I’ve been thinking of presenting a cool “magic show” for my older friends and neighbors: “playing” an invisible, ghostly record on my old turntable.
Here’s the gimmick: Squeezelite running on DietPi plays with pops, skips, warbles and virtually everything else an old analog record used to – worse, even! [ It would be a cool magic illusion, but listening to perfectly ripped music is not actually fun at length. ]
On the other hand, playing the same files (whether FLAC, OGG or other types) in something like VLC sounds “perfect” . . .
- oDroid C2 with HiFi Shield+ – outputting to RCA jacks (at the moment)
- DietPi V148
- Squeezelite v1.8.5-823
- Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1491548882 on a different machine [no apparent bottlenecks: high-powered server, hardwired network; other (real) Squeezeboxes sound fine]
- This configuration often tends to play up to about the first 5 minutes reasonably well, then it starts sounding horrible – pretty much without exception. Pausing playback helps for a moment. Restarting Squeezelite or the whole system works for a couple moments longer.
- Nothing appears within /var/log/squeezelite.log (0 bytes)
So, a few questions:
- How can one best go about updating Squeezelite within DietPi? (DietPi-distributed Squeezelite is at v 1.8.5 Meanwhile, https://github.com/ralph-irving/squeezelite/archive/master.zip is at 1.8.6) I prefer troubleshooting with the most recent version if possible.
- I installed Squeezelite using DietPi’s installer. Is it maybe better to install manually to get latest version?
- Where the heck does DietPi keep the Squeezelite config files? [The only thing I can find is the log file . . .
- Program file(s) seem to be at /usr/bin:
I am hesitant to exchange these with newer ones given I can not find configuration files.
- How does one change the name of the Squeezelite player? squeezelite -n does not persist, and I doubt squeezelite -N will remember where I’ve stored a file (given that there seem to be no config files anywhere)
Thanks in advance for any insights!