piCorePlayer Releases

pCP Team 14 August 2020 pCP 6.1.0


pCP Team 6 June 2020

The pCP Team has released an new version of piCorePlayer. For support—see this topic on Squeezebox Forum. Significant changes Kernel 4.19.122 RPi Firmware May 22, 2020 Includes support for RPi4B 8GB boards. Support for Merus Amp. Notes Adding a file named “netusb” to the boot partition will automatically load/configure net-usb kernel modules. Adding wpa_supplicant.conf to the boot partition will automatically enable Wifi—see Setup Wifi without ethernet. Download New images or insitu update are available.
pCP Team 7 March 2020

The pCP Team has released an new version of piCorePlayer. For support—see this topic on Squeezebox Forum. Significant changes Kernel 4.19.105 RPi Firmware Feb 20, 2020. Includes support for RPi4B boards, including new v1.2 boards. RPi4B Support runs a 64 bit kernel for full 4GB memory support. Support for HiFiBerryDAC+ ADC Pro. Support for HiFiBerryDAC+ HD. Support for IQaudIO Codec+. Support for LED control on HiFiBerryDAC+ based boards. Added driver for Google voiceBonnet v2 (sound driver only).
pCP Team 9 June 2019

The pCP Team has released an new version of piCorePlayer. Significant changes Kernel 4.19.40 AudioCore kernel 4.19.40-rt19. All RPi processors supporting Realtime Kernels. RPi Firmware 2019/05/02 Update to Squeezelite v1.9.2-1158-pCP. Includes https direct streaming support. Add support for HiFiBerryDAC+ADC. Add support for Audiophonics ISabre Q2M DAC. Add support for ApplePi DACs. Stream sound from Audio Input cards supported with pcp-streamer. Updates to base OS and packages Upgrade to BusyBox 1.
pCP Team 24 November 2018

The pCP Team has released an new version of piCorePlayer. Significant changes Kernel 4.14.81 AudioCore kernel 4.14.81-rt47. All RPi processors supporting Realtime Kernels. RPi Firmware 2018/11/12 Support for RPi3A+ Board. Upgrade to BusyBox 1.29.3 Fix for partition sizing , should resolve >32GB sdcard issues. Wifi: Added driver for rtl8822bu chipset. Wifi: Correction for “=” in passwords. Wifi: Add CRDA for proper setting of Country Code. Update to Squeezelite v1.9.0-1121-pCP Integrate gpio-poweroff and gpio-shutdown overlays.
pCP Team 1 September 2018

The pCP Team has released an new version of piCorePlayer. Here are the major changes Launching new web site—see www.picoreplayer.org. Kernel 4.14.56 AudioCore kernel 4.14.56-rt34. All RPi processors supporting Realtime Kernels. RPi Firmware 2018/07/17 Completely rebuilt Wifi. Web interface with hidden Wifi, special characters. Added driver for rtl8188eu chipset. Static IP support for Ethernet or Wifi. Repo updates Update to Squeezelite v1.9.0-1111 Updated Bluez to 5.50 Updated LMS binaries (flac and sox are now significantly faster, upgrade perl cyrpto libraries).
pCP Team 24 March 2018

The pCP Team has released an update for piCorePlayer. Here are the major changes RPi3B+ Support. Kernel 4.14.26 RPi Firmware 14 Mar, 2018. Moves to a 9.x piCore Base. Moved from BusyBox modutils to kmod based modutils (For better module dependency and configuration). Updated to Squeezelite 1.8.7-1052, includes native DSD support. Cirrus Logic (Wolfson) Card support. HiFiBerryAmp2 Support. Bluetooth Speaker Support. Wireless AP Support (Tested with internal RPi Wifi). Shairport-Sync 3.
pCP Team 23 September 2017

The pCP Team has released a minor update. Here are the major changes Kernel 4.9.50. RPi Firmware Sept 14, 2017. Changed default governor to performance. This was accidentally dropped when we changed to 4.9.y kernels. Updated RPi Wifi and bluetooth firmware. Fixes BroadPwn vulnerability. Updated to squeezelite 1.8.7-999. Updated Allo PianoPlus drivers. Add back missing hiface support. (Missing in 4.9.y kernels). Allow for spaces in remote network shares. Increased samba share path field length, and improved tool tips.
pCP Team 19 July 2017

The pCP Team has released a minor update, but has some key new things that some have really been waiting. Here are the major changes Kernel 4.9.35, Firmware 2017/06/30. Supports new Allo DigiOne, MiniBoss, and updated PianoPlus driver to support Dual Mono/Dual Stereo. Added Piano Plus alsamixer controls to Audio card Control Page. Multiple USB and Network Mounts. Wifi should now work in the Audio Optimized Kernel. If you have a RPi3, you can now run pCP from a USB memory card.
pCP Team 1 May 2017

Hi guys, we are sorry for the late announcement - but pCP 3.20 has been released. Kernel/Firmware changes 4.9.21 kernel. RPi firmware - 2017/03/31. config.txt changes to increase usable memory on RPi2/3 by 16M. config.txt changes to decrease videocore memory usage. RPi Zero-W Support. Allo Boss and Piano-Plus Support. Changed 8192cu driver (same version that OSMC uses). 8812au driver included. Other pCP changes Squeezelite updated to v1.86-945. ffmpeg updated to 3.
pCP Team 2 April 2017

Hi, the pCP Team is nearing the completion of the release of a new piCorePlayer 3.20. Because of the many significant kernel changes, improvements and bug fixes we decided to offer a public beta. Anyone is free to try the beta, but if you find a problem please post diagnostic data. Both version are ready for testing. Notes piCorePlayer3.20beta5 which is a normal version like all previous pCP releases. The kernel and modules are mostly vanilla versions from the official Raspberry Pi Linux source with only a couple of tweaks.
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