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  • 21. November 2015 at 4:54 #16981

    Good news! Personally, I prefer the IQaudio over the hifiberry because of its RCA and great sounding headphone out. Curious, though: what options will this specific image bring? The card as such seems perfectly supported by Max2Play now, at least with the premium license. Any more aces up the sleeve that I missed?

    Cheers and keep it up!

    20. November 2015 at 17:47 #16979

    Thanks Maximilian, also for the great iqaudio support! I love the combination, especially with the update you released recently.

    Re portability: it’s a fascinating movement atm with portable upcycling projects getting a lot of interest in forums and on youtube. I thought this field might help boost Max2Play up a little, too 🙂
    Cheers and have a nice weekend!

    10. November 2015 at 0:29 #16829

    Hm verstehe nicht, wie das genau gemeint sein soll, was der IQaudIo Support da geschrieben hat. Aber generell wäre ich auch sehr an diesen Dingen interessiert: Hardware Schalter für shutdown+poweroff, evtl. Poti zum Volume regeln (da gibt’s bei IQaudIO schon Anregungen und Lötstellen auf dem Board) und USV, auch um die SDcard bei Serverbetrieb zu schonen… Danke für’s Teilen der bisherigen Erkenntnisse!

    9. November 2015 at 16:12 #16822

    Ich benutze außerdem unter Android „RasPiCheck“, eine schnelle kleine App, die Werte wie Temperatur und Auslastung anzeigt und praktische Schalter für Herunterfahren und Neustart hat.

    7. November 2015 at 22:05 #16808

    Solange kein Server mitläuft, sondern nur der Squeezelite sollte das eigentlich funktionieren. Anonsten ginge auch, nur den Server auf einem Max2Play laufen lassen und für die Player/Clients auf das PiCorePlayer Image zu setzen, das ist etwas über 50MB schlank, bootet in ca. 15 sek und läuft vollständig im RAM, kann also einfach ausgeknipst werden weil es gar nicht auf die Karte schreibt.

    Zu finden hier:

    IQaudIO wird unterstützt, trotzdem bin auch ich an dem M2P Plugin interessiert, da ich gern einen Player mit der alten Wolfson Karte unpluggable machen möchte, die vom PiCorePlayer nicht unterstützt wird, wohl aber von Squeezeplug. Ansonsten bin ich mit M2P auf dem Pi2 mit IQaudIO DAC+ als Server und Player sehr zufrieden 🙂

    3. November 2015 at 1:17 #16690

    Hey glad to hear that 🙂

    Regarding Kodi+Squeezelight simultaneously – you could use the Raspbi’s HDMI for Kodi and one of the IQaudIO or Hifiberry soundcards for Hifi. The DAC(+) versions have standard RCA females for your amp!

    But wouldn’t Kodi on your Raspberry throw you even further away from your SD Card Write Protection plans? So far they are working on a solution for Squeezebox and Squeezelite but I’m not so sure if that’s possible for Kodi.

    2. November 2015 at 17:20 #16681

    Thanks for the explanation, Heiner!

    29. Oktober 2015 at 23:02 #16615

    I can’t share your frustration fully, for a few reasons: First, I was willing to donate to Truehl (Sqeezeplug) anyway, which I just did, for his endless effort in helping us Squeezles for years now. Same goes for the guys behind M2P with all the community work which Flysurfer and Co did that helped me tinkering with Raspis and audio in the related forums. Only instead of donating I just payed for the cheap premium license. Actually it felt good, like paying of old debt 🙂
    Plus, M2P delivers and shines in so many aspects already without premium…

    As for the SD Write Protection vs Server problem: in the comments section of said plugin, I asked about that a couple of days ago just out of curiosity, because I thought it might be meant for player/client use only, just like the popular and indestructible Picoreplayer is. And there I was told that my assumption was right, BUT: the guys are already playing with ideas for an image dedicated to making server and player run without writing to the SD card. I believe that’s never been done before, btw.
    Let’s not forget that this is not Apple or Microsoft here. Have you seen that the M2P guys are making votes for next things to be implemented on a regular basis? That way, they already fulfilled so many community wishes, that really I could never cry out loud and demanding as I felt you were with your first posts here. I’m glad you cooled that down a bit now to a constructive tone. Please don’t be offended, I just found it a little bit too harsh, could have been just my personal impression, though!

    Let’s see what the M2P crew comes up with.

    29. Oktober 2015 at 0:05 #16603

    Gosh stupid me! I just saw you mentioned the sdcard write protect plugin! Don’t know how I could mix that up with access point feature. I’m very sorry for the confusion!
    As far as I heard, the guys are working on it. As of now, it’s rather for players/clients than for servers. I’m like you just a customer (very happy, though) but it might help them understand your specific problem better if you describe your setup. For example, which Max2Play image you installed, on which hardware and which other plugins or software you use that might interfere with SD Card Write Protect. And it’s always good to have a peak at the M2P changelogs here on the website, just to see if they are already addressing a possible bug that shows on your end. I’m sure they will find a solution.

    28. Oktober 2015 at 23:42 #16601

    ok sorry, I didn’t test for that, just checked if the AP works to control the player from my phone when there’s no network around…

    28. Oktober 2015 at 19:41 #16599

    Hi Bizounett,
    Do you mean you can’t get the Pi in your LAN as a client via it’s WiFi anymore? Because I think that’s normal when you make your Pi act as WiFi access point and dhcp.

    28. Oktober 2015 at 0:30 #16589

    How much does the writing speed on SD cards affect the Squeezebox server’s performance? If it runs only the squeeze system and no Kodi or further dlna based streaming involved, and aside of database rebuilding/full scans,is there so much data to be written in regular streaming? Or is the read speed too slow for the database… just being curious 🙂

    22. Oktober 2015 at 21:12 #16527

    Thanks Maximilian, that’s really great news! I’d have bought the whole kit here hadn’t the headphone jack drawn me towards the Pi-DAC+…

    21. Oktober 2015 at 23:12 #16467

    Waiting for the same dac to be delivered and just bought the M2P premium, can’t wait to start setting it all up 🙂
    May I second the question about app volume control for the squeezelite? Can someone confirm that it uses the hardware volume setting of this dac? Thanks!

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