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Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05 2014 22:39
by michelangelo
Guys, I got the PI B+ (it had the same smell of my first model B, some time ago) . Arrived yesterday. It doesn't work with Volumio 1.4 cause it needs a newer kernel, modules, elf and firmare files. So, got few time, but I managed to make an image compatible with both Raspberry PI B and B+
Since I were there, I upgraded the WebUI to latest version. This removes (is a temporary removal, we're working on that) the Library Tab, adds Player name selection and fixes small bugs.

Since it features a new kernel, there could be some side-effects: some USB DACs may work better or worst, some may not be recognized and this will happen also for wireless sticks and so on.
Since the USB FIQ fix should be pretty mature and integrated into this kernel, you could also experience less crackles and better sound. This is what I experienced, but there is lot of variability with setups to be kept in mind.
So please share your feedbacks so I can improve for next version.

If however, some of you may want to retain its current configuration he just needs to connect via ssh to volumio and do:

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sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install binutils

sudo rpi-update

This implies you'll have a working raspberry Pi model B where to perform what above. Also, it may happen that your USB DAC is muted when booted, just check with alsamixer and press m to unmute (this is fixed in the image).

Here is your download link @ sourceforge ... p/download

- Removed Library Tab
- Added Player Name configuration (Works also for Airplay)
- Kernel Upgraded, compatible with B+ model
- Fixed unmuting script
- Improved NAS mounting

UPDATE: player name selection is not working, forgot to set appropriate permissions to rootfs before deploying the image. A temporary fix (unsafe, do at your own risk)
sudo chmod 777 /etc/hostname
sudo chmod 777 /etc/hosts

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06 2014 12:57
by gswg
Great work Michelangelo.

Soon I'll send you the Pi-DAC+ :-)

Then you can enjoy your music in "Full HD".

BTW, what kernel version did you go with? 3.16?
- We've changed the mixer name from "playback digital" to just "PCM" for the DAC - this should make your configuration easier. 3.16 also includes the correct B+ IO settings to have I2S delivered on the 40w header.

Best regards,

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06 2014 14:00
by michelangelo
That is an amazing news Gordon! Really eager to listen to your DAC+!!!!!!

Hironically: I was setting up a fix for the PCM mixer when IQaudIO DAC was selected... You've done it first...

Raspberry Pi B+ eth0

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06 2014 14:20
by NWTStuff
FYI the FriendlyName in UI Option didn't work for me :roll:

I've tried a few times so a hope it isn't a false alarm, My last attempt

V1.41-FriendName.JPG (53.11 KiB) Viewed 7130 times

V1.41-FriendlyName.JPG (40.02 KiB) Viewed 7130 times

V1.41-Shairport.JPG (59.2 KiB) Viewed 7130 times

Not a complaint, just feedback ;)


Raspberry Pi B+ eth0

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06 2014 21:54
by michelangelo
Yep, didn't included UPNP in the process... My bad.
However with a reboot you should see airplay and hostname changed.
Let me know

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07 2014 07:10
by Pete
I don't know what you did Michelangelo, but the scan of my NAS (which mounted seamlessly and easily for the first time yay!!!!!) seemed much faster than before with the latest image. Thank you! :D

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08 2014 21:35
by MartinT
Thank you so much for the new image, Michelangelo. It works very well with my RPi B+. The sound quality through my USB-connected Beresford Caiman-II has taken a distinct upward turn and there are no tiny glitches in the sound compared with the RPi B, which I have for comparison. This shows that the USB subsystem is indeed improved. I also agree that reading the NAS contents seems faster now.

One bug I've found: after playing the first selection, any further selections no longer show a numeric time count in the Playback screen, although the circular progress bar continues to work.

Altogether, this is the best release yet. Will you be releasing a bug fix version for issues found?

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08 2014 21:43
by plasmapizza
This runs much better than 1.4 on my Model B. Thanks!

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09 2014 10:02
by thanhvo31
Just test 1.41 with RPi B

I work out of box with my HRT microstreamer. however, Wifi dongle (TL-WN725N V2) still need some update via SSH

I also suggest Stop/ Play/ Forward buttons shall be bigger (say double side) for tablets/phones friendly.

By the way, Volumio is really nice and resurrect my old Pi.

Thank you .

Volumio for Raspberry PI model B+

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11 2014 12:42
by zCRiSiSz

Bit of a n00b with a bit of a n00b question.

I have my RPi B+ up and running; it has cataloged the music on my NAS drive and I am able to play music via the HDMI cable.

I need to be able to play music via the 3.5mm jack plug.

I have checked the ALSA config using 'amixer' to check the settings - all things point to the 3.5mm jack being enabled however no sound is coming out.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.