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Resources This documentation is written in Markdown syntax and built with MkDocs.RuneAudio is a free and open source software with one specific objective: to transform an embedded platform a cheap, silent and low-consumption mini-PC into an Hi-Fi digital music player. It offers a lot of features and aims to be easy to use, flexible and future-proof. A streamer player : It can reproduce your digital music library from local USB drives or network mounts NASand also plays any internet stream web radios.
A headless player : It can be remotely controlled by multiple clients running on different devices.
A digital player : Staying at the top of the audio signal flow chain. It offers perfect and gapless playback of common audio formats, RuneAudio works best when connected to an asynchronous USB 2. A MPD client : Allowing the user to control the playback, browse the music database, manage playlists and edit the play queue.
A control panel : System configurations can be tweaked to obtain the best audio performance. It grants access to a number of system commands, without the need to open a terminal session. It is designed to be responsiveand it displays correctly, scaling itself for every kind of device, including: desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones.
It is lightweightand it has an ultra low latency. RuneOS also includes a number of kernel profileswhich are switchable sets of performance tweaks acting on some system kernel parameters. This does not have anything to do with Digital Signal Processing or other sound effects — the output is kept untouched bit perfect. It can happen that these parameters introduce an audible impact on the overall sound quality, acting on kernel latency parameters and probably on the amount of overall jitter.
Sound results may vary depending on each setup, so users can choose a profile, according to their personal tastes. At the heart of your digital hi-fi system A RuneAudio device places itself at the heart of a digital music system.Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Did you miss your activation email? Home Help Search Login Register. Author Topic: Picking up a new toy - Roon or Volumio for streamer? Read times.
After spraying a dozen louvered doors and replacing trim - It's time for a new toy. I know there are a few folks here using Roon I do appreciate the Open Source nature of Volumio I could always start here and then change if need be So far, reviews I've seen are quite positive. Tried a lot of streaming solutions along the way but always came back to LMS.
That is, until Roon announced support for using Squeezeboxes as end-points for their Roon software. That was about 20 months ago. I downloaded the Roon trial and ended up buying the lifetime license. Haven't looked back since. I think the software is excellent and I've really come to appreciate all the album and artist metadata provided. Takes me back to the days of listening to vinyl while perusing the album cover and any inserts provided in a font I could read.
Of course, within Roon, the links between artists, performers, labels, etc It really immerses you in your music and makes it so easy to rediscover albums you've totally forgotten you own. I also have come to really appreciate the investment Roon Labs has made to customer support and ongoing development.
They seem extremely responsive and invested. I will say that I initially struggled with the Roon pricetag. But I quickly realized that I have more invested in tweaks and cables sitting in my closet collecting dust than the price of Roon. In hindsight, it should have been a no-brainer. Definitely worth the cost of admission. Good luck!
You can try my RPI3 for a spin if you want, I'm not using it at the moment. It think it has latest Moode 3. There are others to try, but I prefer listening to music than dicking around with IT stuff.What's the difference with RuneAudio?
Discuss, contribute and orient Volumio development! Could you tell me what are the differences between these two projects so I can know which one fits best my needs? I mean, if TsunAmp never saw the light is probably because some developers wanted to bring it to different directions, which I suppose each respective project now followed.
So, if it's easier than saying what are all the differences between the two, what are those two directions each project followed? Thank you for your answer and for this project.
Re: What's the difference with RuneAudio? To reply, from what I know, these are the main differences: Volumio is built on Debian while Rune is built on ArchLinux.
I prefer debian, it has a stronger userbase and proves to be more stable. Volumio's webui is a refined version of RaspyFi's one. From what I know rune just works with NAS as of now, and doesn't have the above capabilities. With Volumio I want to make the system the more complete I can, while mantaining it simple to use, and good sounding.
I'm currently developing Spotify and Soundcloud integration, upnp and Dlna capability, and synced multi-room audio. Hope I did reply your question, helping you better understand. If you want to know some more specific points, let me know! As of the projects fork, I must admit that I was a bit deluded by how they behaved. Tsunamp was about to be launched in days, and I would have never expected what happened then.
Especially from people you worked side by side for months But this happens in life, so it's not a problem. The good thing of open source is that everybody can contribute with their effort.
And in the end of the day, audiophiles on a budget now have a wider choice. I really think the community around a project is the first feature of such things, so I'm glad that Volumio's response was that good. And hope the Volumio's community will grow even more.
Roon + TIDAL
This project like RaspyFi would never be what it is without its users, I think that only together we can make this better, what we really need it to be! I'm also mostly interested in synced multi-room. I would like it to be controlled also from the webui, not only from the Android app.
In that setup I would use the raspberry and cubox-i as receivers, but I would like to use my linux x86 computer or arm NAS as the main server.Forget everything you know about music players. In the transition from physical to digital media, something has been lost. We have more convenience than ever, but no feeling of excitement or engagement.
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Click anywhere to return. The music player for music lovers Forget everything you know about music players.Thanks as always for your "real-world" articles. It's all I can afford.
To my ears it sounds better than streaming directly to my Cambridge Audio Minx Xi amp. Or is it already throttled-down compared to the Pi 3?
Meant to add that I'm streaming from a Jriver server running off another Pi 2! Hi Treve, Compared to the Pi 3, the Pi 2's are of course a little slower already so if you underclock, make sure to have a peek at the CPU use when streaming hi-res content to make sure plenty of cycles available. Should not be a problem since the speed difference should be minimal for audio applications. The settings won't be as much of an underclock compared to the Pi 3.
Hopefully the undervolt with "-4" will not cause any problems. Just give it a try and let me know!RuneAudio Player with a Raspberry Pi - Sponsored by Reichelt
At worst, it might hang and you can just edit the config file back to default Or just a less aggressive setting like "-2". Won't harm the system. Thanks for another great article. I wonder if you could comment about the sound quality differences between: 1. How do you feel it compares? Although I know the noise floor is something like another 6dB lower through objective measurements, the difference is still very minimal.
The bottom line IMO is to look at the rest of your system If you have fantastic amps, great speakers, listening in a dedicated space with very low ambient noise, get a higher end DAC like the TEAC. As for DSD vs.Resources saved on this page: MySQL Show 50 post s from this thread on one page.
When it comes to soundquality. You'll find in the Moode thread numerous people claiming to experience a better soundquality, then e. I'd sign that at least for the older releases. Most of them havn't tried pCP though. As a single purpose audio engine my first choice would be piCoreplayer - for now at least. It will bit a bit of a steep climb up Mount Learningcurve for me, so one more question before I dive-in, if I may. I won't be keeping music files on the Pi.
I have a Zyxel NSA and whilst there seems to be a roundabout way of getting LMS onto it, it's all a bit tricky for me and I would prefer to only fight one battle if possible!
Thanks again. I'm rather pleased with my evening's work, it's just a shame it's too late to have a proper blast! Thanks all again for your encouragement.
Of course, now I'm officially a noob I have more questions Is this the best, or might there be a better choice? Okay to leave it on this? So, leaving aside the bickering between parties here, is there a consensus for those of us looking for a simple answer to which has the better sonic performance: moode vs volumio2? Or, am I just asking in the wrong place? Another question If so, would a Pi zero be able to handle LMS duties? Page 11 of