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  1. Thanks for replying, I see of course the options are there and used them but am still also a bit confused. When I went to run ram mode it’s preselections has more players then I needed for example. and I have no idea which kernels to choose or how an outsider could possibly know which to choose for whatever reason 🙂 I also have a terrible habit of wasting loads of time lol, so that’s why I’m trying to find a source of educational knowledge on the product, and I’ve just read the 50 pages of the thread. (ps i had been using a direct session via putty onto gento player, i now see the web interface is much more friendly for me) Could anyone suggest to me the correct way to achieve the following. I have an external usb drive (seagate), it has a folder on it called 'music'. I therefore need to mount just that folder into the media/music folder. I want to run in rammode, so dont want to fall foul of 1tb of music being loaded into ram. I know previously, I would mount the seagate disk, using fstab, then mount again from that mount into the media/music folder.
  2. Is there a gentoplayer wiki? is there a simple guide to configuring the player to just run mpd and ethernet and then flip to ram mode. i player around today and had it working, but I’m just hoping there is a more definitive guide to choosing the appropriate kernel etc. my main aim is improved sq than AL which I was happy with.
  3. Is there any value in disabling the onboard sound card and web came etc to lower IRQ interupts? How would i do that? Also what does lxqt stand for 🙂 ?
  4. Also could someone briefly say what the difference between 'ram' and 'zram' is. I've split my 16 GB up as 4 RAM, 12 ZRAM, then i tried to copy over my roon database but it was saying it was 7 GB (can that be right ? 12000 songs). But after, I think AL does not run in RAM on the server anymore, is it because theres not enough RAM to hold the Roon database?
  5. could someone explain to me the steps to use squeezelite player, as i think i may not be in possession of all the info. I'm running AL, server + endpoint. i enable squeezeplayer mode via the roon app (in settings). then, on the endpoint, AL Audio menu, i enable squeezeplayer and select DAC as 'FRONT' which refers to mscaler. But the squeezeplayer end point is never found in Roon, it always just shows a searching screen. Is there something more I need to do on the server? I though I saw something about specifying the server name on the endpoint but i haven't seen how to do that.
  6. Does anyone rate any of the nucs with optical out? Or is it a case, if you go NUC then you go usb?
  7. Sorry to ask for advice lol, but if i got a NUC NUC7i7DNBE, what way could i reasonably power it, whats a good choice for economy and performance? I'm trying to take the first steps, but can't settle on a strategy. I was thinking single server, i'm now thinking NUC as NAA, which i could afford to power by a linear power supply, but which one, the farad 3? ps, i just did a little test and changed from optical out of chrome cast audio to optical (Xonar soundcard) out of my pc (and into mscaler), and the xonar definitely sounds better, much sharper to my mind, in this little test.
  8. I’d like to know too, I’d like to power a minimalist music server, like the one romaz has, with the gaming motherboard, but I’m not sure how to spec the needed power supply, and am on a budget.
  9. Do you know volume control should be given to the chord dacs? It has a preferable algorithm for handling the volume control. altering volume before it arrived at the chord dac with mean it is no longer but perfect. i coukd be wrong, but this is my understanding.
  10. Hi guys sorry but is there a sticky post which specifies what parts to buy to make an AL end point, which nuc components are recommended, as that would be handy. be handy to see 3 types, end point only, server only, combined server and end point. thanks in advance for endpoint nuc component recommendations, in terms of budget, I’m happy to spend £700. also, if running roon server in ram, you can’t make changes to the library? Like adding playlists? How would they be persisted ?
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