Here is a list of some of the main features that come as standard with RuneAudio:

  • Very easy to install and use
  • A custom built, optimized and small footprint Linux-based operating system (RuneOS)
  • Runs on a variety of embedded platforms
  • Works with almost every commercially available model of DAC, including USB, S/PDIF and I2S
  • Bitperfect and gapless playback of common audio formats, including but not limited to: FLAC, WAVE, MP3, AAC and ALAC
  • Supports native DSD playback with DSD-over-PCM
  • Easily set up and seamless playback from network drives (over CIFS and NFS protocols) and USB drives (FAT32, NTFS, HFS+)
  • Easily set up of Wi-Fi connection
  • Playback of web radio streams
  • Airplay support (via Shairport)
  • A user friendly and polished built-in web interface (RuneUI) for playback and setup control
  • Supports control by a number of third party clients, both desktop and mobile
  • Supports USB Audio Class 2
  • Design optimized to reduce SD card wear


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Future plans

We plan to continuosly improve RuneAudio with new and useful features. Please help us improve the quality of our project.
Some future plans include:

  • Software update via RuneUI
  • Integration of streaming music services (Spotify,, Google Music, etc.)
  • RuneUI wrapped in Android and iOS apps
  • and many more…