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Easy Volumio Plugin Development

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The past few days I’ve been struggling with building a volume controller plugin for volumio. My initial routine would be something like: edit the source code on a PC zip the code and some node_modules bundled from another plugin load the plugin in volumio This presents several issues: Slow deployment cycle (even if partially automated) Unable to restart volumio without rebooting New way I’ve been looking for more info and I’ve devised a new process: Create the plugin on the raspberry pi You need to download all the prerequisites (e.g….read more

SoundMachine
Build Log 01

Posted by in Hardware, Tutorial

A while ago I’ve decided to try my hand at replacing my Sonos system with a DIY version of a sound system. I have two reasons to do this: I think it’s going to be fun and I have a bunch of FLAC files at odd resolutions which are not really playable by the Sonos system. After giving it some thought, I’ve settled on the following configuration: A Raspberry Pi A sound card for the Raspberry Pi. For starters I’ll be going with a Chinese clone An amplifier A couple…read more

Configure Volumio with PiFi DIGI DAC+

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The other day I’ve got a Chinese clone of HiFiBerry, a PiFi DAC+ v2.0: Here are the steps to configure it with Volumio. First, you need to install Volumio 2 (2.129 at the moment of writing). You need to configure it to e.g. connect to the network, index songs. Note: Back up your config.txt (and wpa_supplicant.conf) Once you’ve got it up and running, select the Playback menu: … and select the Hifibetty DAC Plus for the Output Device and *DAC Model. Make sure you enable I2S DAC: For the options,…read more