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  • 18. Dezember 2022 at 12:58 #52538

    Hello @Heiner,

    I am bringing up this topic again, as I couldn’t find an answer that is really satisfying.

    I would like to use Max2Play as a Chromecast target. So I am using my phone as the source to stream music e.g. using the Spotify app. Within the Spotify app I can select my FireTV Stick as a player but I cannot see my LMS although UPnP/DLNA and Chromecast Bridge are enabled. As far as I understand, it is possible to stream TO a Chromecast speaker (making it a Squeezebox basically) with that setup. But using the Max2Play instances – e.g. at my stereo – to RECEIVE Chromecast streams seems impossible to me at the moment.

    Since Apple AirPlay is working, I am wondering what I am doing wrong here.
    I do not want to run a different app to create DLNA support, I would like to run Chromecast directly.

    I am asking for this, as this will increase the acceptance of Max2Play within the family a lot. The Spotty integration in LMS is great, but it lacks some of Spotifys latest features and can be controlled only by 3rd party apps like Deezer or Orange Squeeze. This is ok, but not great. I want it to be great! Other use cases include streaming audio from YouTube or other websites.

    Thanks a lot for your support,


    9. Juli 2017 at 21:48 #29863

    Hello Heiner,

    I’m kicking in here although the thread is a little older.
    I think Thomas wanted something else, at least I expected something different when I found the topic of this thread.

    My current setup:
    – one passive speaker
    – Raspi3
    – JustBoom Amp Hat
    – Rotary Encoder to start/stop playback and change volume
    The Pi with the attached soundcard is built into the speaker and I use Squeezelite to play music from my Logitech Media Server running on a windows server in my network. The rotary encoder is built built into the speaker. So I built kind of a Squeezebox.

    What I want:
    I would like to switch between squeezelite and another player that I can stream music to from my smartphone. Switching should be possible with a button at the speaker. Ideally the already installed rotary encoder could be used for that, e.g. pressing the button for 5 seconds switches to the next player.

    Is this possible and would I need extra hardware for that?
    Thank you!


    9. Juli 2017 at 21:17 #29862

    Hello everyone,

    I found an easy way to adjust the volume steps / increments of the rotary encoder.

    In the rotary encoder start options just add „–inc=40“ at the end. Change the value if you prefer different increment sizes. Be aware that INCREASING the number, DECREASES the volume increment and vice versa. Who knows why, but it works so I stoped worrying.

    Here is my start option line:

    -c hw:0 -m Digital –gpiorot=24,23 –vol=60 –inc=40


    : Could you mark this topic as solved? I couldn’t find a way to do this. Thanks!

    29. Juni 2017 at 13:58 #29763

    Hello Heiner,

    thank you for your suggestions. I decided to reset the settings manually, wasn’t much effort in the end.
    The good news: your tip did the trick, now everything works perfectly again.

    One question: How can I reduce the steps in volume when turning the knob? I still feel they are too big.


    26. Juni 2017 at 21:36 #29729

    Can I save the current Settings somehow? This would save some work.

    30. Januar 2017 at 20:54 #26438

    Hey Francesco,

    thank you very much for this long answer!
    I think I will send the display back and buy a 7″ Display. This is connected via the display connector and needs power supply only. Power supply is not a problem since the amp HAT forwards als pins needed for that.



    30. Januar 2017 at 20:51 #26437

    Hey Kolja,

    thanks for the tip! Changing the command line options did the trick. Now it works the way I want it to work.


    29. Januar 2017 at 10:52 #26383

    thanks for your reply!
    Here’s what I understood: On my JustBoom Amp HAT there was not enough space to allow all the GPIO Pins to be forwarded through the board. But some have been put into P2 and when I follow the first link you provided I can which pins have been forwarded. This meens, if I wanted to use the P2 pins, I would have to make sure, that the 2,8″ RPi-Display from watterott uses these pins.
    Your second link leads to a product, whicht allows me to extend the Pi’s GPIO Pins so I can connect display and amp using the full GPIO pin layout. This puts a question into my head: Don’t I have to make sure, that amp and display don’t use the same signal pins? As I’m understanding, power pins are not a problem since they are delivering voltage only. Signal pins though can be used by either amp or display but not by both at the same time. Do I get this right?



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