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FAQ and the answers for it

Postby joda2 » Fri Aug 01 2014 17:36

Frequently asked questions and the answers for it

Note: The quotes are shortened and sometimes changed (for a better understanding)


  • Adding a Webradio
  • WEB/HTTP commands to steer Volumio player
  • Tracks disappear after playing in Playlist
  • Change UPNP Name
  • Music on NAS not showing up in library
  • USB Harddrive can not be found by volumio
  • How can i upgrade to a new Volumio version
  • Only one song is always playing from my playlist
  • Best Shutdown method
  • Upload music to Volumio over the network
  • Where can i start/stop my music
  • Delete a playlist
  • Which devices are supported
  • Access via SSH (with putty etc.)
  • Formating a SD card quick and easy
  • Use two USB sticks at the same time
  • Raspberry Pi B+ playing <44kbs
  • Increase the partition size
  • Using ESata HDD (UDOO Quad)
  • No shares visible (volumio 1.5 non-Raspberry-Pi)
  • Symbolic link to your music (external drive/SD)
  • Updating MPD


Adding a Webradio
stereofromlate90ies wrote:....

1.) when your device is powered on and connected, use your normal computer to open the network folder which is named "volumio". (In windows: open the explorer and type \\volumio\ in the address line)

2.) you'll find 4 subfolders, one of it is named "WebRadio". It contains all the .pls or .m3u files for the pre-installed webradio stations. For any station you want to include, simply add the corresponding .pls or .m3u file.

3.) Just open your browser and go to the volumio WebUI, click on BROWSE and then use the little menu at the right hand side of your entry on WEBRADIO. There is an option "UPDATE THIS FOLDER", which is needed to make volumio recognise the changes.

4.) Refresh your browser and navigate to the WEBRADIO folder. The streams should be there...


WEB/HTTP commands to steer Volumio player


Tracks disappear after playing in Playlist
esseki wrote:...you just have to click on the trash icon on the Playback screen to deactivate the "consume" mode that will remove the songs from your playlist after they are read...


Change UPNP Name
marcos wrote:...In case of upnp volumio seems to use the init.d script /etc/init.d/upmpdcli, this reads the configuration file /etc/upmpdcli.conf
In this conf file you can define the UPNP "friendly"name:

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# Displayed "Friendly Name" for the UPnP Media Renderer
friendlyname = VolumioUpnp

or
if you have a raspberry you can use version 1.41


Music on NAS not showing up in library
Note: the library feature is only in volumio version >1.3
Already known bug: library backend cannot handly 10k+ files (http://volumio.org/forum/library-empty-after-scanning-18232-m4a-files-t1385.html)


USB Harddrive can not be found by volumio
Almost all harddrives need an extra powered usb hub!


How can i upgrade to a new Volumio version
Only possible with Volumio 1.5 or above
joda2 wrote:Never change a running system! - If you dont need the new functions and everything works fine, why you should change it?

If you want to update: Save your configuration (write it down, copy the radio station´s etc., if you installed new driver, for wifi maybe, make sure you have a working instruction), then flash the new image, install your drivers (with uname -a you can check the Volumio build version) and configure your Volumio.


Only one song is always playing from my playlist
joda2 wrote:Open the Web Interface
Under the circle with the playing time you find 3 buttons: Repeat, Random, Single
If the Single Button is selected, click on it, then it should work


Best Shutdown method
Stop the music -> hit the shutdown button in the web interface


Upload music to Volumio over the network
To Upload new music go to the explorer -> network. You should see the Volumio


Where can i start/stop my music
balbuze wrote:Hello,
To use Volumio you have to access from a web browser http:// volumio.local or http://ip-of-volumio from a device on the same network. From this page you should be able to set all parameters and play music...Volumio is not design to be used with a graphical interface directly from the device.


Delete a playlist
Note: This will not delete a saved playlist; Only the current playlist will be deleted. A simple way will be added soon (I hope)
jotak wrote:...You can connect by ssh to your device and run "mpc clear" ;)
By the way, they are other way to do it. Volumio integrates a MPD daemon which is a very common music player in linux, so many client softwares exist to manage it. Under linux, you can install "GMPC" ( http://www.gmpclient.org/ )
If you want to control Volumio from an Android smartphone, you can also install MPDroid : https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ev.mpdroid
They are probably similar softwares for Windows, Iphone, etc.

or
Torsten wrote:
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cd /var/lib/playlists

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rm playlist.m3u
(playlist.m3u is your playlist name)
or
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rm *
(then all playlist are getting deleted)


Which devices are supported
  • Raspberry Pi A, B, B+
  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • Cubox
  • Cubox-I
  • Udoo
  • Beaglebone Black
  • Compulab Utilite
  • Cubietruck


Access via SSH (with putty etc.)
SSH is enabled by default.
username:volumio
password:volumio

or if you want root access:
username:root
password:volumio


Formating a SD card quick and easy
For Windows:
-> Press the Windows key + R
-> cmd
-> list disk
-> select disk X / X = the number your SD Card has, look for the size!
-> clean
-> create partition primary
-> select partition=1
-> active
-> format fs=fat32 quick
-> assign
-> you can close the console now

Attention! You will loose all your files on the selected disk (dont select the wrong disk!!!)


Use two USB sticks at the same time
In /etc/usbmount/usbmount.conf,change the MOUNTPOINTS line to this:

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MOUNTPOINTS="/mnt/USB /mnt/USB2"


Then create a symbolic link from the new USB2 directory to the mpd music directory.

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su pi

ln -s /mnt/USB2 /var/lib/mpd/music/


After that, do a ls -l /var/lib/mpd/music/ to make sure the links to USB and USB2 were there.

Reboot after all

Orginal post from emoon3: http://volumio.org/forum/use-two-usb-sticks-same-time-t1641.html


Raspberry Pi B+ playing <44kbs


Increase the partition size:
djoulle wrote:
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sudo fdisk /dev/mmcblk0
Command : d  (NOTE: deletes the partition won't delete the content, it's just a partition table update)
Partition number : 3
Command : n
Select : default
Partition number :  3
Partition start : default
Partition end : default
Command : w
sudo reboot

Expand the updated partition
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sudo resize2fs /dev/root

Check the updated partition size, you should now use the whole SD capacity.
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df -h



Using ESata HDD (UDOO Quad)


No shares visible (volumio 1.5 non-Raspberry-Pi)
ImG wrote:The samba package is missing.
In the mean time, you can fix it by installing samba, e.g. via SSH:
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sudo apt-get install samba


Symbolic link to your music (external drive / SD)
To see music stored on an external drive or SD it needs to be linked to /var/lib/mpd/music.

1. Go to /var/lib/mpd/music
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cd /var/lib/mpd/music

2. Create a symbolic link. Replace "music dir" including ""
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ln -s "music dir"


Version 1.5 & 1.55
There is a small bug that the newly created link doesn't show in the browse tab.
Workaround: create a symlink in one of the existing locations.



Updating MPD




Will be updated and filled with new answers when i have time :)
Last update: 14.02.15 by joda2
Volumio 1.5 supports Spotify 8-)

Changelog: http://goo.gl/rkjrqe

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