Raspberry Pi troubleshooting and configuration instructions for complete fucking morons

Discussion in 'Computer Audiophile: Software, Configs, Tools' started by rhythmdevils, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. lehmanhill

    lehmanhill Almost "Made"

    Contributor
    Joined:
    May 3, 2018
    Likes Received:
    387
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Michigan US
    I've been using PiCoreplayer for quite a few years. I like it, but I get curious and peak over the fence to see what else is out there. I must be in the complete moron group because reading about these different alternatives, I am just not finding enough information to figure it out.

    To my current understanding;

    Ropiee is basically a Roon bridge and XL extends that to use DNLA, Spotify, or Airplay, none of which I use so it has no value to me.

    I can't figure out Gentoo at all. It appears to be a full Linux distro with some audio streaming through ALSA.

    Volumio I kind of get. It's a RPi software that should work with Pi2AES and most of it's outputs. It's clear that they have their own app for controlling it from your phone. Does it works with multiple players? And can one of those RPi's be set up as a server?

    Rune appears to allow headless control by a webpage or unamed third party apps. Who knows, I might be able to use my ipeng app. Not clear if it works with Pi2AES. Once again, can it use multiple players and can it have one as a server?

    MoOde sounds interesting. It appears to be LMS based, so would be somewhat familiar. It also sounds like it will support RPi hats like Pi2AES. Does it supports multiple player or RPi server? How it is controlled as a headless device?

    Please feel free to point me in the right direction or answer my questions based on your experience. And thanks.
     
  2. scblock

    scblock Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2019
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Denver
    Moode is actually very similar to Volumio. It's an MPD based player setup controlled with a web interface. It has plugins for a lot of additional things like Bluetooth, Airplay, or Roon bridge, but primarily it scans a music library (hosted locally or on network storage) and plays to an attached output (USB by default, or a similar list of Audio HATs as Volumio). Since it's all running on a system based on Raspbian you can install other software as well.
     
    • Agreed, ditto, +1 Agreed, ditto, +1 x 2
    • List
  3. LetMeBeFrank

    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    3,363
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Jackson, Mi
    I'll also add that moode can be setup as a dlna server and share it's library with other upnp/dlna devices, and they recently added multi-room support which I'm using to play music upstairs and in my basement when we have people over.
     
  4. AukePauke

    AukePauke Rando

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2017
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Its Gentooplayer. Its a musicplayer based on gentoo. I am using it for a few months now. I am coming from PiCoreplayer.

    Its a overwhelming piece of software at first glance. A lot of options and players to choose from. But the most important thing is. I think Its sounds better than PiCorePlayer.

    I use two rpi. One with PiCorePlayer and lms and one with gentooplayer and squeezelite-r2. There is a other forum where the author is very active. He has helped me a vew times personally. You can get a free demo which works a week or so. Just follow the procedure and mail the author.

    https://sites.google.com/view/gentooplayer-documentation/register-gentooplayer

    https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/55235-gentooplayer/
     
  5. lehmanhill

    lehmanhill Almost "Made"

    Contributor
    Joined:
    May 3, 2018
    Likes Received:
    387
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Michigan US
    Thanks guys. Things are much clearer now. Time to dip my toe in and try some picore alternatives.
     
  6. Gazny

    Gazny Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Likes Received:
    1,244
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    Anyone been able to add a Fliric IR receiver with volumio or any other pi OS?
     
  7. Ksaurav402

    Ksaurav402 Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 7, 2019
    Likes Received:
    1,311
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    NY
    I think RopieeXL has a drop down to enable Fliric. I don’t have Pi with me otherwise would have confirmed but based on my memory I guess we have it in RopieeXL
     
  8. LetMeBeFrank

    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    3,363
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Jackson, Mi
    • Like Like x 1
    • Epic Epic x 1
    • List

Share This Page