Media Center

Project Status

Completet

This Project is completed. The "real thing" is built, tested and it works. Ready to download and rebuild.
Design
Part Description Details Shop
Computer Raspberry PI 2 Model B with 1GB RAM Details PI-Shop
Soundcard HiFi Berry Digi+. Great Soundcard. Dedicated S/PDIF interface chip supports up to 192kHz/24bit resolution - Optical (Toslink) and electrical outputs Details PI-Shop
Software PI Music Box, the Swiss Army Knife of streaming music using the Raspberry Pi. Details Wiki
Step by Step

1. Download the Parts and Print in PLA

2. Purchase a Raspberry PI 2 B

3. Purchase the HiFiBerry Digi+ Soundcard and connect it to the Raspberry (no soldering required, fits to the GPIO interface)

4. The Soundcard comes with a OS installer (HiFiBerry_Installer.exe). Run it and install PIMusicBox

5. Connect the Raspberry to your Audio Equipment with optical or electrical S/PDIF connection (other soundcards with analog connections also available from HiFiBerry. You may need to modify the Case.)

6. Connect the Raspberry to your Network by cable (you can change later to WIFI)

7. Get the IP address for your Raspberry (use a tool like "advanced IP scanner" or boot the Raspberry with a HDMI monitor connected, the IP address will show up at the end of the boot sequence)

8. Navigate from any other device (Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop) to the Raspberry IP Address

9. Play Music!

10. Change Settings: Navigate to the Raspberry IP Address and click on "Settings"
- Connect a Network Drive with your Music in PIMusicBox to play your own music Archive
- Setup WIFI
- Connect to streaming services
- and many other configuration option

The Real Thing
Connected to a Bose System via Optical S/PDIF connection
The Real Thing
Web Client on any device to control the Media Center. Browse in your Audio Files on a Network Drive, stream from various resources like Spotify (requires premium account). Play all kind of Web Radios (Tuneln)
The Real Thing
Now playing incl. Album Cover

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