RuneAudio+R e3

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Re: RuneAudio+R e3 es9023

Postby aldebert » 06 Apr 2020, 17:11

Hi Rern
i have a raspberry3 and a audiophonics es9023 amp everything was working with e2
but i cannot update mpd after choosing i2s module
i have tried several sabre modules it's worth

i have an old digidesign mbox it works on usb
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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby R101 » 06 Apr 2020, 17:55

Hi rern,

The radio streams with no metadata still do not show the station name on the playback page when playing. They do display it when stopped, which they didn't before the update.
(Pi 3B, RuneAudio+R e3, JLS I2S over USB)
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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby ceejayemm » 06 Apr 2020, 18:38

Hi Rern

As noted by R101, the changes in today's release (20200406) seem to have fixed my problems with web radios but, like R101, the station name is missing from the Playback screen. Thanks for sorting this out.


You asked: 'I am still not clear why you don't just get the streams direct from the BBC, if you are in the UK?'

Yes I am in thbe UK and upto last week all was working well with streaming BBC National and local radio stations via Minimserver. I have been doing it this way since RA 0.3/0.4 (around September 2016) and it was purely a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". The Minimserver impelementation had worked well for me for all those years and hence I had had no need to explore addtional URLs. Thank you for pointing out that other options now exist and I will explore these now that I seem to have a fully working RA+Re3 again. Out of interest the url you listed in your latest posting actually proposes Minimserver as a way to listen to these radio stations (Post on Page 5, by bobovox on Feb 16) which eventually ends up at:

which is essentially what I implemented in 2016.

If I may, can I make a few points about Minimserver? Here goes:

1. MinimServer provides a central repository of my music library which only needs loading once from my existing NAS based music library via NFS
2. It can be accessed by a variety of music player software and media servers on machines with differing OSes (VLC, Windows Media Player, Music Bee, Kinsky/Kazoo, BubbleUPnP Server, Smart TV apps etc)
3. Its seems, to me, to have superior tagging to MPD
4. Since it is a central resouce accessed by potentially many clients, the library structure, artwork, tagging etc only needs to be done and stored once but is then available to all clients which access this source.
5. It runs quite nicely on a RPi 2/3
6 .It can provide access to both album and radio artwork - VLC for instance can display the radio artwork from this souce which RA can't at the moment.
7. It is being actively supported with MinimServer 2 about to be released, I will be implementing this once the RPi version is available.

On the downside it does need some form of app to be able access / play the stored music and, I have asked for this before on this forum, it would be great if RuneAudio could be one of these apps. RA can already access MinimServer via uPnP but needs another, third party app to control it (like Kazoo or Kinsky). It would be great if RA could have an option to allow it to be used as a controller for MIninserver stored media in order to make use of the centrally stored library, artwork and tagging.

In the meantime I will continue to use and provide feedback on all Runeaudio versions as I have done in the past and put up with needing to configure each RA installation (office, living room and shed) seperately.

Thanks to all who continue to support and develop this appllcation.

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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby chrisryburn » 07 Apr 2020, 03:28

Dropped back into this version to look at progress, having been running the Janui version which works well for me with my Raspberry Pi 2b, with Mojo dac. Music is on a powered usb drive.
I've been running the Re3 version all this morning and its great, with one small issue.
On some of my songs running at 24/352.8, they drop into static. I hit stop button and start and its fine again for a while, then drops back into static. No particular song - seems to happen with any of my 24/352.8 music.
The issue isn't there on Janui version

Thanks for the help

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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby DannyB » 07 Apr 2020, 16:37

rern wrote:Update 20200406

WebRadio vs UPnP
- Fixed.
- WebRadios which URLs contain internal IP - UPnP must be disabled.

WebRadio station name
- Fixed.

Progress bar while Time knob hidden
- New
- Tap / Drag to select position to play - like with Time knob


RERN if this will be working, you are a HERO!
I have been trying to play with the .css files to alter the elapsed time, and wished for a progress bar. Perfect!
I test it out tonight

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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby Garrido33 » 07 Apr 2020, 18:14

Hi Rern,

This version seems to work for me, except:
- On my official 7-inch screen, there are now two scroll bars (horizontal and vertical)
- The creation of coverarts in the library does not work even after refreshing the MPD database (message : no file in the MPD database, cannot access '/srv/http/data/coverarts/*', : no such file or directory). However, the embedded coverarts appears in the play mode.

Thanks for your hard work.
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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby DannyB » 08 Apr 2020, 12:57

So the progress bar is there, altough on the small side. Cannot search forward or back. Its close to the coverart, but no adjustment possible.
I dropped back to previous version. Managed to change the progress bar color, so Im good :)
Also vertical and horizontal sceoll bars on screen when there is no need, it fits easily. Its a 5" 800x480 screen.
Anyways, awesome job you are doing non the less.

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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby vennesch » 08 Apr 2020, 16:16

Hi @rern with latest update my RPI is overheating (thermometer on local display). I also lost the ability to see cover art and artist again via upnp (only still image of VU meter)

I did not do overclocks or anything
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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby INRI » 08 Apr 2020, 18:00

Raspberry pi 4, Mpi7001 Display With touch screen. RuneAudio+R e3
Touch work except the swipe. Swipe only with the mouse, the finger does not work. Sorry for my English.
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Re: RuneAudio+R e3

Postby belrik » 09 Apr 2020, 09:59

Built one of these for my father, he noticed the addons flashing (running RuneAudio+R e2) but doesn't see the update addon. How can he launch the update to e3?

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