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SqueezeCore: a minimal audio OS running Squeezelite

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8 hours ago, SimoneF said:

SqueezeCore is a project that I had in mind for a long time for personal use. 
Now that it's "finished" (aka working) I thought it was worth making it available to anyone.

The main purposes that I have taken into consideration are: a comfortable, fast, plug & play os, which requires (pretty) no configuration and reduced to a minimum to be installed on a thin client (or other low power hardware) used as a player.

The result is an o.s. of 17MB which runs on ram. 
The first time it is turned on, a quick configuration of the squeezelite parameters is required (which is optional, it can be avoided by directly editing a file while preparing the USB drive); after this, at every boot and on any computer you'll plug the USB flash drive containing SqueezeCore you can start listening to music in 3 seconds.

Of course, since SqueezeCore is working only as a client you need, as prerequisites, another computer with a Logitech Media Server installation.

Download and installation guide: SqueezeCore

it's still in "beta" because I've tested on a limited amount of devices. Feedbacks appreciated.

what kind of devices have you tested it with?

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7 hours ago, franz159 said:

what kind of devices have you tested it with?

All the computers that I have at home: an HP Omen laptop, an Asus eeepc netbook, a HP thin client t5740

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1 hour ago, SimoneF said:

All the computers that I have at home: an HP Omen laptop, an Asus eeepc netbook, a HP thin client t5740

Ah ok, sorry foe my ignorance, it is only Windows then.

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1 minute ago, franz159 said:

Ah ok, sorry foe my ignorance, it is only Windows then.

What do you mean? The os Is Linux based.

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1 minute ago, SimoneF said:

No it's for x86 not for arm. Check picoreplayer for arm ;)

Thanks, for the moment being I'll stick to Moode and Gentooplayer then 😎

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2 minutes ago, franz159 said:

Thanks, for the moment being I'll stick to Moode and Gentooplayer then 😎

Nice choice, love them too! 

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UPDATE:
I have released a version with a custom RT kernel.

From the FAQs:

"It is a specific build with a custom Real Time kernel; the hardware requirements are different from the generic version:
Minimal Hardware Requirements for RT:
CPU: Only Intel, Only Core2Duo and newer (Xeon, Core i3 i5 i7, new Pentium and Celeron). 2 core 4 thread (recommended 4 physical cores).
The Other requirements are the same of the generic one.
In the RT version the difference is not only in the kernel but there are other tweaks under the hood like:
The player runs on a isolated core with round robin scheduler.
All the DAC USB interrupts are isolated on one core.
The remaining core are for kernel and the remaining interrupts and software running."

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