Setting up Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox Player
In a previous article I detailed the steps I used to setup a Squeezebox server using a RPi. To continue on from this I want to setup a multi-room music system using the Pis. You can locate a RPi in each room in the house and connect a pair a speakers and create an easy multi-room Sonos-like music system.
You can install the player (squeezeslave) on both the server RPi and/or seperate Pi’s.
Start by downloading, extracting and renaming the squeezeslave application:
Ensure you have BZip2 installed:
Download the following script and setup the initialisation script to run the player when the RPi boots:
Get the MAC address from the network information:
Copy the MAC address of eth0 from above and paste in the next snippet. This ensures that multiple slaves can all be used on the same network. Note that any additional configuration required to be applied to the squeezeslave executable should be included in this file, these options are passed to the executable when it is run.
Start the slave player:
Open the sound mixer application:
Use the up arrow to increase the maximum volume output from the RPi. Press Esc to save and exit.
You can now open up the Squeezebox Server web admin page in your browser. You should see a slave device in the player drop-down.
To change the player name from ‘squeezeslave’ to something sensible like ‘Living Room’, open up the Settings from the server webpage, select the player tab and change the description.
Credits go to DABDig for some of the original instructions.
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