pCP Team 10 July 2021 pCP 8.0.0
piCorePlayer 1.0 is ready and you can get it from the download page. High resolution audio through HDMI # Thanks to the suggestion from giantpopples from the Squeezbox forum and the work by tghewett from the Raspberry Pi forum it is now possible to stream high resolution audio through the HDMI cable. Before the Raspberry Pi would down-sample everything to 48kHZ. But we modified the bcm2835-pcm.c and build the kernel. Now it is possible to stream 88.
A new test version is ready. It is build on kernel 3.8.13+ and using the special fiq_split branch. In addition I have tweaked the kernel, so that it might be possible t o use 192kHz as max sample rate via HDMI. Before the max rate was 48kHz. I can’t test this so please report back. Get it from here: TestVersion 1.0 of the piCorePlayer (not available any more) The pCP Team
Important info about the piCorePlayer version 09 # Kernel is updated to 3.8.12+ the fiq-split version made by gsh in order to improve USB handling. It is an experimental branch which hopefully in time will fix the USB problems observed with our Raspberry’s ALSA and Wifi modules in microcore has been updated with modules from the raspberry kernel The WiFi problem seems to improved: I can now connect at 150Mbit/sec using any kind of WPA/WPA2 protection without any problems The sound via USB DAC seems also improved - now it is possible to use a USB DAC without the need for changing the default ALSA buffer settings.
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