From PC to Pi
#1
Hi. I have kodi working fine as a music server on windows 10. I can control it with the computer, smartphone and a tablet. its great.

At the moment the music comes out of the sound card into speakers.

I have a raspberry pi with additional DAC card which I want to put in another room so that the music comes over the wlan into pi - dac and into rca phono output into amplifier and loudspeakers.

I would also like to NOT have the music play via the sound card, but just broadcast over the network into the pi.

Do I install kodi onto the pi or something else?

I hope to hear from somebody with a similar setup..
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#2
https://libreelec.tv is the way to go.
You can than point the pi to you music on the PC via smb or NFS, but the PC have to be turned on so the pi can playback the music over the network
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#3
Thanks, I got it up and running with libreelec and it works ok, although I think I will try it on cable and turn off wifi....
If only I could manage kodi via a web browser.....
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#4
http://kodi.wiki/view/web_interface

Never tried it myself.
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#5
Updated web interface is called chorus 2 for PC's works great or via iOS or android remote control‚Äč kodi apps

Chorus2 explanation - https://kodi.tv/article/new-webinterface-called-chorus2
Android remote, kore - https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...kore&hl=en
ios remote, official kodi remote - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official...80364?mt=8
RPi4, (LibreELEC 11.0) hdmi0 -> Philips 55PUS7304 4K TV, hdmi1 -> Onkyo TX-SR608 AV Receiver
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#6
I use software from vb-audio to do exactly this see http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voi...banana.htm

Install voicemeter banana on your windows 10 server and install the vban client on your raspberry pi
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#7
useless post
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#8
Just a suggestion... why not take the next step, grab another Pi and a portable HD, and build a NAS? Run OpenMediaVault on the Pi, load all of your media files on the HD, then use that to serve the Pi you have hooked up to your stereo AND to serve your laptop. That way, you don't need your laptop to playback anything over your stereo system; I'm not sure why you'd want to use a laptop as a server. If there ARE things on your laptop that you'd like to throw to the Pi, you can either use the Play-to function for supported files, or StreamWhatYouHear to bounce ALL laptop audio to the Pi.

I've got a USB HD attached to my router, two Pi3s running LibreElec/Kodi (one with a HifiBerry Digi+ to feed my receiver in the theater room, and one just using the regular HDMI connection to the bedroom TV), one Pi3 (with a HifiBerry DAC+) running Runeaudio in my main listening room, and an ANCIENT netbook running Daphile (an arch-based linux system designed for high end audio playback) in a second listening room. All of the devices can be operated headlessly; the Kore remote app works GREAT for running the two Kodi Pis, the Rune Pi has a remote control app or you can use its great web interface, and Daphile is operated via web interface, too.

As you know, Pis consume almost no electricity; I leave'em all on. No matter where or when I want to listen to something, it's only a tap or two away on my tablet.

I highly recommend RuneAudio for an audio-only player. Kodi is GREAT software, but it's kind of overkill for audio-only in my opinion.
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#9
(2017-04-13, 15:05)MuseChaser Wrote: I highly recommend RuneAudio for an audio-only player. Kodi is GREAT software, but it's kind of overkill for audio-only in my opinion.
I didn't know that Rune was free and ran on RPi in the way Kodi does?
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#10
(2017-04-15, 17:03)DaveBlake Wrote:
(2017-04-13, 15:05)MuseChaser Wrote: I highly recommend RuneAudio for an audio-only player. Kodi is GREAT software, but it's kind of overkill for audio-only in my opinion.
I didn't know that Rune was free and ran on RPi in the way Kodi does?

Yes, it's free, yes, it runs GREAT on a Pi, and yes, there's a great forum w/ support from users and very responsive developers. Not to take anything away from Kodi.. Kodi still amazes me with what it can do, and I'm in awe that a Raspberry Pi can be such a GREAT media center running Kodi. In awe enough to have built two boxes around it! Still, for straight audio, I find that Rune is more streamlined, runs faster, has a great, easy-to-use headless web interface (or android app), and, subjectively, sounds just a little bit better.. more depth, soundstage, all the audiophile buzzwords that folks argue about and can't quantify..

Rune does NOT have near the bells and whistles that Kodi does, although it does display cover art and, dependent upon how good your tagging is, artist/album info.

It's definitely worth checking out. Folks who love the flexibility and display capabilities of Kodi will be unimpressed. If you just like to listen, well... check out runeaudio.
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