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Raspberry Pi and Volumio installation

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tigerjones, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Hi

    I have ordered a Raspberry pi which I plan to install Volumio on. Do I need to connect the Pi to a monitor to install or can I do it all via their web UI? I plan to use it over wireless and not a ethernet connection.

    Thanks
    PJ
     
  2. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    Just download the software from the Volumio website and follow the directions on the site. You can set up and control from any device on the same network (pc, phone, tablet) or use the volumio app which costs a couple of pounds.
     
  3. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Great thanks. Is there a paid subscription on Volumio for hi-res music?
     
  4. The Bish

    The Bish pfm Member

    To use Qobuz or Tidal via Volumio you need to sign up for their 'MyVolumio Virtuoso' plan for €28 per year - this gives you the TIdal or Qobuz functionality, but you then also need a subscription for one of these services as well so you can enter in your account details. If you don't have the paid for Virtuoso plan, you can access Spotify and things like Radio Paradise, or any music files it can get to on your network or an attached USB storage device.
     
  5. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Or you could install piCorePlayer, which includes Logitech Media Server (LMS) that allows you to connect to your Qobuz or Tidal account for free. It's a bit fiddly to set up initially but there are lots of threads on it and our very own Ronnie the pi guru to help you out.
     
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  6. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    If I actually get it to work it will be to stream tidal as I already have a subscription. Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I am technically incompetent. I’ll be amazed if I can get it to work.
     
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  8. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    I used Volumio on a Pi and don't recall the installation itself being any work. The difficulty for me came in pointing it to my NAS full of ripped files, which shouldn't have been difficult but was for some reason. Ultimately I ended up switching to Moode.

    Anyhoo, my intention for it was different than the one you're aiming for. Here's a fellow tech numpty hoping you press the magic "go!" button and it just does all the things.
     
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  9. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I would use PiCoreplayer.
     
  10. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    +1 for PiCore player, I use this on a Pi in my headphone system. A bit of a PITA to set up, but when it's up and running it's stable and easy to use with Tidal or Qobuz. it is free too!!
     
  11. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    Take a look at this for installing PiCore player:

     
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  12. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    A bit of a PITA for you is gonna be a major PITA for me.
     
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  13. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    Understood! But as it's free, it might be worth a try.
     
  14. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    It’s a new confusing world for me and it hasn’t even arrived.
     
  15. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    If you set out thinking it’s going to be PITA then it shall be PITA. I found it relatively pain free. Works beautifully on my Pi3 with Digi hat and screen. I personally think it
    trumps all others. I really disliked Volumio.
     
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  16. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I currently stream Tidal through Mconnect, is this possible with PiCoreplayer or Volumio?
     
  17. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Which digi hat are you using?
     
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  18. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Hi TJ. I currently use a Hifiberry Digi hat. Most effective it is too. With the screen showing art etc, it’s a nice little Squeezebox emulator.
     
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  19. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I’m gonna try the pi without a hat in to the USB of my Mojo (he says) before looking buying a hat.
     
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  20. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    USB is good. Better with a Pi4 though as the bus was separated in this version.
     

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