pCP Team 10 July 2021 pCP 8.0.0
New version piCorePlayer 1.17 Development of piCorePlayer is now strengthened as Greg Erskine is part of piCorePlayer. He has rewritten all the web pages and cgi scripts. Changes # Kernel is the same as piCorePlayer 1.16a, but firmware files are updated so you can use it on your Raspberry Pi B+. New tweaks # Change password for piCorePlayer. Select time zone. If you have used ALSA mixer via ssh, then you can “use custom ALSA settings” on the [Tweaks] page, and your custom ALSA settings will remembered and used after each reboot.
Please try the new piCorePlayer 1.16. I’m happy to announce that this will be the last time you will have to burn piCorePlayer to your SD card, as in the future you can update your system without needing access to your Raspberry Pi. In-situ Update is now possible for future updates. From the main web page you can now check for newer versions of piCorePlayer and update without having access to your piCorePlayer.
Hi Now I think we have nailed the problem with the latest USB development. In piCorePlayer 1.15e the USB audio is now as good as with piCorePlayer 1.15c and the I2S audio cards problems and the analog audio is fixed as well. So please try piCorePlayer 1.15e. The pCP Team Paul, Greg, Ralphy and Steen
Sorry for the disaster with the piCorePlayer 1.15c - It played very well using USB - but I did not test anything else - and as you all know it was inferior in all other aspects. So I’m removing it from download. So please go to piCorePlayer 1.15d. Changes # kernel updated to 3.14.2 with the latest USB-fixes, it plays via USB at least as good as the 1.15c version. Analog audio is working.
Please use the new version: piCorePlayer 1.15c. Changes # Improved memory flow in the Raspberry Pi kernel and firmware now enabling DMA_CMA. The problem was that when the USB DMA engine fetches data for transfer, chunks of old 32-byte data get transmitted, resulting in crackling USB audio. Now High-speed isochronous transactions should be accelerated as well - so those of you with USB DACs that had problems, please try this version and report your findings.
Please try the new version: piCorePlayer 1.15b. I really hope those of you having trouble with your USB cards will find this version better. Changes # Updated the Raspberry Pi firmware to the so-called “Next” branch which should help fixing USB audio problems. Added these start-up command to the cmdline.txt file which enable the new USB driver: dwc_otg.fiq_enable=1 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_enable=1 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x1 Unfortunately I was unable to use dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x7, which should help High-speed isochronous acceleration - it produced constant crackling noise using USB audio.
Please try the new version piCorePlayer 1.15a. Changes # Kernel updated to 3.14.1 - which should have improved USB audio playback? Please report. Added missing firmware for TP-WN725 v2 Wifi adapter - sorry for that. Removed power saving option for Edimax Wifi (8192cu) - so hopefully it will now stay on forever. Fixed the option to skip the Wifi connection during boot if Wifi has been disabled. The pCP Team
Please try the new version piCorePlayer 1.15. Changes # Support for the IQaudIO I2S DAC . Added the power settings suggested by Fiatelis. Added the script provided by Randy for saving the content of Wifi.db if you setup Wifi using the old piCorePlayer script in the config.cfg. Hopefully HDMI will be able to stream up to 192kHZ - will need testing. Kernel updated to version 3.14.0. Added option on the Wifi config web page to disable WiFi.
piCorePlayer 1.14b is ready… get it from the Downloads section. Changes # Minor bug fixed - if you had CODEC in your ALSA settings piCorePlayer would crash - fixed now. A new option. If you provide a configuration file: newconfig.cfg in the FAT partition it will be copied and used for configuration - and then deleted. You can easily add this file to the FAT partition from any computer with a SD card reader.
piCorePlayer 1.14c is ready… get it from the Downloads section. Changes # Bug fix version - a firmware problem with Ralink Wifi adapters The pCP Team Paul, Greg, Ralphy and Steen
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