Cd playback
Posted by: anewmission - 6 hours ago - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (1)

Would love to see some cd/blu-ray audio playback in snakeoil

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  Upgrade Ubuntu or not (strictly from the sound quality perspective)?
Posted by: koko6969koki - Today, 02:04 AM - Forum: Discussions - Replies (2)

Since the Ubuntu 16.04 is EOL and not supported any more, I was thinking of upgrading it.

For me, the sound quality is the most important aspect of using Snakeoil in the first place, so I'm postponing the update to the latest Ubuntu version since there is no custom realtime kernel for it yet.

Because of this, the upgrade to 18.04 seems like the obvious choice, but I'm concerned about the sound quality after reading this two years old post from @agent_kith :
 

(27-Apr-2019, 08:53 AM)agent_kith Wrote: Also there's distribution upgrades (do-release-upgrade). In my setup, 16.04.x sounds better than 14.04. But 18.04.x seems worse than 16.04. I'm sure if I spend some time and change a few things, 18.04 with some yet to discover tweaks will sound even better than 16.04.

What is the current situation regarding sound quality differences between Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04?
I'm using Snakeoil 1.2.1 firmware and LMS 8.2.0 with Squeezelite 1.6.4.

If decide to update to 18.04, what is the correct way to do it and to preserve all of the custom Snakeoil goodies that I have now in 16.04?

I see various tips on the internet regarding the correct way of upgrading, but I'm affraid that some of them will mess up the current custom Snakeoil instalation.

When I SSH to my Snakeoiled NUC, I get this message:

Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.9-rt17-snakeoil-x64 x86_64)
New release '18.04.6 LTS' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.


It says that I should simply use the 'do-release-upgrade'  command, but some sites say that I should use much more elaborate procedure with more steps:

https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/how-to-upgr...ntu-18-04/

What to do, what to do!?!? Smile

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  Hdmi and 3.5mm not showing
Posted by: anewmission - 18-Oct-2021, 10:02 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (3)

The HDMI and 3.5mm jacks are not showing up in snakeoil settings, only my usb dac when I plug that in.

I only ask as I may get a hdmi-i2s converter to try out i2s.

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  How to play cd's in snakeoil
Posted by: anewmission - 18-Oct-2021, 10:00 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (4)

Hello,
it's been a while since I posted. I have a whole bunch of questions.

The first being, how do I play a CD in snakeoil?

I have installed a Blu ray cd player, just wondering how I use it? I have been using the most current version of mpd but I can change if needed.

Also the HDMI output and 3.5mm are not showing up either. I will start a different thread about that.

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  myMPD showing as disconnected
Posted by: seafoodlover - 29-Sep-2021, 10:38 PM - Forum: Support & Troubleshooting - Replies (10)

hi kith,

after the installation 1.2.0 then upgrade to 1.2.1, myMPD always show MPD disconnected, how to fix? please help.
I stored the music in the internal hdd which is /dev/sdb1/Music, the system is installed in /dev/sda1

update: other mpd clients work perfectly, e.g. cantata, Rigelian, & MALP

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