ignore my attempts to select „No synchronization“. I killed the blueooth squeezeplayer instance now. Hope that will help.

    12. März 2019 at 9:26 #44749

    I did the upgrade and a reboot but the speaker still did not auto-connect. Then I did a manual connect and turned off the speaker again. After that the auto-connect worked. Also the second squeezebox instance was started automatically. But I don’t hear any sound. Squeezebox server shows that it is playing something on the bluetooth output, but the SB Blaster stays silent.

    Bluetooth-Speaker is not active and I don’t have anything special installed (only what you can configure through max2play).

    8. März 2019 at 20:37 #44718

    no, it does not. the first problem is that BT does not auto-connect. the multisqueeze instance not being started is problem #2.

    8. März 2019 at 8:19 #44712

    thanks, but that was only a side question. do you have an idea why bluetooth does not connect and why squeezelite instance #2 does not start?

    5. März 2019 at 19:27 #44666

    I have no idea why, but after a reboot it worked.
    Thanks for your help.

    4. März 2019 at 18:22 #44648


    Sorry, I forgot to mention: this was the first thing I tried. It did not work.
    However, using these options it also does not work on the command line. If I change from sec=ntlm to sec=ntlmssp it works on the command line, but not from the web interface.



    4. März 2019 at 16:44 #44644


    This is what the debug info says:

    //GOOFY/MP3 /mnt/mp3 cifs user=xbmc,password=“test123″

    it is already without vers=1.0 and yet it does not work.

    The same thing on the command line works.

    The password is of course not the real password.



    4. März 2019 at 15:58 #44641


    I am using samba 4.5.12-Debian (the one that comes with Debian 9.6).



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