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  • 4. Januar 2022 at 16:24 #51880

    Thank you sir. I’ll give it a try, and I understand the limitations as you’ve described them. I again want to express my appreciation… it’s a great system, and you’ve been very kind (and patient) in helping me out.

    Dave

    27. Dezember 2021 at 17:28 #51864

    Thanks. After doing some work on it, it would seem that the Airplay implemented in Max2Play is the original (Airplay 1) system… in 2018 Apple introduced Airplay 2, which allows for multiple players. The system as it stands doesn’t allow streaming to more than one player at a time from my iPhone 13 Pro running IOS 15.2 (the most recent version of both iphone and IOS available). I get a check when selecting the player … no circle to fill (which as I understand it I should see with Airplay 2).

    I’m running LMS 8.2.0 on my RPi. The firmware on my players is, however, Max2Play v1.0.3 based on v1.8.7-999. I don’t see a way to update that if that’s in fact the problem.

    You have been very kind … do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    Dave

    16. Dezember 2021 at 17:39 #51848

    Mario, may I ask an additional question?

    My bluetooth link is working fine after I pulled my head out of … well, you know…

    But I do have one question that I haven’t been able to find an answer to.

    I’ve got a three player setup in my system, using three RPis. I can link to one of the three players and use the airtunes link to play music, etc., from my iphone.

      How can I play Airtunes through all three linked players after linking to the first?

    Thanks so much – I really appreciate your help!

    Dave

    7. Dezember 2021 at 1:19 #51834

    Hi Mario,

    First, and most importantly, thanks again for your very kind support. I really do appreciate it. You went over the top by doing testing specifically for me … much (MUCH) appreciated.

    I was able to put time into the issue this weekend, and I found and fixed the issue. As I’m sure you suspected, the problem was that I’m an idiot. After exhaustively trying everything else, I chose to select the „update squeezeplay“ button. After updating, and rebooting, I now have a reliable airplay connection.

    I’m betting that you never hear the rest of the story for many of the issues you deal with. Mine was just that simple, and confirms that I’m a dummy. I should have tried that first… I really just never noticed the check box for updating until I’d pulled out all of my hair.

    Again, thanks so much – I really appreciate your support!
    Dave

    23. November 2021 at 20:52 #51808

    Thanks so much!

    For clarity, here are the specifics on my setup:

    RPi „Pool“ – M2P v2.53, RPi is a Pi 3 Model B v1.2. It’s using a HiFiBerry output card.

    I’m running Logitech Media Server V7.9.1 on this RPi.

    I believe both of these are up to date.

    There are two other RPis in the M2P network. Neither is running LMS. Both are running M2P v2.53.

    The iphone is also up to date (iPhone 13), and it’s within about 2 meters of the RPi. It plays all other bluetooth devices without any dropouts (music or podcasts).

    Thanks again!
    Dave

    19. November 2021 at 15:49 #51803

    Hi MarioM,

    Thanks much for responding!

    First, yes, Squeezelite is not required to stream Airplay via Shareport. However, everything else I use this system for requires Shareport. I can’t stream radio, play local media, etc., without Squeezelite. So, yes, the issue appears to be an incompatibility between Squeezelite and Shareport, but stopping Squeezelite every time I want to use Airplay is just not a good solution.

    I’ve gone through the link you sent pretty carefully, and I’ve had to insert the IP address of the Squeezelite server into Shairport to even get this far.

    I’ve tried using the Shairtunes 2 (fork) as well. I’m using the Shareport_Helper-armv6f as the helper binary since (as I understand it) the Broadcom BCM2837 processor in my RPi3b is an Arm processor derivative.

    In any case, with Shareport stopped, the Shairtunes 2 (fork) plugin installed, and Airplay running, I get the same issue; Airplay breaks up. Playing a song… is impossible… listening to a podcast via Airtunes is … irritating, because of the audio gaps.

    I have had some good discussion with Phillipe G. on this. He’s been exceptionally responsive and very helpful on trying to help me. His recommendation was that Shairtunes should not be required; Shairport should work.

    I’ve also tried using Airplay Bridge. However, after installation of the plugin, attempting to get to the Settings tab … Airplay Bridge never responds.

    So I remain stuck. I much appreciate any input you can provide.

    Thanks again!
    Dave

    18. November 2021 at 14:41 #51796

    Also, should have mentioned, WiFi signal is very strong (and on a commercial grade WiFi system), and well within bluetooth range. I’m stuck… would sure appreciate any pointers to making this a solid connection!
    Dave

    10. September 2020 at 2:17 #49698

    Additional comment; I just tried the same microSD card in a different RPi 3B – same result…

    Anyone have ANY ideas? THANKS SO MUCH!

    Dave

    5. März 2019 at 15:20 #44659

    Peter…. IT WORKED!!!

    And I learned a whole bunch.

    You might be wondering how I could be such an idiot. I suppose I shouldn’t be. I spent 34 years in engineering (and engineering management) at IBM, retiring a couple of years ago. I spent the bulk of my career hardware development (in ASIC, semi-custom development, and processor development). While in my early career I had to do quite a bit of programming, it was all in Pascal and assembler. I never had to learn Linux(!). It would seem that this would be a good time to do that!

    In any case, I’m really grateful for your support. You are a very (VERY) patient man! Thank you so very much!

    Dave

    4. März 2019 at 16:12 #44642

    Peter, once again, you ROCK! I’m so grateful for your help.

    Sadly, once again, I’ve failed. In trying to execute the first instruction (to give read/write permissions), it appears that logged in as Pi, I don’t have the authority. Here’s the message:

    [email protected]:~ $ chmod -R 775 /media/usb0
    chmod: changing permissions of ‘/media/usb0’: Operation not permitted

    I changed directories and tried it again:

    [email protected]:~ $ cd /dev/disk/by-uuid
    [email protected]:/dev/disk/by-uuid $ chmod -R 775 /media/usb0
    chmod: changing permissions of ‘/media/usb0’: Operation not permitted

    I tried rebooting. Same results.

    Sorry to have to ask (again)… but, any ideas?

    Dave

    3. März 2019 at 23:27 #44629

    Hi Peter – Here are the results:

    [email protected]:~ $ cd /dev/disk/by-uuid
    [email protected]:/dev/disk/by-uuid $ sudo blkid
    /dev/mmcblk0p1: SEC_TYPE=“msdos“ LABEL=“boot“ UUID=“DF8E-C7AE“ TYPE=“v
    fat“ PARTUUID=“34e4b02c-01″
    /dev/mmcblk0p2: UUID=“cea0b7ae-2fbc-4f01-8884-3cb5884c8bb7″ TYPE=“ext4
    “ PARTUUID=“34e4b02c-02″
    /dev/mmcblk0: PTUUID=“34e4b02c“ PTTYPE=“dos“
    /dev/mmcblk0p3: PARTUUID=“34e4b02c-03″
    [email protected]:/dev/disk/by-uuid $

    How does that look?

    Dave

    3. März 2019 at 21:19 #44627

    You ROCK, Casio299. That worked!

    Now, back to your instructions:

    Type:
    cd /dev/disk/by-uuid

    [hit ENTER]

    Type:
    ll

    [hit ENTER]

    ***RESULTS***
    [email protected]:~ $ cd /dev/disk/by-uuid
    [email protected]:/dev/disk/by-uuid $ ll
    -bash: ll: command not found
    ***END RESULTS***

    Now, to check on if the HDD is started properly after reboot. Your instruction was:
    Type:

    sudo nano /etc/fstab

    [hit Enter]

    ***RESULTS***
    GNU nano 2.2.6 File: /etc/fstab

    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
    /dev/mmcblk0p2 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
    # a swapfile is not a swap partition, no line here
    # use dphys-swapfile swap[on|off] for that

    ##USERMOUNT
    UUID=0BF3-110E /media/usb0 vfat defaults,nofail
    ***END RESULTS***

    Again, thanks (so very much!). What did we learn? What should I have learned? Did the command „ll“ indicate that the UUID is too short? If so, how do I fix that?

    Thank you, Sir! (Or madam…!)

    Dave

    3. März 2019 at 15:37 #44622

    Installation went perfectly.

    However, unfortunately, I’m clearly an idiot. I now have the window. Sadly, it’s asking me for a login and a password. I’ve never entered, added, or created either for this M2P installation (or any other installation)… and login (and password) I try results in the message „Login incorrect“.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks so much (and sorry so much – you are being very, very helpful!)

    Dave

    3. März 2019 at 15:24 #44620

    Thank you! Trying it now…

    2. März 2019 at 14:41 #44610

    Cassio299 – thank you very much for your reply!

    Now… very sorry for this dumb question… I’m ready to try the checks you propose, but where in the M2P operating system can I drop down into a „command“ like interface to type the commands you recommend?

    I know… dumb question… sorry…

    Dave

    28. Februar 2019 at 18:58 #44577

    Hi Heiner,

    Thanks again for your help; unfortunately, this issue is not yet solved. While the filesystem easily mounts (as /media/usb0 (Device /dev/sda1 with UUID 0BF3-110E).

    It’s important to note that this same WD Passport USB drive was prior to this used as a NAS to store music for my system, and worked fine. I am trying to use it without any change as a directly plugged HDD. I have also tried a second WD Passport directly plugged into my RPi.

    I’ve checked the properties of both of these drives. They are both set up for sharing with no restrictions.

    Here are the specifics of the mount:
    Path: UUID=0BF3-110E
    Mountpoint: /media/usb0
    Type: vfat
    Options: defaults,nofail

    The drives are both formatted as FAT32. They are both „shared“.

    The media scan details shown in LMS are:
    Discovering files/directories: /mnt/share/music (1 of 1) Complete 00:00:01

    Building full text index (7 of 7) Complete 00:00:00

    Database Optimize (2 of 2) Complete 00:00:11

    The server has finished scanning your media library.
    Total Time: 00:00:12 (Thursday, February 28, 2019 / 9:45 am)

    Any ideas? I’m pretty stuck…

    Thank you sir!

    Dave

    27. Februar 2019 at 0:05 #44571

    Heiner, first, thank you much for the help.

    Unfortunately, while (as you suggested) the filesystem was indeed found and easily mounted as usb0, the Logitech squeezebox server cannot find any of the music files as it starts it’s scan.

    I’ve unmounted and rebooted. I’ve moved the files directly into the „home“ directory to ensure there were no path complications. I’m using a Western Digital 500 GB passport USB drive.

    Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?

    Thanks!

    Dave

    26. Februar 2019 at 15:42 #44567

    Thank you, Heiner! I’ll try it today!

    Dave

    21. September 2018 at 14:12 #38000

    Hi again,

    I did a scratch install on this player 2 days ago, so I’m pretty sure I’m running the fixed version. In any case, I don’t get an error when I select settings on ShareTunes (fork). Here are the settings:

    Helper binary <shareport_helper-armv6hf> (restarting LMS recommended if changed) <republish> <wipe>
    Enable logging <none> /var/log/squeezeboxserver/shairtunes2-[mac].log
    Buffer level (KB) <32>
    RTP and HTTP buffering (ms) RTP latency <1000> HTTP latency <2000>
    Let timing references drift
    Encoding parameters <wave>
    Change volume of sync’d players
    Allow all Squeezelite-based Players

    Shop b8:27:eb:14:b2:4c
    kitchen b8:27:eb:86:80:4a
    upstairs b8:27:eb:fe:fe:5c
    Livingroom b8:27:eb:41:1f:f1

    Any other ideas? I’m really grateful!

    Thank you,

    Dave

    20. September 2018 at 16:03 #37950

    Hi Heiner, and thanks!

    I’ve got no other active plugins that involve Airplay (as far as I can tell).

    Here’s perhaps another clue…

    After having to scratch rebuild my Rpi, I’ve got a clean and up to date installation of M2P and LMS. On that clean installation, I added the ShareTunes2 (Fork) (v0.102.2) plugin (per the instructions on M2P). I am running the „Starter“ setup on the HiFiBerry page. My name for this player is „kitchen“.

    With this installation instead of „kitchen“, I saw „kitchen #2“ show up on my Airtunes list. Selecting „kitchen #2“ and playing audio resulted in no sound.

    So I rebooted the Rpi (and therefore M2P and LMS). Now, neither „kitchen“ nor „kitchen #2“ show up in Airplay.

    Interestingly, a second player in my network called „Livingroom“, (with the same configuration but without the ShareTunes2 plugin), still shows up in my Airplay list, but as „Livingroom #2“.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you so much!

    Dave

    8. März 2018 at 23:14 #34289

    Heiner, you may be interested in this…

    For other reasons I wound up replacing my Apple Airport Extreme WIFI with a Linksys EA6350.

    The system now works just fine… it immediately found my music… no problem.

    I suspect that Apple does good testing with other Apple products, but doesn’t overly worry about testing other products.

    Lesson learned! I’m now all set – but very thankful for your help!

    Dave

    7. März 2018 at 16:28 #34266

    Heiner, thanks again!

    I’ll try SambaShare. One quick question… my library is quite large. If I put SambaShare on a different Pi (not the Pi that’s running LMS), would the other Pis be in the „share“? Would that help keep the processor from overloading?

    THANK YOU!

    Dave

    1. März 2018 at 1:20 #34152

    Hi Heiner

    First – thank you very much for trying to help! It’s greatly appreciated. Let me respond to your questions directly:

    Here’s what your wrote:
    Let me first make sure I get the situation correctly:
    – You have a share with the files of a USB HDD attached to an Apple NAS (Correct)
    – You used our filesystem mount menu to add the share with HDD’s files on the Apple NAS to your Pi
    (also correct)
    – You selected the path with the files in the LMS but the files are not found (correct again, examples below)
    – The files are found in a different setup with a different NAS (?)
    (I’ve got a similar system running just fine at work; and, the system at home that has me pulling out my hair worked just fine prior to an extended absence… when I rebooted upon return, the files could not be found… making this even more frustrating).

    Ideas:
    – Make sure the format of HDD which is correct for the Apple product is also working with RPi (The HDD is formatted explicitly for the Apple Airport Extreme, and the files can be seen on my Windows 10 laptop. Also, as mentioned, it was working fine with the RPI/M2P/Logitec setup).
    – Try connecting the HDD directly to the Pi and create a SambaShare on the path to share it with the rest of the network
    (interesting idea, but I’m not familiar with Linux, and unsure as to how to drop out of the M2P operating system into Linux. Assuming that the RPi has enough horsepower to run the filesystem and M2P at the same time, though, that’s an interesting idea).
    – Make sure your files and folders of music do not have any special rights or formats to rule this out as a source of error (I will double check).

    Here’s the filesystem mount in M2P:

    Filesystem – mount network paths (Samba or NFS)
    Path: //192.168.0.2/TIMS-AIRPORT-EX/music??????/music/

    Mountpoint:/mnt/music/

    Type: cifs

    Options:user=null,password=music,sec=ntlm,iocharset=utf8

    And here’s the path in LMS:

    Media Library Name: Music

    Media Folders
    Folder: /mnt/share/music

    Again, Heiner, I’m grateful for any ideas or help. Thank you!

    Dave

    24. Februar 2018 at 2:47 #34071

    Nothing? No ideas? No suggestions? Anyone? PLEASE — and THANKS!!!

    17. Mai 2017 at 21:25 #28890

    Is Bluetooth (or this forum) still supported? I haven’t seen any input or replies from M2P for quite awhile…

    Thanks,

    Dave

    26. April 2017 at 19:21 #28576

    Hi team,

    I recently (re)tried the Bluetooth Addon Beta. I’ve had consistent results – I can’t make it work to stream from my iphone to LMS via bluetooth (using an RPI3). I have no doubt that this is user error, but I’ve sure tried hard to follow carefully all directions.

    The symptom I see with my cellphone linked (i.e., shows green in the Bluetooth list & shows as connected on the iphone) is as follows:
    – only occasional, short, bursts of audio via the bluetooth link
    – Logitech (or Ipeng) shows multiple instantiations of „Dave’s Iphone“, and adds a two new instantiations about every 10 seconds

    I’m not sure if this behavior has been diagnosed before – I can’t find anything like it in this forum (I hope I’ve tried hard enough!).

    What I’ve tried:
    – uninstalled & reinstalled beta version of max2play & rebooted
    – uninstalled & reinstalled bluetooth addon & rebooted
    – rebooted iphone

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Dave

    Here’s my debug info:
    #### Bluetooth Installation ####

    #### Bluetooth Dongle ####
    hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: UART
    BD Address: B8:27:EB:EB:B5:5B ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
    UP RUNNING
    RX bytes:834367 acl:1527 sco:1 events:277 errors:0
    TX bytes:7175 acl:194 sco:0 commands:99 errors:0

    #### DEVICE Daves iphone ####
    [70:81:EB:15:82:91]
    Name: Daves iphone
    Alias: Daves iphone [rw]
    Address: 70:81:EB:15:82:91
    Icon: phone
    Class: 0x7a020c
    Paired: 1
    Trusted: 1 [rw]
    Blocked: 0 [rw]
    Connected: 1
    UUIDs: [00000000-deca-fade-deca-deafdecacafe, ServiceDiscoveryServer, AudioSource, AVRemoteControlTarget, AVRemoteControl, NAP, HandsfreeAudioGateway, PhoneBookAccess, 00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb, PnPInformation]

    #### PACMD LIST | grep active ####
    active port: <phone-input>
    active profile: <a2dp_source>

    #### PACMD LIST | grep sink ####
    Default sink name: null
    name: <module-null-sink>
    module.description = „Clocked NULL sink“
    module.description = „When a bluetooth sink or source is added, load module-loopback“
    module.description = „Automatically restore the default sink and source“
    name: <module-always-sink>
    module.description = „Always keeps at least one sink loaded even if it’s a null one“
    module.description = „When a sink/source is idle for too long, suspend it“
    module.description = „Load filter sinks automatically when needed“
    module.description = „BlueZ 5 Bluetooth audio sink and source“
    argument: <source=“bluez_source.70_81_EB_15_82_91″ source_dont_move=“true“ sink_input_properties=“media.role=music“>
    module.description = „Loopback from source to sink“
    1 sink(s) available.
    driver: <module-null-sink.c>
    driver: <module-null-sink.c>
    1 sink input(s) available.
    sink: 0 <null>
    module-stream-restore.id = „sink-input-by-media-role:music“

    #### X-SERVER RUNNING ####
    1

    #### PULSEAUDIO RUNNING ####
    1 S 1000 1106 1 0 80 0 – 25658 – ? 00:00:03 pulseaudio
    0 S 1000 1291 1 0 80 0 – 18635 – ? 00:00:00 pulsebluetooth

    #### BLUETOOTH SQUEEZEBOX SERVER AUTOSTART ####

    #### PACMD LIST-CARDS | DEBUG COMPLETE ####
    1 card(s) available.
    index: 1
    name: <bluez_card.70_81_EB_15_82_91>
    driver: <module-bluez5-device.c>
    owner module: 43
    properties:
    device.description = „Daves iphone“
    device.string = „70:81:EB:15:82:91“
    device.api = „bluez“
    device.class = „sound“
    device.bus = „bluetooth“
    device.form_factor = „phone“
    bluez.path = „/org/bluez/hci0/dev_70_81_EB_15_82_91“
    bluez.class = „0x7a020c“
    bluez.alias = „Daves iphone“
    device.icon_name = „audio-card-bluetooth“
    profiles:
    a2dp_source: High Fidelity Capture (A2DP Source) (priority 10, available: unknown)
    off: Off (priority 0, available: yes)
    active profile: <a2dp_source>
    sources:
    bluez_source.70_81_EB_15_82_91/#16: Daves iphone
    ports:
    phone-output: Phone (priority 0, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
    properties:

    phone-input: Phone (priority 0, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
    properties:

    24. Januar 2017 at 4:13 #26243

    Hi Stefan,

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU. I finally was able to install your update and now BT streaming from my iphone through Max2play running on my Pi seems to be working fine. I’m much more of a HW guy than a SW guy, so this has all been a learning experience for me. Thanks for tolerating a newbie, and thanks much for your efforts in making this work.

    THANK YOU!

    12. Januar 2017 at 0:54 #25802

    Hi Stephan – I’m reposting an issue I’d raised last week and hoping for a reply. Again, thanks so much for helping out on my Bluetooth addon issues – much appreciated!

    So, per your instructions, I deselected “Autostart bluetooth streaming in squeezebox server”, rebooted the pi, restarted the squeezebox server, reset the bluetooth link from my phone to the pi, put the phone next to the pi, selected the bluetooth link from favorites inside the Logitech Media Server, and let ‘er rip. Sadly… nothing… nothing at all. Whereas with the autostart selected I would occasionally get snippets of music from my phone through squeezebox to the speakers, in this case I got nothing at all. Silence. Not working at all.

    In your response to me from 2 January you specifically say that I must “manually start the Bluetooth Stream in your Squeezebox Server”. Unless that is something different than selecting the bluetooth link from my favorites inside LMS, I think I’m testing the link as you intended.

    Is this (another) dumb user error? Or is there something else going on?

    For the record, here are the things I tried after this failure:
    – playing tunes directly from the library, or pandora, via LMS (works fine)
    – reselecting the Autostart feature – reverted to how it worked before, with only short snippets of music (but at least it verified the other settings that could be causing a problem, like volume controls, etc.)

    Below I’ve copied the information from “debug information” on the Bluetooth page. Can you see anything wrong? Again, I’m really happy with the way everything else is working, but really need the Bluetooth link to have a complete solution.

    Again, I really appreciate your help! Thank you!

    Dave

    #### Bluetooth Installation ####

    #### Bluetooth Dongle ####
    hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: UART
    BD Address: B8:27:EB:EB:B5:5B ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
    UP RUNNING
    RX bytes:19429 acl:341 sco:0 events:335 errors:0
    TX bytes:15398 acl:319 sco:0 commands:102 errors:0

    #### DEVICE Daves iphone ####
    [70:81:EB:15:82:91]
    Name: Daves iphone
    Alias: Daves iphone [rw]
    Address: 70:81:EB:15:82:91
    Icon: phone
    Class: 0x7a020c
    Paired: 1
    Trusted: 1 [rw]
    Blocked: 0 [rw]
    Connected: 1
    UUIDs: [00000000-deca-fade-deca-deafdecacafe, ServiceDiscoveryServer, AudioSource, AVRemoteControlTarget, AdvancedAudioDistribution, AVRemoteControl, NAP, HandsfreeAudioGateway, PhoneBookAccess, 00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb, PnPInformation]

    #### PACMD LIST | grep active ####
    active port: <analog-output>
    active profile: <output:analog-stereo>

    #### PACMD LIST | grep sink ####
    Default sink name: null
    name: <module-null-sink>
    module.description = “Clocked NULL sink”
    module.description = “When a bluetooth sink or source is added, load module-loopback”
    module.description = “Automatically restore the default sink and source”
    name: <module-always-sink>
    module.description = “Always keeps at least one sink loaded even if it’s a null one”
    module.description = “When a sink/source is idle for too long, suspend it”
    module.description = “Load filter sinks automatically when needed”
    2 sink(s) available.
    driver: <module-null-sink.c>
    driver: <module-null-sink.c>
    sinks:
    0 sink input(s) available.

    #### X-SERVER RUNNING ####
    1

    #### PULSEAUDIO RUNNING ####
    1 S 1000 2686 1 0 80 0 – 25648 – ? 00:00:00 pulseaudio

    5. Januar 2017 at 3:20 #25547

    Hi flysurfer – and thanks so much for helping out on my Bluetooth addon issues – much appreciated!

    So, per your instructions, I deselected „Autostart bluetooth streaming in squeezebox server“, rebooted the pi, restarted the squeezebox server, reset the bluetooth link from my phone to the pi, put the phone next to the pi, selected the bluetooth link from favorites inside the Logitech Media Server, and let ‚er rip. Sadly… nothing… nothing at all. Whereas with the autostart selected I would occasionally get snippets of music from my phone through squeezebox to the speakers, in this case I got nothing at all. Silence.

    In your response to me from 2 January you specifically say that I must „manually start the Bluetooth Stream in your Squeezebox Server“. Unless that is something different than selecting the bluetooth link from my favorites inside LMS, I think I’m testing the link as you intended.

    Is this (another) dumb user error? Or is there something else going on?

    For the record, here are the things I tried after this failure:
    – playing tunes directly from the library, or pandora, via LMS (works fine)
    – reselecting the Autostart feature – worked as before, with only short snippets of music (but at least it verified the other settings that could be causing a problem, like volume controls, etc.)

    Below I’ve copied the information from „debug information“ on the Bluetooth page. Can you see anything wrong? Again, I’m really happy with the way everything else is working, but really need the Bluetooth link to have a complete solution.

    Again, I really appreciate your help! Thank you!

    Dave

    #### Bluetooth Installation ####

    #### Bluetooth Dongle ####
    hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: UART
    BD Address: B8:27:EB:EB:B5:5B ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
    UP RUNNING
    RX bytes:19429 acl:341 sco:0 events:335 errors:0
    TX bytes:15398 acl:319 sco:0 commands:102 errors:0

    #### DEVICE Daves iphone ####
    [70:81:EB:15:82:91]
    Name: Daves iphone
    Alias: Daves iphone [rw]
    Address: 70:81:EB:15:82:91
    Icon: phone
    Class: 0x7a020c
    Paired: 1
    Trusted: 1 [rw]
    Blocked: 0 [rw]
    Connected: 1
    UUIDs: [00000000-deca-fade-deca-deafdecacafe, ServiceDiscoveryServer, AudioSource, AVRemoteControlTarget, AdvancedAudioDistribution, AVRemoteControl, NAP, HandsfreeAudioGateway, PhoneBookAccess, 00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb, PnPInformation]

    #### PACMD LIST | grep active ####
    active port: <analog-output>
    active profile: <output:analog-stereo>

    #### PACMD LIST | grep sink ####
    Default sink name: null
    name: <module-null-sink>
    module.description = „Clocked NULL sink“
    module.description = „When a bluetooth sink or source is added, load module-loopback“
    module.description = „Automatically restore the default sink and source“
    name: <module-always-sink>
    module.description = „Always keeps at least one sink loaded even if it’s a null one“
    module.description = „When a sink/source is idle for too long, suspend it“
    module.description = „Load filter sinks automatically when needed“
    2 sink(s) available.
    driver: <module-null-sink.c>
    driver: <module-null-sink.c>
    sinks:
    0 sink input(s) available.

    #### X-SERVER RUNNING ####
    1

    #### PULSEAUDIO RUNNING ####
    1 S 1000 2686 1 0 80 0 – 25648 – ? 00:00:00 pulseaudio

    1. Januar 2017 at 18:36 #25350

    So I’m curious – has anyone achieved stability in using this Bluetooth addon to source music from, say, a phone to LMS yet?

    I haven’t (after much effort). I still see:

    – While the Bluetooth link between my iphone 6S and the RP3 appears stable, either Max2Play or LMS is intermittent. The playback randomly stops and eventually restarts. I see a long trail of my bluetooth device, “Dave’s Iphone” shown in the playlist, and at each intermittent stop and restart, a new listing will appear in the playlist. If I leave it on long enough, I’ll get 100’s of them in the playlist.

    – This behavior is independent of whether I’m controlling LMS via my windows 10 chrome browser or my iPeng app running on my iphone.

    – Also noted – after attempting to run the bluetooth plugin, having it fail, and then going back to listen to either another plugin (i.e., pandora, etc.), or just listening to a networked audio file, the bluetooth app “reasserts” itself… the selected audio file will start playing, stop, and the bluetooth plugin will reappear (and still not work). I have to stop the LMS and restart it to avoid having bluetooth reassert itself.

    While I’m really rocking on the abilities afforded by Max2Play + LMS, I really want the ability to drive the input from my smartphone via bluetooth (in order to play Sirius XM from the iPhone app, stream podcasts, etc.).

    Is this a user error, or a real issue?

    In any case – Thanks! And any/all help would be gratefully appreciated.

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