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The future of MyVolumio: let's shape it together

Postby michelangelo » Fri May 17 2019 10:42

This thread will serve as an open discussion about the Future of MyVolumio. We listened to your feedbacks and we believe that together we can shape it to fit even more your needs.
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Postby klausagnoletti » Fri May 17 2019 14:32

I can only speak for myself, but I am eagerliy awaiting synced multiroom before I will start to systematically deploy volumio. In the meantime I will keep paying for myvolumio for supporting development. Also I would like to have support for (multiple) bluetooth sources as input to the entire volumio ecosystem, but that is more secondary.

Thanks for asking for input.
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Postby emanuele » Fri May 17 2019 15:40

Personally, I am looking forward to seeing the MultiRoom feature with perfect sync. I know that there is the snapcast-volumio-plugin available but I haven't tried it yet.

As a contribution to shaping the future of Volumio, I'd like to mention that organizing "local" demo sessions, with the help of the members of this community, could be a meaningful way to attract new users. For example, I believe that our local Linux User Group would be interested in promoting such an event in our area. What could be of help in organizing such demo sessions, would be having shared materials to present, like slides, recipes for practical sessions, etc. Otherwise, each presenter would have to prepare his/her own materials.
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Postby 16kHz » Fri May 17 2019 18:07

All the new features are exciting to read about. But without timely and effective Help ... what's the point? Why pay?
I'm going to ditch Volumio in favor of a much more expensive streaming solution only because of support,
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Postby tj.liste » Fri May 17 2019 19:28

While Volumio is already wonderful, it would be cool to have a plug-in for Deezer.
Thanks for the good work.
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Postby hanslangen » Yesterday 08:41

The missing of the synced multiroom feature is the main reason I am not using volumio anymore. If in addition to multiroom a good old turntable could be used to stream my records into the system, I would be back immediately.

Good luck with your work!
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Postby Jordo81 » Yesterday 09:25

I really like the way you ask for our input.
Qobuz did too and launched new subscriptions for hi-res streaming after my suggestions.
A corporation between Volumio and Qobuz would really have my interest as long as the hi-res streaming will be available without any attachments like discounts on downloads for instance.

It would also be nice to have more of the Qobuz features incorporated like new releases and filtering of music style. So you don’t have to jump between apps.

On the hardware side I would be interested in a Primo sort of audiophile solution without the DAC. Just I2s and USB output.

Keep the good work up and thanks for asking our input!
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Postby michelangelo » Yesterday 10:55

Thanks guys for the great feedbacks! What a great community we do have!


Jordo81 wrote:I really like the way you ask for our input.
Qobuz did too and launched new subscriptions for hi-res streaming after my suggestions.
A corporation between Volumio and Qobuz would really have my interest as long as the hi-res streaming will be available without any attachments like discounts on downloads for instance.

It would also be nice to have more of the Qobuz features incorporated like new releases and filtering of music style. So you don’t have to jump between apps.

On the hardware side I would be interested in a Primo sort of audiophile solution without the DAC. Just I2s and USB output.

Keep the good work up and thanks for asking our input!


We are working together with QOBUZ to make it happen, there are lots of details to be worked out but it's just a pleasure to work with them, not only they are my personal favourite streaming service, but as a company they are really forward-looking and very open to experiment. So, rest assured we are very committed to work side by side with them to make it happen.

For the new device, this is also on our wishlist. At the moment we are however focusing on all-in-one solutions (since they are intrinsically best value for money and we can guarantee the quality of the outcome). But we keep receiving requests in that directions, so we are exploring possibile solutions with some designers.

emanuele wrote:Personally, I am looking forward to seeing the MultiRoom feature with perfect sync. I know that there is the snapcast-volumio-plugin available but I haven't tried it yet.

As a contribution to shaping the future of Volumio, I'd like to mention that organizing "local" demo sessions, with the help of the members of this community, could be a meaningful way to attract new users. For example, I believe that our local Linux User Group would be interested in promoting such an event in our area. What could be of help in organizing such demo sessions, would be having shared materials to present, like slides, recipes for practical sessions, etc. Otherwise, each presenter would have to prepare his/her own materials.


The multiroom feature is on top of our priority list for MyVolumio. A pure snapcast solution is something we already have working, but we are not satisfied by the usability of it. With this approach you will be able to sync only local content and streaming content, nothing else. So we are experimenting in a new direction which will hopefully bring great results. But again, we want to have this working asap as it's the number 1 request we receive.

I LOVE the idea of local demo sessions! And yes, we can prepare & share some materials. This is totally in line with our mission of making audiophiles more aware of logical implications of listening to digital material. If you would like to help us in this direction, please send me an email at info at volumio dot org ;)

16kHz wrote:All the new features are exciting to read about. But without timely and effective Help ... what's the point? Why pay?
I'm going to ditch Volumio in favor of a much more expensive streaming solution only because of support,


I am sorry to hear that. We always try our best to support everyone (especially myvolumio users) and we want to be proud of our customer support. What have we missed? Why you felt not assisted?

klausagnoletti wrote:I can only speak for myself, but I am eagerliy awaiting synced multiroom before I will start to systematically deploy volumio. In the meantime I will keep paying for myvolumio for supporting development. Also I would like to have support for (multiple) bluetooth sources as input to the entire volumio ecosystem, but that is more secondary.

Thanks for asking for input.


Yeah, multiroom is our number 1 priority. Bluetooth input is also something we will deploy later on (since it heavily depends on the bluetooth hardware you have onboard, and thus for us it's very hard to control the quality of the outcome).
One direction we will be taking after deploying the multiroom package is to create a "Audio network protocol" to allow inputs and outputs (also not volumio, but everything from DLNA to Sonos) to talk seamlessly together and become part of the audio system controlled by Volumio. It is a major work, but this is where we want to go.

tj.liste wrote:While Volumio is already wonderful, it would be cool to have a plug-in for Deezer.
Thanks for the good work.


We are considering the next streaming services to include: our list is now Apple Music, Pandora, Soundcloud and Deezer (in order of priority).

hanslangen wrote:The missing of the synced multiroom feature is the main reason I am not using volumio anymore. If in addition to multiroom a good old turntable could be used to stream my records into the system, I would be back immediately.

Good luck with your work!


Connecting my turntable has been one of my dreams since I started. And stay tuned, because we are working side by side with Pro-Ject to make it happen ;)
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Postby Josh2000 » Yesterday 11:09

Hi Michelangelo,

I personally do not use Qubuz, Tidal or other payed services because of the fixed costs they bring with them, and i have a huge collection of music that i also can listen to if no internet is available. But i'm highly interested in the Multiroom feature.

Do you plan a less expensive MyVolumio yearly subscription that only supports Multiroom ?
That would be great.

My greatest wishes for the future:
An easy configurable LCD/VFD Display plugin. (like PydPiper but configurable in the plugin).
Support for the HiFiBerry ADC -> to stream music from analog sources into the Volumio installations
A 433MHz RF and or IR sender plugin to switch devices from the Volumio GUI
A plugin for an MCP23017 (or similar) to read more buttons or switch analog inputs

Thank you and the whole dev team :-)

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Postby Nessuno » Yesterday 13:28

Hi, just chiming in to say I’m very pleased to know you’re working side by side with Qobuz. I’ve switched to Qobuz after five years of Spotify Premium because of their superior quality and better user experience and those good news make me think I’ve made the right move! Looking forward for even better and tighten integration especially in advanced search/discovery functions and metadata management, as I listen mainly (but not only) to classical.

Alla grande ragazzi!!! :D
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