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post #31 of 51

Other than for convenience, I'm not still quite clicking as to why going through the Raspberry / Picoplayer would give any improvement in sound.

 

In technical terms, would we be changing the source from the PC to the Raspberry instead?  And why would that necessarily be better?

 

I've ordered one just so I could mess around with it and so I can control the music through my Android, but I'm curious as to how the sound improvement will come.

post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post
 

Other than for convenience, I'm not still quite clicking as to why going through the Raspberry / Picoplayer would give any improvement in sound.

 

In technical terms, would we be changing the source from the PC to the Raspberry instead?  And why would that necessarily be better?

 

I've ordered one just so I could mess around with it and so I can control the music through my Android, but I'm curious as to how the sound improvement will come.

 

Yes, it is a change of source because it is now Pi controls your DAC. PC will just act as a place to store the Music.

 

It might be because PC has too much components and therefore a noisy background. Also, the OS in picoreplayer is simple and little non-essential processes are running compared with Windows.

 

I am sure there will be much improvement as proven by me and others. The improvement will be greater if you connect a NOTEBOOK and Pi through a Ethernet cable.

 

One more thing, if you play WAV file. I found that it is better to disable the flac/sox in the LMS server. It is in "settings" -> "Advanced" -> "File Types".


Edited by fourwed - 9/13/13 at 12:18am
post #33 of 51

since the PI has two USB ports, Is it possible to connect an external USB HD to store music instead of a pc?  

or connect this to a NAS Data Storage?

 

I want to make  raspberry + USB HD + NAS Storage --> Audio-GD 11.32 ---> BH crack ---> T1


Edited by xnuthecaveman - 9/13/13 at 9:07pm
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post
 

since the PI has two USB ports, Is it possible to connect an external USB HD to store music instead of a pc?  

or connect this to a NAS Data Storage?

 

I want to make  raspberry + USB HD + NAS Storage --> Audio-GD 11.32 ---> BH crack ---> T1

 

Yes and No.

 

Yes, you could install the Logitech Media Server in your NAS and play music from NAS.

 

No, you could not play music via Pi's USB port with Picoreplayer.

post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by fourwed View Post
 

 

Yes and No.

 

Yes, you could install the Logitech Media Server in your NAS and play music from NAS.

 

No, you could not play music via Pi's USB port with Picoreplayer.

 

Thanks. So I guess I need to go and find a LMS compatible NAS now :)

post #36 of 51
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Everyone using Raspberry Pi, good news!!!

 

A local forum user impressed with my Picoreplayer suggestion and he just counter suggested to try a new OS, the RaspyFi v1.0.

 

Quick tested and found it is far more easy to setup and the sound quality is better. You could play music via USB / Network share.

 

Anyone impressed with Picoreplayer should found that it is even better. I am going to start another thread soon and please tell me how do you feel in that another thread, thanks.

 

RaspyFi v1.0

https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspyfi/files/latest/download?source=files

post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post
 

 

Thanks. So I guess I need to go and find a LMS compatible NAS now :)

 

Most of the NAS support LMS, like Qnap, Snology.

 

Please also test RasyFi v1.0 too.

post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by fourwed View Post
 

Everyone using Raspberry Pi, good news!!!

 

A local forum user impressed with my Picoreplayer suggestion and he just counter suggested to try a new OS, the RaspyFi v1.0.

 

Quick tested and found it is far more easy to setup and the sound quality is better. You could play music via USB / Network share.

 

Anyone impressed with Picoreplayer should found that it is even better. I am going to start another thread soon and please tell me how do you feel in that another thread, thanks.

 

RaspyFi v1.0

https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspyfi/files/latest/download?source=files

 

this is what I need? SAMBA + USB storage :D

post #39 of 51
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this is what I need? SAMBA + USB storage :D

 

Yes, Samba should work but not tested yet.

 

USB storage directly attached to Raspberry Pi is tested okay, but beware that I tried two different 2.5" USB external hard disk with no success, perhaps not enough power to drive.

post #40 of 51

are your using USB powered external hard disks?

 

I was now thinking of getting a 4-bay NAS so I can have expandable storage instead of an external drive

post #41 of 51
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are your using USB powered external hard disks?

 

I was now thinking of getting a 4-bay NAS so I can have expandable storage instead of an external drive

 

Yes, since all 2.5" USB external hard disks are USB powered.

post #42 of 51

HOLY CRAP!!! :eek:

 

Can't believe I missed this thread!

I've been waiting this for ages.

 

Thanks a lot fourwed, I'll definitelly give this a try.

 

:popcorn:

post #43 of 51

I've been perusing this thread and this may help a person or two.  I have 4 Raspberry Pi's that are streaming music and I also use SAMBA to get at some locally stored music. 

 

While I was working through the Squeezeplug project I built up a web page as I was going along.

 

http://www.hagensieker.com/styled-9/index.html

post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post
 

HOLY CRAP!!! :eek:

 

Can't believe I missed this thread!

I've been waiting this for ages.

 

Thanks a lot fourwed, I'll definitelly give this a try.

 

:popcorn:

 

Thanks for your support. As you might have overlooked, I now found RaspyFi v1.0 is even better both in term of the ease of setup and sound quality. Please visit this thread:

 
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by Deterministic NL View Post
 

I've been perusing this thread and this may help a person or two.  I have 4 Raspberry Pi's that are streaming music and I also use SAMBA to get at some locally stored music. 

 

While I was working through the Squeezeplug project I built up a web page as I was going along.

 

http://www.hagensieker.com/styled-9/index.html

 

Interestingly, I also tried squeezeplug in the very beginning and found that it is not compatible with my USB DAC, though it might be the lack of knowledge to tune it. Moreover, if I install LMS into the same RPi, it is too unresponsive because of a lack of horsepower.

 
Since you have a RPi, I recommend you to try RaspyFi as well.
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