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Glimmie

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JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« on: February 20, 2021, 02:54:14 pm »

We have a GigE connection and a HDMI port? Why not? Of course this implies NAS storage.

Any ideas?
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 03:30:56 pm »

A great idea would be some info, explanation.  What is this about?
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 03:46:45 pm »

I'm just asking the group if this is even possible? I have no plan yet...
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 03:50:12 pm »

Uhh, yeah, it's possible. I run JRiver Media Center 27 on a Raspberry Pi 4 running Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian) as my music streaming server to all devices. Though if you're intending to do video it might be a bit iffy, depending on the type.

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,128121.0.html
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 04:03:13 pm »

I'm just asking the group if this is even possible? I have no plan yet...

Start making plans, it will work. See the instructions in Donkey's reply.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 06:16:36 pm »

Yup, I just set it up on my RPi4. I'd  recommend switching OS to 64 bit Debian (Buster) and running that from a SSD (I got the Argon One SSD extension to the Argon One Pi Case, with a Samsung 860 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 SATA).  I'm a complete noob and, with help from Wheaten and others here on the forum, it's running great. My media are on a Synology NAS (folder mounted as NFS on the Pi) and editing the library is S L O O O W.
However, it plays everything I have thrown at it via HDMI to my Marantz SR-7007 perfectly. Same with JRemote on my iPhone in the car and via Airplay on all of my other speakers around the house.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 06:32:24 pm »

The easiest way is to get a microSD card with Linux and MC installed on it.

https://jriver.com/Id/
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 01:56:46 pm »

Do we need an SSD if we have a NAS to store media?

I have two large UnRaid NAS servers. So all the RP4 has to do is run the JRiver app. It does not need to store any media.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 03:27:48 pm »

No you donít necessarily need a SSD. Your NAS is likely to work just fine. I have two rpis running MC27. One  has a HDD directly attached to it, while the second is drawing its music files from my Router attached hard drive. Both work fine. Make sure that you have a good SD card.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 04:31:32 am »

Do we need an SSD if we have a NAS to store media?

I have two large UnRaid NAS servers. So all the RP4 has to do is run the JRiver app. It does not need to store any media.

No, but I would advice to run Debian from a SSD, and not from the SD. It will improve stability and less corruption.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 05:42:43 am »

I use a SD card in my Pi and I've never had issues with the OS becoming corrupted or any sort of instability (and that's saying something considering I'm using the beta 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS). And the speed, for a SD card, is good enough for me so I'd say the use of a SSD would be optional at best.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 06:12:23 am »

Good to hear, it runs stable, but take a google on "sd card corruption rpi".
I've had my share of issues and also on this forum there are multiple topics on corrupted cards.
Mainly caused by a lot of I/O traffic and limited power to the Pi, causing the Pi to crash from which it can't recover. As the Pi is not a powerhouse.
And keep in mind, the SD card was designed to flash files to it, not for random R/W access. There is no communication back to the OS if the card is still writing, powering down on this moments causes the corruption.
So if you have an SSD laying around, doing nothing.... use it for the Pi.
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 03:54:27 am »

We have a GigE connection and a HDMI port? Why not? Of course this implies NAS storage.

Any ideas?

I too have JRiver on a Raspberry --- 

I tried two ways - one is I had the Raspi 4 as the main server with an external USB hard drive holding the library and the other way I tried is with the Raspi 4 as a client of the main Media Center and library on my iMac.

They both worked fine, although I was just testing (...in the future, I may move the Raspi and MC to another room) as I intend to only use the Mac.   


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Dennis in FL

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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 04:00:38 am »


So if you have an SSD laying around, doing nothing.... use it for the Pi.

Funny.  I actually do have an SSD laying around doing nothing.   1TB at that.   I'm plugging it into the Raspi as we speak
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Re: JRiver on Raspberry Pi 4?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 09:26:50 am »

Copy the SD content to the USB disk, as mentioned in my topic. shut down the Pi, remove the SD and boot from the SSD :-)
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