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thyristor44 4th September 2020 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by A123 (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6327613.html#post6327613)
le feedback.

#picoreplayer4life

Any chance of a link to cheap Chinese learning remote.

Greg Erskine 4th September 2020 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by NVD33 (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6326628.html#post6326628)
Hi Greg and you all,

This post started in 2015 and there is lot to read.

I am here because I wish to make a standalone player base on rpi3b+/pCP and never succeeded. pCP needs network to boot.
For the moment, I start my player with an Ethernet cable connected to it (I do not want to use wifi) and disconnect once pCP has booted and then I have my standalone player. Is there a way to make pCP boot without the network?
I would be grateful if someone could point me directly to the post related to my concern if available please.

hi NVD33,

Progress report:

Prompted by your question I have tried to make a standalone pCP6.1.0/squeezelite/LMS system. From my initial test, if you load LMS via ethernet cable, then reboot without the ethernet cable, piCorePlayer will boot but LMS will NOT start.

As people have standalone working, there must be a combination of settings that avoid some of the checks during the boot process. It might be something like (just made up) start with pCP5.0.0, setup with wifi, then do an instu-upgrade.

regards
Greg

A123 5th September 2020 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by thyristor44 (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6330600.html#post6330600)
Any chance of a link to cheap Chinese learning remote.

Amazon.com: CHUNGHOP Universal IR Mini Learning Remote Control RM-L7 with 7 Keys for TV VCR CBL DVD VCD CD SAT Smart Controller: Electronics

Tip: Backup Your Camera Remotes! - YouTube

I use these remotes also for the family van video player. If that proprietary video player remote is lost, it's about a $200 replacement via Toyota special order.

These things < $10 and work well. They have a decent feedback, not mechanical keyboard feedback but I could distinguish when changing tracks.

I have not tried their other models as I want minimalism. Anything more and I just stick with the Harmony remote.

thyristor44 6th September 2020 05:47 AM

Thanks A123
They look good, will get one.

ianrt 6th September 2020 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Greg Erskine (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6330911.html#post6330911)

Progress report:

Prompted by your question I have tried to make a standalone pCP6.1.0/squeezelite/LMS system. From my initial test, if you load LMS via ethernet cable, then reboot without the ethernet cable, piCorePlayer will boot but LMS will NOT start.

As people have standalone working, there must be a combination of settings that avoid some of the checks during the boot process. It might be something like (just made up) start with pCP5.0.0, setup with wifi, then do an instu-upgrade.

regards
Greg

Yes, I certainly started with an earlier version, then upgraded (to 6.0 first, then 6.1)
i.e. I have not installed 6.x directly.

Ian

Greg Erskine 6th September 2020 07:27 AM

Thanks for the info Ian.

I just worked out if you start with pCP6.1.0 then load local Static IP, "standalone" piCorePlayer works properly.

ianrt 6th September 2020 07:57 AM

Greg,

Well that fits with the way I have setup my standalone.
I set it as a WAP with IP 10.0.0.1 (i.e. fixed) so I can use a tablet (which logs onto it) as a controller.

Ian

NVD33 8th September 2020 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Greg Erskine (https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pc-based/275586-picoreplayer-picore-linux-raspberry-pi-squeezelite-post6332165.html#post6332165)
Thanks for the info Ian.

I just worked out if you start with pCP6.1.0 then load local Static IP, "standalone" piCorePlayer works properly.

Hi Greg,

This is what I made from your information.

1- Update pCP from V-6 to V-6.1.0,
2. Set static IP by entering "beta mode" from pCP main page despite the very impressive warning that shows up when entering "beta mode".

Now pCP boots and LMS starts without the need of a network connection. During start up a message shows that LMS was waiting for a "valid date" that seems not necessary.

My player = (rpi3B+ and Touch screen and pCP-6.1 and USB drive for music storage) behave now just as an old good "CD player" only connected to the mains, very simple to use. Now, pCP fullfill 100% of my need.

I will test more in detail and report back here,

Thanks to Greg and you all !!

Regards,

Greg Erskine 9th September 2020 06:30 AM

hi NVD33,

Great you got it working :)

It probably would have worked OK with pCP 6.0.0, I just decided to use the latest release as a start point.

Yeah, we get a few remarks regarding the [Beta] mode message. It just there to cover us (me) in-case something goes wrong. It historically started when the [Resize FS] command was still in Beta, if it went astray, no more SD card. :eek:

regards

NVD33 1st October 2020 08:53 AM

Hi,

My feedback will be very short: my "standalone" player works like a charm. I can move it to another place and connect to another hifi systems, power on and it works almost instantly.

Thank you to all pCP team for your good work,

Regards,


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