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Cheyworth

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Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« on: April 21, 2021, 02:33:25 am »

i am wanting to tinker with a Pi4 and JRiver.

Must connect via USB to my DAC, and support DSD (at least DSD128, but ideally DSD256)

I have JRiver running on a server so can do any conversion there, so could run the Pi4 as a renderer, what would the best software be?
Networking is 10GB/s from server to network switch, then 1GB/s to Pi4 so no limitation/risk of bottleneck.

Or do i run JRiver on the Pi4?
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Re: Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 03:08:35 am »

You could try RoPieee XL, very simple and effective ... you need to download Ropieee, flash a uSD, install it on rpi and update to RoPieee XL from RoPieee web interface.
But ... as of now with MC27 you can upsample just up to DSD64 using a dlna renderer (any)
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Re: Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 05:44:59 am »

As we speak, I've been doing some experimenting.   

Originally I had MC 27 on my iMac with playback either through USB DAC or DLNA to my AVR/amp

I also tried MC27 on my Raspi 4 with the main library still on the Mac.   I had the option of playing either through the Raspi HDMI or USB/DAC .

It worked OK.   Then I tried having the Raspi as a stand-alone.

I have a 1TB SSD drive and I copied some of my Mac tunes onto it and now have the Raspi set up as a main server and output through the USB DAC.  I use VNC Viewer software on my Mac to access MC 27 on the Raspi.

It, too has worked as expected.     

I also am booting the Raspi with an SSD drive as the SD cards can be unreliable.

I had some fleeting audio dropouts here and there when the Raspi was a renderer but I didn't diagnose at the time and I haven't run across it since but it's not been long enough to judge.    Not sure which way I'll go yet...it's coming down to convenience.
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Re: Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 07:05:53 am »

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Cheyworth

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Re: Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 10:31:25 am »

What would be the best option as a headless renderer?

If I upscale at source to DSD128, is jriver on the pitch best or something else?
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Re: Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 10:37:52 am »

A Raspberry Pi isn't going to be powerful enough to handle upscaling (converting) to DSD128.
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Re: Options with a Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 10:41:07 am »

I have jriver on a server powerful enough to upscale, I would stream to the pi4.
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