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ianrt 1st September 2020 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Erskine (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6326746.html#post6326746)
Hi NVD33,

I've never actually tried to make a standalone system. Just a couple of points that may help.

pCP should boot without a network connection but LMS may not start though.

A network connection is required for 2 things, downloading extensions and setting the time through ntpd. I think LMS now requires the time to be set. ??

Guys have done standalone systems, I am not sure how.

regards

I have setup several standalone systems and LMS starts without a network connection. I must admit I did not consider ntp when setting up - just a standard pcp player with lms enabled. My latest system is a rpi4 using a wap to enable a tablet as controller and bluetooth speaker.

Ian

Greg Erskine 1st September 2020 07:32 AM

hi ianrt,

Thanks. What version of piCorePlayer are you using?

We have recently had a spate of user suffering power blackouts and their pCP's were coming up faster than their routers/internet connection resulting ntpd not setting the time properly. I think (I don't do the LMS related programming), we added a check that the time has been set before LMS starts. If this is the case then it might cause an issue for standalone systems.

regards

ianrt 1st September 2020 07:45 AM

Greg,

my system is v6.1.0 (piCore v10.3pCp Squeezelite v1.9.6-1206-pCP)

lms 7.9.2

Ian

Blitz 1st September 2020 02:36 PM

I just did the same... LMS enabled and the access point enabled... ipeng.

paul123 1st September 2020 06:55 PM

ntp and proper time setting is really only an issue for https streaming. If you are standalong accessing local music, the server time is mostly un-important.

A123 1st September 2020 07:08 PM

^^

Thank you @paul123 and @Greg Erskine for your massive pCP contributions.

This was what I was thinking. I never had NTPD issues with latest pCP/LMS upgrades and was wondering how it would be an issue. I run almost exclusively in WAP mode.

I don't run on mains tho, so not affected by power blackouts. I run a LiFePO4 battery on my RPi, but for audio reasons not software. My preference is zero mains and battery-only for music listening.

A123 1st September 2020 07:50 PM

Since I'm new to this site, I was unaware this thread existed until Greg pointed in out so will copy and paste my post from another thread:

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piCorePlayer +1 with IR remote control.

I love the old school feel of having a IR remote to control the music. Plus it's very responsive. I think it's an underrated feature and one I cannot live without for the total music experience.

It was a PITA to setup with third-party remotes, but once I figured out you can emulate old squeezebox native remotes it was downhill. I was never successful getting third-party remotes to work because of likely file permissions issues.

Device Compatibility

MANUFACTURER: Logitech
MODEL NUMBER OR PRODUCT NAME: Squeezebox

The Squeezebox is confirmed with the above search parameters as a working downloadable device compatible with Harmony remotes. From there, it's a simple download of the remote codes.

I then copy and paste from the Harmony remote to a cheap Chinese learning remote.

Very functional and minimalistic with tactile feedback.

#picoreplayer4life

NVD33 4th September 2020 11:04 AM

Hi,

Thanks for your replies.
I ban the use of radio signals in my audio system because of the amplifier (valves amplifier). It catches "everything" in the air and send it to the speakers. For instance, if a smartphone is around my system, each times the phone tries to connect to the mobile network one can hear it clearly. This is the reason I wanted to setup pCP as a standalone player to avoid the use of radio signals (wifi, bluetooth, smartphone, etc). I control Pcp by a touchscreen connected to the rpi.
I think that I will keep doing what I have done until now because it is simple despite that I have to repeat the startup procedure again if I forget to connect the rpi to Ethernet before powering it up !

Regards,

digitalthor 4th September 2020 11:15 AM

I tried picoreplayer since RBP1 and now I have RBP3.... also tried both hifiberry and allo digi one which I use now. Only thing that never worked for me - is playback of 192Khz files. Never found out why... sometimes it choppy and sometimes it simply does not play these files. Luckily I dont beliee much in hi-res - but I still wonder.

Yatsushiro 4th September 2020 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NVD33 (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6330286.html#post6330286)
Hi,

Thanks for your replies.
I ban the use of radio signals in my audio system because of the amplifier (valves amplifier). It catches "everything" in the air and send it to the speakers. For instance, if a smartphone is around my system, each times the phone tries to connect to the mobile network one can hear it clearly. This is the reason I wanted to setup pCP as a standalone player to avoid the use of radio signals (wifi, bluetooth, smartphone, etc). I control Pcp by a touchscreen connected to the rpi.
I think that I will keep doing what I have done until now because it is simple despite that I have to repeat the startup procedure again if I forget to connect the rpi to Ethernet before powering it up !

Regards,

Using a touch screen on your Pi for control should mean that you do not need an Ethernet connection, even for start up. Where is your music stored?


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