Category: Projects

Topping E30 Manaul

pCP Team 21 January 2021 pCP 7.0.0 Projects  •

Thank you for purchasing Topping DAC E30! E30 is a high performance DAC with USB, coaxial and optical inputs. It is compatible with up to 768kHz/32bit and DSD512. E30 is designed for full digital volume control and equipped with LED display screen. It can be used as not only a DAC but also preamplifier. We believe that high-quality E30 could bring you more fun at enjoying HIFI music. Contents list #     E30 x1 DC cable x1 USB cable x1 User’s manual x1 Warranty card x1 Remote control x1   Info You can download the drivers and user’s manual on http://www.

Netbooting piCorePlayer 3.x

pCP Team 30 August 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Projects

A seemingly operational pCP player can be obtained via net booting, but only for wired Raspberry Pi 3B’s. More information # Netbooting piCorePlayer 3.x

Raspberry Squeezie

pCP Team 30 August 2020 pCP 1.16 Projects • Setup

Build a Squeezebox Player using a Raspberry Pi and Squeezelite, using the piCorePlayer image, which comes complete with OS and libraries.   Info Raspberry Squeezie was one of the first tutorials describing how to put a piCorePlayer together. Unfortunately it is no longer available so I found a copy on the WayBack Machine and reproduced it here. I couldn’t find any contact details for the original author so its reproduced without permission.


pCP Team 30 August 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Projects

Slimmer is a user interface controller software for Logitech Media Server. Using Slimmer and other open source software and some hardware components you can build a high quality & low-cost network audio player with a slick user interface. More information # Slimmer - GitHub Announce: Slimmer - Forum

Tivoli Squeezebox Radio

pCP Team 30 August 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Projects

A Squeezebox built from a Tivoli Audio alarm speaker. Features: Tivoli Speaker and case using the original speaker and 3W output. WiFi. runs on battery for a whole day (more than 12h). rotary and push controller for volume and play/pause. separate alarm clock. fully Squeezebox compatible player using a Raspberry Pi Zero and SqueezeLite. very simple and power-efficient 5V design. More information # Tivoli Squeezebox Radio Building the Tivoli Squeezebox Radio

Build a simple LMS server

pCP Team 18 July 2021 pCP 8.0.0 Projects

This project is to create a simple LMS server with the music library on an attached USB HDD. This is the LMS server I use every day for personal use and for testing piCorePlayer. What was used #Hardware # Raspberry Pi 4B - 8GB Official RPF 5.1V 3A PSU Toshiba USB 2TB Hard Disk Drive SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD card Software # piCorePlayer 8.0.0 (piCorePlayer8.0.0.img) LMS Network Diagram #graph TD Switch[8-port Network Switch] Switch -- |Ethernet cable| RPi[RPi4B - pCP LMS] RPi --- |USB cable| HDD[(USB HDD)] Steps #Step 1 - Download pCP Download latest piCorePlayer—see Download piCorePlayer .

Standalone piCorePlayer

pCP Team 29 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Projects • Setup

This project outlines how to build a basic “standalone” piCorePlayer. As it is truly standalone, there is no method to control Squeezelite once the build is complete and disconnected from the network. The only method of playing music is via the LMS auto start command “randomplay tracks”. There is not even a way to start/stop tracks or adjust the volume, pretty useless but it shows the basic starting point. The next step will be to add some form of controller.

Add a 3.5 inch display

pCP Team 23 April 2022 pCP 8.2.0 Projects

piCoreplayer by default supports the official Raspberry Pi 7" Touch Display . However, there are dozens of screens available for Raspberry Pi. These instructions are for a generic RPi 3.5" Display but may also give clues how to support other displays. A big thanks to nowhinjing for his Waveshare 4.1 TFT + piCorePlayer + Jivelite tutorial which was used as a starting point. What was used #Hardware # Raspberry Pi 3B—see Components - Raspberry Pi .

Add a Topping E30 USB DAC

pCP Team 3 July 2021 pCP 7.0.0 Projects  •

This project is to add a Topping E30 USB DAC to piCorePlayer. What was used #Hardware # Raspberry Pi 4B - 1GB Raspberry Pi 15.3W USB-C Power Supply SanDisk Ultra 8GB SD card—see SD card Topping E30 USB DAC—see Topping E30 Software # piCorePlayer 7.0.0—see piCorePlayer Downloads Network Diagram #graph TD Router[Wifi router] Router -- |Wifi| RPi[RPi4B - pCP] RPi --- |USB 2| DAC[Topping E30] RPi --- |USB 2| DAC[Topping E30] DAC -- AMP[Amplifier] DAC -- AMP[Amplifier] Steps #Step 1 - Download pCP Download piCorePlayer—see Download piCorePlayer .

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