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by ramsamba
November 6th, 2019, 1:13 am
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
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Re: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

You will probably be disappointed in the sound quality from such USB DACs. Far better solution is to use I2S signal from RPI's GPIO and feed external DAC directly. See example: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/phat-dac Sounds great. We shall try that out. Do you think something like the item belo...
by ramsamba
November 5th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

If you used RPIs as players how would you connect RPI to the speakers (using RPI's HDMI output, USB DAC, RPI I2S hat GPIO DAC board, analog onboard headphone output etc)? Based on Max's suggestion of using the RPi, and to keep costs down, we will purchase an RPi Zero-W for testing to see if we can ...
by ramsamba
November 4th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

You can also try/use LMS (Logitech Media Server) and squeezelite as a clients/players controlled remotely by Orange squeeze or other android or iOS apps. Cliens/player (squeezelite) can be easy installed on RPI together with Linux + GUI using piCorePlayer system. Thanks bern, we shall check it out....
by ramsamba
November 4th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

@skidoo Powered speakers or passive Powered Raspberry Pis are wonderful toys but not suitable for productive environment I beg to differ, they are not toys. we have been running 6 raspi servers for the last two years and haven't had a single issue. we run digital signage, using a raspi for server an...
by ramsamba
November 1st, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

Thanks for the clarification, I think I now understand MPD better in the way it all links up between server and client. FYI, we are now looking at the possibility of using a Pi Zero -W instead of the Pi 4 because of costs involved. If you know of people using a Pi0W as a client MPD, please let us kn...
by ramsamba
October 31st, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

hi max, thank you for your most enlightening answer and suggestions. 1. Then in every of those 14 rooms, put a Raspberry Pi (or any other computer) running MPD Can we use an Android MPD app instead of the raspi, such as M.A.L.P. - MPD Client (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.gateshi...
by ramsamba
October 29th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

MPD serving up to 14 devices at a time

Hi everyone i am new to MPD. we are trying to setup an MPD service on an audio server, headless running Debian 10, that can stream to 14 different rooms in a building. the building is a school that teaches music and dance. At each room, the user will use an android phone to connect to the wifi and s...