Category: Projects

Setting up the RemotePi Board

jeroen2 30 January 2021 pCP 7.0.0 Projects
The RemotePi boards offers a shutdown button and infrared for connecting a remote (when running pCP as an LMS server, doing a proper shutdown is recommended). The shutdown button is also operated by the remote so you can turn the RPi on either with the button or using the remote. To install on pCP requires some custom scripts to be installed. Please note that to install on top of a DAC you might need to change the pin for the remote.

Setup the Argon One case for the Raspberry Pi 4B

carsten_h 27 January 2022 pCP 7.0.0 Projects
In this little How To I will describe what is necessary to use the Fan and the Power button of the Argon One Case for the Raspberry Pi 4B together with a piCorePlayer (7.x) installation. Info I assume that the Raspberry Pi 4B is installed inside the case and piCorePlayer (7.x) is installed. Also you know the IP address or the name of this RPi. Step 1 - ssh into RPi For the first step we need to login to the RPi via ssh—see Access piCorePlayer via ssh.

Build a player with the SmartiPi Touch case

gvh1234 7 February 2021 pCP 7.0.0 Projects  •  •
This page shows various recipes for using the official touch display and SmartiPi cases from SmartiCase to make a really great looking player. There are 3 different players shown here and the various options and tradeoffs are discussed along with shopping lists. My goal is simple, to build a player that I do not have to apologise for. SmartiPi Touch Pro with RPi3B+ and JustBoom Digi Hat This player uses the latest model, the SmartiPi Touch Pro.

Batch file to create minimal wpa_supplicant.conf

pCP Team 28 June 2021 pCP 8.0.0-b7 Projects  •  •
A MSDOS batch file for Windows 10 to create a basic wpa_supplicant.conf configuration file and/or a netusb file on the PCP_BOOT partition of your SD card. Warning Advanced users only. Use at your own risk! I create a lot of piCorePlayer images on SD cards and needed a method to quickly and consistently add a minimal wpa_supplicant.conf configuration file to a freshly created SD card. After years of thinking about it, I decided it was time to create a batch file to quickly create this configuration file.

Batch file to use robocopy to mirror music library

pCP Team 28 June 2021 pCP 8.0.0-b7 Projects  •
A MSDOS batch file for Windows 10 to mirror copy LMS music library from one USB disk to another. Warning Advanced users only. Using mirror copy programs in the wrong direction can quickly delete files. Use at your own risk! I use three NTFS formatted USB drives for my LMS music library. I required a method of ensuring each drive was an exact mirror copy. Windows 10 has robocopy which is a great program for creating and maintaining mirror copies.

Using the ser2net extension with piCorePlayer 5 February 2022 pCP 8.1.0 Projects
So I achieved success with building my extension and it is working like a charm. I will give a little walkthrough for people who want to build and use the ser2net extension with piCore (and specially with with piCorePlayer in order to control old DENON AVR) What was used Hardware Raspberry Pi 2 DENON AVR USB to serial adapter Software piCorePlayer 8.1.0—see piCorePlayer Downloads Steps Step 1 - Assemble hardware Plug in your USB to serial adapter.

LMS Monitor 2020

shunte88 18 April 2022 pCP 6.0.0 Projects  •
OLED information display control program for piCorePlayer or other Raspberry Pi and Logitech Media Player (LMS) based audio device. Thanks shunte88. More information Announce: LMS Monitor 2020 - Forum LMS Monitor 2020 - GitHub

CM4 based piCorePlayer

pCP Team 18 April 2022 pCP 8.0.0b8 Projects
The aim of this project is to use a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and Compute Module 4 IO Board as a different form factor piCorePlayer. These are standard Raspberry Pi products that are guaranteed to be available till 2028. Do they work? Are there advantages? At the time of writing, there seems to be shortage in the availability of the Compute Module 4 and Compute Module 4 IO Boards.

My network

pCP Team 19 January 2022 pCP 7.0.0 Projects
My network. Network Layout graph TD I[Internet] -- WR([Wifi/Router]) WR -- X[Switch] X -- P1[pCP Player 1] P1 --- P1S[Touch Screen] X -- D[pCP LMS] D --- |CD| H[(USB HDD)] X -- PC1[PC W10] PC1 --- |CD2| PC1H[(USB HDD)] PC1 --- |CD1| PC2H[(USB HDD)] WR --- |WiFi| PC2[Ripper W10] PC2 --- |CD1| PC2H[(USB HDD)] PC2 --- |CDnew| PC3H[(INT HDD)] WR --- |WiFi| P2[pCP Player 2] P2 -- |USB| DAC[DAC] WR --- |WiFi| P3[pCP Player 3] P3 --- |HDMI| TV[TV Screen] WR --- |WiFi| P4[pCP Player 4] P4 --- |HDMI| TV[TV Screen] Mermaid markup <div class="mermaid"> graph TD I[Internet] --> WR([ Wifi/Router ]) WR --> X[Switch] X --> PC[Windows 10] PC --- |USB| G[(USB HDD)] X --> P1[pCP Player 1] P1 --- |USB| P1H[(USB HDD)] X --> D[pCP LMS] D --- |USB| H[(USB HDD)] P1 --- P1S[Touch Screen] WR ---> |WiFi| P2H[pCP Player 2] WR ---> |WiFi| P3[pCP Player 3] P3 --- |HDMI| TV[TV Screen] WR ---> |WiFi| P4[pCP Player 4] P4 --- |HDMI| TV[TV Screen] </div> More information Mermaid
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