RuneAudio+R e4

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RuneAudio+R e4

Postby rern » 23 Jun 2020, 08:07

RuneAudio+R e4

As of 20200824, this has been upgraded to RuneAudio+R e5

For all Raspberry Pi: Zero, 1, 2, 3 and 4

A new e of RuneAudio+R
- Upgrade kernel and all packages to latest versions
- Fix static IP setting

Image


How-to:
- Decompress to RuneAudio+R_e4-RPi*.img with 7-zip, WinRAR or WinZip
- Write the file to a micro SD card, 4GB or more, with Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher.
- Existing users:
    - Keep or Backup current setup SD card.
    - Try with a spare one before moving forward.
- Before power on:
    - Skip auto expand root partition: delete /boot/x.sh before 1st boot.
    - Wi-Fi pre-configure - 3 alternatives: (Only if no wired LAN available.)
      1. From existing
        - Copy an existing profile file from /etc/netctl .
        - Rename it to wifi then copy it to BOOT before power on.
      2. Edit template file - name and password
        - Rename wifi0 in BOOT to wifi .
        - Edit SSID and Key.
      3. Generate a complex profile - static IP, hidden SSID
- If connected to a screen, IP address and QR code for connecting from remote devices show.
- Before setup anything, Settings > Addons > RuneAudio+R e4 > Update (if any)
- Restore settings and database: Settings > System > Backup/Restore Settings (if any)

Not working?
    - Power off and wait a few seconds then power on
    - If not connected, temporarily connect wired LAN then remove after Wi-Fi connected successfully.
    - Still no - Write the image file to SD card again
    - Still no - Download the image file and start over again

RuneAudio+R - An improved version of RuneAudio
- Based on features from RuneUI Enhancement
- Complete frontend redesigned
- Complete backend rebuilt with latest Arch Linux Arm
- System-wide upgraded to the latest kernel and packages
- Improved performance and response
- All new setting pages
- Metadata editor
- Coverarts, thumbnails and bookmarks - add, replace and remove
- Support WebRadio and UPnP coverarts - online fteched
- Support *.jpg, *.png and animated *.gif
- Support *.cue - virtually as individual tracks in all modes and user playlists

Renderer/Client (with metadata and coverarts)
    - AirPlay
    - Spotify Connect (Premium account only)
    - UPnP
Streamer
    - Snapcast with metadata and coverarts
    - simple HTTP

Settings Backend
- Enable / disable / options: applied immediately, no more Ok buttons.
- No reboot needed. (except enable/disable audio devices)
- Options visible/accessible only when features enabled.
- Toggle descriptions with question mark button.

MPD
    - I2S audio output selected automatically after setup in System and reboot.
    - Hardware/software volume set automatically for each device.
    - Bit-perfect setting.
Sources
    - Improved mount / unmount / remount / remove mount
Network
    - Improved status info
    - Complete IP address info with QR codes.
    - Wi-Fi:
      - Faster scan available Wi-Fi.
      - Icons indicate signal level.
      - Improved connect / reconnect / forget
    - Bluetooth - still experimental with choppy audio.
System
    - Unified hostname for all services: System, Access point, AirPlay, Samba, uPnP/DLNA
    - i2s module setup with auto select MPD output on reboot
    - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth disable option
    - Samba option to set write permissions

Tips
- Best sound quality:
    - Settings > MPD > Bit-perfect - Enable
    - Use only amplifier volume (Unless quality of DAC hardware volume is better.)
- RPi to router connection:
    - With wired LAN if possible - Disable Wi-Fi
    - With WiFi if necessary
    - With RPi accesspoint only if there's no router
- Connect to RuneAudio with IP address instead of runeaudio.local
    - Get IP address: Menu > Network > Network Interfaces list
    - On your router, pre-assign an IP address for RuneAudio to keep it from changing.
- Disable features if not use to lower CPU usage:
    Settings > System > Features
- Coverart as large playback control buttons
    - Tap top of coverart to see controls guide.
- Hide top and bottom bars
    - No needs for top and bottom bars
    - Use coverart controls instead of top bar buttons
    - Swipe to switch between pages
    <- Library <-> Playback <-> Playlist ->
- Drag to arrange order
    - Library home blocks
    - Playlist tracks
    - Saved playlist tracks
- Some music files missing from library
    - Settings > MPD > question mark icon -scroll- FFmpeg Decoder
    - Enable if filetypes list contains ones of the missing files.

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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby cmh714 » 23 Jun 2020, 17:09

Seems pretty good so far.....I am having some minor issues with some of my web radios, but dont think its Rune.....

Thanks rern!
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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby ceejayemm » 23 Jun 2020, 17:27

Rern

Thanks for this new version which I downloaded earlier today and did the following:

1. Backup existing RA-Re3 using System Backup
2. Flash a new SD card with RA-Re4 and booted PI3B with this image
3. Restored backup file saved in (1) above.
4. Reboot (not sure if I needed to do this) but I did anyway

All seems OK except:

a) System came up on final boot using 'Device - On-board Headphones' by default, easily switched back to IQAudIODAC, all other settings seem to have been restored correctly.

b) like CMH714, some of my web radios are not working (eg http://minimserver:9790/minimstreamer/*/D_R2 - BBC national radio via Minimserver setup - I know the previous discussions about using this but it works for me) but http://str1.sad.ukrd.com:80/eagle is working.

One other really minor point - would it be possible to get a version of the slideshow you published are part of the e4 release notification with the image change rate slowed down or with a click to move (forwards/backwards) added so that I can more easily see all the features of this release ?

Thanks

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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby ceejayemm » 23 Jun 2020, 17:36

Rern

Should have said http://minimserver:9790/minimstreamer/*/D_R2 plays Ok in RA-e3 and VLC and direct url of direct URL for same station (http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/ma ... o_two.m3u8) also plays OK.

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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby Russ » 25 Jun 2020, 07:32

Hi, I'm new but have been looking at this forum since 2018. I have used various versions of Rune Audio and today decided to try yours. Hardware used is RPi 3B+ with Innomaker DAC HAT(Allo Boss DAC copy.)

I downloaded and install a fresh copy with no restore (I only listen to a couple of radio stations) and the following are some feedback so far:

1. UI and ease of use is better than previous versions.
2. I find that the sound volume seem softer than previous version and the sound quality now is fuller and slightly less bright as before. (Then again, it could be noisy mains or my imagination.)
3. I could not get the "Bit Perfect" (Enable) to work, it resort back to disable state after clicking and a pop show enabling.
4. Spotify Connect does not work. Spotify app showed the RPi/Rune as a device but could not connect to it. Judging from the last line below, it could be my network problem

* spotifyd.service - A spotify playing daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/spotifyd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-06-25 13:56:25 +08; 27min ago
Docs: https://github.com/Spotifyd/spotifyd
Main PID: 2906 (spotifyd)
Tasks: 2 (limit: 2140)
CGroup: /system.slice/spotifyd.service
`-2906 /usr/bin/spotifyd --no-daemon

Jun 25 13:56:25 runeaudio systemd[1]: Started A spotify playing daemon.
Jun 25 13:56:25 runeaudio spotifyd[2906]: Loading config from "/etc/spotifyd.conf"
Jun 25 13:56:25 runeaudio spotifyd[2906]: No proxy specified
Jun 25 13:56:25 runeaudio spotifyd[2906]: Using software volume controller.
Jun 25 13:56:25 runeaudio spotifyd[2906]: Failed to register IPv6 receiver: Os { code: 19, kind: Other, message: "No suc
h device" }


Will keep tinkering with this new release.
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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby cycl157 » 25 Jun 2020, 15:30

Is there a way to set wireless profile information or the backup file on the image before trying to boot from it? I run rune over wifi and without a screen -- would be nice if I could just swap the card without having to move the pi to somewhere with lan and/or keyboard and display.

I am loving all of the updates -- THANK YOU!!!!
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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby rern » 25 Jun 2020, 15:58

cycl157 wrote:Is there a way to set wireless profile information or the backup file on the image before trying to boot from it? I run rune over wifi and without a screen -- would be nice if I could just swap the card without having to move the pi to somewhere with lan and/or keyboard and display.


Pre-configure Wi-Fi connection
3 alternatives:

1. From existing
- Backup the profile file from /etc/netctl .
- Rename it to wifi then copy it to BOOT before power on.

2. Edit template file - name and password
- Rename wifi0 in BOOT to wifi .
- Edit SSID and Key.

3. Generate a complex profile - static IP, hidden SSID
- With Pre-configure Wi-Fi connection link in the 1st post.
- Save it in BOOT .

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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby rern » 26 Jun 2020, 04:38

ceejayemm wrote:... - would it be possible to get a version of the slideshow you published are part of the e4 release notification with the image change rate slowed down or with a click to move (forwards/backwards) added so that I can more easily see all the features of this release ?
...

Settings > Question mark icon next to Addons.

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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby ceejayemm » 26 Jun 2020, 09:08

Rern

Thanks for the information about the slideshow, that makes life a lot simpler.

I have also resolved the issue with my 'faulty' web radios. In Re3 I was able to use the url http://minimserver:9790/minimstreamer/*/D_R2 however in Re4 I need to use http://minimserver.lan:9790/minimstreamer/*/D_R2 or the IP number (http://192.168.86.70:9790/minimstreamer/*/D_R2) as for some reason Re4 no longer resolves just the server name ('minimserver') in a web radio url. This strange because in my Sources screen I CAN set up my NFS Device server name to be 'CMHomeNAS1' which does resolve to 'cmhomenas1.lan' or 192.168.86.250 correctly. As you can see both minimserver and cmhomenas1 are on the same network and domain.

Shouldn't there be consistency as to how server names are resolved ?

Thanks

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Re: RuneAudio+R e4

Postby ceejayemm » 26 Jun 2020, 16:13

Rern

It appears that my Re4 installation is trying to resolve network addresses using a DNS server at 192.168.86.1 but in fact my DNS server is actually at 192.168.86.10. How can I correct the DNS Server settings to point to the correct DNS server.

Thanks

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