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Pi MusicBox Prerelease
MusicBox 0.5.1 RC (7 november 2014) contains the following improvements:
- Shairport-sync instead of Shairport. AirPlay audio now syncs to e.g. a video
- Webclient enhancements
- Alsamixer extension included for hardware mixers (no gui, only in ini file)
- Removed fastclick to prevent accidental clicks in the webinterface
- Updated mopidy extensions
MusicBox 0.5.1 beta (13 october 2014) contains the following improvements:
- Replaced gmediarender with upmpdcli for better and more stable upnp streaming support.
- Less stuttering of Spotify at the start of a track
- Bugfixes for webclient interface (popups work better now)
- Soundcard detection fixed
- SSH/Dropbear enhancements.
MusicBox 0.5.1 alpha2 (6 october 2014) contains the following improvements:
- +Brand new Google Music, including albums, browse, search
- +Support for more i2s audiocards
- +More responsive mopidy, version 0.19.4
- +Nicer webclient with new homescreen, better coverart
- +Play streams from youtube, spotify, soundcloud, radio by pasting an url
- +Search music per service
- +Youtube integration
- +SoundCloud search fixed
Earlier versions of MusicBox contained the following improvements:
- Best release evah! Way less stuttering of sound!
- DLNA/UPNP streaming works out of the box (using gmediarender-resurect)
- Added Internet Archive and Soma FM support
- Better Wifi. Will autoconnect to an open network if found
- Monitoring of crashed daemons Shairport, Mopidy, Gmediarender
- Detection of crashed Pi (watchdog)
- Latest kernel (with a lot of fixes for USB)
- Whoosh backend for local files (should be faster)
- Updated Podcast
- +Icons for media sources in webinterface
- +Added codecs for internetradio (gstreamer-plugins bad and ugly)
- +Hifiberry Digi supported
- +More wifi-usb sticks supported, I hope
- -Bigger package (because of gstreamer plugins)
- Much improved performance and stability of Mopidy
- New Settings page for easily selecting most settings of MusicBox!!
- Webclient updated to (way) better support browsing
- Podcast working, including browsing podcasts from iTunes, gpodder
- UPNP/DLNA Streaming using gmediarender-resurrect
- Seperate webserver (lighttpd) on startup
- Jukebox functionality included with aternative webclient JukePi. Great for the office!
- Also included alternative webclient Moped
- TuneIn, Dirble, Podcasts enabled by default
- - Firewall disabled for now
- Automatically play a stream at startup
- Webclient: Easier to add radiostations from Dirble/TuneIn browsing to the favorites in the radio section
- motd ascii art
- Filecheck added for fat partition
- Mopidy 0.18.x, with lots of enhancements
- Browsing support for local media files, Spotify, Dirble, etc
- Dirble, Subsonic, Internet Archive Sound, TuneIn Radio support
- Better webradio (Mopidy can read m3u and asx files now!)
- Quick hack to easily edit default radio stations in webinterface (use radiostations.js)
- Better USB Sound, better i2s
- Settings.ini and mopidy.conf merged to one file, so you can configure Mopidy specific settings yourself easily
- Mopidy runs as a service
- Logging on startup (not totally there yet)
- Better networking
Download the image. It's about 270MB in (compressed) size; 1GB uncompressed.
This can take a while, so spread the word in the meantime, please spread the word!
You can edit all settings in the new settings page from the webclient. To access it, you need a network connection. To enable Wifi, you can either first connect the Pi using a cable and use the settings page, or fill in the wifi-settings in the ini file on the SD Card. For that:
Open the contents of the 'config' folder of SD-Card in your
Add your Wifi network and password to the file (and other things you would like to edit)
It has instructions on what to put where.
MusicBox will autodetect usb audiocards/speakers/boxes and hdmi.
It's possible to override this in the settings. For example if you want to use analog out while having hdmi connected.
Detailed instructions can be found in the Manual. But it's written for MusicBox 0.4...
Start me up!
Put the card in the Pi
Connect cables (You don't have to connect a monitor to the Pi if you
don't want to)
To use Wifi and USB-Audio you have to plugin the devices before you
start the Pi. Restart if you plug them in later.
Power on your Pi
Wait for a while... So in the meantime, follow us!
Accessing the music
Point your browser to the Pi. Depending on your network and computers,
it will be available at this address:
Most OS X/iOS and Windows devices probably will find it immediately. If it doesn't work, you could try to
install Apple Bonjour/iTunes in Windows to make it work. Linux should also work if Avahi or Samba/Winbind is installed.
Using Android, you have to point your browser to the MusicBox using the IP-address of your Pi, e.g.
(fill in your own!).
There is no way to change that for now, unless Android would support it,
The IP-address is printed on the screen when
MusicBox is started. Connect a monitor/tv to find out. Or use a network/bonjour scanning utility.
Support & Contact
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and the Manual before asking questions.
You can discuss features and problems on the Google Group (maillist/forum) of Mopidy
. Please report problems about MusicBox itself at the repo at Github
. On FaceBook
, you can contact us. You can also try the
channel on Freenode
or the Raspberry
If you wish to contact us you can use the Facebook/Twitter links at the top of the page.