How-tos

Max2Play offers features and supports accessories that are easier to use with some help for sure. In this section, we collect our how-tos that explain the installation and activation of these Max2Play features and guide you to the result step by step.

Assembly kits


7 inch Touch Display Case for IQaudIO DAC+ / DigiAMP+

You need help with assembling the 7 inch touch display case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a IQaudIO DAC+ / DigiAMP+? These assembly instructions helps you to plug togehter this case very easy.

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7 inch Touch Display Case for Audiophonics

You need help with assembling the 7 inch touch display case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a Audiophonics V3 DAC? These assembly instructions helps you to plug togehter this case very easy.

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OLED Display Case for Audiophonics

You need help with assembling the RaspDAC case with oled display for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a Audiophonics V3 DAC? These assembly instructions helps you to plug togehter this case very easy.

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Case for Audiophonics Sabre

You need help with assembling the case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a Audiophonics V3 DAC? These assembly instructions helps you to plug togehter this case very easy.

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7 inch Touch-Display

The assembling of our 7″ Display Bundle is described in our short manual. Our Instructable offers more detailled instructions.

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Black Steel Case for HiFiBerry DAC+

You need help with assembling the Steel Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a HiFiBerry DAC+? These assembly instructions helps you with putting all those plates at the correct position.

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Transparent Screw Case for Hifiberry DAC+ and Digi+

You need help with assembling the transparent Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a HiFiBerry DAC (DAC+, DAC+, DAC+ light or Digi+, Digi+ Transformer Version, Digi+ pro)? These assembly instructions helps you with putting all those plates at the correct position.

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Transparent Screw Case for IQaudIO AMP+ and DAC+

You need help with assembling the transparent Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a IQaudIO DAC+ (AMP+)? These assembly instructions helps you with putting all those plates at the correct position.

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Black Acrylic Glass Case for HiFiBerry AMP+

You need help with assembling the black acrylic glass Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a HiFiBerry AMP+? These assembly instructions helps you with putting all those plates at the correct position.

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Matt Black Case for IQaudIO DAC+ / DigiAMP+

You need help with assembling the matt black Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a IQaudIO DAC+ / DigiAMP+? These assembly instructions helps you with putting all those plates at the correct position.

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Case for JustBoom AMP HAT

You need help with assembling the JustBoom AMP HAT Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a JustBoom AMP HAT sound card? Here you will find the assembly instruction which help you to build the case:

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Case for JustBoom DAC HAT

You need help with assembling the JustBoom DAC HAT Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a JustBoom DAC HAT sound card? Here you will find the assembly instruction which help you to build the case:

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Case for JustBoom Digi HAT

You need help with assembling the JustBoom Digi HAT Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a JustBoom Digi HAT sound card? Here you will find the assembly instruction which help you to build the case:

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Case for Allo DigiOne

You need help with assembling the Acrylic DigiOne Case for the Raspberry Pi 2 / Raspberry Pi 3 and a Allo DigiOne sound card? Here you will find the assembly instruction which help you to build the case:

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Configuring Max2Play features


WiFi configuration with WPS

Beginning with version 2.26, you can easily set up a WiFi connection between router and Max2Play device. You find all particular steps in the how-to.

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Set Up Spotify on the Squeezebox Server

With this Howto, you will learn about the Spotify feature of the Squeezebox Server and its many advantages. You will find all necessary steps to set it up here.

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3 Audio Players in 1 Raspberry Pi With Bluetooth

With this Howto, you will learn the easy setup of a multiroom audio system with Raspberry Pi 3 and its bluetooth-function together with max2play OS.

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Raspberry Pi Mobile Media Center

With this Howto, you will learn how to create your own mobile media center with our Max2Play-Bundles and our OS.

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Raspberry Pi with 2,8″ Touchscreen

With this Howto, you will learn how to build a 2,8″ touchscrenn on the Raspberry Pi and use it with Max2Play OS

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Build your own multiroom audio setup

This HowTo shows you how to create a Multiroom Audio Solution with Max2Play, Raspberry Pi and high-end sound cards.

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Write on 12 or More SD Cards with the Image Burner

This HowTo will show you how to use the plugin “Image Burner” from Max2Play and which opportunities it can offer you.

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Top 5 Tweaks for the Optimal Max2Play Setup

Pair your Smartphone with your Max2Play system, run multiple audio-players at once and do not get artifical down-regulation when using the software’s volume control. This How To will show you how to get the best out of a Max2Play system with these 5 tweaks.

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Rotary Encoder with JustBoom sound cards

We have made the rotary encoder compatible with the JustBoom sound cards. This HowTo will show you how the Rotary Encoder is installed.

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Set up JustBoom IR Remote

With the IR Remote Control by JustBoom it is now possible to control your audio player with the help of a JustBoom sound card and the infrared receiver.

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10 Comments

  1. jean-jacques ARNAUD 11 months ago

    I would like to know if I can play synchronized multi-room ( same music in several room without shifting similar to airplay feature ) but streaming DLNA music from Synology NAS over Max2Play + PI3 ( only DLNA activated as I am using Synology DS audio to control NAS music server.)
    thanks for your kind collaboration

    • Heiner 11 months ago

      Hi jean-jacques,
      Please consult our forums technical support and questions. Your proposed setup could work, we have not tried it yet. You can also connect your music files with the Squeezebox Server using a SambaShare in our Filesystem/Mount. Then, you can definitely play synchronized playback with the Squeezebox’s synchronize feature.

  2. Cedric 7 months ago

    I would need to set the audio output to ALSA USB for use with USB Speakers , it works in Kodi if I change audio ouput, but it doesn’t work in Jivelite …

    • Heiner 7 months ago

      Hi Cedric,
      There should be a selection “USB Soundcards” in the Raspberry Settings menu. It loads the default USB driver for Squeezelite and consequently Jivelite.

      If you are still encountering issues, please share them in detail in our forums, so the whole community can benefit from its solve.

    • Heiner 4 months ago

      Hi Neil,

      Thanks for the heads up. We already edited it in both.

  3. Michael Chi 3 months ago

    In my device, I use ympd to play music, if the album is in English, it is fine with ympd, when the album named in Chinese character and then ympd can’t enter into the folder with Chinese characters, all the albums named in Chinese characters can’t be accessed what I put in the USB 128 Gb, what should I do?
    My device : max2play + Raspberry pi3b + hifiberry digi+ pro and a USB 128Gb

    • Heiner 3 months ago

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for pointing this out!

      We have now added a Chinese option to the language settings in “Settings/Reboot” in our most current beta. To get it, follow these steps:
      – Make a Beta Update
      – Select “Chinese” in the language options
      – reboot the system

      Now your files should be indexed with the correct names. (They do have to be formatted in UTF-8)

  4. Michael 3 months ago

    Hi Heiner,

    Thank you for your quick reply.
    I have selected “chinese” in the language option, after I selected Chinese in the language, my files in Chinese characters still can not be recognized when I play in the ympd, probably they are not in UTF-8 format, the album in English title is fine.
    I have tried many ways to change their format into UTF-8, but still doesn’t work, do you know how does it work?
    Thank you for your help.

    Michael

    • Heiner 3 months ago

      Hi Michael,

      Please start a topic in our forums for further troubleshooting discussion. We used some characters we copy-pasted page saying they use UTF-8 😉

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