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  • 10. November 2020 at 6:22 #50100

    OK, I fixed it. Sort of. In the message for installing bluetooth on the squeeze box server (on the page where you do the install), it says to add the favorite to the squeezebox (it’s a message in the ‚log‘ for the install, in yellow on the page at the top), although it looks a little like it’s doing it for you the way it’s written. I assumed it was because if you watch the video on how to use bluetooth, it does install the favorite (or at least that step isn’t shown). However for some reason my installation did not add the favorite, so I manually added it.

    It works now, but is a bit kludgy. Connection has lots of drop outs. Perhaps I should upgrade to a pi4 with much better bluetooth or get a dongle. I see some other threads about the badly implemented BT on the pi3. Hope this helps someone else, but for me, its still not quite ready for use.

    8. November 2020 at 1:31 #50079

    Hi MarioM, I did read the wiki and watched the video. I followed the instructions and then rebooted and did it all again. The issue is with steaming to the squeezebox server. Also, though I’m not insanely technical, I have been in tech for a long time in my career so know my way around a command prompt, etc. I followed the directions as listed, but don’t see anything new in my favorites. Other ideas to try?

    7. März 2019 at 22:28 #44707

    Peter, Thank you! This is exactly what I’m looking for. I will try this over the weekend.

    22. Februar 2019 at 19:33 #44545


    I’m just checking on this to see if there are any updates. My Pi ran great for 2 years, but now, despite me changing the power supply and trying 3 different cards, it fails monthly. I literally can’t connect as whatever happens is destroying the image on the SD card. I see other post online about Pi’s and trouble with SD cards, so I’d like to try to use USB instead. Otherwise, I guess I can buy a new Pi and try it, but after that, I’m going to have to go to something like the Bluesound 2i. So long story short, is there a way to boot/run Max2Play from USB?

    Kind regards,


    14. Januar 2019 at 20:58 #43633


    I’ve gone through all the instructions and completed all the steps to use the Bluetooth addon. It works with the onboard Bluetooth in my Pi, but then stops. After doing some reading, I see the problem is that the onboard Bluetooth isn’t stable for streaming. The solution seems to be that I should use a USB Bluetooth dongle, so I ordered one that works on the Raspberry Pi and have installed it. Now for the stupid question of the day. How do I tell M2P to use the external/dongle Bluetooth vs the internal/onboard Bluetooth? Should I disable the internal one? Is there some way to select the external one in settings? I’m using the Stream to Squeezebox Server option.

    I’ve found many post about adding USB Bluetooth to a Pi, but they are mostly for Jesse and I’m now using Stretch, which as a different implementation of Bluetooth. In the end, I couldn’t find anything specific on how to select which Bluetooth I want to use.

    Thanks for any help!

    3. Januar 2019 at 18:20 #43093

    Hi Heiner,

    That’s great news. I had nothing but frustration with win32disk. Glad to know the other version exist but a casual user may not be able to find it. Therefore I’d like to make a suggestion that you change the text on this page to either point the user to the hardkernel version or the balena etcher site. Just trying to make it easier for new users or those less technical to install and use max2play.

    This is the page: https://www.max2play.com/en/wiki/burning-the-image-onto-memory-card

    3. Dezember 2018 at 20:41 #42508

    Thanks Heiner!

    I tried to reinstall the software, but found that my SD card was bad. Couldn’t even format it. Bought a new SD card and reinstalled Max2Play. Back in business!

    One final question. Before I set up a fixed IP address, but this time, I’ll just used the assigned address. When I try to type //max2play.com in the browser, it often goes to http://www.max2play.com, which is your website, not the control panel. Is there some way to rename the ‚internal‘ domain name? That’s probably not the correct term, but I’d like to rename it to something that won’t default to a public web page if that makes sense.

    Thank you for all of your help!

    Kind regards,


    30. November 2018 at 19:48 #42461

    Thanks Heiner!

    I’ll try it this weekend. Will have to do a clean install. Is there a way to save settings and a list of plugins?

    Kind regards,


    30. November 2018 at 15:54 #42453

    Hi Heiner,

    Thank you for getting back to me. I did try to reset the card, but that didn’t work. I also upgraded from regular max2play to beta and then back again in an effort to reset files. I also updated all the firmware, etc. and rebooted the pi multiple times.

    My ALSA paramerter is: 80:4::
    There is no soundcard listed nor can I choose one. The drop down is blank.

    I did also try to change the card in the Raspberry settings. I just changed it to some other card, rebooted, and then changed it back and rebooted again. Still can’t choose the audio card as the drop down is blank.

    Kind regards,


    24. August 2018 at 14:29 #37262

    Thank you! Great news! I look forward to being able to use DSP for room correction/equalization. It’s the only thing missing from my set up.

    As a side note, I’m using an OK interim solution which is that I bought a used 1970’s JVC EQ on ebay (because the specs are much higher than most modern EQs!) and I just put it in line from my HiFiberry. So the signal goes like this: Hifiberry/pi -> EQ -> Stereo. Works great, but I want more control so please be sure to let us all know when the functionality is available. Happy to be an early tester!

    12. Juli 2018 at 16:14 #36558

    Hi Heiner,

    Thank you so much for continuing the dialog. Let’s forget google music for now. Let’s take that out of consideration. I do not need access to google music. I DO need access to files on my google drive.

    What I’m suggesting is adding the ability to connect to drive in Max2Play using the google API. Something like this: https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v2/install

    There is a program called rclone https://rclone.org/ that uses this or a similar method. I tried to use it to ‚mount‘ my google drive to my raspberry pi, but had some issues I’m still working out. The access part worked easily though. I just clicked a button, was redirected to google, granted permission, copied the certificate and pasted it in rclone. Immediate access to google drive.

    My request is that you investigate adding similar functionality to Max2Play. Here’s how it would work. User goes to the Filesystem Mount tab and on that tab is a link to „Allow Max2Play to access Google Drive“ Once the user clicks that, they start the 2 factor authentication process, get the certificate, add the certificate to Max2Play and then Max2Play shows the mountpoint in LMS. Just like the current ability to mount things like NAS in Max2Play now. Does that make sense?

    All the best,


    11. Juli 2018 at 14:52 #36533

    Thank you. That’s good to know, but I need to read regular .mp3, .flac, etc. files that I have stored on Drive. My band uses it to share recordings and the files are quite large. I end up moving them to my mounted NAS drive multiple times a week. Would be much better to be able to mount or provide access to google drive. It would be a great feature in Max2PLay an I know it can be done as other programs allow you to enter some kind of key from google that grants access to the program. In the meantime, is there anyway to ‚mount‘ it?

    14. März 2017 at 23:52 #27739

    Just updated to max2play beta and installed 7.9 with no problems. Works great!

    26. Mai 2016 at 14:50 #20311


    Thank you very much! Your process worked great. I did have to revisit the instruction page in the squeezebox server web administration page to get a new link to the software, but that is because they must have changed it since this was posted. For anyone who is trying to do this, make sure that the link to where the files were downloaded is correct.

    You should be able to find your link here: http://max2play:9000/updateinfo.html?installerFile=/var/lib/squeezeboxserver/cache/updates/logitechmediaserver_7.9.0~1463778102_arm.deb

    If not, just click on the message on the bottom left of the web administration page to see the information you need.

    10. Mai 2016 at 5:28 #20077

    Solved this.. at least for Spotify. Turns out the old triode solution won’t allow you to see other’s playlist, but this one will: Spotify Protocol Handler.

    Removed the triode plug in, added this: Spotify Protocol Handler and then added back the spotify plugin I had uninstalled and can now see all the curated playlist of others! Awesome.

    No solution yet for Deezer, but I guess someone will need to update the app and or a plug in. Deezer works, I just can’t see public and curated playlist. If anyone has a solution, please let me know.

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