it has been a long long time since the new version of RaspyFi has been promised… But here we are finally ! You’re favourite audiophile linux distribution is here!
It took so long for various reasons, all of them will be explained later on. But let’s start with the amazing features you’re gonna find on RaspyFi!
-Various fixes, such as nas parameters optimized, more stability and less sound glitches (even with async DACs with Hi-Res files)
-A fully functional web-user interface . Here goes a huge applause to ACX and ORION, which joyned RaspyFi and developed this amazing WEBUI.
Here it is:
To access it, simply write http://raspyfi/ on your browser. From here you can browse your music library, control the playback and playlist, and configure RaspyFi in the most user-friendly way we could think on. It works natively on every platform, Android, Mac, Linux, iOS. No need to install anything, just make sure you’re connected to the same network as RaspyFi, point to raspyfi.local/ on your browser and you’re good to go! Or just write the IP of RaspyFi on your browser. Audiophile linux has never been so easy!
Want to know how it works? There’s also an help section, take it as a little User manual…
-AirPlay support built out of the Box, just select it as airplay device. Easy as it sounds. You can use RaspyFi as a remote speaker for your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android Device. Remember to stop local playback before starting Airplay playback!
-WebRadio Support built on the WEBUI, with some selected Radios already built in. Want to add a WebRadio? Easy! Just go on Network, you’ll find the RaspyFi share. Go to the WebRadio folder and paste your .pls or .m3u radio playlist there! To have a .m3u or .pls radio station file, simply open a blank document, paste the webradio url and save it with .pls extension.
-AAC and ALAC support
-More optimizations to the OS.
-Experimental RamPlay capability. Just copy your files (max 256mb total) on the Ramplay samba share, browse to ramplay on the webui, click update this folder, browse it and play it!
Then, there’s a big news for you all. As you may imagine, RaspyFi Team has increased. During the development process of the 1.0 Version, new people have joined the Team. So what you get here is a combined effort of 4 people. ACX and ORION put their skills in developing the amazing WEBUI and further optimizing the system, plus enriching the whole dev experience with their human and professionals qualities. Then we got Buscia, a close friend of mine which can do amazing things while designing which made the brand new RaspyFi logo and gave us some hints on the ergonomic side of things.
So, here it is guys. Hope you will enjoy RaspyFi as much as we did creating it!
We’ve got a lot of feedbacks of RaspyFi 1.0 not booting on some Raspberry Pis. These are new Raspberries with the Hynix RAM. RaspyFi was developed on an older model. So for those of you with a non-booting Pi, here’s the Fix (huge thanks to blueberry who found this)
- Download this files: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6GMsyByGsfdQXVXeV9tdk1lejg/edit
- Insert your SD Card in your Card Reader, and open the first partition (the only one you can see in Windows)
- Replace start.elf , start_cd.elf and start_x.elf with the ones you previously downloaded
- If you can’t replace them, open “my computer” as administrator
Then, plug again your SD and enjoy RaspyFi! For more information, and reports about this procedure, please refer here:
We are also receiving lots of feedbacks about what is working and what is not. We are working hard to address all this issues, so you can expect a new fixed release shortly (I hope). I must say these days we are facing lot of things to do, thanks also to the huge amount of incoming traffic on RaspyFi.com . That makes us really proud, and we want to thank you all, who are enjoying RaspyFi and are spreading the word. We are doing our best to address the issues and reply to everyone, as you deserve. Please continue providing us with precious feedbacks, this is helping us a lot!
(Semi) Proper changelog
-MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC ALAC support
-USB AUTOMOUNT (NTFS, FAT32)
-Webui for configuration and playback
-WebServer for CoverArt Delivery
-bit perfect mode with sync, adaptive and async DACS
-Better NAS compatibility and mounting wizard
-Airplay/Airport playback capability
-Webradio playback capability via GUI
-Logging Disabled (less space wasted and sd card lifespan improved)
-Beets for managing library
-Most of Wi-Fi dongles compatible out of the Box
-Wi-fi network configuration via web-gui
-Samba folder for WebRadio and Ramplay
-Less processes active
-Easy discovery on the network thanks to Avahi/bonjour/Samba
-Browsing local library and Webradio
-Nas mount points configuration
-Static network configuration
-Wireless network configuration
-CM6631 FIX option
-Various kernel profile to be selected
-Reboot, poweroff and updatedb funcions
-Internal user manual