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Posted by: tonydw - 16-Nov-2018, 09:45 PM - Forum: Testimonials - No Replies
  • Really enjoying Snakeoil with and older NOS dac. Finally able to listen to music without something annoying me with the audio playback. Also hearing the best soundstage from the speaker setup which has always been an issue with my less than ideal listening space. The level of detail and bass extension has improved too. 

    Spotify Connect is great to have with the latest 1.1.1(Blind Testing). Had no problem getting it up and running.

    Thanks Agent Kith for the Snakeoil OS! Looking forward enjoying my music again.

Posted by: pw01 - 12-Nov-2018, 05:46 PM - Forum: Support & Troubleshooting - Replies (1)
  • Please help in starting Tidal on Snakeoil.
    After the mpd the system sounds great, I need Tidal.
    I tried to configure it, but unfortunately I can not.
    Snakeoil Firmware - 1.1.1
    I configured the snakeoil as on the attached screenshot.

    [Image: conf.jpg]

    In upmpdcli.conf I have put 3 entries:

    When I publish the BubbleUPnP disc in Tidal's apk, unfortunately there is nothing in Bubble.
    I'm writing a message about a non-configured Tidal account.
    In BubbleUPnP, of course, the rander is set to UpMpd and library on MinimServer [hpt5741].

    What am I doing wrong?? Please help me start Tidal.
    Without Tidal, I can not imagine my life.

    PS: It would be good to write a tutorial on the configuration of Tidal in Snakeoil.
    Many users would be grateful.

Posted by: agent_kith - 11-Nov-2018, 04:28 PM - Forum: Snakeoil Firmwares - Replies (6)
  • Introduction
    It's been more than 3 months since the release of Blind Testing. Where has the time gone Huh? I'm not too sure myself seriously.


    Anyway, HQPlayer. This update fixed up the OS and allows you to install and run the latest version of HQPlayer now. However, I am not sure if registration is working properly (I have a report that this doesn't). As I cannot test this myself, I hope I can get more people to test this and with more information, find out the problem. Maybe I'm still missing a package, not too sure at the moment. Overall the system feels even more responsible, which I hope to translate into better audio quality (we shall see).

    And, I have finally fixed the Windows sharing problem (when you are trying to mount a share without a password).

    In the next update (Blind Testing Update 2), I am going to concentrate on adding more MPD support - including adding the new version of MPD that supports Tidal and Qobuz, as well as the ability to choose different web clients, and finally the ability to customise the folder art.

    Same old story. Please support us on Patreon if you like what we're doing (for as little as $1 USD a month): 
    [Image: patreon_sm.png]

    .fw   snakeoil-1.1.1-armv7l.fw (Size: 11.68 MB / Downloads: 0) (SHA1: 4deb88642fc952c80d196a11f867419e8f5a30a1)
    .fw   snakeoil-1.1.1-i686.fw (Size: 12.31 MB / Downloads: 7) (SHA1: ced8e1c45ae234d0c64ce9b49e512aa88890758c)
    .fw   snakeoil-1.1.1-x86_64.fw (Size: 12.58 MB / Downloads: 36) (SHA1: 1162d333a0e62a680f0027d3fd54886457003795)

    • 0000254: [web-service] Fix issue where MC23 isn't working with CPU set
    • 0000257: [players] Update HQPlayer to 3.25.1-81 (amd64 edition only)
    • 0000260: [players] Can't start upmpdcli if mpd-v20 isn't running before.
    • 0000267: [web-service] Do not query USB status when displaying Snakeoil console (e.g. during software install/uninstall)
    • 0000263: [web-service] Implement a check and only install HQplayer and NAA if the CPU supports SSE4.2 and above
    • 0000261: [web-app] Include additional audio information when generating diagnostics file
    • 0000243: [web-app] Add display DMESG output in system menu
    • 0000265: [web-service] Fixed bug where install/uninstall is not trapping error codes
    • 0000259: [players] Add RoonBridge support to intel 32 bit edition and ARM
    • 0000256: [web-app] Include MIT license and make it visible somewhere
    • 0000255: [web-app] Updated uhubctl to v2.0.0-20-gde2c (Support more USB controllers)
    • 0000258: [web-app] Fix broken CIFS authorisation (Cannot mount password protected Windows shares)
    • 0000249: [web-app] Fix bugs in networking interface
    • 0000252: [web-service] Fix Samba/CIFS mounting when share does not have a user password

Posted by: vv329 - 07-Nov-2018, 11:16 PM - Forum: Support & Troubleshooting - Replies (3)
  • Hi Kith,
    I believed standard myMPD pickup folder.jpg as coverart file, the instruction say you can change it to other file name like cover.jpg to suite your library, where can I find the myMPD.conf? Or any way to change this default coverart file name?

    Best regards,


Posted by: agent_kith - 04-Nov-2018, 07:52 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (2)
  • I am running a new router in my home now. A Celeron 3865U mini PC with 6 ports. I'm not sure if a Celeron is capable of switching gigabit speeds, so tested it out with the iPerf benchmark tool.

    So what iperf is doing is really testing the maximum transfer speed (upload or download) of your network. You need a computer running iPerf in server mode (in my case the router), and then run clients at various computers to test the speed.

    This is the results of running iPerf in one of the development machines.

    Client connecting to 10.x.x.x, TCP port 5001
    TCP window size:  325 KByte (default)
    [  3] local 10.x.x.x port 42884 connected with 10.x.x.x port 5001
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec  1.15 GBytes   987 Mbits/sec

    987 Mbits, not too bad. Good to know I'm wrong. Celeron is capable of maxing out a gigabit network.

    Next, I try this from my NAS.
    [  3] local 10.x.x.x port 33607 connected with 10.x.x.x port 5001
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec  1014 MBytes   851 Mbits/sec

    Not as quick, but still acceptable. Kind of expected because this NAS is running on HP N54L, and I believe it's using Marvel  NIC. This network card is slower than Intel (and consume more power).

    And this is the throughput from my primary music player (running Snakeoil of course):
    [  3] local 10.x.x.x port 58196 connected with 10.x.x.x port 5001
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   625 MBytes   524 Mbits/sec

    524 Mbit/s. This is expected because I am using a PCI network card, PCI maxes out at 533 Mbit/s. So I'm already very close to the limit. Besides USB is 480 Mbits/s so this is OK.

    Finally, I run this on the Raspberry Pi 3... And what an appaling result!!
    [  3] local 10.x.x.x port 35116 connected with 10.x.x.x port 5001
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   338 MBytes   284 Mbits/sec

    284 Mbits/s! Did I got that right?

    A quick google couldn't tell me anything conclusive. But it does appear network is a bottle neck with these Pis. As good as they are, there are restrictions when it's a SoC.

    USB 2.0 max out at 480 Mbits/s  anyway, so I reckon even at this speed the Pi should be able to handle high res or DSD relatively well. But there's not much room for error here.

    ODroids, Banana Pis can sustain higher throughputs. They are also more expensive.

    Anyway, why the new router? I am finally going to bite the bullet and seggerate everything in my network into it's own VLAN. Not entirely sure what that'd do, so watch this space.

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