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Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby michelangelo » Sat Jul 13 2019 07:42

Dear Folks,
we've worked hard to bring Volumio to Raspberry PI 4 and we finally made it.
As all big changes, we would like to go with a small scale beta-testing before releasing the build for all PI users (to find and fix any possible hiccup of this new version, since it required us to change quite a lot of things).

So we kindly ask the brave among you to give it a spin, particularly we are interested:

- Let us know if hotspot works (PI4 and any other pi models)
- If MyVolumio works (TIDAL, QOBUZ etc)
- If remote connection works
- There is also an experimental fetures: audio inputs. Just connect any USB soundcard with an input (it can be a USB turntable, USB microphone, USB soundcard) and you will see a new icon pop in the sources menu. Just click on it and you will get sound from it.

NOTE: This release is not in the OTA update cycle, so you will be required to reflash your PI once we will release a new official version

Please let us know the results and give as much informations as possible (when possible, also upload logs and paste the link, see https://volumio.github.io/docs/User_Man ... oting.html)

This is the PI4 experimental version link:
http://updates2.volumio.org/pi/myvolumi ... pi.img.zip

Enjoy!
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Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby hukl » Sat Jul 13 2019 12:05

This is amazing timing. I researched Volumio this morning and found a Raspberry PI 4 at my local electronics shop as well as a HiFiBerry Dac+ RCA.

When I looked up whether the PI 4 was supported I found your post and it said (posted 7 minutes ago) - amazing!.

So I assembled everything, flashed the image and booted. Everything seemed fine at first glance. The only issue so far is that the volume control does not seem to work well / at all. It's set to "Hardware" in the settings but changing has no effect - and sometime a bit of volume drop is noticeable when playing around. But it's not really deterministic at this point.

Otherwise I'm quite impressed with this setup :)

UPDATE: I enabled I2S and selected the correct HifiBerry model - now the volume control works as expected <3
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Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby orchardaudio » Sun Jul 14 2019 01:12

That was a very fast turn around time. I will be trying tomorrow.
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby Londonclive » Sun Jul 14 2019 18:38

It works with audioquest dragonfly red.
80s 80s radio app works fine.
I can't login to Spotify.
And it gets hot but that seems to be a raspberry pi 4 thing.
I hope this helps you.
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby orchardaudio » Sun Jul 14 2019 19:20

It is working with Orchard Audio's PecanPi DAC. Sounds great.

I just played files from a flash drive plugged directly into the Pi.

One thing I do see is when playing 24-bit files - the main screen says 32-bit instead of 24.
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby michelangelo » Sun Jul 14 2019 20:50

Thank you guys for the testing.
Would you mind using MyVolumio as well? (TIDAL, QOBUZ, CD player?)
We made some changes that do impact also those functionalitites
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby Londonclive » Sun Jul 14 2019 20:57

I signed in ok mainly because I wanted to see if it helped Spotify.
I'm not leaving my pi 4 on overnight because of the heat so I will try my volumio tomorrow. I will try cd player as well I'm only on the free subscription so I can't test tidal.
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby michelangelo » Sun Jul 14 2019 21:33

You will need to get virtuoso plan to test the CD and Audio Input functions. You can do the free trial ;)
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby Londonclive » Mon Jul 15 2019 17:03

I tried using a dvd drive using nanosound cd player. I got no sound and a alsa warning error. The disc span and the cd time moved like normal. I restarted the pi twice and it wouldn't play radio or anything after trying to use nanoplayer.
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Re: Experimental Volumio Build for Raspberry PI 4

Postby burghy » Mon Jul 15 2019 18:22

Please Michelangelo

put the possibility to buy only the cd player plugin without subscription

I buy app volumio but buy a year subscription only for cdplayer plugin is tool much for me.

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