## [Computing, Music] Raspberry Pi Media (Audio) Streamer

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 7 May 2022 17:36:36 -0400

I have a Raspberry Pi that I want to take music from a HDD and send it
to a USB DAC.  I want to be able to control this remotely from my
phone.  It should look good and "just work".

I have tried a pile of things in the last week.  The best (by far) has
been volumio.  After flashing the image and booting you may need to
enable ssh (via http://address.of.volumio/dev) and then you can modify
fstab and mount the music at /mnt/INTERNAL

You can also modify
/volumio/app/plugins/music_service/mpd/mpd.conf.tmpl to enable
replaygain (and then save settigns from the gui to regenerate
/etc/mpd.conf).

Various other things learnt:

- mopidy is an MPD rewrite in Python (ish).  Unfortunately it's not
super-well supported and the clients are buggy (even when you
finally understand what it is and that you need to install
mopidy-local).  The MPD plugin doesn't make much sense.

- MPD clients for android are not great.  MpDroid seems to be no
longer maintained and MALP is flakey.

- I tried moode a while back and that was OK (but volumio seems more
responsive and easier to use).

Andrew