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  1. Thanks for the heads-up, going to test it as soon as I have some free time from work! By any chance, were you able to test squeezelite-R2? Maybe with DSD files? True to say, I did not spend much time on that, but with version 0.5 I had to use the normal squeezelite version and not the squeezelite-R2 one.
  2. I did not know about the DDP-2, at the time I was on the point of buying the DDP-1 but in the end I had to change my mind for "non-tech" reasons. Thanks for pointing this out, it seems really interesting indeed.
  3. I did mention Ssqueezelite, which is actually the current all-software implementation of the functionality that was originally provided by Logitech Squeezebox devices. I indeed used to have a Squeezebox touch a few years ago. When it comes to "squeezelite rendering" you have options, also in a raspberry-centric word: you could use the "squeezelite" rendering functionality embedded in Moode distro you could use the "squeezelite" service provided in Audio-Linux distro you could use the " squeezelite " service provided by the PiCore-Player distro ... and possibly there are others! I only mentioned the three that I personally know and tried.
  4. Let me try to answer your thirst three questions.... 1) Which is the best Linux OS system to flash for this application? If you want a "One SYSTEM" relatively simple but powerful and flexible solution with very good audio quality I would go either with Moode (my first choice) or with Volumio . If you look at Moode featrues http://moodeaudio.org/#features you will see what I mean by powerful and flexible Another very good alternative in term of SQ, in my opinion, is AudioLinux. It is probably a little bit more complicated in term of setup and tweaking at this stage, especially if you are "fresh" of Linux knowledge. Also, going this route most likely implies (even if not necessary) to install a couple of raspberries: the first one acting as a server running, for example, LMS (Logitech Media Server) and a second one connected to the dac (or mounting a dac) acting as the music rendering player running Squeezelite. In this situation, only the "player" one would need AudioLinux, LMS could run anywhere in your LAN (a raspberry in my example but it could be a PC, a Mac, a NAS....) 2) What format should we use on the SD cards? In all three cases, I mentioned, you just download an image that you will flash on the SD card. Such an image contains both the underlying operating system and (eg Raspbian for Moode, Arch-Linux for Audio-Linux) plus all the applications, scripts and configuration of each particular distro. 3) After flashing the OS, do we add the audio/streaming programs on each card? Why can't we put them all on the same SD card and run the one we want? As mentioned at (2) the typical approach is to include in the image file both the OS and the audio/streaming programs, so that you just need to do some configuration to make the device work
  5. First of all, you need to install LMS (Logitech Media Server) anywhere in your network. The installation on a Raspberry running raspbian would be something like this: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install libio-socket-ssl-perl libnet-libidn-perl libnet-ssleay-perl perl-openssl-defaults cd mkdir lms cd lms wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/LogitechMediaServer_v7.9.1/logitechmediaserver_7.9.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i logitechmediaserver_7.9.1_all.deb cd /media/ mkdir playlists sudo mkdir playlists sudo chmod 777 playlists/ Of course in slimdevices download folder for latest 7.9.1 LMS version http://downloads.slimdevices.com/LogitechMediaServer_v7.9.1/ you can find also version of other OS (Windows exe, Mac OS pkg, etc....) should you prefer to install LMS on any of them. Then you need to install the player part. On a Raspberry, Moode does also provide (as one of its many functions) the squeezelite renderer, but the easiest would be for sure to use piCorePlayer, downloading it from here and then burning a SD card to boot the raspberry with.
  6. I have two RPI systems: in one I use Moode, connected to a USB dac in the other I use squuezelite on Audio Linux or squeezelite PicorePlayer I have not decided yet which one I prefer sonically.... I do a lot of streaming from Qobuz, but in both cases above, my FLAC music library resides on a third raspberry in my LAN, with a USB disk attached, about 45000 flac files / 3500 album, including some DDS 64 or 128. When using Moode, the content of the disk is shared using Samba. When using LMS, the content of the disk has been indexed and is then shared directly by LMS Both with Moode and LMS I can play DSD 64 or 128. I never tried DSD 256, but I suspect it will be near the limit if what you can do with a Raspberry.
  7. On the RPi, which is always switched on, no pc needed at all!
  8. I installed Moode so that Samba is available "out of the box" with no configuration. I then decided to "tweak" its configuration to make the share usable in read/write mode, adding a few lines in file "/etc/samba/smb.conf": [Seagate2T-Music] comment = USB Storage Music Folder path = /media/Seagate2T/Music read only = No guest ok = Yes writeable = Yes create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 browseable = Yes public = yes
  9. Both Volumio and Moode allow to access network shares on the LAN, eg using Samba. I use Moode and you can see below the "Sources" configuration file in Moode 4.4. I'm using Samba shares, but as you can see it supports both Windows/Unix Samba shares and Unix NFS shares:
  10. How do you like the SIgnature? Does it worth the extra investment in your opinion?
  11. @nbpf, is your USB disk mounted correctly? Can you "navigate" using unix "cd" commands to the folder containing your music on the USB drive? If so, you need to configure that folder as the music library folder using LMS web interface on port 9000 (eg, of course specifying your raspberry IP address on your LAN). I also happen to have LMS running on a raspbian machine with a USB disk attached and it looks like this... Mounted disk: [email protected]:~ $ mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 on / type ext4 (rw,noatime,data=ordered) devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=470116k,nr_inodes=117529,mode=755) ......... /dev/sda1 on /media/Seagate2T type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks) tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=94944k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000) Music folder on raspbian: ls /media/Seagate2T/Music 001-musica-classica 001b-compilation-classica 001c-compilation-classica -per-autori 002-musica-leggera 002b-musica-leggera-mp3 003-musica-jazz 005-discoteque-ideale-de-radio-clasique 006-Bach-edition [email protected]:~ $ LMS Media Folder configuration:
  12. Hi everybody! I use a raspberry Pi3B+ with a 2Tb USB disk acting as a sort of "mini-NAS", sharing the disk in read/write using Samba. I'm reasonably sure that an Odroid, say HC2, would be much more performant. The thing should also be reasonably simple to configure. SInce I do not have direct experience with Odroid, I'm not sure which is the most stable software platform to install on it to achieve the above result. As a further requirement, I would like to use the same device to run LMS (Logitech Media Server) on it. Any advice from anyone with Odroid experience? Thanks!
  13. I'm using Raspberry in a couple of different configurations: In one I use MoodeAudio , connected to an external USB dac. software is Free, DSD up to DSD 128 In another I use AudioLinux wiht i2s Allo Boss Hat (HArdware on Top) Dac software is 29$, DSD up to 128 as well Sonical results are probably marginally better for (2) but in terms of flexibility and features (1) is certainly almost unbeatable! Of course, you could use your Topping D50 with both solutions.
  14. I already have another RPI on my LAN, which is also used for file sharing with Samba where I keep my FLAC library: I run LMS on it and I only run squeezelite on the AudioLinux raspberry acting as the endpoint where the digital-analogue conversion takes place using an Allo Boss dac going into a Micro Zotl 2 used as headphone amp.
  15. I have the audiophonics, powering a Raspberry and an Allo Boss Dac separately. Very happy about the results!
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