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pCP Team 11 March 2021 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

How-to get piCorePlayer up and running on your Raspberry Pi.

By default, if you are using wired ethernet and DHCP, piCorePlayer will just work through the 3.5mm audio jack on the Raspberry Pi without any user setup. It will appear on your Logitech Media Server (LMS) as a Squeezelite player called piCorePlayer. So, plug in your headphones, select a song and press play.

Some models of the Raspberry Pi do not have an 3.5mm audio jack—see Raspberry Pi - Models.
Step 1 - Download piCorePlayer
Step 2 - Create SD card
Step 3 - Boot piCorePlayer
  • Insert the SD card into your Raspberry Pi.
  • Connect the ethernet and power cables.
  • Turn the power on.
Step 4 - After boot

A Squeezelite player should appear in LMS named piCorePlayer. It can be controlled just like any other Squeezebox player, via:

  • Logitech Media Server (LMS) web interface via any browser (ie. Material skin)
  • Software on your smartphone (ie. iPeng)
  • Duet Controller
  • Squeezebox Radio
  • Squeezebox Touch
  • piCorePlayer Simple Controls
  • piCorePlayer with Jivelite
  • Squeezeslave on PC
Step 5 - Test analog audio (optional)
Skip this step if your Raspberry Pi does not have a 3.5mm audio jack—see Raspberry Pi - Models.
  • Plug in your headphones into the 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Select a song and press play.
Step 6 - Determine the IP address
Step 7 - Set Audio output
  • Select [Squeezelite Settings] > “Choose audio output” > “Audio output”.
  • Click [Save].
  • Click [Yes] when requested to “Reboot piCorePlayer”.
Step 8 - Set player name (optional)
  • Select [Squeezelite Settings] > “Change Squeezelite settings” > “Name of your player”.
  • Type player name.
  • Click [Save].
  • Click [Yes] when requested to “Restart Squeezelite”.
Step 9 - Set hostname (optional)
  • Select [Tweaks] > “pCP System Tweaks” > “Host name”.
  • Type host name.
  • Click [Save].
  • Click [Yes] when requested to “Reboot piCorePlayer”.

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