Building a Raspberry Pi-based streamer - a guide for the nervous

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by Kattefjaes, Feb 19, 2017.

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    Success! Volumio streaming over wifi via UPnP/DLNA from Minimserver on a Windows 10 machine, controlled by either Hi-Fi Cast or 2Player on an Android phone. Previous solution, WDTV Live Plus, worked well but I feel like the RPi & Digi+ (not Pro and without the output transformer; went cheap as I'm connecting with Toslink) is giving more detail into the Mimby*. The WD unit might suffer from not great optical implementation (see Archimago).

    I chose Volumio over Rune despite the caveats above only because I read somewhere it was small enough to fit on a 2Gig card I had lying around. It didn't, but I'd already downloaded it, so... One odd thing is that it seems to need its wireless hotspot enabled as well as connection to my local network to play more than one track at a time. Not sure why this should be, need to look into it further.

    Echoing many others, thanks @Kattefjaes for the encouraging documentation.

    *for which, thanks again @msommers !
     

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    I had the one-track-at-a-time problem when I was using Foobar to play the musicthrough Rune. Now I choose an album in file explorer and right click and choose "Cast to device" in windows and choose Rune. That plays all tracks/albums that a I add to Rune without stopping at each track.
     
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    Well, that's wierd - now it's fine without hotspot. Maybe another example of the Volumio flakiness @Kattefjaes mentions...
     
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    Spotify support is too unstable on the Raspberry Pi (across every platform I tried). Even with ethernet, I would still experience stuttering when streaming, or not being able to connect to my playlists. I'm not sure if the processor is too slow to handle it, but I pretty much gave up and went back to an old laptop. Might possibly look into an Intel NUC or chromebox.

    Maybe someday someone will figure this all out. Anyway, I guess I'll go look for random projects to do with my now spare Raspberry Pi haha.
     
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    I don't think it's a processing issue. No prob streaming Tidal or music over airplay.
     
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    I have no issues with Spotify-Volumio-volspotconnect. However, I now prefer sound of Gumby USB gen 5 via iPad for Spotify instead of via 502DAC BNC
     
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    I have a 6 inch coax cable from BJC, made with their flexible cable. I think what I had to do was order a 1 footer, and add a note to make it shorter.
     
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    Seems like a lot of great streamer/HAT board options out there right now. Any thoughts on the best sounding RPi boards out there (USB-out, S/PDIF-out or other)? Has anybody compared the latest offerings?
     
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