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  • 13. August 2021 at 12:07 #51568

    Hello! I am getting my Max2Play up and running again after being in storage for a couple of years from traveling/move. I’d like to use free Spotify account rather than premium account. Am I able to do this at this time? Thank you and best regards.


    12. September 2018 at 16:26 #37820

    Hello! After trying various approaches discussed, the devices names do not show up in the right upper corner – just the internal IP addresses.

    Neither does the smartphone recognize max2play by name – either with or without the ending backslash (http://max2play/). I need to input the actual internal network IP address and then the smartphone accesses it.

    This is not a problem, and I’ll keep an eye on it in case the internal IP address is changed. It just means that I’ll have to look up the address when guests might want to access the system from their smartphone since I won’t remember the internal IP address. Best regards.


    11. September 2018 at 16:10 #37803

    Thank you!

    The license activated. I first saved settings/reboot as a blank field and then saved it after typing in the e-mail address again. The license became active. Thank you

    The IP addresses show up in the right corner of the interface. (I have had network look-up checked from the start for both Raspberrys). The drop down menu shows the numerical IP address rather than the name of each device. I presume that these internal IP addresses are static and will not change? If so, it does not matter if the SmartPhone cannot connect to the name I’ve assigned to the second Rasperberry Pi system since it can connect directly to the IP address input into the search engine address bar.

    I’ll try the Smartphone suggestion using the name of the second device tonight when my wife returns from work since it is her access that I am setting up.

    Thank you again and best regards.


    11. September 2018 at 4:10 #37768

    I apologize, but I have a follow-up question.

    I would like to be able to use the second system from a smartphone. Nothing came up on the smartphone when http://max2play was input in the address field of the chrome browser. However, when I went to my PC and entered http://max2play, and then retrieved the numerical address from the WiFi/LAN drop down menu for max2play (, I was able to enter the numerical address into the smartphone browser and access max2play.

    I am unclear why the smartphone could not access max2play when http://max2play was input in the address field while the numerical addrress worked. Thank you for your help and best regards.


    27. April 2018 at 22:30 #35378

    Thank you for your comment. I apologize for not making my comment clear.

    I do not use SSH to log on. I log in directly to the Max2Play desktop using a HDMI projector and a wireless keyboard. From there, I can access http://max2play in order to set up WiFi – the system does not automatically detect my home network.

    Several comments have been made in the forums about accessing the system through su/max2play and pi/raspberry, but there is no place for me to input these usernames and passwords with the log-on sequence that I explained above. The desktop does not recognize the passwords in the settings/root menu and http://max2play/admin takes me to a blank page that has max2play headers but nothing else.

    Thank you for your help. Best regards.


    25. April 2018 at 15:15 #35331

    Hello! Thank you for your note and help with Pi Zero W and HifiBerry DAC+ zero.

    As far as logging on as administrator, I do not use Secure Shell – I log on to the desktop directly with a wireless keyboard and an HDMI monitor after turning on the Pi Zero W. The boot sequence takes me to the Max2Play desktop. From there, I log onto my network via http://max2play in order to set up everything.

    I do not see where to log in as administrator from the Max2Play desktop or the network. On the desktop, I tried to sign in to root under System tools with P/W of raspberry, pi, su, and max2play, but none worked. On the network, I went to the admin page, http://max2play/admin (as well as the actual address such as, however, the page was blank except for the Max2Play headers at top, so there was no where to input the username and P/W. Best regards.


    24. April 2018 at 19:09 #35320

    Hello! Just a quick note. I was able to get Spotty working with my Pi Zero W and HiFiBerry DAC+ without any problem.

    Since I want to use this setup as in a room of a multi-room setup, I don’t need Spotify Connect as per your comments.

    I’ll proceed with the setup for the rooms using Spotty and Logitech Media Server. I’m still not sure what the issue is with Pi Zero W and Spotify Connect, but it does not appear to be needed for my configuration.

    Thank you for your help. Best regards.


    24. April 2018 at 16:23 #35316

    Hello! Thank you for your note. I appreciate it, and I hope that you had a pleasant holiday.

    I just applied the Stretch image again, but I am not able to connect to Spotify.

    I’ve reinstalled the Stretch image a number of times already. The first few times, C/Opt/SpotifyConnect was not present. With the recent images installs over the last couple of days, the file was created and Librespot was installed. Thank you for your help with that.

    Just now, I reformatted my SD micro card and reinstalled everything. C/Opt/SpotifyConnect and Librspot are present. However, I have the same error as previously – „Trying to launch … NOT successful Click here to show detailed information“ No information comes up when I click the link. Under DeBug, the system states „#### Librespot Command Line Options #### Illegal instruction“

    SpotifyConnect works fine with my HiFiBerry DAC Zero + and my Pi 3. Unfortunately, the system cannot start SpotifyConnect when I go through the same steps but have a Pi Zero W.

    I saw a previous thread in the forums about a similar problem – – that suggested that the Librespot version v20170717-910974e may work with the Pi Zero W. However, I do not know where to log on in order to activate administrator privileges in order to replace the current file with that file. I outlined my problem in a parallel post.

    Thank you for your help with this. I have a Pi3/HiFiBerry DAC+ that I’ll be using as the main server for a multi-room setup. I would like to use the Zeros for the smaller rooms in my house that do not require all the features and abilities of the Pi3/DAC+. Best regards.


    24. April 2018 at 16:06 #35315

    Hello! Thank you for your note.

    I am new to the program, so please forgive my ignorance. I’ve reimaged and reinstalled Stretch

    Where do I enter the username and password?

    When I try to login as „root“ on the max2play desktop, I’ve tried „raspberry,“ „max2play,“ „su,“ and „pi. „However, the system does not accept these from the desktop.

    When I use the WiFi portal and go to http://max2play/admin or (or whatever the number for my appropriate page), I am directed to a max2play page, but the page is blank except for the headers on the top.

    I would appreciate guidance as to where the login information is entered. Thank you and best regards.


    24. April 2018 at 14:16 #35309

    Thank you!


    22. April 2018 at 22:42 #35258

    Hello! OK, I found the source of one error – I was not clicking on „Load WiFi Interface“ a couple of times during the process. When that happens, after reboot, the system locks me out.

    It looks like there is a new download for the Pi zero. In any case, when I down load SpotifyConnect, it shows up in the /opt file and Librespot is in the file now.

    Unfortunately, I still have the same error when I start SpotifyConnect – “ Trying to launch … NOT successful Click here to show detailed information.“ When I click on the link for detailed information, nothing comes up.

    Under DeBug infor, I still get „#### Librespot Output #### #### Librespot Command Line Options ####
    Illegal instruction.“

    So, Librespot now shows up. However, the system does not act on it.

    I tried to replace the file with the previous version of Librespot that a poster in the forum stated works, but I cannot get to the admin page.

    Thank you for your help. Best regards.


    #### Librespot Command Line Options ####
    Illegal instruction

    #### Librespot Command Line Options ####
    Illegal instruction

    21. April 2018 at 0:35 #35238

    Hello! I hate to be a bother, but I am not making progress. Now, when I try to reboot, the system frequently stalls and says that the root account is locked. This despite the fact that I have completely reformatted my SD card several times and reinstalled the image before starting to reload the selections.

    When I was on the M2P desktop, I tried to place librespot (after downloading it with Firefox) in the spotifyconnect folder that I created; however, the system would not let me do that from the GUI. With this version of Firefox, I could not find the option command that would allow files to be downloaded to alternate file destinations.

    When I tried to copy the file from the command line, the system did not recognize the python commands that I used, so I am obviously doing something wrong. When I tried to use the file manager to find where python was loaded, I did not find it.

    In summary, the PiZero W does not work with spotifyconnect – Librespot is missing. Now, I am getting locked out of the system at irregular intervals upon reboot.

    Thank you for guidance. Best regards.


    19. April 2018 at 15:36 #35228

    Hello! Before I posted this question, I had performed a search and found a similar topic from January. The problem was solved by replacing the spotify connect file. However, I had trouble logging on and could not try it.

    „Default Spotify Connect from plugin does not working on Raspberry Pi Zero W.
    I replaced file /opt/spotifyconnect/librespot from precompiled file librespot version v20170717-910974e.

    Working !!!!“

    I figured out how to get to the command line as a superuser. However, scanning the file system, both from the command line and from the GUI desktop, I did not find spotifyconnect anywhere – neither in /opt or anywhere else.

    Could folks let me know where the spotifyconnect/librespot file is? Thank you and best regards.


    18. April 2018 at 13:55 #35218

    Hello! I stream Spotify to my laptop rather than a smart phone. I’ve spent lots of time trying different options to get Max2Play up and running Spotify. No luck. I tried setting to the card HiFiBerry DAC instead of DAC light, but no luck.

    Under Spotify Connect, as I mentioned, the Spotify password is always blacked out and shows 4 dots. Whether this means that it loads a 4 character password or simply shows 4 dots always and saves the input Spotify password, I do not know. I performed this directly from the Pi Zero with HDMI screen and wireless keyboard as well as from the browser line on my laptop. The same thing appears with both.

    I do not have any audioplayers running and Squeezelight is not active.

    Spotify Connect never starts. After re-input the password and user name and saving, I click „start Spotify Connect Service.“ The page then states „Trying to launch … NOT successful Click here to show detailed information.“ However, nothing comes up when I click the link.

    Under DeBug, the following comes up:

    „#### Librespot Output ####

    #### Librespot Command Line Options ####
    Illegal instruction“

    I appreciate any guidance folks can give me. Thank you.


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