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  • 20. Juni 2020 at 16:33 #49056

    MarioM, I did get the Airplay feature working.

    Shareport/Airplay DID work when I disable Squeezelite services, but did NOT work when Squeezlite was enabled.

    So, as you suggestion, I disable Shareport/Airplay within Max2play and installed the Shairtunes2 plugin and all worked as usual.

    (Again I have only ever used the Shareport/Airplay simultaneously with Squeezelite and have never had a problem like this in the past)

    Thank you once again for your assistance and hopefully someone can learn by my mistake.

    Take care, Fred in Canada

    17. Juni 2020 at 21:12 #49050

    Mario, its not great or anything, but I have created a quick video, showing you what I see at my end, Fred

    Hope this helps, Fred

    17. Juni 2020 at 18:56 #49048

    MarioM, thanx in advance for you assistance here.

    OK, I have verified that the correct audio output for my Pi systems is selected.

    System 1 – hw – Khadas Sound Card

    System 2 – hw – Boss Dac

    I don’t use Airplay regularly, so I cannot confirm if a iPhone update has caused Airplay to stop working

    (My iPhone Ver is 13.5.1)

    Squeezelite is used by both my Pi Configs, so that is working correctly/how I currently play music.

    Sorry, how do I identify if I have other services running in parallel or if the sound card is blocked?

    …and what Airplay plugins for Squeezebox are available/that I may test.

    Thanx for your support thus far, Fred in Canada

    16. Juni 2020 at 19:45 #49032

    Yes, I have used Airplay several times successfully and never had a problem.

    But I just tried it recently and again…no sound. (Has the Airplay protocol change as I understand Airplay 2 is the latest version)

    I have three configurations, none work with Airplay.

    I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with external DAC, and Pi 3 with an Allo DAC hat and the Allo miniBoss.

    All run the latest Max2play V2.52

    (In Max2play, under Audioplayer I have simply checked „Autostart Sharport(Airplay) button)

    Again any assistance here would be greatly appreciated.

    Fred in Canada

    15. Oktober 2017 at 0:31 #31898

    Thanx for replying back Heiner, I will give it a go.

    Fred in Canada

    13. Oktober 2017 at 14:40 #31890

    Thanx Heiner for the quick reply back.

    The reason I don’t like to use the IP address, is that it often changes after a reboot.

    Again, the IP address consistently works, but not the Server URL Name „max2play“.

    Having said that, I guess I need to make the IP address static/fixed, so it does NOT change after a reboot.

    What is the easiest way to achieve this?

    Thanx again, Fred in Canada

    22. August 2016 at 23:02 #22430

    Thanx Christoph but…I’m not using a wifi dongle, but rather the internal wifi in the Pi3.

    And….when I did several setups a few months back, with Wifi Dongle and a Pi2, the above Power Supply worked just fine.

    So…I still need a more powerful power supply if I use the internal wifi of the Pi3?

    Again, is there a debug log that I can review after the crash to see/diagnose exactly why it crashed?

    Thanx so much for your help and any additional guidance you can provide me, to stop this silly thing from happening.

    Fred in Canada

    21. August 2016 at 20:57 #22384

    Thanx Christoph for getting back to me, I was giving up hope.

    I use a fairly good Power Supply that is available locally, it can be found here.

    Micro-USB Power supply – 2000mA, 5V – UL Listed

    Again, I have a lot of experience with setting these Pi’s up with Max2play, so this is VERY frustrating.

    Is there a log file that would assist me in figuring this issue out? Just Curious.

    Fredly in Canada

    20. Januar 2016 at 19:13 #18028

    Here’s my setup

    I have 2 Pi’s, one uses the HifiBerry DAC which is PRETTY good, considering the price.

    The other has the Hifiberry Digi+ which connects via coax, to my Schiit Bifrost.

    This is in my „Main Rig“ and it sound FANTASTIC!

    I also have the Schiit Fulla at hand, which I purchased for my Son’s PS4, but have not connected it to the Raspberry Pi, but intend to just for giggles.

    I also have the Schiit Modi, which is also very good.

    Alex, I think the Fulla may be something to consider, as it is very portable and has very good sound for the money.

    And ya Noop, I figure you were a Canuck when I saw you had the Cankit Dongle. 🙂

    19. Januar 2016 at 20:07 #18005

    Alex/Noop, just wanted to quickly comment on my progress.

    I have been experiencing exactly the same issues as Alex, nothing was working, Wifi or Accesspoint.

    Turns out it was the Wifi dongle, recommended to me by the same place I ordered my Pi equipment from.

    In truth, it is probably the default drivers Max2play includes in their boot-up that do not work nice with my Wifi Dongle.

    Anyways, I ordered the same Dongle as you have Noop (Cankit), and it arrived late last week.

    Plopped it in and BOOM everything is working from the get go, no problems at all.

    However, just like you experienced Alex, Access Point would NOT let my in, no matter WHAT password I set it to or entered. Very frustrating!

    Noop, DHCP has not been setup correctly in the build, is that correct and should be resolved in a new build soon?

    Equally I can execute the code you mentioned above to confirm?

    Anyways, just want to say thanx again for figuring this all out. It was nice to see someone have the same frustration as myself.

    All for now, Fred in Canada

    14. Januar 2016 at 20:06 #17853

    Funxer & Heiner thanx so much for your input.

    I believe that the root of the problem is my Wifi Dongle, which appears to fail during the necessary drivers loading.

    I have ordered a Raspberry Pi approved Wifi Dongle, which I should receive shortly, and when I do will try the setup instructions again

    Thank you once again for your input, it is very much appreciated, Fred

    12. Januar 2016 at 21:24 #17819

    Alex/Noop, just an FYI that I continue to watch your progress.

    Its amazing that after so much fiddling about/effort/advice you STILL have issues/didn’t get it working.

    I plan on ordering the same CANKIT Wifi Adapter Noop has, as the Generic one supplied to me by my PI Vendor stinks/appears not to Support Access point.

    Here’s hoping you figure it out soon Alex.

    Good Luck, Fred in Canada

    7. Januar 2016 at 21:39 #17608

    Alex, Fred here in Canada.

    PLEASE get this feature working, I have been banging my head against the wall trying to get it working, but like yourself, no luck.

    I’m assuming its my WiFi Dongle, which may NOT support Access Point BUT….am waiting for you to get it working BEFORE I order another dongle.

    Hope you had a great Holiday and Happy New Year!


    21. Dezember 2015 at 15:37 #17424

    Just reading this after a 2 day Christmas Party bender.

    Glad you got it all working Alex

    I too am working on getting an Access Point enabled on the PI,but thus far no luck, but will keep plugging away

    All the best and a Merry Xmas, Fred in Canada

    18. Dezember 2015 at 20:18 #17413

    Idiot Alert! it was my fault

    I had Another Max2play config’d device on the network, and the interface was access THIS device rather than my new device I was configing.

    So..that really sent me for a loop

    Cheers Fred

    16. Dezember 2015 at 20:57 #17380

    Alex, I found it!

    The original web page that helped ME set everything up a few months back (That I made my notes based on), without it, I would have been very confused, perhaps it will help you.

    Again follow the directions to a tee!

    …and dont forget the USB current thingy in the config.txt.


    16. Dezember 2015 at 18:34 #17379

    Alex, give it a quick go, but if things aren’t working almost right away, perhaps best to walk away from it for a while and have a beer or three.

    As the Holiday Season approaches, I have a few day/evening commitments BUT will do my best to check the forum from time to time and see where your at.

    Here’s hoping your playing tunes on your Pi 2 soon!

    (PS: I have NOT used a USB DAC YET, I have used both the Hifiberry DAC+ and Digi+, BUT plan to try hooking up my USB DAC soon)

    Cheers Fred

    16. Dezember 2015 at 16:19 #17368

    Now I’m getting confused Alex.

    The first problem is our time shift, I’m at work answering your questions, so I don’t have the ability to test/confirm and do screen shots of max2play (for the most part I’m doing everything from memory, 3+ months ago)

    I also think that the installation procedures AND options have changed, since I originally installed Max2play.

    Be that as it may, when I did a “virgin” install/downloaded the image from the Max2play site, I was confronted by a screen like this (which is a lot different than the one in your message above)

    I then went to the “HIFIBERRY” tab and Selected “Advanced”.

    THIS is how I got the “Squeezebox Server” tab initially.

    Once installed, I used the ‘Squeezebox Server “ Tab to install Squeezebox, so am not sure why you are experiencing issues IF you did everything from scratch.

    Again, the steps I used may have changed with the install and features available now.

    Listen, I have one more day of work (Thur Dec 17th), then I am off for 2 weeks’ Vacation, at that point in time I will be able to give you more accurate info AND be able to do a virgin install myself to support you.

    I can also try re-posting MY Image on my Google Drive, but this time Zipping it BEFORE I post, so you can download.

    I have never used it, but do you have an IPAD with the Facetime App available? Perhaps it makes sense to cut down our typing and try to do a quick meeting online, to go through the steps together. Just a thought.

    I’m determined to help you as this should be very easy.


    16. Dezember 2015 at 0:45 #17355

    Ya Alex, I did the initial install 3 months ago, so I missed a step.

    After the initial boot you need to install Squeezebox Server.

    Select Hifiberry, Advanced, Select his Setup.

    I had included this instruction in my original post


    Install Squeezebox Server

    If you like, you can install Squeezebox Server. Squeezebox Server is one of the best Media-Servers you can get. Choose the Menu “ SQUEEZEBOX SERVER “ and you will find all you need to get Squeezebox Server installed. Please remember, that it will take a while, till the Squeezebox Server webinterface is reachable after the installation. After the installation has finished, you can access the Squeezebox Server web interface by choosing „Start Squeezebox Server Webadministration“. One of the first things you have to configure here is the path to your media files. Please choose the path depending on the settings in the earlier steps. Squeezebox Server stands for: Logitech Media Server, SlimServer, SqueezeCenter and Squeezebox Server.

    15. Dezember 2015 at 18:07 #17350

    This the one I used;



    Do NOT update to the latest LMS first time round, get it working first (seeing your USB) then update later once all is good

    …and remember to add the line in the config for the USB Power, otherwise you’ll be back to square one.

    …and Promise to plug a Monitor during boot, to ensure the card and Pi are good to go before proceeding.

    Good luck!

    15. Dezember 2015 at 17:21 #17343

    Wow, not sure what image/where you got it from but, ya, you DO need to have the Squeezebox Server Web Admin tab, otherwise you ain’t going anywhere fast.

    In hind site I should have zipped my 16GB image I posted so it was smaller BUT hopefully you can grab the image from work, copy to a USB stick/your PC and bring home to give it a go.

    And YES, no powered hubs etc, just Ethernet, Power and USB Drive connected directly to the Pi 2.

    I think you/we are getting closer, good luck!


    15. Dezember 2015 at 5:23 #17334

    Now this is getting silly

    Here is a link for MY Max2Play 16GB MicroSD Image

    You MUST use a 16GB Micros SD Card, download and burn this image on the SD card.

    (I use USB Image Tool its free)

    Drop the successfully burned SD in the Pi.

    Boot up the Pi with USB Drive/Music connected and WITH A MONITOR ATTACHED ensure all boots up OK (if you see a Login Prompt, you’ll know the PI has booted up correctly) this is SO Critical!

    Under SETTINGS / REBOOT, Reboot / Update / Filesystem Settings, Select Expand Filesystem

    Don’t enter ANY Fields/touch any boxes, just Select Squeezbox Server, Select Open Squeezebox Server Webadministration.

    Now the familiar Logitech Media Server Program should pop up, Click Settings bottom left hand corner

    Under Basic Settings, Media Folders, Click Browse

    Under Media Click USB or USB 0, and you HAVE TO see your Music Folders under this, if NOT I’m at a loss.

    Please give it a go and get back to me, Fred

    14. Dezember 2015 at 16:16 #17326

    Yes, the first video assumes you have burned your bootable MicroSD card with the image, have Expand the SD-Card AND you have added the „max_usb_current=1“ to the /boot/config.txt

    Squeeze Box Server and LMS are the same thing, as I understand it

    Yes, I am opening it up, and through it finding my Media and once found, adding my Library of Music to LMS/Squeeze Box Server

    Correct you do NOT fill out any of the boxes, those are used for creating a „Share“ of your Library in the future. But for the time being NONE of the boxes in the Max2play interface need to be filled out.

    Again, the Video is rough BUT hopefully is enough to get you going.

    Again, I can support you on this end if you reach difficulties, Fred in Canada

    14. Dezember 2015 at 15:23 #17323

    Alex, sounds like you’re not having fun, just frustration.

    I finished the Videos yesterday and they are below, if you have problems viewing, please get back to me as I am at work and cannot access You Tube to confirm all is good.

    Please keep in mind they are unprofessional, dark and have me babbling incoherently throughout BUT I hope they help you enough to get you over this hump.

    So…without further ado;

    Raspberry Pi 2 Setup Video #1

    Raspberry Pi 2 Setup Video #2

    Raspberry Pi 2 Setup Video #3

    Fred in Canada

    11. Dezember 2015 at 18:09 #17296

    Alex, just an FYI that I plan on doing a quick video later today/tomorrow, of me installing a net new Squeezebox/Pi.

    That should clear up ALL your problems/questions.

    Stay tuned, Fred

    9. Dezember 2015 at 22:05 #17220

    Don’t worry about it Alex, I’ll keep checking this Forum and help you get through this from my side of the Pond.

    I copied all my Music over to my 2 TB External Drive up front (I have 1.2 TB of Music)

    I run BOTH the Server AND the Play on the Pi 2.

    I attached it to the Pi 2 with a Max2Play Image on the SD card, attached a Ethernet network cable and Monitor to the Pi 2 and Booted up.

    The rest are Note I took when configuring, they are my personal notes, so may be a bit cryptic BUT may help.

    Good Luck, Fred


    OK, I JUST got everything working…it was NOT easy, but not TOO difficult.

    Had a Clicking with the hard Drive, the following resolved it;

    to /boot/config.txt
    Connect your HD (only one at a time)

    NEXT I followed the instructions online VERY Closely, and in order (this may change)

    Expand the SD-Card (not needed for NOOBS-Raspberry PI Image)

    To get use of the full space of the SD-Card you have to expand it. Remember that the minimum size is 8 GB. Even if your card is a 8 GB card, please expand the card, before doing something else. Otherwise you will run out of space immediately. To expand the card choose the „SETTINGS / REBOOT“ menu, go to the section „Reboot / Update / Filesystem Settings“ and click on „Expand Filesystem“. Afterwards please reboot to take effect!

    Configure the path to your files

    Choose the „FILESYSTEM MOUNT“ menu to configure the path to your Media-Files like music, movies, pictures etc. Your Media-Files can be saved at different locations: On the SD-Card of the Mini-Computer itself, on an attached USB-drive, or on a Samba or NFS Network-Share. If the Media-Files are stored on the SD-Card you booted from, there is no need to do anything here. If it is stored on a USB-drive this will be mounted automatically to /media/usb and /media/usb0. If you attach more than one USB-drive, they will be mounted to /media/usb1 to /media/usb7. If your Media-Files are stored on an network location you have to configure it from this site. Everything you will need to do is explained here. If you like to enable the Mini-Computer to work as a Samba-Server, go to the section „Sambashares on Max2Play – setup network share paths“. If configured correctly, you are now able to see your Mini-Computer as a network-share form the PCs in your home LAN. You can now easily transfer files to your Mini-Computer from other computers in your Home-LAN.

    Install Squeezebox Server

    If you like, you can install Squeezebox Server. Squeezebox Server is one of the best Media-Servers you can get. Choose the Menu “ SQUEEZEBOX SERVER “ and you will find all you need to get Squeezebox Server installed. Please remember, that it will take a while, till the Squeezebox Server webinterface is reachable after the installation. After the installation has finished, you can access the Squeezebox Server web interface by choosing „Start Squeezebox Server Webadministration“. One of the first things you have to configure here is the path to your media files. Please choose the path depending on the settings in the earlier steps. Squeezebox Server stands for: Logitech Media Server, SlimServer, SqueezeCenter and Squeezebox Server.


    To configure you Mini-Computer as an AudioPlayer choose the menu „AUDIOPLAYER“. From here you can configure three different players. For the Squeezebox Server environment you need the SqueezeLite player. To play from your Apple-Devices you need ShairPort. The gmediarender is a DLNA-Client for audio running with all DLNA compatible media-servers. All the players can run simultaneously. Please configure the appropriate soundcard for your system. To change the name of your player, choose the menu „SETTINGS / REBOOT“ and you will find an option to change it. Please remember, that you will not only change the player name, you will also change the hostname of your Mini-Computer. So the URL for your Mini-Computer will also change.


    My Filesystem Mount Info was as follows;

    Path UUID=F474B7AA74B76DCC

    Mountpoint /media/usb0

    Type ntfs

    Options defaults,nobootwait


    My Sambashares on Max2play are a follows

    Name max2play-usb

    Path /media/usb

    Writeable yes


    VERY difficult to figure out how to Get the Library to be read/sync, for this you need to into Squeezebox itself and in the Media Folders had to put the following:


    Not the most obvious BUT it worked.

    All for today!

    9. Dezember 2015 at 17:12 #17204

    No Problems Alex and you are more than welcome.

    I’ll be honest, I’m usually just a lurker, but stumbled upon your post at work yesterday, made a note to myself to look up the resolution I implemented at home, and simply had to reply back, cause I know how very frustrating something like this can be.

    IF you are hearing that clicking that I described, I’m pretty confident that this will resolve all your problems.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you in hopes that all is good.

    Max2Play is by far THE best App I have found to configure your Pi easily, so again its worth getting it up and running.

    Cheer, Fred in Canada.

    9. Dezember 2015 at 15:38 #17200

    Hey Alex, Fred here in Canada

    I sympathize with you, it took me a few frustrating days to get everything working on my Pi2 Setup.

    What helped was hooking up a Monitor to the Pi during Boot-up JUST to make sure all is working/booting up correctly.

    As for the hard drive, I had a somewhat similar problem initially, that my system could NOT see the attached 2.5 hard drive.

    Very Frustrating!

    In addition to not seeing it, the drive „clicked“ periodically.

    I resolved this by adding the following line to the /boot/config.txt found in the root of the SD Card.


    From what I read, this changes the current from .6 to 1A or something like that, giving the drive the necessary extra boost of power so the Drive and Files could now be seen.

    Not sure IF this will resolve your problem, as you have mentioned you introduce a powered hub, which should have corrected the problem, but its worth a try.

    I’ve fiddle with a few other programs before settling into Max2play.

    I find it the most encompassing Pi Application out there, so it really is worth getting it working.

    Good Luck, Fred

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