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  1. randytsuch

    HQ Player

    If you run hqp embedded, it supports upnp/dlna. I think vlc also supports upnp also, so something might be possible. I use mconnect as my upnp client app, but I only play audio files through it, never tried video. You can make a usb stick with hqp embedded and try it out. Make a bootable stick, then boot from the stick and you'll have hqp embedded running.
  2. So I have ec7 working at 256 now. I tweaked my bios for the turbo settings, changed the turbo speed to 4.9 for all cores. That was all it took in my setup.
  3. I shut off my hqplayer pc because I figure its kind of a power hog, but pi's only take a little power so I normally let them run 24/7, unless I'm gone for a while. You have a couple other options for an NAA on a pi. The instructions below should work, if you start with buster lite, to make a buster based naa. Or you can run dietpi. It supports NAA, and is pretty easy to setup for an NAA. Then add a shutdown switch to either one. 1) Install latest OS updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade 2) Install necessary dependencies (alsa-utils is optional, but the utilities are helpful sometimes). I'm not sure you need to do this, seems like they were already there sudo apt-get install libasound2 alsa-utils 3) Download the latest networkaudiod deb package for armhf architecture using “wget”. You should go to https://www.signalyst.eu/bins/naa/linux/stretch/ and see if there is a new version. As of Oct 20,2019, this is latest. wget https://www.signalyst.eu/bins/naa/linux/stretch/networkaudiod_3.6.0-42_armhf.deb 4) Install the package (correct the version number to what ever is latest at the time) sudo dpkg -i networkaudiod_3.6.0-42_armhf.deb
  4. I guess that's why I couldn't find it lol. Strange that it works with Server 2019 but not embedded. Surprised and encouraged that the non k version can run ec7 dsd256 on any os. Was expecting embedded to be at least as good as the desktop version. No idea if Euphony has any effect. Randy
  5. Turbo boost on. Was looking at cpu frequency last night With both 5ec and 7ec, max was around 4.8 GHz. I never see it get close to 4.9. Using top to check load, I see around 215% for 5ec and 240% for 7ec. For 7ec there is less variance, looks likes it something is pegged and can't go higher. For 5ec, varies about +/-5%. All filters are poly sinc ext2 I think hyperthreading is enabled, not sure what gigabyte calls it. Will play with bios settings to see if it helps
  6. With my i7 9700k pc, can get 5ec at 256 with no problems, but when I try 7ec it stutters. Running buster 10.1 with 4.11.2-36. No graphics card so no cuda offload Any tricks to get 7ec? Thinking about trying to overclock, I feel like its really close to working.
  7. I use the D15s heatsink, all my parts used are here https://sites.google.com/view/audiostuff/audio-pc/parts Here are a couple pics. I moved the big noctua fan to the middle. Looks like your case has a rear fan. Make sure they blow in the same direction, and it will almost like having the 2nd fan. I would have had problems putting a 2nd big fan on either side of the heatsink I think. Ram is on one side, and other fan and the rear of the motherboard is on the other side. In the 2nd pic you can see how low the fan goes, but I pushed it down to make sure it cleared my case door. I had to remove the rear case fan to install the motherboard, because the mb heatsink was hitting the fan. But could install the fan after mb was in. EDIT: I don't have a video card, so no heat there. Case has three front fans, one rear, good ventilation, and hardly gets warm running hdp.
  8. I described the problem in detail here https://sites.google.com/view/randy-audio-stuff-pijblspeaker/software/raspbian If you scroll about 1/2 down, and find the Mac section, it describes how to use terminal and the known host problem that I've had many times.
  9. The terminal app in a mac will sometimes complain and not work if you make changes to something you have been using before. So sometimes when I load in new software into a pi, I have to delete a file on the mac to get my ssh connection back. Its a mac thing for security. If you use mac terminal and pi's, I expect you'll run into this eventually. Its a hidden file I delete, I have the details at home so I'll try to post more information later, assuming this is your problem. There is a specific error message you will get, and it won't let you make a connection to that device. From what I remember, the error message tells you what file to delete. I used to make backups of the file, but found it really doesn't matter. I ended up making a shortcut to the folder on my desktop so I can easily delete the file when I need to.
  10. picoreplayer (pcp) runs a version of slimserver (old Logitech stuff). Slimserver supports tidal playback. While pcp needs a server, the server can run on the same pi, so it doesn't need a separate machine running anything. pcp will set it up for you to make it easy. You may not like the slimserver tidal interface, personal preferences here, its been a while since I used it and I don't remember it very well. The other ways I know of to run tidal without extra HW requires minimserver or something similar. I suppose you could setup your playback device to support airplay, and then it will show up if you use an iphone/ipad for the user interface. Dietpi has this software installed, so if you run the allo dietpi image, I think it will just work. I think it will show up as dietpi when you look for playback devices in airplay. If interested, I can try to provide more info.
  11. IMHO, its a design compromise, not a HW problem. The pi designers were going for a simple, very low cost solution to make computing power more easily available, and I think they did a great job doing this. Their compromise was not to have in integrated supply, so there is risk if you don't send a shutdown command, you can corrupt the sd card. You could make a shutdown button if you wanted, I've put a reset button in one of my pi's and it would be very similar. https://sites.google.com/site/pijblspeaker/hardware/reset-switch But would require adding a switch to your chassis I also think you're overly cautious because you've had a corruption problem. If I do send a shutdown command, I will pull power once activity light is off. Waiting extra time after that is unnecessary, IMHO. Well I wont' derail your thread any more, won't post here again, sorry if I messed it up.
  12. Maybe I don't understand your problem? With a pc or a linux system, afaik, when you push the power button it does a graceful (software controlled) shutdown. Equivalent to what happens when you send a sudo poweroff or sudo shutdown command to a pi. Did a pi break after you sent a sudo shutdown to it, and then pulled power?
  13. If anyone has the popping problem with a USB DAC, look at post #913 here fixing pops The other guy was running something pretty similar to me, hqplayer with a sig as a NAA to a USB dac, running at DSD256 I wrote some detailed instructions on what I did, and it helped the other guy,
  14. randytsuch

    HQ Player

    FYI, look at post #913 here fixing pops I wrote some detailed instructions on what I did, and it helped another person with the popping problem with a sig running NAA.
  15. randytsuch

    HQ Player

    You know about the sig dietpi issue with pops/clicks? I had the problem at 256dsd with my dac, loaded latest version from allo, and do not update. I also changed clock speed and deleted unused programs.
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