Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) – GIGA

Step 4: Configure Squeezeplug

After entering the default root password nosoup4u the configuration setup you start typing.

now increases your terminal window, just as later, all the elements of the setting menus can be displayed correctly. The creator of the Squeezeplug project, Thomas Ruehl, points out the opportunity to donate to the program via PayPal. Since this is a free, highly-featured program, I set before you close this step if you should be a satisfied Squeezeplug users.

But further in the text: In the menu you should first make some basic settings. Choose either the entry Basic_Configuration / Time Zone and sets the time around here.

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Also, the root password should change their under Basic_Configuration / Password. If you network settings, so for example, want to set up a wireless network, you do so under Basic_Configuration / Network. The menu is pretty self-explanatory.

The next step is to install the critical part of Squeezeplug-Raspberry Pi: the media player. Chooses for the menu, Basic_Configuration / Server_and_Player. Decide here for players. From the list you choose the variant SqueezeLite. Marks the entry Install forgiving First enter a name for the player. Identifies each Raspberry Pi clearly so that you can better distinguish the different player later. For example, "RasPiWohnzimmer", "RasPiKueche" or similar.

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The setup will show you to the Logitech Media Server on the network. Here only one entry should be visible. Select OK and in the next step Auto Discovery. Then you get shown a list of audio devices. Here standard Pis have only three entries. Press enter and selects the next dialog the first entry RPI_interal for Raspberry's own sound card.

The next question can you answer No, the config file needs no further processing.

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That was&# 8217; s, you can now connect a speaker to the output of the pawl Raspberry-Pi and test the sound output. Chooses for the entry in the Audio Settings Server_and_Player / player menu. After confirming the entry Test_Sound_1 you should hear "Front Center" on your active speakers or your stereo listening. If so, everything went smooth.

If not, you should check that the correct output is selected in the Audio Settings / Select_Sound_Output. Headphones used for the analog output jack and HDMI to output sound through HDMI.

Start last the new Raspberry Pi - selected in the menu, select Reboot.

Step 5: Synchronize Player

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Well, now you are ready for a live test. Switches back to the DSM UI of your DiskStation. Click on the button main menu in the very top left corner and then on the Logitech Media Server.

In the window you should top right as a player to just configured "RasPiWohnzimmer" see. Try a few titles from your DiskStation or from Spotify. Here you can also receive Internet radio stations, create favorites, and more.

It resounds music from your speakers? Hooray! After you've configured with multiple Squeezeplug Raspberry Pi, you can also find them interconnect and synchronize that.

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Choose either in the player's menu at the top right of the entry Synchronize&# 8230 ;. Here you choose now from the players that want to let their play music together. called conformist music playback in multiple rooms, and multiroom audio streaming - A click on Synchronize and voila.

Once that is successful, still begs the question of an appropriate control surface. call for each playback operation, playlists and the like, the website Logitech Media Server is more than annoying.

Step 6: Install Media Center Remote Apps

Fortunately, there are apps that can better. Including one by Logitech itself but, unfortunately, is only slightly more appealing than the web interface.

is better because iPeng 7 - iOS Universal app controls with the penguin and synchronized Squeezebox players and servers quite outstanding. She is at 6.99 euros not cheap, their price but all worth it.

iPeng 9 - Squeezebox - App*download *QR codeiPeng 9 - Squeezebox - App *Developer: PenguinLovesMusic.com *Price: € 9.99
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA
  • Media center with multi-room audio (Squeezeplug, configuration and tombola) - GIGA

Android Squeezer seems to be a very ordinary, especially since free alternative.

squeezerdownloadQR codesqueezerDeveloper: Squeezer for Android Open Source ProjectPrice: Free

So now you have got a great deal. Not only is your NAS for streaming media of all kinds prepared, you have your with a couple of mini-computers and some Linux-sorcery Living room and the rest of the dwelling supplied with entertainment. Not bad, right?

Your questions about the contents of the tutorial you can get rid of here in the comments. I will try as much as possible to help you.

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In Part 1 of our series Media center with a mini-PC: So expanding its your home theater I showed you how your DiskStation configured. Part 2 was devoted to the Means a Raspberry Pi as a home theater center.

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14.11.2017

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