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geoff2802

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Passing music stream from MC to Snapcast
« on: June 22, 2024, 08:35:10 pm »

Hi all,
I'm endeavouring to set up synchronised playback from MC.  I understand this is not provided out of the box.  Snapcast seems to provide the necessary synchronisation capability.  I run MC32 on a Mac Mini (love it!) and my music is all flac.  I would run the snapserver on the same machine.  Snapclients would be Raspberry Pis.

Question is how would I pass a stream of music from MC to a snapserver?

I saw this thread, but the music was on an SD card, not streamed from MC: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,135303.msg937935.html#msg937935

There are multiple ways to pass the audio stream to a snapcast server.  From the git snapcast readme: https://github.com/badaix/snapcast/blob/develop/README.md
"The Snapserver reads PCM chunks from configurable stream sources:
-Named pipe, e.g. /tmp/snapfifo
- ALSA to capture line-in, microphone, alsa-loop (to capture audio from other players)
- TCP
- stdout of a process"

Snapcast may only work with a PCM input stream - I'm trying to confirm this.

Cheers,
Geoff.
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