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  1. Update: I flashed an older version to an sd card, I believe it was v6.18 I booted with the flash card inside. USBridge worked as before - sound OK. Old version number was shown on settings page of Allo. When I switched the entire unit on the next time, I checked, and version 6.25.3 was shown. I believe, DietPi made an automatic update to the system on the SD-card. However, it continued to work OK. I removed the SD-Card and booted from the internal memory (emmc). Boot was OK, but sound did not work, symptoms as described in my previous post. So it seems, that the problem is not the version of DietPi. But something must have failed during the update process of the system installed on the emmc. I tried to flash the emmc like I did with the SDCard. However, my sd card reader for my Windows PC did not recognize the emmc with the sd-card-adapter. Therefore; I could not flash to the emmc. Any solution to this? How do I have to proceed to flash the emmc? Thanks
  2. Hi I don't get any sound after my usbridge updated to dietpi version 6.25.3. I'm not sure which was the previous version. My USB 2 - DAC does not react at all. An observation: I use squeezelite. Squeezelite stays now always enabled, even if the DAC is powered down. Before the update, Squeezelite was always disabled, when the USB-DAC was not connected and turned on. Thanks for your help!
  3. Bumping... The wish is not so exotic though: Max2Play can do it: https://www.max2play.com/en/portfolio/plugin-bluetooth-2/ So why not USBridge? Any solution? Cheers!
  4. Hi! I look for a solution to get the PC Sound Output (e. g. the output of "Stereo Mix" or via "Virtual audio cable" or the free alternative "VBCABLE") to my DAC (and speakers) connected to USBridge, with as little time lag as possible. In particular, I want to play movies, bring the image to a (wireless) projector/beamer, and the sound to the speakers over USBridge and the network. It looks like HQPlayer from Signalist might work. But this piece of software has a prohibitively too high price for me. I would like to play the content on some normal player like VLC or WMP, however, direct the sound over the network to USBridge. I found a way via Squeezelite, as there is a "WaveInput"-Plugin for Logitech Media Server. However, the playback on Squeezelite comes with many seconds of latency / time lag, making it impossible to synchronize sound and video in a reasoable manner. Any good solutions???
  5. Hi! Thanks, I had found this in the meantime, too. It works now, but I experience disconnects. As I do not use Ethernet anymore, I have no choice than to cold power off my USBridge and reboot it each time to get Wifi to work again. It happens randomly, often after less than 10 minutes after boot. I found this workaround made by a DietPi-Creator: https://community.roonlabs.com/t/wifi-disappears-after-a-day/25850/20 This is a script, and it works works by restarting WiFi after a disconnect. However, music stops for a couple of seconds, and obviously this is not ideal. So, do you know any stable solution to this issue? Thanks!
  6. Hi there It worked, and I first thought (relieved and ashamed at the same time) that it was a false alarm. Everything worked well, Squeezelite set to pcm 32bit, the DAC set to USB 2.0 and Allo/Dietpi set to USB Dac (for USB 2.0). However, it was not a false alarm: I switched off everything, and the next day I powered everything on, and there was again no sound. The DAC diesplay reacted when I played files with different khz-ratings, so there was visibly communicaiton between DAC and USBridge. However, no sound... After long experimenting, I found out the routine that seems to make things work: 1. I make sure Allo is set tu USB DAC, then I power off and on ONLY the USBridge until it has completely booted up, while the DAC is powered off. 2. I power on the DAC. 3. Squeezelite is then disabled on Allo, because no DAC was detected at boot-time. Then I enable Squeezelite. 4. I play a Song on LMS. However, this routine takes several minutes, only to power on... so that can be, at best, an annoying workaround, and I have to log into the Allo-Interface every time. I wish this was avoidable... ANY SOLUTION to make this DAC work on USBridge more reliably and normally...? THANKS! Urs
  7. Hi there. I have a USBridge. I wonder whether it would be possible that the USBRidge acts as a Bluetooth audio RECEIVER and outputs to the (clean) USB Port??? Eventually with a USB-Dongle, and if yes, which one might work for this? Thanks for any help!
  8. Hi there! I just got my Allo USB Wifi Dongle. It should be "Plug in, and start surfing! Includes easy to setup driver." Well, as a spoiled windows user, I thought it would be litterally "plug and play". However, the manual ist called "Quick_Start_Guide_for_Driver_Compilation_and_Installation" and is not at all easy for me... Can somebody help me step by step...? I don't have a screen on the USBridge, I just operate it by the allo web interface or by SSH over Putty... THANKS!
  9. Thanks, I'll try, true, i saw the PM too late. However, LMS refuses to play tracks. It recognizes DietPi as a player, opens playlists, but when selecting to play, it switches immediatly to paused without playing. I believe this is, because somehow squeezlite "realizes" that there is a playback-issue due to compatibility/configuration problems with the DAC. However, I will see asap if hw_params gives a useful feedback, even if no track is playing. Best regards
  10. Hi! I changed squeezelite settings to 32 bit / u32be. Still no sound, and the DAC still refuses to indicate the sample rate, meaning (I believe) a failure in communication between DAC and transport. Attached is the SSH output for cat /proc/asound/card1/stream0, aplay -l and squeezelite -l. Thanks for your help! 190409_SSH_output_for_32_u32be.txt
  11. Thank you indeed for this information, @ALLOsupport, I will try this later today if I get a chance, and I will post the results. What I see is that ssh shows also "Altset 2" and "S16_LE" - I tried with 16bit - setting in squeezelite with no success either. Anyway, I try again tonight if possible.
  12. Thanks for this fast reply! I will try as soon as I am back home. However, juste two questions in order to understand: 1. If I select DSD (as you suggest), is the signal then converted to DSD? Or does it remain PCM (important, I want it to be processed as native PCM if possible, not as DSD, because I suppose that this would include unnecessary conversions of the signal that I want to avoid, as my DAC is a multibit design, and all the music I have stored is PCM). 2. The specifications of my dac soekris 1101 say: *** USB Input Type B, Isolated, Full/High Speed USB Input Mode Selectable Audio Class 1.0 or Audio Class 2.0 USB Input PCM Up to 24 Bit / 384 Ksps USB Input DSD Up to DoP-128 and DSD-256 *** 32 bit is not mentionned, so I don't understand why you come to the conclusion that this Soekris-DAC 1101 supports 32 bit? (PS: Of course, I select Audio Class 2.0 on the DAC.) Thanks for your explenations! Cheers! Urs
  13. Hi! Thanks for your help. I triend 24 and 24_3, same result. Here is the outcome: First what strikes me: ssh tells me: XMOS Soekris dac1101 USB Audio 2.0 at usb-aotg_hcd.1-1.1, high speed : USB Audio Why " usb-aotg_hcd.1-1.1, high speed"??? In Allo-Web-Interface "Sound Card" is set to USB (not USB 1.1!), and Soekris is set to "USB Audio 2.0". Here is all the SSH output as set to 24_3, see txt-file attached to this message 190409_SSH_output_for_24_3.txt
  14. Hi! I got a new USBridge with DietPi, my intention is to use Squeezelite. My DAC is a Soekris 1101 USB DAC. I connect the DAC and power it on. It shows the 44khz - led while it waits for the source to connect. Then I power on USBBridge and wait until it boots up. The result is, that I don't get any sound at all: Squeezelite is "enabled" (which is a sign that somehow it recognizes that a DAC is connected, because without the DAC connected, Squeezelite stays "disabled"). However, Squeezelite refuses to play tracks. Prior to buy the USBridge, I got myself a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I installed PiCorePlayer in order to try out the compatibility of my DAC. It worked without problem. Given that I got it to work with a RPi, I thought I could buy a USBridge with no risk. Even more so, as the DAC is natively supportet by Linux according to the manufacturor. Some additional information: The power should not be the problem, as I connect the DAC through a device that cuts the USB power supply from USBridge and adds power from a clean (linear) source. If I connect the DAC directly, it does not power up (I suppose, USBridge does not deliver enough power). This setup works flawlessly with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and PiCorePlayer pCP4.1.0. While it boots, the 44khz-led switches off on the DAC. This is not a normal behaviour. Normaly, it remains on normally, or it switches to another value. This might indicate some issue on the communication between DAC und USBridge. Any possible solution??? And: I suppose that PiCorePlayer would not work properly on a USBridge, supporting the clean USB-port? Or would it? If yes, this would possibly resolve the issue for me. And if yes, how to... I am not familiar with eMMC - flashing... If it helps if I provide Log-Files or similar, please let me know how to get them, I am a complete newbie (I manage to SSH into DietPi with putty, but I have no idea where and how to find the log-files). THANKS INDEED in advance! Urs
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